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Dr. Simon P.A. Gill

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Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 5055

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2525

E-mail: spg3@le.ac.uk

Simon Gill received a first class BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Engineering from Bristol University in
1989 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Strathclyde
University, Glasgow in 1992 with Prof. Frank Leslie FRS modelling the shear flow of liquid crystals.
After finishing his PhD he worked for a year with Prof. Stephen Hawking FRS in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
in Cambridge. He then went on to work as a post-doctoral research associate
in Cambridge University Engineering Department modelling the evolution of
material microstructures by diffusional transport. He took up the position
of lecturer in Leicester University Engineering Department in January 1996. He
is interested in microstructural evolution
particularly the interaction between diffusion processes and elastic stored
energy. These techniques have been used in an EPSRC funded project to model the
growth modes and relaxation mechanisms in thin films, in particular the
formation of self-assembled quantum dot arrays. Another area of interest is multiscale
modelling, developing hybrid atomistic/continuum models of diffusional processes to
smoothly and consistently pass information across a range of length scales and
time scales.

He used to write Java programs in his spare
time (which anyone is welcome to use). Now he has a young family and a
semi-derelict cottage in need of repair to occupy all his spare time.