Academic History


In July 2001 I obtained a first class honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Leicester.

The University of Leicester was founded in 1921 and was awarded its Royal Charter in 1957. It is ranked number 15 in the UK by the Times guide, and awarded the title "University of the Year" by the Times Higher Education at their annual awards celebration 2008. The techniques used in Genetic fingerprinting were invented and developed at Leicester in 1984 by Sir Alec Jeffreys. It also houses Europe's biggest academic center for space research, in which space probes have been built, most notably the Mars Lander Beagle 2, which was built in collaboration with the Open University.


My Ph.D. was supervised by Prof. Ben Leimkuhler, now at Edinburgh University. My Thesis was entitled "Hamiltonian Thermostatting Techniques for Molecular Dynamics Simulation", and was submitted on 11th May 2004 at the University of Leicester, with the viva voce being held on 7th June 2004.