Mathematics

The Mathematics Discipline within the College of Engineering, Science and Environment hosts a dynamic group of researchers in both pure and applied mathematics. Receiving 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings of “above world standard” for mathematical sciences, the discipline’s research including significant capacity in computational mathematics, mathematical modelling in nanotechnology and industrial applications, calculus of variations, theory and applications of ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier analysis, materials science, symmetry and number theory.

The Mathematics Discipline has been recognised and supported by the Australian Research Council via various schemes from Laureate and DECRA Fellowships to Discovery Project grants and Linkage grants.

Professor George Willis

ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Algebra, Functional analysis, Group theory

Professor Natalie Thamwattana

Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Mechanics of granular materials, Modelling nanostructures, Nanomechanics

Professor Florian Breuer

Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Drinfeld modular forms, Drinfeld modules, Ducci sequences

Associate Professor James McCoy

Associate Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Calculus of variations, Curvature flow, Differential geometry

Associate Professor Jeffrey Hogan

Associate Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Clifford analysis, Fourier analysis, Signal processing

Associate Professor Michael Coons Jr

Associate Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Number theory, Pure mathematics, Theoretical computer science

Associate Professor Mike Meylan

Associate Professor
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Differential equations, Hydroelasticity, Wave scattering

Dr Bishnu Lamichhane

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Approximation theory, Differential equations, Domain decomposition

Dr Elena Levchenko

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Head of Discipline

Applied mathematics, Condensed matter physics, Dynamical systems

Dr Björn Rüffer

Senior Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Difference and functional equations, Optimisation, Ordinary differential equations

Dr Judy-Anne Osborn

Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Combinatorics, Mathematics education

Dr Andrew Kepert

Lecturer
School of Information and Physical Sciences

Computational mathematics, Numerical mathematics, Operations research

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