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Dr. Iain Moyles


I have moved to York University in Canada. Please visit my website

Legacy Bio:
I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at the University of Limerick. My main project was on modelling soil biomass in nutrient cycling and ground water treatment. Prior to starting at UL, I obtained my PhD in applied mathematics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver Canada. My thesis was on pattern formation in biological systems. Prior to this I did a masters of science at UBC as well with a specialization in porous media applications. I obtained my bachelor of science in physics from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario.

Research Interests

Broadly my research interests are in modelling natural phenomenon and industrial mathematics as well as the asymptotic and numerical analysis of such models. The goals of this analysis are to provide key insights to important parameters or implications from the model. I'm interested in multi-disciplinary science projects, particularly the implementation of mathematical tools and ideas into projects with very little mathematics otherwise.

I have a keen interest in science communication and am interested in improving knowledge transfer gaps between the work that scientists produce at the audience for that work (including works intended for peers and other scientists).

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching undergraduate mathematics courses of all types. I particularly enjoy engaging students who generally have an aversion to mathematics and try to showcase the power and importance of mathematical tools to all future career and educational choices.

Professional Activities


  • 2017 - IRC New Foundations Grant


Peer Reviewed Journal


On the Keller-Rubinow model for Liesegang ring formation.
Joshua Duley, Andrew Fowler, Iain Moyles, and Stephen O'Brien
Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences DOI:


Numerical simulations of drumlin formation
James Fannon, Andrew Fowler, Iain Moyles
Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences DOI:


Electric Ion Dispersion as a New Type of Mass Spectrometer
Lindstrom, M. and Moyles, I. and Ryczko, K.
Mathematics-in-Industry Case Studies DOI:


Fingering phenomena in immiscible displacement in porous media flow
Moyles, Iain and Wetton, Brian
Journal Of Engineering Mathematics DOI: 10.1007/s10665-014-9717-2