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I am a Reader in Applied Mathematics and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath.

I hold a MSci degree in Mathematics and Physics and a doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of Bristol, UK. My research has been supported by independent research fellowships: the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 fellowship (2006-2008, University of Oxford), Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics research fellowship (2008-2011, University of Oxford) and EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship (2011 - present).

I, broadly speaking, work on mathematical modelling in materials science and industrial applied mathematics. My research programme intersects different areas of mathematics such as continuum mechanics, calculus of variations, analysis and scientific computation and the main areas of work are : mathematical foundations of liquid crystal theory, theory of defects in condensed matter systems and modelling of liquid crystal displays in collaboration with industry. More generally, I also works on variational problems in related areas e.g. nonlinear elasticity, colloidal systems and nanoparticle systems. My work is interdisciplinary in nature and I actively collaborate with theoretical physicists and chemists in Europe and North America.

I am a member of the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics at the University of Bath, which is an interdisciplinary research center with members from across the Faculty of Science in Bath and other British universities.

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Nematic Liquid Crystal Mathematics
liquid crystals Physics & Astronomy
Nematic liquid crystals Engineering & Materials Science
Liquid Crystal Mathematics
Liquid crystals Engineering & Materials Science
boundary conditions Physics & Astronomy
Unit tangent vector Mathematics
Defects Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 2004 2018

Open Access
boundary conditions
pressure gradients
domain wall
elastic properties

Global Weak Solutions for the Compressible Active Liquid Crystal System

Majumdar, A., 10 Jul 2018, In : SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis (SIMA). 50, 4, p. 3632–3675

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Global Weak Solutions
Liquid Crystal
Liquid crystals
Compressible flow

Nematohydrodynamics for Colloidal Self-Assembly and Transport Phenomena

Mondal, S., Majumdar, A. & Griffiths, I. M., 15 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 528, p. 431-442

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Remarks on uniaxial solutions in the Landau–de Gennes theory

Majumdar, A. & Wang, Y., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. 464, 1, p. 328-353 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Euler-Lagrange Equations
Order Parameter
Orthogonal Transformation


Front Propagation for Nematic Liquid Crystals

Author: Spicer, A., 25 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Majumdar, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD