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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy

Hana Mandová

I am studying for an interdisciplinary MSc/PhD in the Doctoral Training Centre for Bioenergy

A Student



In 2014, I graduated with a Mathematics degree MMath from the University of Sheffield, where my interest has been split between Applied mathematics and Probability and Statistics. My final year project has focused on approximating solutions for singular perturbation problems using Multiple Scale Analysis. In detail, I applied this method to determine when a frequency modulated wave generated by a condenser microphone can become unstable. I also applied this method to prove the advance of Mercury’s perihelion predicted by the theory of general relativity. In terms of Statistics, I focused on linear models and Bayesian statistics.

Research Interests

My research interest is in integrating bioenergy into steelmaking process and study the corresponding opportunities and barriers. I am specifically looking at how the substitution of fossil fuels by bio-carbon based fuels affects the whole operation of the plant, the quality of the steel and the related production costs.

Why I chose the CDT in Bioenergy

My final year project in Sheffield has inspired me to change from mathematics to engineering. Bioenergy CDT was a great way for me to get into the different discipline and find what I would be interested in doing for the next three/four years. Additionally, it offers a wide range of very interesting projects that I would never even come across.

Best poster during the 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2016) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This year, for the 25th EUBCE conference occurring in Stockholm, Sweden, Hana has been accepted to give an oral presentation.


Lead Supervisor: Professor William Gale