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Prof Gennady El

Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Gennady El obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1991 from the Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. In 1991-2001 he has held positions of Researcher, Senior Researcher and Leading Researcher at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow and also had visiting research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, Duke University, USA and Monash University, Australia.

Before joining in 2018 the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University as a Professor of Applied Mathematics G. El had held positions of a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Applied Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University. In 2015-2020 he has been an Invited Professor at the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules (PhLAM), University of Lille, France.  He currently holds Visiting Professorship at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University.

G. El is a member of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is also a member of the SIAM Activity Group in Nonlinear Waves and a member of the editorial board of Fluids, MDPI.

Gennady El

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Nonlinear dispersive waves; Solitons; Asymptotic methods for PDE's; Dispersive hydrodynamics; Fluid dynamics and nonlinear optics applications

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Dispersive Riemann problems for the Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation, Shearer, M., El, G., Hoefer, M., Congy, T. 24 Aug 2021, In: Studies in Applied Mathematics
  • Local emergence of Peregrine solitons: experiments and theory, Suret, P., Tikan, A., Randoux, S., El, G., Tovbis, A., Copie, ‪. 5 Feb 2021, In: Frontiers in Physics
  • Numerical spectral synthesis of breather gas for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation, Roberti, G., El, G., Tovbis, A., Copie, F., Suret, P., Randoux, S. Apr 2021, In: Physical Review E
  • Soliton gas in bidirectional dispersive hydrodynamics, Congy, T., El, G., Roberti, G. Apr 2021, In: Physical Review E
  • Soliton gas in integrable dispersive hydrodynamics, El, G. 20 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
  • From modulational instability to focusing dam breaks in water waves, Bonnefoy, F., Tikan, A., Copie, F., Suret, P., Ducrozet, G., Prabhudesai, G., Michel, G., Cazaubiel, A., Falcon, E., El, G., Randoux, S. 27 Mar 2020, In: Physical Review Fluids
  • Nonlinear Spectral Synthesis of Soliton Gas in Deep-Water Surface Gravity Waves, Suret, P., Tikan, A., Bonnefoy, F., Copie, F., Ducrozet, G., Gelash, A., Prabhudesai, G., Michel, G., Cazaubiel, A., Falcon, E., El, G., Randoux, S. 31 Dec 2020, In: Physical Review Letters
  • Solitary wave fission of a large disturbance in a viscous fluid conduit, Maiden, M., Franco, N., Webb, E., El, G., Hoefer, M. 25 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Spectral theory of soliton and breather gases for the focusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation, El, G., Tovbis, A. 8 May 2020, In: Physical Review E
  • Bound state soliton gas dynamics underlying the spontaneous modulational instability, Gelash, A., Agafontsev, D., Zakharov, V., El, G., Randoux, S., Suret, P. 6 Dec 2019, In: Physical Review Letters

PGR Supervision

  • Henry Carr Integrable Turbulence and Statistical Mechanics of Nonlinear Dispersive Waves Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Giacomo Roberti Analysis and control of rogue waves in fibre lasers and in hydrodynamics: integrable turbulence framework. Start Date: 01/10/2018

Qualifications

  • Theoretical Physics PhD June 30 1991
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy FHEA 2008


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