Research Themes

Applied and Industrial Mathematics

Bushfire and combustion physics, number theory with applications to cyber security and cryptography, mathematical biology/ecology, non-linear dynamical systems.

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Astrophysics

Numerical simulation of binary star mergers and supernova detonations, star formation and stellar evolution, Big Data methodologies applied to large-scale observational surveys.

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Coastal Impact

Modelling of sea level rise due to climate change and land reclamation, sedimentation of ports and harbours, mesoscale atmospheric modelling of land falling tropical cyclones.

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Condensed Matter Physics

Atomic and nuclear techniques (including neutron scattering, synchrotron radiation) with applications to magnetic and electronic materials, optical signal processing and storage, ionising radiation dosimetry and imaging, magnetic refrigeration, low-dimensional electrionic materials, metallic glasses.

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Cultural Geography

Conceptual innovation in social theory, with insights from non-representational theory, affect theory, post-humanism, new materialism, and experimental methodology, that investigate transformations in social and cultural processes emerging from contemporary art-science relations, human and technology interfaces, digital cultures, enhanced embodied performances, and new understandings of nature.

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Environmental Geography

Climate change adaption investigating both natural and anthropogenic influences (including extreme climate events and ecological degradation) and responses (including low-lying coastal transformation and sustainable development in agricultural practices), through the use of long term climate change perspectives, Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

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Experimental Chemistry

Synthesis and study of novel molecules including functionalised supramolecular structures and materials for biological, environmental, pharmaceutical and industrial applications.

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Theoretical Chemistry

Classical and quantum chemistry, with medical applications such as protein–cell wall absorption, and quantum simulations of gas-surface interactions.

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Water Purification

Novel water quality and purification processes, including low cost, low energy purification processes for remote and developing communities, and the treatment of human, animal, and industrial liquid waste.

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