Department of Mathematics
Head of Department Dr Matthias Maischak
The Department of Mathematics is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We are a vibrant and friendly department for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students with a well established reputation for student achievement and success.
Academic staff are internationally recognised for their high quality research output in a number of areas of modern mathematics. Within our active teaching and research environment there are many postgraduate research opportunities, and our research degrees are highly successful at providing state of the art preparation for future successful career opportunities.
The department is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme for advancing women's careers in university mathematics departments.
The Department offers a wide range of stimulating BSc/MMath courses in areas of applications of Mathematics relevant to the needs of graduates seeking good career prospects or Postgraduate studies. Read more...
We are currently offering up to 10 Scholarships annually for UK Undergraduate students. Further information...
Delivered and supervised by subject-area experts, our Postgraduate courses are informed directly by our research activity and are challenging, yet rewarding - helping you to develop your academic skills and future employability prospects. Read more...
The department has recently launched a new MSc in Financial Mathematics, and is accepting applications from highly-qualified candidates for places on the course beginning in September 2015. For further details of the Financial Mathematics programme at Brunel see the course page and the Financial Mathematics team page.
Learn more about our research excellence
- Computational and Applied Mathematics Group (CAM)
- Financial Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics Group (FORS)
- Mathematical Physics and Combinatorics Group (MPC)
- Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics (BICOM)
- Brunel University Random Systems Research Centre (BURSt)
- Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling Applications (CARISMA)
- Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology (CSSB)
Head of Department: Dr Matthias Maischak
Dr Matthias Maischak has worked at Brunel University since 2006, first as a senior lecturer and then as a reader. He has been Head of Department since August 2015. Prior to that he studied for Diploma Degrees in Physics and Mathematics and then a Doctoral degree in Mathematics at the University of Hannover, where he also obtained his Habilitation in Mathematics and then taught at the University of Hannover.
His research is mainly concerned with finite element methods and boundary element methods, involving numerical analysis and scientific computing, topics on which he collaborates mainly with researchers in Chile, Germany and Australia.
Matthias enjoys teaching and while at Brunel has taught on a range of subjects including Numerical Methods, Computational Methods, Parallel Programming and Financial Computing.