Dr. Edmund Chadwick

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room 271

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Current positions

Reader in Applied Mathematics


Previous appointments
Senior Lecturer, University of Salford 2008
Lecturer grade B, University of Salford 2001
Lecturer grade A, University of Salford 2000
Senior Scientific Researcher, BAESYSTEMS ATC:Sowerby, Filton Bristol 1998
Senior Researcher, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Trinity College (university), Dublin 1996
Hitachi Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Trinity College (university), Dublin 1996
Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Durham 1995
Research Assistant, Department of Marine Technology, University of Newcastle 1993

Areas of research

Applied Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics


I led the team developing a new undergraduate degree BSc in Mathematics at the University of Salford, developing the modules and programme structure, based on applied mathematics for the workplace, and guiding it through the internal approvals procedure.

I am the programme leader for the mathematics undergraduate degree at Salford.

I lead the mathematics outreach team, planning and delivering material on UCAS and general open days, visits to local schools and colleges, and enrichment days developing programme `maths at work'.

I have been awarded many grants several in conjunction with the IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) for novel teaching delivery particularly in relation to employer engagement.

Research Interests

My work is on the fundamental mathematical description of fluid mechanics, and notable achievements are the revision to the Batchelor vortex which has incorrect symmetry, and a revision to Lighthill's slender body theory which evaluates the lift force incorrectly.

These theoretical developments are published mainly in a series of papers in Proc. R. Soc. A, and have resulted in a new vortex description as well as a new slender body theory which has been verified experimentally by myself from an EPSRC grant, and this experimental verification has been published in J. Fluid Mech.

Qualifications and Memberships


PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Manchester, 1992.
BSc Hons Degree in Mathematics and Physics, University of Manchester, 1988


Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA)