School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Curtis Hooper

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Curtis graduated from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours Master of Mathematics Degree in the July 2017 and started a PhD there in the same month. His dissertation titled 'Ring Waves on Currents' was awarded the departmental prize for best final year report. He is supervised by Dr. Pablo Ruiz of the Wolfson school and Dr. Karima Khusnutdinova of the school of mathematical sciences.

Experimental and theoretical study of localised bulk strain waves

The focus of my research is in the area of solitary waves. In particular, solitary waves in solids. I shall determine whether they are observed in materials when they break when put under stress through laboratory experiments using various methods to detect the wave. I will also model the system mathematically.