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Professor Charlie Elliott


Charles M. Elliott

Professor of Mathematics

Office: D2.04

Phone:+44 (0)24 7615 0773


Teaching Responsibilities 2022/23:

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

Term 1 : MA4L9 - Variational Analysis and Evolution Equations

Term 1 : MA6L9 - Variational Analysis and Evolution Equations

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 2010

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award 2016

Fellow of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) 2015

Honorary D.Sc University of Sussex 2022


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 the GOOGLE Scholar page see below. Many publications are accessible for downloading from that page.

It may also be useful check out the 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.