Professor Alain Goriely

Professor of Mathematical Modelling

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow

Professor Goriely was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Solar Energy: Organic Photovoltaics, which was part of the Oxford Martin School from 2010-2015.

Professor Goriely is the Professor of Mathematical Modelling at the University of Oxford and a member of the Mathematical Institute. He is the director of the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM), the director of the International Brain and Mechanics Lab (with Antoine Jérusalem), and a fellow of St Catherine’s College.

At the Mathematical Institute,He is also the director of External Relations and Public Engagement. As such he is in charge of the public lecture series and coordinates all external activities.

He has broad interests in applied mathematics. His current research includes the mechanics of biological growth; the modelling of the brain, the theoretical foundations of mechanics; the dynamics of curves, knots, and rods; the modelling of cancer; the development of new photovoltaic devices; the modeling of lithium-ion batteries and, more generally the study and development of mathematical methods for applied sciences.