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.
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.
- applied mathematics
- physical science
- engineering science
- energy storage
- porous flow
- numerical simulation
- mathematical modelling
Contact the supervisor for more information.