Discipline: 
Mathematics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
PhD Project

A number of projects are available in the area of predicting the macroscopic properties of materials from a knowledge of their microstructure. Depending on the background and interests of the student the projects can focus on
1. applied probabilistic modelling of material structures using Gaussian random fields Boolean processes and Voronoi tessellations. A specific project on modelling x-ray scattering from Kratky line sources is available and will tie in with new experiments being undertaken at the University of Queensland.
2. Large scale computation of material properties such as conductivity elasticity and fluid transport. A specific project in modelling properties and degradation of ceramic fuel cells is available.