Professor Ian Turner

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Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences

Personal details


Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences


computational electromagnetics, computational mathematics, computational modelling of porous media, drying process-modelling, linear algebra, numerical analysis, sality modelling, scientific computation, supercomputing

Research field

Numerical and Computational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • D.Sc. (Queensland University of Technology)
  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • MAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)
  • BAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Member of the Australian Mathematical Society
  • Previous chair of the national executive of the Computational Mathematics Group which oversees the enhancement of computational mathematics within Australia


Over his career, Ian has supervised 8 postdoctoral fellows, 7 research associates, acted as principal supervisor for 15 PhD students, 3 Masters by research students and has acted as associate supervisor for more than 25 students.

Many of his past students have now obtained academic positions at universities in the UK, Sri Lanka, China, and Australia, and have received significant academic success, e.g. a Rhodes scholar recipient and a University of Oxford DPhil program graduate.

Professor Turner’s undergraduate units regularly top the list in the School’s formal survey responses from students.

Teaching areas

  • computational mathematics
  • linear algebra
  • work integrated learning in applied and computational mathematics.

Areas of expertise

  • numerical solution of partial differential equations
  • numerical linear algebra
  • computational modelling in porous media
  • finite volume methods
  • krylov subspace methods.


Selected publications

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