Lucy Auton

Lucy Auton

Academic Background

Lucy graduated from the Mathematics Department at Oxford University in 2014 with a first class degree classification in her MMath. She is currently a first-year DPhil student in Civil Engineering, working with Prof. Chris MacMinn. Her research is funded by EPSRC.

Research interests

Lucy’s research involves developing mathematical models for phenomena associated with hydraulic fracture ("fracking"). She is particularly interested in the interplay between flow and deformation, including plastic failure driven by injection and multiphase flow driven by swelling.