PhD projects for potential students
- The development of analytical and numerical solutions
to describe the steering of
single and multiple nematicons in liquid crystals.
Nematic liquid crystals are under much current theoretical and experimental
study as all optical swithcing devices in telecommunications networks.
- The development of fast parallel algorithms for the numerical solution
of nematicon evolution and interaction in 2-D. The calculation
of the interaction and/or steering of nematicons involves the
numerical solution of a system of coupled partial differential
equations in two space dimensions, which is
computationally expensive, hence fast
fast parallel algorithms are needed.
- Solitary wave interaction and evolution. Solitons occur in many
physical systems and are widely studied, due to their special mathematical
Of interest is their interaction and evolution, in higher-order
systems, which represent small corrections to well known integrable equations
- Semi-analytical solutions for reaction-diffusion equations.
Many chemical systems can be modelled by sets of reaction-diffusion equations,
which are hard or impossible to analyse using the standard tools of combustion
theory. This project will look at methods of approximating the governing
equations by sets of ordinary differential equations and
analysing the static and dynamic stability of the system.
- My PhD students and graduates
- Information about postgraduate studies from the
Research office .
- the seminar, "The first six months of candidature", which
provides hints on starting a PhD and was given at the UOW Postgraduate
Orientation Programme, 2001-2, in
.ps or .pdf .
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