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Dr. Doireann O'Kiely

BSc, MSc, PhD


I am an applied mathematician, working on the mathematical modelling of physical systems. My work focuses mostly on fluid mechanics and elasticity, but I am also interested in chemical reactions, heat flow and other physical processes.

During my PhD, I studied the production of thin glass sheets via the redraw process in collaboration with Schott AG. Since then, I have become interested in the deformation of thin elastic sheets, and the intricate wrinkled patterns that can be found on them under the right conditions. Broadly speaking, I am interested in fluid-structure interactions, viscous flow, capillarity, elastocapillarity, moving boundary problems, elasticity and heat flow. You can learn much more about my research on my personal website, or you can contact me at