Neville Fowkes

Dr, BSc PhD Qld

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

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 184 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
19922017
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Personal profile

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:

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

Keywords

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

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tracing Physics & Astronomy
Tracing Mathematics
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Partial differential equations Engineering & Materials Science
partial differential equations Physics & Astronomy
Nonlinear Model Mathematics
Laplace Mathematics
Barley Mathematics

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Projects 2005 2011

Research Output 1992 2017

1 Citations

Description of ionophore-doped membranes with a blocked interface

Sanders, T. M., Myers, M., Asadnia, M. J., Umana-Membreno, G. A., Baker, M. V., Fowkes, N. D., Parish, G. & Nener, B. D. 1 Oct 2017 In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 250, p. 499-508 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionophores
Ions
membranes
Membranes
Field effect transistors

Hard to boil massecuite

Fowkes, N., Hennessy, M. G., Moyles, I., Thomson, S., Fareo, G. & Atherfold, J. 2017 Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group. Mason, D. P. (ed.). South Africa: University of Witwatersrand, p. 30-53 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

crystal
sugar cane
polysaccharide
wet season
bubble

TRUCK SAFETY BARRIERS FOR MINING SITES

Fowkes, N., Durkin, S. & Bassom, A. P. Jul 2017 In : Anziam Journal. 59, 1, p. 35-50 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mining
Safety
Accidents
Shell
Vertical

Innovative Approach to Open Pit Edge Protection

Durkin, S., Fowkes, N., Redwood, N. & Bassom, A. 2016 Ninth AusIMM Open Pit Operators' Conference 2016 Proceedings. Goodz , M. (ed.). AusIMM The Minerals Institute, p. 138-149 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Trucks
Ores
Economics
Tires
Polyethylenes

Optimisation of the thermal and structural performance of an integrated patio door

Ellery, A., Fowkes, N., Jin, W., Macfarlane, A., Pacholke, G., Pethiyagoda, R., Stewart, P., Watson, P., Wilkins, A. & Zaitouny, A. 1 Jun 2016 ANZIAM Journal: Proceedings of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group. Farrell, T. & Roberts, A. J. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Vol. 56, p. M30-M56

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Computer program listings
Structural properties
Glass
Processing
Hot Temperature