About Ben Mestel

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I am a British Mathematician in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The Open University, the UK’s distance-learning university, where my principal role is Director of the Open University’s Mathematics MSc programme.

A graduate of the University of Bristol and the University of Warwick, I am a former Deputy Director of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, and have taught at the University of Exeter, the University of Stirling and King’s College, Cambridge.

My mathematical research is in nonlinear dynamical systems and its applications, writ large, with particular interests in renormalization theory and applications in energy systems. Please see my research page for some more information.

I have extensive teaching experience in many areas of pure and applied mathematics with occasional excursions into statistics, employability skills and business mathematics. More information on my teaching page.

If you have a problem that would benefit from a mathematical approach, please check out my consultancy page.

Finally, if you would like to contact me professionally, please see my contact page.