Helena Ribera Ponsa


2014 – 2018 PhD.
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica & Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Supervised by Professor Tim Myers.
The goal of my thesis was to develop and analyse mathematical models of the growth or shrinkage of nanoparticles. The initial work built on mathematical models of melting at the nanoscale, and involved solving heat equations coupled to a phase change model, using approximate analytical and numerical methods. The other phenomena which I modelled was the Kirkendall effect with the aim to understand how to create hollow structures at the nanoscale.

Sep – Nov 2016 Visiting International Research Student.
Institute of Applied Mathematics , The University of British Columbia.
Supervised by Professor Brian Wetton.

2013 – 2014 MRes Complexity Sciences.
University of Bristol.
Project #1. Bio-inspired adaptive sonar navigation.
Supervised by Dr. Marc Holderied, Dr. Luca Giuggioli and Dr. Dieter Vanderelst.
Project #2. Ant-based nanoparticle strategies for the imaging of rare tumour events.
Supervised by Dr. Sabine Hauert and Professor Nigel Franks.

2008 – 2012 BSc Mathematics.
Universitat de Barcelona.
Operators on Spaces of Analytic Functions.
Supervised by Professor Jordi Pau Plana.