Meet our Alumni: Professor Apala Majumdar

Professor Apala Majumdar
Research Fellow, 2016

I am a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde. I was awarded a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship in 2006, when I was finishing my PhD at the University of Bristol. I was also a CASE (Competitive Award in Science and Engineering) student with Hewlett Packard. I moved to the University of Oxford as an independent research fellow, with the 1851 fellowship, was then awarded an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship in 2011, following which I took up my first faculty post at the University of Bath, and moved to the University of Strathclyde in 2019.

The 1851 Fellowship was a crucial stepping stone for my academic career. It gave me an invaluable opportunity to launch an independent research programme, work in a world-leading research group in nonlinear partial differential equations in OxPDE, acquire new mathematical skills and drive new international networks. The 1851 fellowship gave me the time and space to work on challenging and ambitious projects, with rich intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary content, all of which contributed to my future career trajectory.

Meet our Alumni Professor Apala Majumdar
"The 1851 fellowships are an excellent opportunity for outstanding young researchers to do great things for STEM!"

Professor Apala Majumdar
1851 Research Fellow, 2006