My doctoral research lies at the interface of mathematics, engineering and biology. I am interested in the use of the theory of non-linear elasticity to model growth, deformation and mechanical behaviour of biological structures, particularly those of a cylindrical form.
D.Phil. research project in OCCAM, under the supervision of Alain Goriely, Derek Moulton and Sarah Waters.
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Publications
O'Keeffe, Moulton, Waters, Goriely, "Growth-induced axial buckling of a slender elastic filament embedded in an isotropic elastic matrix", Int. J. Nonlin. Mech. (2013)
O'Keeffe et al., "The elastic secret of the chameleon's tongue", in preparation
Teaching
Class Tutor: Solid Mechanics, Elasticity & Plasticity.
Senior Demonstrator: Computational Mathematics.
Teaching Assistant: Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics, Elasticity & Plasticity, Viscous Flow.