Dr Neville Fowkes
Senior Lecturer
Teaching and Research Staff (School of Mathematics and Statistics)
 Contact details

 Address
 Teaching and Research Staff
The University of Western Australia (M019)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
 Phone
 +61 8 6488 3355
 Fax
 +61 8 6488 1028
 Email
 neville.fowkes@uwa.edu.au
 Personal homepage
 http://www.maths.uwa.edu.au/~fowkes/
 Location
 Room 1.15, Mathematics Building, Perth campus
 Qualifications
 BSc PhD Qld
 Biography
 I am a mathematical modeller who works mainly on continuum mechanics problems arising out of industrial and scientific contexts. I have participated in more than 30 Maths in Industry Study Groups (MISGs) held in many different countries; Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Portugal, UK, New Zealand, Australia, US, Canada, S Africa. These are industrial mathematics problem solving sessions. Companies I have worked with include Uncle Toby's, BHP, Hardie, CRA, ICI, DuPont, British Steel, BrewTech, Mouldflow, Age Developments, Unilever, LNEC, Petronas, SAB. I have helped initiate (and facilitate) MISG's in Indonesia, S. Africa and have assisted in the development of industrial mathematics graduate and undergraduate programs in Portugal, China, Indonesia, Laos and Thailand. I have authored a text on mathematical modelling based largely on problems arising out of my industrial mathematics experiences. This book has been used in industrial mathematics courses in Australia, SE Asia, Europe and possibly elsewhere.
 Key research
 Crack propagation
 Mining tunnel collapse
 Concrete behaviour models
 The mooring of large ships
 Groundwater flow
 Microwave propagation over the Earth
 Enzyme kinetics; malting
 Cancer research
 Boundary tracing
 Temperature rise in parked cars
 Publications
 Fowkes, N, de Freitas, JAT, Stacey, R 2008, 'Crack repair using an elastic filler', JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 56, pp. 27492758. Detail
Anderson, M.L., Bassom, A.P., Fowkes, N.D. 2007, 'Boundary tracing and boundary value problems: II. Applications', Proceedings of the Royal Society AMathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 463, pp. 19251938. Detail
Anderson, M.L., Bassom, A.P., Fowkes, N.D. 2007, 'Boundary tracing and boundary value problems: I. Theory', Proceedings of the Royal Society AMathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 463, pp. 19091924. Detail
Fowkes, N., Nener, B. 2006, 'Microwave propagation over the Earch: image inversion', Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 53, pp. 253269. Detail
Anderson, M.L., Bassom, A.P., Fowkes, N. 2006, 'Exact solutions of the Laplace  Young equation', PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY AMATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 462, pp. 36453656. Detail
O'Brien, R., Fowkes, N. 2005, 'Modification patterns in germinating barley  malting II', Journal of Theoretical Biology, 233, pp. 315325. Detail
Fowkes, N., Nener, B.D. 2005, 'Microwave propagation over the Earth: image inversion', Journal of Engineering Mathematics, DOI 10.1007/s1066500590150, pp. N/A. Detail
Carey, G., Fowkes, N., Staelens, A., Pardhanani, A. 2004, 'A class of coupled nonlinear reaction diffusion models exhibiting fingering', Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 166, pp. 8799. Detail
Nener, B.D., Fowkes, N., Borredon, L. 2003, 'Analytical models of optical refraction in the troposphere', Journal of the Optical Society of America A  Optics Imaging and Vision, 20, 5, pp. 867875. Detail
Fowkes, N.D., McGuiness, M. J, Please, C.P., McGowan, P., Ryder, L., Forte, D. 2000, 'Modelling the wetting and cooking of a single cereal grain', IMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Business and Industry, 11, pp. 4970. Detail
Broadbridge, P., Fulford, G.R., Fowkes, N., Chan, D.Y.C., Lassig, C. 1999, 'Bubbles in wet, gummed wine labels', SIAM Review, 41, pp. 363372. Detail
Fowkes, N., Hood, M.J. 1998, 'Surface tension effects in a wedge', Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 51, pp. 553  561. Detail
Whale, J., Fowkes, N., Hill, D., Hocking, G.C. 1995, 'A model of the injection moulding process', Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society Series B, 37, pp. 115. Detail
Major Review
Fowkes, N., Silberstein, J.P.O. 1995, 'John Mahony 19291992', 10, 3, pp. 265291. Detail
Full Refereed Conference Publication
McDonald, B., Fowkes, N., Bilton, P. 2007, 'Predicting the effects of agricultural land management change on soil quality and productivity', 2006 MathematicsinIndustry Study Group, New Zealand, 1, pp. 87122. Detail
Nener, B.D., Fowkes, N. 2005, 'Analytical models of optical refraction paths in the lower atmosphere', Atmospheric Propagation II, Bellingham, Washington, USA, 5793, pp. 19. Detail
Jeoffreys, M.C., Fowkes, N.D., Myers, T.G. 2005, 'Determining the Source of moisture variation in produced paper ', Witwatersrand , 1, pp. 6175. Download Publication Detail
Charpin, J., Myers, J., Fitt, A.D., Fowkes, N., Ballim, Y., Patini, A.P. 2004, 'Piped Water Cooling of Concrete Dams', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 6985. Detail
Fowkes, N.D., Mamboundou, H.M., Makinde, O.D., Ballim, Y., Patini, A. 2004, 'Maturity Effects in Concrete Dams', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 5967. Detail
Fitt, A.D., Fowkes, N.D., Mason, D.P., