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Dr Yiping Ma

VC Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Yipling -Ma ,-Northumbria -University -webI am a vice chancellor's research fellow in extreme environments at Northumbria University. My main research interests lie in the mathematical areas of nonlinear waves, pattern formation, and applied dynamical systems, and the application areas of nonlinear optics, climate dynamics, and fluid mechanics.

Previously, I held postdoctoral positions at University of Colorado at Boulder, Northwestern University, and University of Chicago, and obtained my PhD in physics at University of California at Berkeley advised by Edgar Knobloch.

My teaching interests lie primarily in mathematics, including both fundamental courses such as differential equations, linear algebra, and multivariate calculus, and advanced courses such as applied analysis, computational mathematics, and mathematical modeling.

My personal website can be found here

My Google Scholar profile can be found here

My Northumbria Research Link can be found here


Physics PhD December 01 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Edge Solitons in a Nonlinear Mechanical Topological Insulator, Snee, D., Ma, Y. 1 Jul 2019, In: Extreme Mechanics Letters
  • Ising model for melt ponds on Arctic sea ice, Ma, Y., Sudakov, I., Strong, C., Golden, K. 21 Jun 2019, In: New Journal of Physics
  • A universal asymptotic regime in the hyperbolic nonlinear Schrodinger equation, Ablowitz, M., Ma, Y., Rumanov, I. 17 Aug 2017, In: SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
  • Conical wave propagation and diffraction in two-dimensional hexagonally packed granular lattices, Chong, C., Kevrekidis, P., Ablowitz, M., Ma, Y. 25 Jan 2016, In: Physical Review E
  • Dispersive shock waves in the Kadomtsev–Petviashvili and two dimensional Benjamin–Ono equations, Ablowitz, M., Demirci, A., Ma, Y. 15 Oct 2016, In: Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
  • The competing effects of wall transpiration and stretching on Homann stagnation-point flow, Weidman, P., Ma, Y. 1 Nov 2016, In: European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids
  • Two-dimensional localized structures in harmonically forced oscillatory systems, Ma, Y., Knobloch, E. 15 Dec 2016, In: Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
  • Adiabatic dynamics of edge waves in photonic graphene, Ablowitz, M., Curtis, C., Ma, Y. 13 Apr 2015, In: 2D Materials
  • Strong transmission and reflection of edge modes in bounded photonic graphene, Ablowitz, M., Ma, Y. 7 Oct 2015, In: Optics Letters
  • Linear and nonlinear traveling edge waves in optical honeycomb lattices, Ablowitz, M., Curtis, C., Ma, Y. 11 Aug 2014, In: Physical Review A

PGR Supervision

David Snee Nonlinear Edge Waves in Mechanical Topological Insulators Start: 01/10/2017

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