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Research interests

Before my current position with the University of Bath, I was a lecturer with the Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM) group at the University of Oxford. I was a Darby Fellow at Lincoln College from 2012-2016, and a research associate and lecturer (2010-2012) joint between Princeton University's Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics (PACM) and the Complex Fluids Group of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

I completed my doctorate as a Clarendon scholar from 2007-2010 with the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and as a graduate student with Balliol College. Before that, I did my undergraduate and Master's degrees in Canada. I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.

My research is motivated by a range of physical applications in fluid and solid mechanics, from classical hydrodynamics and wave-structure interactions, to thin film flow and elastocapillary systems. My primary area of expertise concerns the study of problems that involve a breakdown of traditional techniques in perturbation theory. Many of these problems involve the study of nonlinear differential equations and require the development of specialized methodologies and techniques, such as exponential asymptotics or asymptotics beyond-all-orders.

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

1 Oct 20071 Oct 2010


  • QC Physics
  • fluid dynamics
  • mechanics

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2016 2018

30 Downloads (Pure)

Complex singularities near the intersection of a free surface and wall: Part 1: Vertical jets and rising bubbles

Trinh, P. & Chandler, T., 10 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 856, p. 323-350 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of van der Waals forces on a bubble moving in a tube

Hammoud, N. H., Trinh, P. H., Howell, P. & Stone, H. A., 6 Jun 2017, In : Physical Review Fluids. 2, 6, 063601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Van Der Waals Force
Van der Waals forces
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Surface waves
Water waves
Wave equations
5 Citations (Scopus)

New singularities for Stokes waves

Crew, S. C. & Trinh, P. H., 10 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 798, p. 256-283 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
13 Citations (Scopus)

The dynamics of localized spot patterns for reaction-diffusion systems on the sphere

Trinh, P. & Ward, M., 25 Jan 2016, In : Nonlinearity. 29, 3, p. 766-806 41 p.

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