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.

Seminar series

Mathematical and Computational Biology

Academic Staff

Dr Douglas BRUMLEY (Lecturer)

A/Prof Jennifer FLEGG (Associate Professor)

Dr Hailong GUO (Lecturer)
Research interests: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Prof James MCCAW (Professor / Associate Dean (Research))

Dr James OSBORNE (Senior Lecturer)

Prof John SADER (Professor)
Research interests: Plasticity and elasticity, Dynamic force spectroscopy, Nanocrystal mechanics, Atomic Force Microscopy, Continuum Modelling, Colloidal interactions
Prof Kate SMITH-MILES (Professor / Associate Dean (Industry & Enterprise))
Research interests: Combinatorial optimisation, Continuous optimisation , Multi-objective optimisation, Performance evaluation, Generation of hard test instances, Mathematical modelling, Parameter estimation, Dimensional reduction, Numerical linear algebra, Machine Learning, Operations Research
Prof Antoinette TORDESILLAS (Professor)
Research interests: Homogenization Theory, Interfacial Continuum Mechanics, Mechanics of Complex Systems, Mechanics of Granular Media

Research Fellows

Dr Edward HINTON (Research Fellow)
Research interests: Applied Mathematical Methods, Continuum Modelling, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Dr Nicholas JAMES (Research Fellow)
Research interests: Statistics, Mathematical Biology, Applied Mathematical Methods, Data Science

Honorary Staff

A/Prof Steven CARNIE
Fellow (Associate)
Professor Derek CHAN
Emeritus Professor (Associate)
Prof Barry HUGHES
Emeritus Professor (Associate)
Emeritus Professor Kerry LANDMAN
Emeritus Professor (Associate)

Postgraduate Students

ALAHAKOON Punya
ALIPOUR Hossein
ANDRES THIO Nicolau
ANWAR Md. Nurul
CRAWSHAW Jessica – ‘Examining the mechanical forces driving vascular regression using a fluid-structure-growth model
GERMANO Domenic
JOHNSON Joesph
KATIAL Vivek – ‘To be confirmed
LI KE
LI Peijing
MADERAZO Dominic
MAHDAVI Mahdieh
ZANCA Adriana
ZHENG Hangfei

Honours & Masters (RT) Students

ANBUMURALI Nithila
BISWAS Madhurima
BUTLER Angus
COOPER Timothy
DARVENIZA Christopher
HIBBERD Aaron
HUNT Isobel
LI Fan
LI Peijing
LIU Kelvin
MAHARAJ Steven
MCANDREW Fenella
MCCULLOUGH Rachael
MEHRA Somya
MINTER Jordan
NUNN Alexander
PENNICUIK Asher
SINGH Kushwant
STRINGER Andrew
WALSH Thomas
ZHANG Zhuoni