I am Dean of Research and a Professor of Applied Mathematics (Level E)
at the University of Wollongong and a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Some of my external roles include
- President of the
Australian Mathematical Society , 2015-16.
- Executive Member,
Australian Council of Graduate Research , 2016-17.
- Chair 2010-11 and Deputy Chair 2009,2012,
Society for Australian and NZ Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
- Member, selection panel for the Australian Government
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 70 research papers
and have also successfully supervised nine Masters/PhD students on various
topics in Applied Mathematics.
My ISI citation summary
shows 70+ articles, with 600+ citations and a Hirsch factor of H=14.
My Scopus citation summary shows 70+ articles with 650+ citations and H=15.
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