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Teaching and learning

Professor Grotowski teaches 3rd year mathematics 

Researcher biography

Professor Joseph Grotowski completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics at the Australian National University in 1985. He then moved to New York for postgraduate studies in Mathematics, and completed an MS in 1987 and a PhD in 1990 at the Courant Institute, NYU.

He held a number of positions in Germany, and completed his Habilitation at the Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg in 2001. He took up a position as an Associate Professor at the City College of New York of the City University of New York in 2003, and returned to Australia to take up a position as a Senior Lecturer at UQ in 2005. He was promoted to Associate Professor from 2010, and Full Professor from 2013.

His main research area is geometric and nonlinear partial differential equations.

He served as Head of the Mathematics Discipline from 1 January 2010 until 30 April 2014. From 1 May 2014 he has been Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics. As Head of School, he is responsible for ensuring that the School delivers a high standard of research and teaching, as well as engagement with the broader community, across our disciplines of mathematics, physics and statistics. He is also responsible for providing and fostering strategic leadership within the School, as well as for financial management of the School's budget and management of the School's resources.

He is a former Board Member of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, and serves on the advisory Board of the MATRIX Research Insitute. He has been active in CSIRO Mathematicians in Schools for a number of years.