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.
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.
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