Professor Yulii Shikhmurzaev MSc PhD

School of Mathematics
Professor of Applied Mathematics

Contact details

School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Moscow State University, 1985
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Moscow State University, 1980


Semester 1

LH/LM Methods in Partial Differential Equations


Research Themes

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Free-boundary problems
  • Dynamic wetting
  • Fluid motion with transitions in the topology of the flow domain
  • Singularities arising in the modelling of natural phenomena
  • Flows in porous media 



  • Sprittles, J. E. & Shikhmurzaev, Y. D. 2011. Viscous flows in domains with corners: Numerical artifacts, their origin and removal. Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. & Engnrg 200, 1087-1099.
  • Lukyanov, A. V., Shikhmurzaev, Y. D. & King, A. C. 2008. A combined BIE-FE method for Stokes equations. IMA J. Appl. Maths 73, 199-224.
  • Shikhmurzaev, Y.D. Capillary Flows with Forming Interfaces, Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2007.
  • Wilson, M.C.T., Summers, J.L., Shikhmurzaev, Y.D., Clarke A. & Blake T.D. Nonlocal hydrodynamic influence on the dynamic contact angle: slip models vs experiment. Phys. Rev. E. 73 (2006) 041606.
  • Shikhmurzaev, Y.D. Singularities at the moving contact line: Mathematical, physical and computational aspects. Physica D 217 (2006) 121-133.
  • Shikhmurzaev, Y.D. Capillary breakup of liquid threads: A singularity-free solution. IMA J. Appl. Maths 70 (2005) 880-907.
  • Shikhmurzaev, Y.D. Singularity of free-surface curvature in convergent flow: Cusp or corner? Phys. Lett. A 245 (2005) 378-385.
  • Shikhmurzaev, Y.D. Macroscopic mechanism of rupture of free liquid films. C.R. Mecanique 333 (2005) 205-210.

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