Elected: 2019
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Ian David Abrahams FRSE

NM Rothschild and Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Professor David Abrahams is an applied mathematician with a main research focus on phenomenological and theoretical understanding of wave processes. He has published in many areas, including acoustics, fluid/structural interactions, non-destructive evaluation of materials, fracture mechanics, linear and nonlinear elasticity, composite structures, electromagnetic waves, water waves, aero-and hydro-acoustics and seismology. David has interacted extensively with a range of industrial partners, and in recent years his research has diversified somewhat; for example, he has worked on mathematical finance, non linear viscoelasticity, melting of debris-covered glaciers, and is currently involved in a highly-multidisciplinary project on the entrapment of iron-rich meteorites in Antarctic ice.