In collaboration with Professor Enrico Coen and others at the John Innes Centre, Richard designs, develops, maintains, and supports software for modelling plant growth based on the numerical solution of differential equations for elasticity, growth, and diffusion.
In the past Richard has also worked on real-time procedural animation for virtual sign language, control theory, and topics in the theory of programming languages.
Whitewoods C. D., Pinto Goncalves B., Cheng J., Cui M., Kennaway R., Lee K., Bushell C., Yu M., Piao C., Coen E. (2020)Evolution of carnivorous traps from planar leaves through simple shifts in gene expression.Science (367)Publisher's version: 0036-8075
Kennaway R., Coen E., Green A., Bangham A. (2011)Generation of diverse biological forms through combinatorial interactions between tissue polarity and growthPLoS Computational Biology (7)Publisher's version: 1553-734X
Kennaway R,Coen E (2019)Volumetric finite-element modelling of biological growthOpen Biology (9)Publisher's version: 2046-2441