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Kris van der Zee

Assistant Professor in Scientific Computation, Faculty of Science

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Biography

  • Lecturer in Scientific Computation, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham (since Oct 2013)
  • Royal Society Kan Tong Po International Exchange Fellow, City University of Hong Kong (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)
  • School PG Student Advisor, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham (since Aug 2015)
  • Nottingham Node Representative MAGIC (Mathematics Access Grid: Instruction and Collaboration) (since Aug 2015)

Other biography

Research Summary

  • Numerical analysis, scientific computation, and computational PDEs;
  • Optimal discretisation theory and Petrov-Galerkin methods;
  • Foundations of error estimation and optimality of adaptive FEM;
  • Multiscale modelling, adaptive and reduced-order modelling;
  • Uncertainty quantification, validation and optimal Bayesian experimental design;
  • Evolving-interface phenomena, free-boundary problems and phase-field/diffuse-interface models;
  • Applications to fluid dynamics, mechanobiology and engineering mechanics.

Postgraduate Projects

  • Please contact me if you're interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree in one of the above research topics! Also have a look at our School's Postgraduate Projects, and Online Application Details.
  • AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITY (open since Dec 2014): Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship in MASS: Mathematics for a Sustainable Society (see PDF). Topic: Multi-scale modelling of flow through heterogeneous geo-materials. Interdisciplinary supervision: Engineering (Dr Xia Li) & Mathematics (Dr Kris van der Zee). Application details: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mathematics/prospective/research/leverhulme-doctoral-scholarships.aspx
  • Vacancy filled 2015: Leverhulme PhD Scholarship in MASS: Mathematics for a Sustainable Society. Topic: Modelling the fabrication of organic solar cells. Interdisciplinary supervision: Mathematics (Dr Kris van der Zee) & Engineering (Dr Roderick MacKenzie).
  • Vacancy filled 2015: PhD Scholarship in Complex Systems and Processes. Topic: Multiscale computational methods for complex granular systems. Interdisciplinary supervision: Mathematics (Dr Kris van der Zee) & Engineering (Dr Xia Li).
  • Vacancy filled 2015: PhD Scholarship in Scientific Computation. Topic: Foundations of adaptive FEM for nonlinear PDEs.

Postdoctoral opportunities (general UK fellowships)

Seminars in Computational Science

Teaching Summary

2015-2016

  • G12INM / HG2INM - Introduction to Numerical Methods (spring semester) (Link to Catalogue)
  • G14CAM - Computational Applied Mathematics (Link to Catalogue)

2014-2015

  • G12INM / HG2INM - Introduction to Numerical Methods (spring semester) (Link to Catalogue and Moodle)
  • HG4MPD (UK) - Mathematical Techniques in PDEs for Engineers (Link to Catalogue and Moodle)

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010, 2011

Student Supervision

  • Sarah Roggendorf, Topic: Adaptive FEM for nonlinear PDEs, PhD project 2016-2019, University of Nottingham
  • Yuchen Yang, Topic: Optimal Bayesian design, PhD project 2015-2018, University of Nottingham (VC Scholarship for Research Excellence)
  • Chris Miles, Topic: Solar-cell computational phase-field modelling, PhD project 2015-2019, University of Nottingham
  • Holly Smith (2nd supervisor), Topic: Tumour pattern formation, PhD project 2015-2018, University of Nottingham
  • Lee Curtin (2nd supervisor), Topic: Drug delivery for brain tumours, PhD project 2014-2017, University of Nottingham
  • Gorkem Simsek, Topic: Numerical analysis of diffuse-interface two-phase flows, PhD project 2012-2016, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Xunxun Wu, Topic: Adaptive FEM for diffuse-interface models, PhD project 2012-2016, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Benjamin Dominguez, Modelling error estimation for granular solids, MSc thesis 2015, University of Nottingham
  • James Malone, Truncation-induced error estimation for the Black-Scholes model, MSc thesis 2015, University of Nottingham
  • Ian Roper, Partitioned-domain concurrent multiscale modelling, Master's thesis 2015, University of Nottingham
  • Panagiotis Zacharis, Bayesian calibration and model selection for elastic continua, MSc thesis 2014, University of Nottingham
  • Jack Litherland, Topic: Particle-continuum multiscale modeling, 2014 BSc Summer Studentship (Dean's Fund), University of Nottingham
  • Rody van Tuijl, Energy stable discretisation of surfactant transport on fluid surfaces, MSc thesis 2013, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Göktürk Kuru, Goal-adaptive isogeometric analysis with hierarchical splines, MSc thesis 2013, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Peter Fick, Goal-oriented a-posteriori error estimation and adaptivity for fluid-structure interaction, MSc thesis 2008, Delft University of Technology
  • Ted Heemskerk, Discontinuous Galerkin methods with solenoidal elements for the Stokes problem, MSc thesis 2006, Delft University of Technology

