Dr Daniel Richards


I completed my PhD in 2022 on ‘Modelling ice fabric evolution and its effect on viscous anisotropy’ at the University of Leeds, supervised by Sam Pegler, Sandra Piazolo and Oliver Harlen. I’m now a research associate in the School of Mathematics, researching:

  • The flow of ice and other polycrystalline materials, which tend to have viscous anisotropy – the visosity varies in different directions.

  • Understanding the processes deep into ice sheets using a variety of numerical and observational techniques

  • Microstructures of ice and other materials: how they evolve and the effect they have on the mechanical properties.



Research interests

Viscous fluid flow

The dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets

Polycrystalline microstructure


Numerical modelling


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Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Mathematics