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Dr. Derek E. Moulton

Dr Derek E. MoultonQualifications


Role or Position

Millard and Lee Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow

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Academic Background

I received a BA in Mathematics from the University of Denver in 2003; then an MSc and PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Delaware in 2008; from 2008-2010 I was the Hanno Rund Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arizona; I joined Oxford in 2010 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics.

Undergraduate Teaching

Between Arizona and Delaware, I taught all levels of Calculus, Ordinary differential equations, and various mathematical modelling courses. At Oxford I have been a tutor for Techniques of Applied Mathematics.

Research Interests

I am interested in developing mathematical models to understand growth processes from a mechanical perspective. Specifically, we have looked at growth in airways related to the disease asthma, plants and trees, and the intricate and diverse structures seen on seashells.

Publications include

D.E. Moulton, A. Goriely, "Possible role of differential growth in airway wall remodeling in asthma," J. Appl. Physiology, doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00991.2010.

D.E. Moulton, A. Goriely, "Circumferential buckling instability of a growing cylindrical tube,'' J. Mech. and Phys. of Solids, 59 (2011).

D.E. Moulton, A. Goriely, "Anticavitation and differential growth in elastic shells," J. Elasticity, 102:2, (2011).

A. Goriely, D.E. Moulton, and R. Vandiver, "Elastic cavitation, tube hollowing, and differential growth in plants and biological tissues," Euro. Phys. Lett., 91 (2010).

A. Goriely, D. E. Moulton, Book Chapter: New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer Schools, volume 92, chapter: Morphoelasticity - A theory of elastic growth, Oxford University Press, 2010.

J.M. Restrepo, D.E. Moulton, and H. Uys, "Precessive Sand Ripples in Intense Steady Shear Flows," Phys. Rev. E, 83 (2011).

D.E. Moulton, J.A. Pelesko, "Reverse Draining of a Magnetic Soap-Film," Phys. Rev. E, 81 (2010).

D.E. Moulton, J. Lega, "Reverse draining of a magnetic soap film - Analysis and simulation of thin film equation with non-uniform forcing," Physica D, 238 (2009).

D.E. Moulton, J.A. Pelesko, "Catenoid in an Electric Field," SIAM J. Appl. Math, 70:1 (2009).


Football (both American football and what I used to call soccer!), hiking, reading, violin


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