Sch of Mathematical Sciences

    Research areas

  • Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics


Michael works in the School of Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Science at Monash University as an Associate Professor.

Research interests


  • High-Reynolds-number flows and boundary-layer theory, including flow separation;
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics on an f- and beta-plane, especially at small Ekman numbers;
  • Diffusion-driven flows in a viscous stratified fluid;
  • Computational fluid dynamics.


Supervision interests

If you are interested in undertaking studies towards a PhD under my supervision, some possible areas for research projects might include:

  • The dynamics of rotating fluids - especially for geophysical applications on an f- and beta-plane;
  • High-Reynolds-number flows, boundary-layer theory and flow separation;
  • Diffusion-driven flows in a viscous stratified fluid;
  • Singular perturbation theory and asymptotic expansions;
  • Computational fluid dynamics - mostly based on careful finite-difference and/or PS approximation, as opposed to using packages.

Monash teaching commitment

ENG1090 Foundation mathematics

MTH3011 Partial differential equations

M43021 Advanced mathematical methods for applied mathematics (shared)

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