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Dugald Duncan

Dugald Duncan

People Details

Deputy Director
Heriot-Watt University
0131 451 3244
CM F.05

Research interests

My main research interest is the numerical approximation of time dependent partial differential equations (PDEs) and associated integral equations. This includes work on Volterra integral equations, methods for time domain boundary integral formulations of wave propagation problems and new methods for wave equation PDEs.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Director of Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (for PhD students)
  • Scientific Director, Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software (NAIS) Centre
  • Deputy Director, Maxwell Institute Graduate School in Analysis and its Applications (MIGSAA)
  • Chair of Heriot-Watt Quality and Standards Committee
  • Member of Management Group, Centre for Analysis and Nonlinear PDEs
  • Treasurer of the committee of the UK Heads of Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Member of Senate
  • Member of Senate Business Committee

PhD Students:

  • Ali Alshomrani (jointly with Jack Carr, Heriot-Watt)
  • Matab Al-Ghamdi (Jack Carr is the main supervisor)
  • Morag Macpherson (jointly with Andy White, Heriot-Watt, and Ross Davidson, SAC)
  • Mark Payne


  • Numerical analysis of ODEs, 4th year,MMath,MSc course F10NC/F11NC
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2, F17XB2
  • Course Director for the Post Graduate Certificate in Mathematics (pre masters course)