Nigel Mottram received a BA Hons in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1992, followed by a PhD in Engineering Mathematics from the University of Bristol in 1996. He then undertook postdoctoral work in Engineering Maths at Bristol, and in Engineering Science at Oxford before he moved to a lectureship at the University of Strathclyde in 1999. He was an EPSRC Advanced Fellow and then became a Professor at Strathclyde in 2007. His research mainly focuses on non-Newtonian fluid dynamics in industrial problems, particularly on the theory of liquid crystals in optical devices, with the majority of his research work having been conducted in collaboration with industry and experimentalists. More information about Nigel’s research, as well as his teaching interests, can be found at his web page