I am Dean of Research and a Professor of Applied Mathematics (Level E)
at the University of Wollongong.
Some of my external roles include
- Fellow of the
Australian Mathematical Society (FAustMS).
- Chair 2010-11 and Deputy Chair 2009,2012,
Society for Australian and NZ Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
- Member, selection panel for the DIISTRE
Endeavour Awards . There are many categories of awards, involving
scholarships, research fellowships and professional development.
Within the University of Wollongong some of my
- Dean of Research (2009-)
- Head of the School of Mathematics and
Applied Statistics (2007-9)
I was Director of the Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study
Group (MISG), 2007-9.
The MISG conference is an industry clinic
where industry partners have their
problems solved by the conference delegates.
This type of conference has
a wide and successful history.
The Oxford Mathematics in Industry Study Groups website lists
all the past and future MISG meeting held around the world. The
MISG Proceedings are also available for download.
Program and report summaries for the MISG events at UOW
Oxford Mathematics in Industry Study
Mathematics in Industry Case Studies Journal
I gained a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide
and have published about 65 research papers
and have also successfully supervised nine Masters/PhD students on various
topics in Applied Mathematics.
My ISI citation summary
shows 61 articles, with 430 citations and a Hirsch factor of H=11.
My Scopus citation summary shows 56 articles with 360 citations and H=10.
My research areas are
- Nonlinear optics ,
such as the propagation of
solitary waves in nematic liquid crystals
- Nonlinear waves
Solitary wave evolution and interaction for
higher-order versions of integrable equations,
such as Korteweg-de Vries equation,
Nonlinear Schrodinger equation and the Hirota equation,
- Combustion theory
and mathematical chemistry.
Here are some IOP-LabTalk descriptions of my research
I am on the editorial board of
I am a grant reviewer for the Australian Research Council. Some of my ARC researcher profile keywords, relevant to research in Applied Mathematics, are
- Mathematical modelling, Mathematical biology, Industrial mathematics, Applied differential equations, reaction diffusion models, fluid mechanics
Sites for mathematical societies, journals, conferences and research
INTERSECT: eResearch in NSW
INTERSECT manage e-research in NSW including access to high-performance
Some seminars and other web-sites related to hpc may
be of interest
- ac3 hpc facility
- Seminar presented to IMMaCS during 2000, "The AC3 high
performance computing facility: An introductory guide",
.ps or .pdf .
This is a "how-to" seminar.
- Seminar presented to TITR and IMMaCS during 2002, "High
performance computing: a tool for research scientists",
.ps or .pdf .
This talk focuses on some research areas in applied mathematics and
telecommunications which use hpc.
- Seminar presented to Mechanical Engineering during 2004, "Using Abaqus
This talk details how to use the finite element package Abaqus on the
ac3 147 node Linux cluster, Barossa.
- Seminar/workshop presented by Dr. Achim Casties
at UOW during April 2005, "hpc at ac3",
This talk details how to use the hpc machines based at ac3.