Peter  Soar

Dr Peter Soar BSc(Hons.), MASt, PhD, MIMA

Lecturer in Computer Science

Peter was awarded a 1st class honours BSc in Mathematics from the University of Greenwich in 2013, going on to do part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Master of Advanced Study (MASt) in Mathematics and Statistics. Following this he worked in industry for a few years in Data warehousing and visualisation for an internationally operating procurement company. Subsequently, Peter moved back into academia to work on his PhD Thesis titled ‘Integrating Structural Mechanics Into Microstructure Solidification Modelling’ which was completed in 2021. He is now an active researcher in the Computational Science and Engineering Group as well as a Lecturer for Mathematics and Computer science modules at the university.

Peter’s research is very interdisciplinary, incorporating elements of Computing, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics for accurate numerical modelling of multi-Physics problems.

Responsibilities within the university

Committee representative for Computing and Mathematical Sciences for the Early Career Researcher Network.

Supervisor for undergraduate projects in computing and mathematics.

Module Leader

COMP1801 – Machine Learning

Module Lecturer/Tutor

COMP1680 – Clouds, Grids and Virtualisation
COMP1804 – Applied Machine Learning
COMP1816 – Machine Learning


  • Winner of ECR ‘Elevator Pitch’ Competition, UK Solidification Workshop, 2022
  • Winner of the Inspiring Researcher Award, University of Greenwich, 2021
  • Faculty winner PGR Poster competition, University of Greenwich, 2019
  • Runner up in ECR ‘Elevator Pitch’ Competition, UK Solidification Workshop, 2019
  • Faculty winner Three Minute Thesis competition, University of Greenwich, 2019
  • Faculty winner PGR Poster competition, University of Greenwich, 2018
  • Faculty winner Three Minute Thesis competition, University of Greenwich, 2018
  • IMA Prize for outstanding performance in mathematics, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 2013


Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Research / Scholarly interests

Peter’s interests are very interdisciplinary due to the nature of his research, but some key areas include:

  • Numerical Modelling of Multi-Physics Problems
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Microstructure Solidification
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Machine Learning
  • High Performance Computing

Recent publications

Soar, Peter, Kao, Andrew , Djambazov, Georgi  and Pericleous, Kyriacos A  (2022) Modelling three-dimensional microstructure evolution influenced by concurrent structural mechanical mechanisms. JOM (The Member Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1047-4838 (Print), 1543-1851 (Online) (doi:

Soar, Peter, Kao, Andrew , Shevchenko, Natalia, Eckert, Sven, Djambazov, Georgi  and Pericleous, Kyriacos A  (2022) Predicting concurrent structural mechanical mechanisms during microstructure evolution. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 380 (2217). pp. 1-11. ISSN 364-503X (Print), 1471-2962 (Online) (doi:

Soar, P., Kao, A. , Djambazov, G. , Shevchenko, N., Eckert, S. and Pericleous, K.  (2020) The integration of structural mechanics into microstructure solidification modelling. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 861:012054. ISSN 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online) (doi: