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Dr Jamie Foster

  • Qualifications: PhD
  • Role Title: Lecturer
  • Address: Lion Gate Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3HF UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6356
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  • Department: Department of Mathematics
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Portsmouth. I obtained my PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton in 2011. Following this I held a number of postdoctoral research positions both in the UK and Canada. Immediately prior to joining Portsmouth (in 2016) I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Mathematical models
  • Applied Mathematics


My work focusses on developing and analysing mathematical models of physical process arising in practical problems and interpreting the results into their original context. The majority of my work takes place on the interface between mathematics and other sciences, namely; physics, chemistry, engineering and biology. Areas of application that I have worked on/am working in, include; (i) lithium-ion batteries; (ii) organic and hybrid (particularly perovskite) solar cells; (iii) signal propagation in axons, and; (iv) fluid flows in glass manufacture. Working in these areas I have developed keen interests in the following arenas of mathematics: (a) di fferential (and integro-diff erential) equations; (b) asymptotic/perturbation methods; (c) numerical methods/scientifi c computation; (d) continuum mechanics (both solid and fluid); (e) free boundary problems; (f) homogenisation and upscaling in multiscale systems, and; (g) Monte Carlo simulation.


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