Professor Gianne Derks
Qualifications: Ir (Eindhoven), Dr (Twente)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 9645
Room no: 32 AA 04
I graduated as an "Ingenieur in Mathematics" at the Technical University of Eindhoven in 1988 and I got my PhD from the University of Twente in 1992. In 1993/94 I was awarded a NATO Research Fellowship to do research at the University of California Santa Cruz and the MSRI in Berkeley. In the following year 1994/95, I was a Research Fellow at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. In 1995, I started at the University of Surrey and I am currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics.
- Hamiltonian systems (ODEs and PDEs) with perturbations like dissipation and/or forcing;
- Dissipation induced instability;
- Inhomogeneous wave equations;
- Stability and instability of travelling waves and front solutions, for example for (semi)-kinks in Josephson junctions or ionization waves in gas discharges;
- Multi-symplectic systems;
- Mathematical models in pharmacology, toxicology and metabolism (including pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics and physiology based dynamical models);
- Cycles in sleep-wake models, endocrinology;
- Wave dynamics in DNA-RNAP interactions;
- I'm a member of the LMS sponsored Network on Applied Geometric Mechanics;
- I'm on the editorial board of the Journal of Geometric Mechanics.
Further details can be found on my personal web page.
A full list of my publications and pre-prints can be found on my personal web page.
In 2014/15 I am lecturing the following module:
- MAT2007 Ordinary Differential equations
for level 2 Mathematical Studies students in Semester 1 2014.
Some suggestions for final year projects or literature reviews can be found here.
Departmental DutiesDirector Mathematics PhD Studies Programme;
Deputy Head of Department;
FEPS Deputy Director of PG Research;
FEPS Life Sciences Theme Leader;
Head of Biosystems Group.