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.

Academic Staff

Dr Douglas BRUMLEY (Lecturer)

A/Prof Steven CARNIE (Associate Professor)
Research interests: Electrokinetics, Flow in porous media, Hydrodynamics of drops, Colloidal interactions, Thin film drainage
Prof Edmund CRAMPIN (Professor)
Research interests: Mathematical Biology
Dr Jennifer FLEGG (Senior Lecturer)

Dr Hailong GUO (Lecturer)
Research interests: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Prof Barry HUGHES (Professor)
Research interests: Applied Mathematical Methods, Probability Modelling, Mathematical Biology, Continuum Modelling, Random Walks, Random Environments
Prof James MCCAW (Professor)

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)
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
Prof Antoinette TORDESILLAS (Professor)
Research interests: Homogenization Theory, Interfacial Continuum Mechanics, Mechanics of Complex Systems, Mechanics of Granular Media

Research Fellows

Dr Pengxing CAO (Research Fellow)

Dr Roslyn HICKSON (Research Fellow)

Honorary Staff

Professor Andrew BARBOUR
Professorial Fellow (Associate)
Professor Daryl DALEY
Professorial Fellow (Associate)
Professor Kerry LANDMAN
Professorial Fellow (Associate)

Visitors

Prof Klemens FELLNER (University of Graz)

Postgraduate Students

BOWLY Simon – ‘' Generating new test instances for mixed-integer programming'
CRAWSHAW Jessica
HUNT Hilary
KAHAGALAGE Sanath – ‘An Optimal Control approach to medlling propulsion dynamics in fully submerged granular media environments
KANDHARI Nitika
LEUNG Tiffany (Ngo Nam) – ‘Dynamical properties of disease transmission models with seasonal forcing, immune boosting and vaccination
LYDEAMORE Michael – ‘Investigating the spread of Group A Strepococcus disease using multi-strain bacterial population dynamics models.
MADERAZO Dominic
MILLER Claire
PUCILOWSKI Sebastian – ‘Modelling confined comminution processes in mineral exploration
ROMIJN Lotte
SAHANI Sontosh Kumar
SHEN Naijian (Eric)
VAN DER LINDEN Joost Herman – ‘Pore Scale Characterisation of Geomaterials
YAP Estefania – ‘' Instance Spaces for Multiobjective black box optimisation'
ZAREBSKI Alexander – ‘Influenza modelling with applications in forecasting.

Masters (RT) Students

BROWN Owen
COOK Blake
DELPORT Dominic
EASEY David
LONTOC Miguel Carlo
MAHARAJ Steven
TELLE Ashild
TRINIDAD Julio
VAN AMMERS Reuben
WALSH Thomas
ZANCA Adriana