Professor Troy Farrell

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Faculty of Science,
Office of the Executive Dean, Science

Personal details


Executive Dean
Faculty of Science,
Office of the Executive Dean, Science


Bagasse, Battery, Electrochemical Systems, Heat And Mass Transfer, Mathematical Modelling, Porous Media, Solar Cells

Research field

Applied Mathematics, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

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


  • Ph.d (Queensland University of Technology)
  • B.Sc (Hons) (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
  • Member of the Australian Mathematical Society
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
  • Member of the Electrochemical Society Inc.


Teaching Discipline

Mathematical Sciences

Teaching Areas Perturbation methods, partial differential equations, advanced calculus, elementary calculus, algebra and differential equations.

Teaching Paradigm

As a lecturer in the Mathematical Sciences at QUT my primary aim has been to improve the learning outcomesof those students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, who take my units, are involved in the courses that I coordinate and/or are under my supervision for research training. I have attempted to do this in a number of ways, namely:

  • By providing a stimulating and exciting environment in my lectures, tutorials and in interacting with my postgraduate students that is conducive to learning and draws upon my research experience;
  • By adhering to a reflective teaching practice in which I always seek to critically evaluate student centred data of my teaching quality;
  • By developing and implementing high-quality, innovative, flexible and relevant learning resources (that have been externally recognised by the Carrick Institute);
  • Via my involvement in the implementation of student support programs;
  • By developing, improving, coordinating and promoting postgraduate coursework and honours programs in the Mathematical Sciences.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Selected research projects

Projects listed above are funded by Australian Competitive Grants. Projects funded from other sources are not listed due to confidentiality agreements.