- Graeme Wake and
**Mark Nelson**. Preface to ``Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear Systems: A Tribute to Professor John Brindley''.`Mathematical and Computer Modelling`,**36**(3), page xiii, 2002. - Graeme Wake and
**Mark Nelson**. Forward. A Tribute to Professor John Brindley Large Research Professor, University of Leeds, U.K.`Mathematical and Computer Modelling`,**36**(3), page xv-xvi, 2002. -
**M.I. Nelson**. NSW ANZIAM 2003 Branch Meeting.`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,**31**(1): 63, 2004. -
**M.I. Nelson**and B.R. Young. Editorial: Special Issue Contributed from CHEMECA 2006 - Australasian Process Modelling and Control Selected Papers. (2007)`Chemical Product and Process Modelling`,**2**, Issue 2, Article 1. Available at`http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol2/iss2/1`. -
**M.I. Nelson**, B. Young and H.S. Sidhu. Editorial: Special Issue Contributed from CHEMECA 2008 - Mathematical Modeling.`Chemical Product and Process Modelling`,**4**, Issue 3, Article 1, 2009. Available at`http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol3/iss3/1`. -
**M.I. Nelson**. (2008) ACT/NSW ANZIAM meeting.`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,**36**(1), 28-29, 2009, The Australian Mathematical Society. - Andrew Metcalfe, Phil Howlett,
**Mark Nelson**and Anthony Roberts. Preface to the Proceedings of the EMAC 2009.`ANZIAM Journal`,**51**(0), 2009.`http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/2909`. - G. Cox and
**M.I. Nelson**. Report on NSW ANZIAM 2009.`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,**31**(1), 63, 2010, The Australian Mathematical Society. - N. Thamwattana and
**M.I. Nelson**. Report on the 2010 NSW ANZIAM meeting.`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,**38**(5), 269-270, 2010, The Australian Mathematical Society. **Mark Nelson**, Anthony Roberts, Mary Coupland, Tara Hamilton and Harvinder Sidhu. Preface to the Proceedings of the Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference.`ANZIAM Journal`,**53**(0), 2012.`http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/5172`.

**Preface**

These papers are substantially those submitted and accepted for publication
after the symposium held at the University of Leeds, U.K. in September 1999 on
the theme ``Modelling of Nonlinear Systems'' - the same title as this special
issue. In some exceptional cases, papers in synergy with the theme were
accepted which were not actually presented in the symposium. The focus of
the symposium occasion was to note the ongoing contributions to the subject of
Nonlinear Systems by Professor John Brindley of the University of Leeds at the
time of his then-recent retirement. We are grateful to the editors of
`Mathematical and Computer Modelling` for their invitation and
agreement to publish this Special Issue.

Graeme Wake and **Mark Nelson**.
Preface to ``Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear Systems: A Tribute
to Professor John Brindley''.
`Mathematical and Computer Modelling`, **36**(3),
page xiii, 2002.

**Forward**

This special issue of `Mathematical and Computer Modelling`
mostly contains a selection of papers that
were presented at a conference on ``Mathematical Modelling of Nonlinear
Systems'' held at the University of Leeds, September 20-21, 1999. This
conference celebrated John's contributions to applied mathematics
following his retirement from the School of Mathematics and attracted a large
number of his coworkers, from both the U.K. and abroad. We had originally
invited Professor David Crighton, another doyen of Applied Mathematics, to
write this tribute but his untimely death in April 2000 prevented him from
doing so. In an acceptance letter to us of November 3, 1999, Professor
Crighton says ``I was sorry to miss this [the meeting]- and have heard nothing
but good opinions of it.... Thank you for the invitation to contribute in
some way to the special volume for John. I will be happy to [do this]. As I
write I have John's CV in front of me to remind me of the great range of
science that has attracted his attention and of the great range of other
academic tasks he has taken on over the years and, indeed, still continues to
take on.''

John Brindley's research contributions cover much of the ever-increasing stage on which applied mathematicians operate today: fluid mechanics , geophysics, combustion theory, reacting flows, plankton dynamics, fish populations, etc. The common methodology is that of nonlinear systems theory, the theme of the 1999 conference.

It is often stated that ``mathematicians are not extroverts''. John Brindley is a counter-example to this. Words to fit him are not hard to find: initiator, facilitator, encourager, helper, friend, etc. During his career he has shown an enormous capacity to lead research, transmit ideas, and to inspire others -- especially students -- through his energy and warmth of character. John is renowned for his interactions between groups. He has travelled the world making contacts, conducting research, and speaking about it. All with an outcome of A+. Rarely can you find a centre where John has not been and is not well known.

