Ms Amy Tansell MSci

Ms Amy Tansell

School of Mathematics
PhD Student

Contact details

Address
School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Amy Tansell is a postgraduate researcher on the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Topological Design, under the supervision of Drs Rosemary Dyson (Mathematics) and Lauren Thomas-Seale (Mechanical Engineering).

Qualifications

  • MSci in Mathematics, University of Birmingham, 2020

Biography

Amy is a postgraduate researcher on the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Topological Design where she undertakes interdisciplinary research between Mathematics and Engineering with supervision from Dr Rosemary Dyson (School of Mathematics) and Dr Lauren E. J. Thomas-Seale (Department of Mechanical Engineering).

Amy graduated from the University of Birmingham with an MSci in Mathematics in 2020, where she began to mathematically model three-dimensional plant root growth in her master’s year.

Throughout her PhD she aims to exploit the analogies between plant growth and the creation of a 3D printed component to provide a means for engineers to visualise additive manufacture as a process of growth – a bottom-up process – and, thus, extend the creativity and efficiency of Design for Additive Manufacture.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Mathematically Modelling Three-Dimensional Plant Root Growth for Use in Additive Manufacture
Supervisors
Dr Rosemary Dyson and Dr Lauren E. J. Thomas-Seale
Course
Topological Science PhD

Research

Research Themes

  • Plant Biomechanics
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Additive Manufacture
  • Mathematical Biology