The underlying focus of mathematical analysis is the study of functions. An enormous number of the mathematical models that have been developed over the years to study the economic, physical, natural and social sciences describe the behaviour of real-world systems using functions to represent the objects being modelled, and the ways in which these objects evolve and interact is represented by equations involving functions, such as ordinary and partial differential equations.

Some of these (especially nonlinear equations) are too complex to be solved using current technology, and we do not know, for instance, whether initially smooth solutions to the equations of fluid flow can develop turbulent behaviour. The members of the analysis group study equations involving functions, and in some cases, study the properties of functions and ways in which they can be represented, in order to improve our capacity to tackle the equations.

For more information, please see the Analysis at Birmingham page.

The research interests of the members of the group are given below.

Professor Jonathan Bennett


Jonathan’s interests lie in multivariable Euclidean harmonic analysis and its interactions with problems in geometric analysis and combinatorics. Recently he has been investigating the scope of heat-flow methods and induction-on-scales arguments in the analysis of geometric inequalities arising in the restriction theory for the Fourier transform.  Of particular interest to Jonathan are the many ways in which oscillatory phenomena, such as bounds on oscillatory integral operators, are governed by underlying geometric notions such as curvature or transversality.

Professor Jonathan Bennett Profile

Dr Hong Duong


Hong Duong is a Lecturer in Mathematical/Statistics. His research interests lie in the intersections of analysis and applied probability. Most of his research are inspired from applications in molecular dynamics, material sciences and biological systems.

Dr Hong Duong Profile

Professor Chris Good


Recently Chris has been working on:

  • Characterizations of maps with the shadowing property.
  • Dynamical systems with a topological rather than metric phase space.
  • The Ausalnder-Yorke dichotomy, equicontinuity, transitivity and sensitivity.
  • Countable dynamical systems.
  • Induced dynamics on hypeerspaces and function spaces.
  • Coarse graining of complex systems.

For a complete list of Chris’s publications and links to copies of his papers, please follow the link below:

Professor Chris Good's publications and citations (PDF)

For more information about Chris, please visit his staff profile:

Professor Chris Good staff profile

Dr Olga Maleva 

Reader in Pure Mathematics

Olga's research concerns differentiability of Lipschitz mappings between finite - and infinite - dimensional spaces and the geometry of exceptional sets. Olga is particularly interested in a range of topics related to the converse to the classical theorem of Rademacher. Namely, she has been working on establishing finer measure-theoretic regularity properties (such as porosity, rectifiability, Hausdorff/Minkowski dimensions etc) of Universal differentiability sets and sets on which Lipschitz mappings behave in the worst possible way, as well as the behaviour of typical Lipschitz functions.Olga has published research papers in leading mathematical journals and has been awarded research grants by the European Commission, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Royal Society. Her current research is supported by a grant from the EPSRC. At the moment, she is supervising a postdoctoral advisee and a doctoral student.Olga has been invited speaker to a number of international research conferences and has given numerous research seminars in the UK and abroad and a series of lectures at the Summer School organised by the London Mathematical Society for the best UK undergraduates.

Dr Olga Maleva Profile

Dr Andrew Morris

Senior Lecturer

Andrew’s research concerns the development of modern techniques in harmonic analysis, functional calculus and geometric measure theory for application to partial differential equations on Riemannian manifolds and rough domains. This includes elliptic systems with rough coefficients, local T(b) techniques, first-order methods, quadratic estimates, holomorphic functional calculus, singular integral theory, layer potentials, Hardy spaces, boundary value problems and uniform rectifiability.

Dr Andrew Morris Profile

Dr Susana Gutierrez

Senior Lecturer

Susana has Susana’s research concerns the rigourous analytical study of qualitative and quantitative properties of partial
differential equations motivated by models of well-known physical processes. A recurring theme in her research is the application of techniques and perspectives from euclidean harmonic analysis and dispersive PDEs.

Susana has worked on developing the theory of singularity formation phenomena in the setting of nonlinear Schrodinger equations and intimately related geometric flows. These include the so-called Localised Induction Approximation for the evolution of vortex filaments in classical fluids, and more recently the family of Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equations describing the dynamics for the spin in ferromagnetic materials.  Susana has also contributed to the understanding of the properties of kinetic transport equations and certain nonlinear kinetic models of chemotaxis.

Dr Susana Gutierrez Profile

Dr Maria Carmen Reguera

Senior Lecturer

Maria works on harmonic analysis and especially on the theory of weighted inequalities for singular integral operators. She is also interested in related questions in operator theory for Bergman spaces and geometric analysis.

Dr Maria Carmen Reguera Profile

Dr Tony Samuel


Tony is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Birmingham. He has held academic posts at California Polytechnic State University, Universität Bremen, Australian National University and the University of St Andrews. He has also had the privilege of holding prolonged research stays at the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin, Institut Mittag–Leffler, and South China University of Technology.

Since 2020 he has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and the Director of Student Experience for J-BJI – a joint institute which runs a transnational undergraduate education programme. Further, in 2018 he was honoured with the Terrance Harris Excellence in Mentorship Award from California Polytechnic State University.

Tony's research interests are in aperiodic order, Diophantine approximations, dynamical systems, and potential theory. For links to pre-prints of his research articles, as well as his peer reviewed publications, please visit arXiv and Google Scholar. Now and then, he also write reviews for MathSciNet and zbMATH.

For further details on lecture courses Tony has taught, research projects and dissertations he has supervised, and articles he has published please visit Tony’s University of Birmingham Profile.  Alternatively, please visit his Mathematics homepage.

Dr Yuzhao Wang

Senior Lecturer

Yuzhao’s primary research area is mathematical analysis of nonlinear dispersive partial differential equations (PDEs), with tools from harmonic analysis, probability theory, and dynamical systems. In particular, he is interested in Strichartz estimates and its applications to dispersive nonlinear PDEs, probabilistic aspects of nonlinear dispersive PDEs, and normal form method applied to nonlinear dispersive PDEs. 

Dr Yuzhao Wang Profile

Dr Jingyu Huang


Dr Jingyu Huang primary areas of research involve stochastic analysis and stochastic partial differential equations.

Dr Jingyu Huang Profile

Dr John Meyer

Senior Lecturer

Dr John Meyer is a Lecturer of Applied Mathematics. His research is in the field of analysis of nonlinear differential equations and is interested in the following areas: reaction-diffusion theory, maximum principles, quasi-linear parabolic partial differential equations, chemical reaction modelling.

Dr John Meyer Profile