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Sergei Fedotov is a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester. He obtained his PhD (1986) from the Ural Federal University. Fedotov held research positions in London (1990), Aachen (1993-1995), Wuppertal (1997) and Berlin (1998) before joining the Department of Mathematics, UMIST in Manchester as a Lecturer in 1998. He was promoted in 2005 to Professor of Applied Mathematics. He held visiting professor positions at Stanford University (USA), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), University Lyon 1 (France), the University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia).

Fedotov’s research focuses on random walk theory and reaction-transport systems. He has successfully applied anomalous random walk ideas to a broad range of analytical studies of non-Markovian transport phenomena. Fedotov has been supported by EPSRC Research Grant (EP/D03115X/1) Waves in reaction-transport systems with memory and long distance dispersal effects' as a PI (2006-2008). Fedotov has been a Team Leader of FP6 Project NEST-028192 FEPRE The formation of Europe: prehistoric population dynamics and the roots of socio-cultural diversity (2007-2010), PI of the EPSRC project EP/J019526/1 (£291,257) Anomalous reaction-transport equations (2012-2016). Fedotov has been a PI of the EPSRC grant EP/N018060/1 (£371,157) Non-Markovian models of intracellular transport in a heterogeneous environment (2016-2019). He has been a PI of the FAPESP-UoM grant (£40,000): Random walks with strongly correlated memory and applications to biology, 2018-2022;

Currently, he manages as PI the following grant:

 EPSRC EP/V008641/1 (£702,576): Modelling anomalous transport of nanoparticles and DNA repair to improve radiotherapy, 1 April 2021- 31 March 2025.




PhD in Applied Mathematics

Research interests

I am interested in statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium processes, random walk theory, anomalous subdiffusive and superdiffusive transport in biophysical systems, travelling wave theory and human migration, modelling of intracellular transport of organelles and nanoparticles.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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