Dr Nicholas Parker
Lecturer (Applied Mathematics)

School Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Staff-Student Committee
  • Organization of Stage 2 Presentations
  • Personal Tutor
  • MSci, Theoretical Physics, Durham University (2001)
  • PhD, Physics, Durham University (2004)
Previous Positions
  • Research Associate, Atomic & Molecular Physics group, Durham University (2004-05)
  • Research Associate, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group, University of Melbourne (2005-07)
  • Canadian-Commonwealth Research Fellow, McMaster University (2007-08)
  • Research Associate, Food Physics group, University of Leeds (2008-11)
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
  • Chartered Physicist
  • Member of the Institute of Physics
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Scientific advisor to BioInnovel and MPC3 

Research Interests
   Quantum fluids:  
  • Bose-Einstein condensates and Bose-Fermi mixtures
  • Bright and dark solitons
  • Vortices, vortex lattices and quantum turbulence
  • Dipolar interactions
  • Acoustic microscopy and imaging
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Acoustic propagation in fluids and colloids
Postgraduate Supervision 
  • Rob Pattinson (joint with Dr Nick Proukakis)
  • Reuben Agbidi (joint with Dr Geoff Abbott, Civil Engineering)
  • George Stagg (joint with Professor Carlo Barenghi)
  • Dr Ged Cowburn  (April - August 2012)

Teaching for 2013/2014

  • MAS1142/2142 - Modelling with Differential Equations
  • MAS2106/3106 -  Chaos: Theoretical and Numerical Methods
  • Tutor for MAS1041: Mathematical Methods

Other modules taught in previous years

  • MAS8114: Topics in Modern Applied Mathematics
  • MAS3091: Group Project