Sarah Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick (UL). She obtained her undergraduate degree in 1999 (MMath in Mathematics) and her PhD in 2003, both from the University of Bath, UK. Afterwards she took up two postdoc positions in Canada (University of British Columbia, 2003-2006) and South Africa (University of Cape Town, 2006-2008), before starting a lectureship position in Applied Mathematics at UL in January 2008.
In September 2013 she became Deputy Head of Department and then took over as Head in September 2016. Her main research interests are in numerical and mathematical modelling of moving boundary problems relevant to solidification (such as casting of metals) or melting (such as glaciers) and modelling drug diffusion in glassy polymers.
- Numerical and mathematical modelling
- Solidification, melting and polymer diffusion