Dr Nicholas Parker
Lecturer (Applied Mathematics)

School Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Staff-Student Committee
  • Organization of Stage 2 Presentations
  • Personal Tutor
Qualifications
  • MSci, Theoretical Physics, Durham University (2001)
  • PhD, Physics, Durham University (2004)
Positions
  • Honorary Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Melbourne (2014 onwards)
  • 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 
Industry

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
   Acoustics:
  • Acoustic microscopy and imaging
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Acoustic propagation in fluids and colloids
Grants
  • Superfluid Dynamics of Quantum Ferrofluids, EPSRC First Grant, £125,000 (PI, 10/2014-10/2016)
  • Exploring the Global Dynamics of Anaerobic Disgestion Processes, Institute for Sustainability Responsive Mode Grant, £10,000 (CI, 10/2014-03/2015)
  • Ultrasonic Tape Measure for Fat Cells: Proof of Principle, Royal Society Research Grant, £8,250 (PI, 04/2013-03/2014)
  • Statistical Modelling of Ultrasound Measurements in Industrial Process, Newcastle University Higher Education Innovation Fund, £10,000 (CI, 04/2012-08/2012)
  • Dynamics of ultracold quantum gases with long-range interactions, Canadian Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Fellowship, CAN$40,000 (PI, 10/2007-09/2008) 
Postgraduate Supervision 
  • Thomas Bland (2014 -)
  • Aleksandra Svalova (2014-)
  • George Stagg (2013-)
  • Reuben Agbidi (2011-)
  • Robert Pattinson (2011-2014)
Staff
  • Dr Matthew Edmonds (2014-2016)
  • Dr Robert Pattinson (2014-2015)
  • Dr Ged Cowburn  (2012)
Summer Projects

  • Lesley Elliot, Modelling of Stem Cell Reprogramming (2014)
  • Thomas Bland, Distortions in Ultrasound Imaging (2013)

Teaching for 2014/2015

  • 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 

MMath Supervision
  • Lesley Elliot, Modelling of Stem Cell Reprogramming (2014/15)
  • Emma Jones, Percolation Theory (2014/15)
  • Emma Johns, Distortions in Ultrasound Imaging (2014/15)
  • Em Rickinson, Point Vortices (2014/15)
  • Imogen Large, Dynamics of Matter-Wave Solitons (2013/14)
  • Thomas Richmond, Dynamics of Matter-Wave Solitons (2012/13)
  • Laura Defty, Obstacles in Superfluids (2012/13)