Preprints

Selected Publications

Spring 2016 Computational PDEs Seminar Series

  • Fri 19 Feb 2016, 11:30am, Hemsley B01 - Sarah Roggendorf - Model order reduction for linearized systems arising from the simulation of gas transportation networks
  • Fri 26 Feb 2016, 11:30am, Portland Building D137 - Kris van der Zee - Babuska's Theorem
  • Fri 4 Mar 2016, 11:30am, Portland Building D137 - Lee Curtin - Tumour modelling
  • Fri 11 Mar 2016, 11:30am, Portland Building D137 - Yuchen Yang - The Bayesian Approach to Inverse Problems
  • Fri 18 Mar 2016, 11:00am, Hemsley B07 - Chris Miles - Solid State Devices, Holly Smith - Turing's instability

Winter 2015/2016 Mathematics & Computation Themed Seminar Series: Computational Moving Boundary Problems - Donald Brown, Minho Park, Matthew Hubbard, Kris van der Zee

  • Tue 19 Jan 2016, 10am-12:30pm, Physics C05
  • Wed 20 Jan 2016, 10am-12:30pm, Physics C05
  • Thu 21 Jan 2016, 10am-12:30pm, Physics C05

Summer 2015 Mathematics & Computation Themed Seminar Series: Computational Inverse Problems - Marco Iglesias

  • Wed 3 Jun 2015, 1 - 3pm, Room C27, Physics
  • Tue 9 Jun 2015, 3 - 5pm, Room C27, Physics

Spring 2015 Mathematics & Computation Seminar Series: Thursdays, 1pm - 2pm, Room B21, Physics Bldg, University Park

  • Thu 29 Jan 2015 - Joe Collis - Spectral methods for uncertainty quantification [Changed to: 2pm - 3pm, Math A17]
  • Thu 12 Feb 2015 - Rüdiger Thul - Modelling intracellular calcium
  • Thu 19 Feb 2015 - Michael Tretyakov - A brief introduction to stochastics and numerics
  • Thu 26 Feb 2015 - Yves van Gennip - PDE techniques for graph problems
  • Thu 12 Mar 2015 - Minho Park - Circulant Embedding Method: Efficient Random Field Generator

Autumn 2014 Mathematics & Computation Seminar Series: Thursdays, 1pm - 2pm, Room B21, Physics Bldg, University Park

  • Thu 9 Oct 2014 - Kris van der Zee - Stable schemes for evolving interface models
  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 - Marco Iglesias - Computational aspects of PDE-constrained inverse problems
  • Thu 6 Nov 2014 - Matthew Hubbard - Numerical methods for multidimensional hyperbolic conservation laws
  • Thu 20 Nov 2014 - Paul Houston - Introduction to (DG) Finite Element Methods Part I: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the MAGIC
  • Thu 4 Dec 2014 - Nathan Sime - Introduction to (DG) Finite Element Methods Part 2: Automated code generation and its application

Mathematics & Computation Seminar Series:
  • the speakers are internal, i.e., from various research groups in the School of Mathematical Sciences,
  • the talks are informal and accessible,
  • the topics/themes are broadly related to mathematics and computation,
  • a themed series of seminars is held once in a while.

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