Mr Mark Hobbs
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mark is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter and the Alan Turing Institute. He completed his undergraduate degree in civil engineering, followed by a masters degree in nuclear energy. After three years working in the nuclear industry, Mark started a PhD in the Structures Research Group at the University of Cambridge. Marks research focussed on the development of a numerical model to predict the failure behaviour of quasi-brittle materials.
The model was developed using the peridynamic theory of solid mechanics, an integral formulation of continuum mechanics that allows for the natural inclusion of fracture behaviour. Mark has broad research interests in peridynamics, computational mechanics, high performance computing, and uncertainty quantification.