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Professor Charlie Elliott



Charles M. Elliott

Professor of Mathematics

Office: D2.04

Phone:+44 (0)24 7615 0773


Teaching Responsibilities 2021/22:

Terms 1+2: MA4K8 Maths-in-Action and MA4K9 Research Project

Term 2 : MA953 - Topics in Partial Differential Equations

Term 1 +2: Tour of Mathematics Year 3 (See link above)

Research Interests:
My research is centred around the mathematical analysis and the numerical analysis of partial differential equations with applications in mathematical biology, material science, continuum mechanics and phase transitions etc. Particular interests include PDEs in complex and evolving domains including manifolds, finite element methods, free boundary problems, geometric evolution equations and surface growth, inverse problems, cell motility, biomembranes and PDE optimisation. A curriculum vita plus a list of publications can be found on the link above.


Humboldt prize

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Fellow of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics).


Editor in Chief of the IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis,

Editor of the E.M.S. journal Interfaces and Free Boundaries,

Associate Editor of SIAM Jounal of Numerical Analysis,

Editorial Board member of the Hokkaido Mathematical Journal.



All my papers may be found by checking out my GOOGLE Scholar page see below. It is an excellent way to see what I am doing,

to see what I have done and to excavate further into my past. Most publications are accessible for downloading from that page.

You may also check out my MATHSCINET page


There are several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers who do not currently have a permanent UK position, for periods of 1-5 years. These are offered, for example, by the Royal Society, EPSRC, Leverhulme, EU/ERC etc . The person who wishes to hold the Fellowship applies via a nominated host institution (which need not be their current home institution, and several of the schemes actively encourage or even demand mobility). Warwick has hosted holders of such Fellowships in the past. We welcome enquiries from anyone considering applying for such Fellowships nominating Warwick as the host institution.