Prof Antoinette TORDESILLAS


School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: G21
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research Interests

  • Homogenization Theory
  • Interfacial Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Complex Systems
  • Mechanics of Granular Media

Research Groups

Publications, Grants and Awards

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Peiyun SUN
Hangfei ZHENG

Past Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Sanath KAHAGALAGE "A study of optimised network flows for prediction of force transmission and crack propagation in bonded granular media"
Maya MUTHUSWAMY "Micromechanics of force transmission in dense, cohesionless granular assemblies."
Stuart WALSH "A thermomechanical approach for micromechanical continuum models of granular media"

Past Honours & MSc Students

Name Project title
David CAREY "Buckling Instabilities in Granular Media"
Shaun COLE "Higher order thermomicropolar models of granular media"
Bianyang GUAN "Analysis of Hattab’s DIC data for clay: prediction of cracks"
Fan LI "A Case Study of Anomaly Detection in Time Series Data: Early Prediction of Landslides"
Stephen MCATEER "Unjamming as Structural Instability"
Asher PENNICUIK "An Investigation of Active Particle Systems by a Combined Complex Networks and Dynamical Systems Approach"
Kushwant SINGH "Using Explosive Percolation to characterise Granular Failure"
Xuan (Kevin) VO
Richard WEBB "Analysis of granular-solid contact systems"
Mengting XU "Early Predication Of Crack Propagation in Clay"
Zhuoni ZHANG "Application of DBSCAN Clustering Algorithm on Spatial-Temporal Data: Early Prediction of Landslides"

Recent Grant History

Year(s) Source Type Title
2016 - 2017 Office of Naval Research Single Investigator A complex systems approach to soil informatics and taxonomies
2015 - 2018 Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development Single Investigator Directing Transmission Patterns in Granular Materials from the Grain Scale
2012 - 2014 ARC Discovery A complex systems approach to granular rheology: interconnecting topology, stability, dynamics and function


Year Name Organisation
2000 JH MICHELL Medal for distinguished research in Applied Mathematics Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematic


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