Neville Fowkes

Dr, BSc PhD Qld

  • The University of Western Australia (M019), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.15, Mathematics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

I am a mathematical modeller who works mainly on continuum mechanics problems arising out of industrial and scientific contexts. I have participated in more than 30 Maths in Industry Study Groups (MISGs) held in many different countries; Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Portugal, UK, New Zealand, Australia, US, Canada, S Africa. These are industrial mathematics problem solving sessions. Companies I have worked with include Uncle Toby's, BHP, Hardie, CRA, ICI, DuPont, British Steel, BrewTech, Mouldflow, Age Developments, Unilever, LNEC, Petronas, SAB. I have helped initiate (and facilitate) MISG's in Indonesia, S. Africa and have assisted in the development of industrial mathematics graduate and undergraduate programs in Portugal, China, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand. I have authored a text on mathematical modelling based largely on problems arising out of my industrial mathematics experiences. This book has been used in industrial mathematics courses in Australia, SE Asia, Europe and possibly elsewhere.

Funding overview

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, (Portugal)
Pacific Industrial Mathematics Society (Canada) and AMSI
QUE Project Indonesia
National Research Council Pretoria South Africa
Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund
IDP Australia
TICAM Univ of Texas in Austin
Foundation for Research Sciences and Technology New Zealand
ARC
Professor Ian Dadour, Dr Neville Fowkes 2004, 'Modelling Temperature Variations in Stationary Vehicles with Forensic Applications.', UWA Research Grants Scheme, Funds Approved: $12,000.00. RFCD:

Much of me research is in MISG activities in locations throughout the world and is  supported by  (local)  government grants. 

Industrial relevance

Much of my research is industrially related

International Education

I have helped set up undergraduate and graduate mathematics programs in Laos, Portugal, Indonesia, Thailand. I have run graduate research workshops in Canada, S Africa, Indonesia, Laos.

Research

Crack propagation
Mining tunnel collapse
Concrete behaviour models
The mooring of large ships
Groundwater flow
Microwave propagation over the Earth
Enzyme kinetics; malting
Cancer research
Boundary tracing
Temperature rise in parked cars

Research expertise keywords

  • Applied mathematical methods
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Mathematical biology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Solid mechanics

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