Professor Harvinder Sidhu

Associate Dean (Education)
Professor Harvinder Sidhu
+61 2 6268 8820
+61 2 6268 8786

LOCATION

Room 112 PEMS South (Bldg 26) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

PhD Opportunities and Scholarships
For Future Research Students: Ph.D. scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high achieving students (with H1 /High Distinction in UG and Masters by Research) in the areas outlined below. If you are interested contact me at h.sidhu@adfa.edu.au

I am currently the Research Leader of the Applied and Industrial Mathematics (AIM) Group in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at UNSW Canberra. I have a BSc (First Class Honours and University Medal) and a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Queensland. I have also a Dip. Ed. from the National Institute of Education (Singapore).  So far, I have authored over 150 research articles, and have obtained numerous competitive grants. I have extensive experience in supervising Higher Degree Research students. My current research interests are:-

  • Mathematical combustion modelling, including the study of combustion waves and spontaneous ignition
  • Eruptive bushfire behaviour
  • Reactor engineering - chemical and bio-reactors
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Mathematical biology and ecology

Honours and Awards

  • UNSW Canberra Rector's Award for Teaching Excellence (2013)
  • UNSW Canberra Rector's Commendation for Excellence in Classroom Teaching (2005 & 2009)
  • J.H. Michell Medal - Australian and New Zealand Industrail and Applied Mathematics Award for Outstanding New Researcher (1999)

Memberships

  • Australian Mathematics Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Industrail and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
  • Institute of Chemical Engineers

 

 

Book Chapters

Sidhu HS; Gubernov V; Kolobov AV; Polezhaev AA, 2014, 'Pulsating Behaviour in Combustion Waves', in Rocha L; Gomes M (ed.), Wave Propagation, edn. Original, AcademyPublish.org, USA, pp. 407 - 431

Nelson MI; Chen XD; Sidhu HS, 2008, 'Reducing the Emission of Pollutants in Industrial Wastewater through the Use of Membrane Bioreactors', in Hosking RJ; Venturino E (ed.), ASPECTS OF MATHEMATICAL MODELLING: APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE, MEDICINE, ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT, edn. Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction, BIRKHAUSER VERLAG AG, pp. 95 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8591-0_6

Hearn CJ; Sidhu HS, 1999, 'The Stommel model of coastal lagoons', in Modelling coastal sea processes: ocean and atmospheric pacific, edn. Original, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 273 - 291

Sidhu HS; Hearn CJ, 1999, 'The Stommel model of coastal Lagoons', in Modelling coastal sea processes: ocean and atmospheric pacific, edn. Original, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 273 - 291

Journal articles

Huang Z; Sidhu HS; Towers IN; Jovanoski Z; Watt S; Gubernov VV, 2020, 'Properties of nonadiabatic combustion waves in competitive exothermic reactions', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 77, pp. 1216 - 1228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2019.09.010

Sanni S; Jovanoski Z; Sidhu HS, 2019, 'An economic order quantity model with reverse logistics program', Operations Research Perspectives, pp. 100133 - 100133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orp.2019.100133

Ang TK; Safuan HM; Sidhu HS; Jovanoski Z; Towers IN, 2019, 'Impact of Harvesting on a Bioeconomic Predator–Prey Fishery Model Subject to Environmental Toxicant', Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol. 81, pp. 2748 - 2767, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-019-00627-8

Nelson MI; Sidhu HS; Watt S; Hai FI, 2019, 'Performance analysis of the activated sludge model (number 1)', Food and Bioproducts Processing, vol. 116, pp. 41 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2019.03.014

Watt SD; Sidhu HS; Jovanoski Z; Towers IN; Huang Z, 2019, 'Watershed initial conditions for propagating waves in a system with bistability: A weight-function approach', Applied Mathematics Letters, vol. 91, pp. 106 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aml.2018.11.018

Phelps H; Watt S; Sidhu H; Sidhu L, 2018, 'Using phase change materials and air gaps in designing fire fighting suits: a mathematical investigation', Fire Technology, vol. 55, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10694-018-0794-z

Huang Z; Sidhu H; Towers I; Jovanoski Z; Watt S, 2018, 'On the route to extinction in non-adiabatic flames from competitive exothermic reactions', Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/mmnp/2018047

Luangwilai T; Sidhu HS; Nelson MI, 2018, 'One-dimensional spatial model for self-heating in compost piles: Investigating effects of moisture and air flow', Food and Bioproducts Processing, vol. 108, pp. 18 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2017.12.001

