Nira Chamberlain

Dr Nira Chamberlain

Birmingham-born mathematical modeller Dr Nira Chamberlain has written algorithms to solve complex industrial problems.

Although he was not encouraged to pursue mathematics at school, over his 20-year career, Dr Nira has worked all over the world. He has produced mathematical modelling breakthroughs for naval engineering projects and devised a new method of long multiplication in schools.

Among his accolades, Dr Nira worked on a project involving the creation of a mathematical cost capability trade-off model for the HMS Queen Elizabeth. His model saw Dr Chamberlain cited in the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics & Society – making him one of only a handful of British mathematicians to receive such an accolade.

He was also listed by the Science Council as one of the UK’s top practising scientists and in 2016, Dr Nira was added to the Who’s Who last year; making him only the 30th mathematician to be recognised in this way.