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)

Prof Edmund CRAMPIN (Professor)
Research interests: Mathematical Biology, Systems Biology, Mathematical Physiology
A/Prof Jennifer FLEGG (Senior Lecturer)

Prof Geoffrey GRIMMETT (Professor)

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 / 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

Honorary Staff

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

Visitors

Professor Ana LORENA (Federal University of São Paulo)

Postgraduate Students

ALAHAKOON Punya
ALIPOUR Hossein
CRAWSHAW Jessica
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
GUAN Bianyang
HIBBERD Aaron
HUNT Isobel
LI Fan
LI Peijing
LIU Kelvin
MAHARAJ Steven
MCANDREW Fenella
MCCULLOUGH Rachael
MINTER Jordan
NUNN Alexander
PITTS Maggie
SINGH Kushwant
STRINGER Andrew
SUN Xiao
WALSH Thomas
XU Mengting
ZHANG Suyi
ZHANG Zhuoni
ZHUANG Qi