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Modelling and simulation of industrial processes and products

Study level


Master of Philosophy


Faculty/Lead unit

Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Mathematical Sciences

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Professor Troy Farrell
Deputy Dean
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Industrial processes and products can be described as 'multi-problems' in that they are often multi-scale, multi-phase and multi-component in nature. The analysis of such problems sits in the exciting nexus of applied mathematics, physical science and engineering science.

Research activities

We are offering opportunities to use mathematical tools from the areas of calculus, differential equations, asymptotic methods, continuum and statistical mechanics and computational simulation to develop and analyse cutting-edge continuum and discrete models and simulation codes of industrial multi-problems.


Some of the current industrially motivated project areas include:

  • using mathematics to help develop and evaluate new energy storage materials for the batteries and solar cells of tomorrow
  • predicting the composition of coal seam gas across the Bowen and Surat Basins
  • modelling multi-component fluid flow in charged nano-channels
  • modelling the uptake of agrichemicals (pesticides and herbicides) through the surfaces of leaves
  • facilitating the efficient production of biofuel from sugarcane bagasse.


You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round



Contact the supervisor for more information.