Spatiotemporal behavior of systems with chemical feedback (SUSTech candidates only)


Please contact Professor Stephen Scott, Professor Alastair Rucklidge (Leeds), or Professor Xuefeng Wang (SUSTech) to discuss this project further informally. 

Project description

Many chemical and biological systems evolve through mechanisms that involve some form of chemical feedback. A simple representation of this is through chemical ‘autocatalysis’ where a particular species influences its own rate of production. In spatially extended domains, where these processes occur alongside transport mechanisms, such systems are generally described by non-linear partial differential equations.

This project will examine the time and spatial evolution of such systems in specific spatial domains – particularly focusing on travelling wave or steady pattern solutions and their stability. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree in Mathematics or a related discipline.

How to apply

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you have English language proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6.0, or equivalent.

Applications should be submitted via SUSTech in the first instance. Following nomination by SUSTech, formal applications for Split-site research degree study should then be made online through the University of Leeds website.. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is ‘Spatiotemporal behavior of systems with chemical feedback (SUSTech candidates only)’ as well as Professors Stephen ScottAlastair Rucklidge as your proposed supervisors.

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