We look forward to John's continuing contributions and take pride in the appearance of this tribute. We warmly thank all the contributors for their forbearance and patience and Julian Visch of the University of Canterbury for his help with the technical production of the contents.

Finally, we thank the editors of `Mathematical and Computer Modelling`
for their invitation to prepare this volume and their publication of it.

Graeme Wake and **Mark Nelson**.
Forward. A Tribute to Professor John Brindley
Large Research Professor, University of Leeds, U.K.
`Mathematical and Computer Modelling`, **36**(3),
page xv-xvi, 2002.

**M.I. Nelson**.
NSW ANZIAM 2003 Branch Meeting. `The Australian Mathematical Society
Gazette`, **31**(1): 63, 2004.

**Abstract**

The papers in this issue of
`Chemical Product and Process Modelling` are substantially
those that arose from special sessions on "process simulation and
control" (organised by Brent R. Young) and "mathematical modelling"
(organised by Mark I. Nelson) at the 34th Australasian Chemical Engineering
Conference (held between 17th-20th September 2006, in Auckland, New
Zealand). The papers in this special are available at:
`
http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol2/iss2`. The papers
featured in this issue have been revised and extended from CHEMECA and
re-reviewed before publication here.

All the papers in this issue use mathematics. However, this special issue only features a small number of the presentations at CHEMECA that use mathematics. Mathematics finds many practical applications within chemical engineering and consequently presentations involving mathematics were featured in many special sessions throughout CHEMECA. Some of these presentations will appear in special issues elsewhere. In particular, the papers from every session that were nominated for the John Brodie award are appearing in a special issue of the Asian-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering.

**M.I. Nelson** and B.R. Young.
Editorial: Special Issue Contributed from CHEMECA 2006 - Australasian
Process Modelling and Control Selected Papers. (2007)
`Chemical Product and Process Modelling`,
**2**, Issue 2, Article 1. Available at
`
http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol2/iss2/1`.

**Abstract**

The papers in this issue of Chemical Product and Process Modeling are
substantially those that arose from special sessions on
``mathematical modeling'' at the 36th Australasian Chemical Engineering
Conference (held between 28th September to 1st October 2008, in Newcastle,
Australia). The papers in this special issue are available at:
`
www.bepress.com/cppm/vol4/iss3`.

**M.I. Nelson**, B. Young and H.S. Sidhu.
Editorial: Special Issue Contributed from CHEMECA 2008 -
Mathematical Modeling.
`Chemical Product and Process Modelling`,
**4**, Issue 3, Article 1, 2009. Available at
`
http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol3/iss3/1`.

**M.I. Nelson**. (2008) ACT/NSW ANZIAM meeting.
`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,
**36**(1), 28-29, 2009, The Australian Mathematical Society.

**Abstract**

This Special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains
the refereed papers from the 9th Biennial Engineering Mathematics and
Applications Conference (EMAC2009) held at the University of Adelaide in
December 2009. The EMAC series of conferences is held under the auspices of
the Engineering Mathematics Group (EMG) (a special interest group of the
Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
division of the Australian Mathematics Society. The meeting provides a forum
for researchers interested in the development and use of mathematical methods
in engineering and applied mathematics. A further theme of the conference is
the mathematical education of applied mathematicians and engineers.

Andrew Metcalfe, Phil Howlett, **Mark Nelson** and Anthony Roberts.
Preface to the Proceedings of the EMAC 2009.
`ANZIAM Journal`, **51**(0), 2009.
`http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/2909` .

G. Cox and **M.I. Nelson**.
Report on NSW ANZIAM 2009.
`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,
**31**(1), 63, 2010, The Australian Mathematical Society.

N. Thamwattana and **M.I. Nelson**.
Report on the 2010 NSW ANZIAM meeting.
`The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette`,
**38**(5), 269-270, 2010, The Australian Mathematical Society.

**Abstract**

This Special Section of the ANZIAM Journal (Electronic Supplement) contains
the refereed papers from the 10th Biennial Engineering Mathematics and
Applications Conference (EMAC2011) held at University Technology Sydney in
December 2011. The EMAC series of conferences is held under the auspices of
the Engineering Mathematics Group (EMG)---a special interest group of the
Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics division of the
Australian Mathematics Society. The meeting provides a forum for researchers
interested in the development and use of mathematical methods in engineering
and applied mathematics. A further theme of the conference is the mathematical
education of applied mathematicians and engineers

**Mark Nelson**, Anthony Roberts, Mary Coupland, Tara
Hamilton and Harvinder Sidhu. Preface to the
Proceedings of the Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference.
`ANZIAM Journal`, **53**(0), 2012.
`http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/5172`

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