Huang Z; Sidhu H; Towers I; Jovanoski Z; Gubernov V, 2017, 'Stability analysis of combustion waves for competitive exothermic reactions using Evans function', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 54, pp. 347 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2017.09.055

Dose T; Jovanoski Z; Safuan HM; Sidhu H; Towers I, 2017, 'Dynamics of a discrete non-autonomous ricker model', Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 12, pp. 2304 - 2309, http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/jeasci.2017.2304.2309

Saifuddin R; Jovanoski Z; Safuan HM; Towers I; Sidhu H, 2017, 'Stability of a Population in a Model with Delayed Environmental Response', Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 12, pp. 2299 - 2303, http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/jeasci.2017.2299.2303

Huang Z; Sidhu HS; Towers IN; Jovanoski Z; Gubernov VV, 2017, 'Properties of combustion waves in a model with competitive exothermic reactions', Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, vol. 55, pp. 1187 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10910-017-0733-0

Waters EK; Hamilton AJ; Sidhu HS; Sidhu LA; Dunbar M, 2016, 'Zoonotic Transmission of Waterborne Disease: A Mathematical Model', Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol. 78, pp. 169 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-015-0136-y

Huang Z; Sidhu HS; Towers IN; Jovanoski Z; Gubernov VV, 2016, 'Nonadiabatic combustion waves in a two-step competitive exothermic-reaction model', Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, vol. 57, pp. C14 - C31, http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/10391/0

Anderson C; Jovanoski Z; Sidhu H; Towers I, 2016, 'Logistic equation with a simple stochastic carrying capacity', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 56, pp. C431 - C445, http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/anziamj.v56i0.9386

Alexander TJ; Xu Y; Sidhu H, 2016, 'Horizontally shaken impact pendulums', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 366, pp. 471 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2015.12.030

Huang Z; Sidhu H; Towers I; Jovanoski Z; Gubernov V, 2015, 'Reaction waves in solid fuels for adiabatic competitive exothermic reactions', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 56, pp. C148 - C162, http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/anziamj.v56i0.9343

Towers IN; Jovanoski Z; Sidhu HS; Safuan H, 2015, 'On travelling wave solutions of the diffusive Leslie–Gower model', Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 274, pp. 362 - 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2015.10.088

Gubernov VV; Kolobov AV; Polezhaev AA; Sidhu HS; McIntosh AC; Brindley J, 2015, 'Stabilization of combustion wave through the competitive endothermic reaction', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2015.0293

Alharbi AOM; Nelson MI; Worthy AL; Sidhu HS, 2015, 'Analysis of an activated sludge model in which dead biomass is recycled into slowly biodegradable particulate substrate', Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 10, pp. 580 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/apj.1906

Phelps H; Sidhu H, 2015, 'A mathematical model for heat transfer in fire fighting suits containing phase change materials', Fire Safety Journal, vol. 74, pp. 43 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2015.04.007

Sidhu HS; Nelson MI; Balakrishnan E, 2015, 'An analysis of a standard reactor cascade and a step-feed reactor cascade for biological processes described by monod kinetics', Chemical Product and Process Modeling, vol. 10, pp. 27 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/cppm-2014-0022

Waters EK; Sidhu HS; Sidhu LA; Mercer GN, 2015, 'Extended Lotka–Volterra equations incorporating population heterogeneity: Derivation and analysis of the predator–prey case', Ecological Modelling, vol. 297, pp. 187 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.11.019

Sidhu HS; Alharbi AOM; Nelson MI; Worthy AL; Sidhu HS, 2014, 'Sludge formaton in the activated sludge process with a sludge disintegration unit', Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal, vol. 55, pp. C348 - C367, http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/7803

Xu Y; Alexander TJ; Sidhu H; Kevrekidis PG, 2014, 'Instability dynamics and breather formation in a horizontally shaken pendulum chain', Physical Review E, vol. 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.90.042921

Safuan H; Sidhu H; Jovanoski Z; Towers I, 2014, 'A two-species predator-prey model in an environment enriched by a biotic resource', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 54, pp. C768 - C787, http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/anziamj.v54i0.6376

Gubernov VV; Kolobov AV; Polezhaev AP; Sidhu HS, 2013, 'Stability of hydrogen-air deflagration near rich flammability limit', Proceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013

