Professor Peter Jimack


Peter, Professor of Scientific Computing (since 2003), joined the University in 1990 as a Lecturer in Mathematical Software and has undertaken a wide range of roles during his time at the University, including Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, School Director of Research and Faculty Pro-Dean for Research. He has supervised 25 graduating PhD students and received research funding from a wide range of sources including EPSRC, industry, EU and charities.


  • Director, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Fluid Dynamics

Research interests

Peter's general research area is Scientific Computation and he is particularly interested in the design, analysis, implementation and application of numerical algorithms for the reliable and efficient computational solution of partial differential equations (PDEs). The main components in this work include: unstructured finite element methods and algorithms in 2 and 3 space dimensions; analysis and implementation of adaptive methods in space and time; error estimation and control; development of efficient sparse linear algebra and preconditioning techniques; design and analysis of parallel linear algebra and finite element algorithms; multigrid algorithms; applications in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), including both compressible and incompressible flows, Newtonian and non-Newtonian flows and the solution of free boundary problems, and; industrial applications.


  • BSc
  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • IEEE
  • SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

Student education

In session 2017-2018 Peter is module leader for COMP5990M, COMP5991M and COMP5992M, which are Professional/Skills Develpment modules taken by students studying in the EPRSC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics

Research groups and institutes

  • Computational Science and Engineering

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study.

Projects currently available: