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Jonathan Crofts

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Physics and Mathematics


Dr Crofts currently teaches on the modules Advanced Calculus; Maths Methods 2 and Linear Systems.

Research areas

Dr Crofts is a member of the Biomathematics and Bioinformatics research group.

Research group blog.

Areas of current research interest include complexity science, nonlinear dynamical systems and their applications:

  • Complexity Science: current research interests lie in the area of complexity science. Dr Crofts is particularly interested in the structure and function of large networks, and uses a combination of computational graph theory and matrix computations in order to study them.
  • Nonlinear Dynamics: Dr Crofts is interested in developing numerical methods to aid the detection of unstable periodic orbits for both discrete and continuous models. Recent work has focussed on the extension of known methods to parabolic PDEs.

Research Students:

  • Nicole Pearcy
  • Stacey Bedwell (Co-Supervisor)

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil / PhD exist in all the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

Sponsors and collaborators

University collaborations include Strathclyde, Newcastle, Leicester and Oxford.

Funding has been received from the Nuffield Foundation.


Selected publications

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