Matt Hennessy

at CRM
Research area: Mathematical Modelling

PhD in Mathematics obtained at University of Oxford (2014)
Funding source: EU (Marie Curie Fellowship)


Matt Hennessy completed his BSc degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics at UOIT in Ontario, Canada. He then moved to the UK, where he completed an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing and a DPhil in Mathematics at the University of Oxford. Upon completing his studies, he worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. He is now a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and based at the CRM in Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain.

Research lines

Matt's research focuses on developing and analysing mathematical models of physical systems arising in the applied sciences and industry. He often works in collaboration with physicists and experimentalists and, as a result, publishes papers in a range of mathematical, physics, and materials science journals.

Selected publications

M. G. Hennessy, A. Vitale, O. K. Matar, and J. T. Cabral. Monomer diffusion into static and evolving polymer networks during frontal photopolymerisation. Soft Matter, in press, 2017.

M. G. Hennessy, G. L. Ferretti, J. T. Cabral, and O. K. Matar. A minimal model for solvent evaporation and absorption in thin films. J. Coll. Interf. Sci., 488, pg 61–71, 2016.

A. Vitale, M. G. Hennessy, O. K. Matar, and J. T. Cabral. A unified approach for patterning via frontal photopolymerisation. Adv. Mater., 27, pg 6118–6124, 2015.

M. G. Hennessy, V. M. Burlakov, A. Goriely, B. Wagner, and A. Münch. Controlled topological transitions in thin-film phase separation. SIAM J. Appl. Math., 75(1):38–60, 2015.

M. G. Hennessy and A. Münch. A multiple-scale analysis of evaporation induced Marangoni convection. SIAM J. Appl. Math., 73, pg 974–1001, 2013