Erwin George

Dr Erwin George

Senior Lecturer

Erwin George is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. He completed his PhD in Computational Applied Mathematics under the supervision of Professor James Glimm at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook) in 2003. He has subsequently worked as a Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at SUNY Stony Brook, a Research Fellow in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick, and a Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, before joining the University of Greenwich. His teaching has covered a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate level pure and applied mathematics, scientific computing, and probability and statistics, while his research has spanned the fields of fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, and mathematical and computational biology.

B.A. Honours (Mathematics), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

M.A. (Mathematics) Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

PhD (Computational Applied Mathematics) State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University), Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Responsibilities within the university

Course leader

  • Mathematics with Business, BSc Hons
  • Mathematics with Economics, BSc Hons
  • Mathematics, BSc Hons (Extended)

Module leader

  • Mathematics for Engineering Systems
  • Mathematics (Lille)
  • Mathematics for the Life Sciences
  • Numerical Mathematics


Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy)

Member of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

Member of the EMS (Edinburgh Mathematical Society)

Member of the AMS (American Mathematical Society)

Research / Scholarly interests

Meshfree methods, mathematical and computational biology, numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, Rayleigh-Taylor instability.

Programming: C, C++, MATLAB, Python, Java, Fortran, Unix/Linux shell scripting, MPI.

Recent publications


Le Feunteun, Steven , Al-Razaz, Ahmed, Dekker, Matthijs, George, Erwin , Laroche, Beatrice , van Aken, George (2021), Physiologically based modeling of food digestion and intestinal microbiota: state of the art and future challenges. An INFOGEST Review. Annual Reviews. In: , , , . Annual Reviews, Annual Review of Food Science and Technology, 12 (1) . pp. 149-167 ISSN: 1941-1413 (Print), 1941-1421 (Online) (doi:

Natkunam, Kokulan , Hai, Yang, Lai, Choi-Hong, George, Erwin , Liu, Li (2019), Simultaneous estimation of tracer kinetic model parameters using analytical and inverse approaches with a hybrid method. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Computer Mathematics ISSN: 0020-7160 (Print), 1029-0265 (Online) (doi:

Lai, C.-H. , Hai, Y., George, E., Pericleous, K. A. (2015), An inverse problem for the absorption of fatty acid. Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. In: , , , . Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd, Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology, 9 (1) . pp. 27-40 ISSN: 1748 3018 (Print), 1748-3026 (Online) (doi: NB Item availability restricted.