Oliver joined the Department of Physics at University of Strathclyde in 2017 as Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer. He was among the first cohort of EPSRC Research Software Engineer Fellows / Early Career Fellows and pursues an interdisciplinary research agenda at the interface of soft condensed matter and biophysics, software engineering, numerical analysis and high-performance computing.
He worked previously at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, was Fellow of the Centre for Numerical Analysis and Intelligent Software (NAIS) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Computational Science, University College London and at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. He has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Konstanz.
Oliver grew up in the Swabian Jura, one of the local low mountain ranges in Southern Germany. It is known for its intriguing geology, its abundance of Jurassic fossils (200-150 Ma) and its prehistoric culture. Astonishing artefacts like some of the oldest representations of the human body and musical instruments, as well as the upper palaeolithic (35-40 ka) lion man were found in this area. In 2017 the caves and ice age art of the Swabian Jura were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. In his spare time Oliver enjoys sailing coasts and lochs, swimming in cosy indoor pools, riding his mountain bike through the Scottish mud, and cooking for his insatiable family.