Fellow: Majumdar
Elected: 2024
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Apala Majumdar
Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde
Professor Apala Majumdar is an applied mathematician at the University of Strathclyde. Following a PhD at the University of Bristol, postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford and a Faculty position at the University of Bath, Apala moved to the University of Strathclyde in 2019. Apala’s research programme focuses on the mathematics of materials science, particularly on the mathematics of liquid crystals and their applications in interdisciplinary settings. She is particularly interested in the solution landscapes of nonlinear systems of partial differential equations in materials science, and how solution landscapes can be used to both model and engineer tailor-made material systems for futuristic technologies. Apala has been engaged with the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences for several years, is a member of the UKRI International Strategic Advisory Group and is a member of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) Research Committee. Apala is heavily invested in EDI initiatives and was the inaugural winner of the LMS Anne Bennett Prize in 2015.