Oriel Welcomes Three New Fellows

  • Oriel College New Fellows
    (L-R) Víctor Acedo-Matellán, Julien Devriendt & Andrew Wells with Provost Moira Wallace
16 October, 2017

Three new Fellows join the College this term, including our first ever fellow in Linguistics and Spanish.

As Michaelmas Term gets underway, the College is very pleased to welcome three new Fellows, who will join the College's Governing Body. You can read more about each of them below.

Dr Julien Devriendt: Tutorial Fellow in Physics

Julien is an Associate Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics. He obtained his PhD in 2000 from the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris working on the theory of galaxy formation and evolution. He subsequently became a Leverhulme post-doctoral fellow in the Astrophysics department at the University of Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, he became part of the Research Staff there before returning to Oxford. Julien's research interests include: Astrophysical Fluids, Dark Matter & Dark Energy, Galaxy Surveys, Large-Scale Structure, LSST and Plasma Theory.

Dr Andrew Wells: Tutorial Fellow in Physics

Andrew is an Associate Professor in Physical Climate Science in the Department of Physics. His research interests lie in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, motivated by geophysical processes. His work uses mathematical and numerical methods to develop theoretical models, informed by analogue laboratory experiments. Current research areas include the physics of sea ice, interaction of ice sheets and glaciers with the ocean, and turbulent buoyancy-driven fluid flow, and Andrew is currently leading the Ice and Fluid Dynamics Group in the department.

Dr Víctor Acedo-Matellán: Tutorial Fellow in Linguistics and Spanish

Víctor studied Classics in his home town of Valladolid (Spain), and a gained a second BA in Linguistics in Barcelona, where he also obtained his DPhil in Linguistics. Prior to joining Oriel, Víctor was a lecturer in Linguistics and Catalan syntax at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a post-doctoral researcher at Universidade do Minho (Braga, Portugal), and a Junior Research Fellow in Linguistics at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, where he also provided lectures on Ibero-Romance linguistics and tutorials on morphology and syntax. Víctor is a theoretical linguist, and has specialised in the grammatical realisation of argument and event structure and the syntax-lexicon and syntax-morphology interfaces. Víctor is Oriel's first ever Fellow in Linguistics and Spanish.