I am an Applied Mathematician specialising in Numerical Analysis with research expertise in the field of Computational Chemical Kinetics in Astrophysics and wider application areas. I aim to inspire students academically through excellence in teaching and support them fully during their time at university, putting an enriched student experience at the heart of my work to provide students with the best opportunities for their future.
I teach a range of units from year 1 to year 4 and am the unit leader for two year 3 and year 4 units in Numerical and Computational Methods for ODEs and Linear Algebra.
I will teach you in lectures, tutorials and computer labs, and will also post supplementary material on Moodle, including solutions to exercises, video recordings of core material, tutorial exercises, coursework briefings and past examination papers.
MSc – Engineering Mathematics - Aston University (1982)
PhD – UMIST in Computational Astrochemistry (1985)
Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society (Cambridge University, Institute of Astronomy)
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Manchester Metropolitan University)
1985 – 1988 Cambridge University, Institute of Astronomy
1988 – 1989 Manchester University, Institute of Science and Engineering
The University Combined Honours Programme Leader (2004 - 2012)
International Lead for the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital technology (2012-2014)
Mathematics Programme Leader (2013 - 2017)
Faculty Continuous Monitoring Improvement Lead (2012: )
Offering knowledge and expertise that are highly demanded in scientific research and industry.
Year 1: Linear Algebra and Programming Skills
Year 2: Numerical Methods and Modelling
Year 3: Computational Methods in Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Year 4: Advanced Computational Methods in Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
Numerical Analysis and Linear Algebra
Advanced Computational Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
PhD Completed - Approaches for Constructing Very High-Order Oscillatory Advection Schemes (2001) – second suvervisor
PhD Completed - Investigation of a Driven System by Mono-And Bi-Chromatic Fields With Non-Resonant Squeezed Vacuum (2012)
External Reviewer for Review and Validation of undergraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Nottingham Trent University (2013).
Mathematics External Examiner at Bishop Grosseteste University (2016 - present)
Astrochemistry; Advanced Computational Methods and software packages for ODEs and related topics.
Astrochemical Computational Package:
Selected List of Publications
1. Alharbey, R.A., Nejad, L.A.M. and Hassan,S.S., 2016, Absorption central line-shapes of a driven atom in a squeezed reservoir, OPTIK – Int. J. Light Electron Opt., Vol. 127 (3), pp 5264–5269.
2. Hassan,S.S., Alharbey, R.A., Nejad, L.A.M, Al Jabrooi, F. E., 2016, Squeezing and Quantum Interference- Induced Zero and Amplified Absorption Harmonics with a 2-Photon 2-Level Atom, Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Optics, Vol. 48 (1), pp. 1–16.
3. Alharbey, R.A., Nejad, L.A.M., Lynch, SAl-showaikh, F.N.M., and Hassan,S.S., 2013, Critical Slowing Down in Biological Bistable, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 93(4), 581-602.
4. Nejad, L.A.M., 2005, A Comparison of Stiff ODE Solvers for Astrochemical Kinetics Problems, Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 299, 1-29.
5. Toro, E.F., Millington, R.C. and Nejad, L.A.M., 2001, Towards very Higher Order Godunov Schemes in Godunov Methods: Theory and Applications - Edited Review, E. F. Toro (editor), Kluwer/Plenum Academic Publishers.
6. Nejad, L.A.M. and Wagenblast, R., 1999, Time Dependent Chemical Models of Spherical Dark Clouds, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 350, 204-229.
7. Toro E.F., Millington, R.C. and Nejad, L.A.M., 1998, Primitive Upwind Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations, Sixteenth International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics, ed. Charles-Henri Bruneau.
8. Winstanley, N. and Nejad, L.A.M., 1996, Cyanopolyyne Chemistry in TMC-1, Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 240, 13-37.
9. Nejad, L.A.M. and Hartquist, T.W., 1994, Chemical Diagnostics of Magnetized Boundary Layers, Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 220, 253.
10. Nejad, L.A.M., Hartquist, T.W. and Williams, D.A., 1994, Models of Dense Cores in Translucent Regions of Low Mass Star Formation', Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 220, 261.
11. Wagenblast, R., Williams, D.A. and Millar, T.J. and Nejad, L.A.M., 1993, On the Origin of NH in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds, MNRAS, Vol. 260, 420.
12. Hartquist, T.W., Nejad, L.A.M. and Williams, D.A., 1993, The Chemistry in Low Mass Star Formation in: "Dust and Chemistry in Astronomy", ed. by T.J. and D.A. Williams, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
13. Nejad, L.A.M. and Williams, D.A., 1992, The C:O ratio in Dark Clouds with Cyclic Star Formation, 'Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomena'. P.D. Singh (ed), Kluwer Academic Publishers, IAU. SYMP. No 150.
14. Nejad, L.A.M. and Williams, D.A., 1992, Cyclic Models of Molecular Clouds: Ice Retention and C/O Ratio, MNRAS, 255, 441.
15. Nejad, L.A.M., Williams, D.A. and Charnley, S.B., 1990, Dynamical Models of Molecular Clouds: Nitrogen Chemistry, MNRAS, 246, 183.
16. Gough, D.O. and Nejad, L.A.M., 1988, Inverting Helioseismic Data – Density Inversion in ‘Pulsation and Mass Loss in Stars’, R. Stalio and L.A. Wilson (eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers.
17. Nejad, L.A.M. and Perdang, J., 1988. The Acoustic Spectrum of Deformed Stars, ‘Pulsation and Mass Loss in Stars’, R. Stalio and L.A. Wilson (eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers.
18. Nejad, L.A.M. and Millar, T.J., 1987, Chemical Modelling of Molecular sources VI. Carbon-bearing Molecules in Oxygen-Rich Circumstellar Envelopes, MNRAS, 230, 79.
19. Nejad, L.A.M. and Millar, T.J., 1987, Chemical Modelling of Molecular Sources V. IRC + 10216, Astr. Astrophys., 183, 279.
20. Nejad, L.A.M. and Millar, T.J., 1987, Chemistry of Cool Circumstellar Envelopes, in ‘Circumstellar Matter’, I Appenzeller and C. Jorden (eds), - IAU.
21. Millar, T.J. and Nejad, L.A.M., 1985, Chemical Modelling of Molecular Sources IV. Time-Dependent Chemistry of Dark Clouds, MNRAS, 217, 507.
22. Nejad, L.A.M., Millar, T.J. and Freeman, A., 1984, Chemical Modelling of Molecular Sources III. C in IRC+10216. Astron. Astrophys., 134, 129.
University College London – Astrophysics group
Leeds University – Astrophysics group
King Abdul-Aziz University – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mathematics Department
School of Engineering at MMU on an EPSRC project entitled ‘Three Dimensional Aperture
EPSRC Computing Equipment grant (£15,000) - 2003
Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Referee for journal of Astrophysics and Space Science
Referee for journal of Atmospheric Environment
Senior Research Visitor: Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Munich, Germany
Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry