Artur L Gower

Lecturer in Dynamics

University of Sheffield


Welcome! I am a lecturer at the University of Sheffield and part of the Dynamics group. I mostly develop code and mathematical models for waves (like sound and radio) and more broadly solid mechanics. For an overview see my projects, publications or CV.


  • Wave scattering
  • Random media
  • Solid mechanics
  • Inverse methods


  • PhD in applied mathematics, 2015

    NUI Galway

  • MSc in applied mathematics, 2011

    State University of Campinas

  • BSc in applied mathematics, 2009

    State University of Campinas



Wave Software

Software for wave propagation and scattering.

Surface waves and instabilities

Surface waves and wrinkles can be used to characterise the underlying soft solid.

Entropy GO

Use AI concepts, such as entropy maximisation, to play games.

Waves in Complex Materials

The aim is to understand how waves (like sound, radio, light, and vibrations) behave in materials with random microstructure.

Industrial Mathematics

Combining maths, data and code to solve commercial and industrial problems.

The mechanics of soft solids

How do we mathematically describe the stresses and deformation of anisotropic soft solids.

Recent Publications

Search through all my papers and software here.

Effective waves for random three-dimensional particulate materials

How do you take a reliable measurement of a material whose microstructure is random? When using wave scattering, the answer is often to …

An ultrasonic method to measure stress without calibration: The angled shear wave method

Measuring stress levels in loaded structures is crucial to assess and monitor structure health and to predict the length of remaining …

A Proof that Multiple Waves Propagate in Ensemble-Averaged Particulate Materials

Materials comprising randomly distributed particles, or inclusions, occur frequently in the world around us. Common examples include …

Multiple Waves Propagate in Random Particulate Materials

We show that in general there is not only one effective wave, but there is a series of effective waves in an ensemble averaged …


MultipleScattering.jl: a Julia library for simulating, processing, and plotting multiple scattering of acoustic waves.

Recent Posts

Workshop on the Theory of Waves in Random Media

An international workshop to bring together theoreticians working on waves in random media.

Work With Me

Am always happy to discuss research and exchange ideas. Find my contact details here. PhD positions If you like physics, maths, and …

Detecting faults on a wing

Below is the outline of a wing with a bolt and two plates (green) that were not fitted together correctly (may require zooming in). The …

Tracking train tracks

Estimated track in red compared with the camera image in blue. As the train shakes, so does the camera. -- To increase the number of …

The art of cable arranging

How to design a collection of cables to be both robust and flexible? A subsea control umbilical is a collection of electrical, fibre …


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