Research Group Details

Applied Mathematics

About

The Applied Mathematics Group has broad interests across the fields of colloid science, medicine, chemical engineering and materials processing. We often work on problems regarding the transport of materials, cells or molecules. Many of these problems arise from interaction with experimentalists, engineers, and industry partners, such as found in the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre, a Special Research Centre funded by the Australian Research Council, 2001-2005, or Royal Childrens Hospital. We develop discrete and continuum models to help understand these systems and generate and test new hypotheses. Particular strengths are in the mechanics of granular media , contact mechanics of deformable interfaces such as drops, the modelling of moving fronts of cells, random walks in random environments, and the mechanics of the atomic force microscope.

Academics

Associate Professor Steven CARNIE (Associate Professor)
Professor Edmund CRAMPIN (Professor)
Dr Jennifer FLEGG (Senior Lecturer)
Professor Barry HUGHES (Professor)
Professor James MCCAW (Associate Professor)
Dr James OSBORNE (Senior Lecturer)
Professor John SADER (Professor)
Professor Kate SMITH-MILES (Professor)
Professor Antoinette TORDESILLAS (Professor)

Postgraduate Students

Jesse COLLIS – ‘Asymptotics of the Boltzmann equation for hard spheres with applications to NEMS devices
Hilary HUNT
Sanath KAHAGALAGE – ‘An Optimal Control approach to medlling propulsion dynamics in fully submerged granular media environments
Tiffany (Ngo Nam) LEUNG – ‘Dynamical properties of disease transmission models with seasonal forcing, immune boosting and vaccination
Michael LYDEAMORE – ‘Investigating the spread of Group A Strepococcus disease using multi-strain bacterial population dynamics models.
Claire MILLER
Sebastian PUCILOWSKI – ‘Modelling confined comminution processes in mineral exploration
Lotte ROMIJN
Naijian (Eric) SHEN
Joost Herman VAN DER LINDEN – ‘Pore Scale Characterisation of Geomaterials
Alexander ZAREBSKI – ‘Influenza modelling with applications in forecasting.

Masters (RT) Students

Jason ARCHER
Owen BROWN
Rory BURNHAM
Blake COOK
David EASEY
Dacong LIN
Miguel Carlo LONTOC
Vincent PANG
Ashild TELLE
Julio TRINIDAD
Reuben VAN AMMERS
Adriana ZANCA