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Marchant, Timothy

Honorary Professor at UOW

  • Director, AMSI - University of Melbourne 2021 -

Research Overview


  • Timothy Marchant is Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute at  the University of Melbourne.

    He is a Honorary Professor of Applied Mathematics at UOW and a Honorary Professor at Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China.

    His previous roles at UOW  include  Head of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics 2007-2009 and Dean of Research  2009-2020.

    Professor Marchant gained a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide in 1988 and has published 100 research papers.

    He has also successfully supervised 20  Masters/PhD students on various topics in Applied Mathematics. Professor Marchant’s research areas include nonlinear optics, nonlinear waves and combustion theory.  


    Professor Marchant is a Fellow  and Past President  of the Australian Mathematical Society. He is  a past member of the Endeavour Awards  and National Colombo Plan selection panels. He is also an editorial  board member for the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, and of the Applied Mathematical Modelling Journal.

     At Melbourne University he is  located in Building 161 on the Parkville campus. At UOW he is located in Building 39C, Rm 192 on the Wollongong campus.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Nonlinear optics: The propagation of solitary waves and dispersive shock waves  in nematic liquid crystals, thermal media and other optical media
    • Nonlinear waves. Analysis of solitary waves and dispersive shock waves  for integrable equations, such as Korteweg-de Vries equation, Nonlinear Schrodinger equation and their non integrable variants
    • Combustion theory and mathematical chemistry. Semi-analytical solutions for reaction-diffusion equations. Many chemical systems can be modelled by sets of reaction-diffusion equations, which are hard or impossible to analyse using the standard tools of combustion theory. This project will look at methods of approximating the governing equations by sets of ordinary differential equations and analysing the static and dynamic stability of the system

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Dispersive Shock Waves in Colloidal Media Rowe, James

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics 1988

Keywords


  • applied mathematics

    nonlinear waves

    nonlinear optics

    reaction-diffusion equations

    mathematical modelling

     

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • F-6514-2013

Research Overview


  • Timothy Marchant is Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute at  the University of Melbourne.

    He is a Honorary Professor of Applied Mathematics at UOW and a Honorary Professor at Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China.

    His previous roles at UOW  include  Head of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics 2007-2009 and Dean of Research  2009-2020.

    Professor Marchant gained a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide in 1988 and has published 100 research papers.

    He has also successfully supervised 20  Masters/PhD students on various topics in Applied Mathematics. Professor Marchant’s research areas include nonlinear optics, nonlinear waves and combustion theory.  


    Professor Marchant is a Fellow  and Past President  of the Australian Mathematical Society. He is  a past member of the Endeavour Awards  and National Colombo Plan selection panels. He is also an editorial  board member for the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, and of the Applied Mathematical Modelling Journal.

     At Melbourne University he is  located in Building 161 on the Parkville campus. At UOW he is located in Building 39C, Rm 192 on the Wollongong campus.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Nonlinear optics: The propagation of solitary waves and dispersive shock waves  in nematic liquid crystals, thermal media and other optical media
    • Nonlinear waves. Analysis of solitary waves and dispersive shock waves  for integrable equations, such as Korteweg-de Vries equation, Nonlinear Schrodinger equation and their non integrable variants
    • Combustion theory and mathematical chemistry. Semi-analytical solutions for reaction-diffusion equations. Many chemical systems can be modelled by sets of reaction-diffusion equations, which are hard or impossible to analyse using the standard tools of combustion theory. This project will look at methods of approximating the governing equations by sets of ordinary differential equations and analysing the static and dynamic stability of the system

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Dispersive Shock Waves in Colloidal Media Rowe, James

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics 1988

Keywords


  • applied mathematics

    nonlinear waves

    nonlinear optics

    reaction-diffusion equations

    mathematical modelling

     

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • F-6514-2013
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