Researcher biography

Through my numerical models I have contributed to multiple disciplines including earthquake dynamics, granular flow in hoppers, quantum computer device modelling, and shear banding in the lithosphere. I have over 10 years' experience in analytical and numerical modelling. I have expertise in large scale numerical simulations and the solution of nonlinear partial differential equations. I was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award in 2014. Since 2006 I have been a member of the Centre for Geoscience Computing at UQ. Prior to this I gained postdoctoral experience at the Physics Department, National Taiwan University. I completed my PhD in physics and chemistry at the University of Queensland in 2004. My PhD topic was in large-scale numerical simulations of a nanoscale device with applications in solid-state silicon-based quantum computing. I received first class honours in applied mathematics in 2000. I graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences/Arts degree majoring in mathematics and chemistry at the University of Queensland. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my three beautiful children.