CTAC 2018

Computational Techniques and Applications Conference

27-30 November, 2018

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW

Public Lecture

A public lecture will take place as part of CTAC 2018.

Computational Modelling for Industry

Time: 6:00 pm, Thursday 29th November, 2018

Venue: Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall

Speaker: Prof. Ian Turner

School of Mathematical Sciences
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The QUT porous media modelling group has developed a number of fruitful collaborations with industry partners over the last 20 years where large-scale computations were utilised to investigate and optimise operations. In this lecture I will reflect on the rich experience of working with industry — from commercial research to work integrated learning for final year students. A pleasing outcome is the impact our research has had on industry practices. A selection of our past modelling projects will be reviewed, including:

  • Forecasting the value of a southern pine plantation.
  • Drying of lignocellulosic materials.
  • Groundwater modelling.

I will also provide a brief survey of the computational solution strategies employed for the models.

Brief Biography: Ian Turner is a professor of computational mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology. His main research interests are in the fields of computational mathematics and numerical analysis, where he has over thirty years experience in solving systems of coupled, nonlinear partial differential equations that govern flow in porous media. He has published over 250 research articles in a wide cross section of journals spanning science and engineering, and his multidisciplinary research demonstrates a strong interaction with industry. He is also a former Head of School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT. Recently, Professor Turner was named in the 2015, 2016 Thomson Reuters and 2017 Clarivate Analytics Web of Science list of Highly Cited Researchers.


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