WATERS EK; SIDHU HS; MERCER GN, 2013, 'SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY IN SIMPLE DETERMINISTIC SIR MODELS ASSESSED ECOLOGICALLY', The ANZIAM Journal, vol. 54, pp. 23 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1446181113000035

Barnes B; Sidhu H, 2013, 'The impact of marine closed areas on fishing yield under a variety of management strategies and stock depletion levels', Ecological Modelling, vol. 269, pp. 113 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.08.012

Chen XD; Sidhu H; Nelson M, 2013, 'On the Addition of Protein (Casein) to Aqueous Lactose as a Drying Aid in Spray Drying-Theoretical Surface Composition', Drying Technology, vol. 31, pp. 1504 - 1512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07373937.2013.780247

Chen XD; Sidhu H; Nelson M, 2013, 'A linear relationship between dimensionless crossing-point-temperature and Frank-Kamenetskii reactivity parameter in self-heating test at infinite Biot number for slab geometry', Fire Safety Journal, vol. 61, pp. 138 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2013.08.002

Towers I; Gubernov V; Kolobov AV; Polezhaev AA; Sidhu HS, 2013, 'Bistability of flame propagation in a model with competing exothermic reactions', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A - Mathematical and Physical Sciences, vol. 469, pp. 20130315-1 - 20130315-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2013.0315

Luangwilai T; Sidhu HS; Nelson MI, 2013, 'Biological self-heating in compost piles: A Semenov formulation', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 101, pp. 533 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2013.07.015

Gubernov V; Kolobov AV; Polezhaev AA; Sidhu HS, 2013, 'Analysing the stability of premixed rich hydrogen-air flame with the use of two-step models', Combustion and Flame, vol. 160, pp. 1060 - 1069, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.01.021

Safuan HM; Jovanoski Z; Towers IN; Sidhu HS, 2013, 'Exact solution of a non-autonomous logistic population model', Ecological Modelling, vol. 251, pp. 99 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.12.016

Safuan H; Sidhu HS; Jovanoski Z; Towers I, 2013, 'Impacts of Biotic Resource Enrichment on a Predator-Prey Population', Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol. on-line July 2013, pp. 1798 - 1812, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-013-9869-7

Xu Y; Alexander T; Sidhu HS, 2012, 'Instability dynamics of a horizontally shaken pendulum', The ANZIAM Journal, vol. 53, pp. C325 - C339

Wee WYS; Sidhu HS; Sharples JJ; Towers IN; Gubernov VV, 2012, 'Properties of reaction fronts in a non-adiabatic two stage exothermic-endothermic competitive reaction scheme', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 54

Towers I; Jovanoski Z; Sidhu HS; mohd safuan H, 2012, 'Coupled logistic carrying capacity model', The ANZIAM Journal, vol. 53, pp. C172 - C184, http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/4972

Gubernov V; Kolobov A; Polezhaev A; Sidhu HS, 2012, 'Stability of combustion waves in the Zeldovich-Liñán model', Combustion and Flame, vol. 159, pp. 1185 - 1196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.09.019

Nelson MI; Balakrishnan E; Sidhu HS, 2012, 'A fundamental analysis of continuous flow bioreactor and membrane reactor models with tessier kinetics', Chemical Engineering Communications, vol. 199, pp. 417 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2010.525155

Sharples JJ; Sidhu HS; Mcintosh A; Brindley J; Gubernov V, 2012, 'Analysis of combustion waves arising in the presence of a competitive endothermic reaction', IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 77, pp. 18 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imamat/hxr072

Gubernov V; Sharples JJ; Sidhu HS; Mcintosh A; Brindley J, 2012, 'Properties of combustion waves in the model with competitive exo- and endothermic reactions', Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, vol. 50, pp. 2130 - 2140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10910-012-0021-y

Li L; Wang XH; Williams D; Sidhu HS; Song D, 2012, 'Numerical study of the effects of mangrove areas and tidal flats on tides: A case study of Darwin Harbour, Australia', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 117, pp. C06011-1 - C06011-12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JC007494

Luangwilai T; Sidhu HS; Nelson MI, 2011, 'A two dimensional, reaction-diffusion model of compost piles', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 53

Hickson RI; Barry SI; Sidhu HS; Mercer GN, 2011, 'Critical times in single-layer reaction diffusion', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 54, pp. 2642 - 2650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2011.01.019

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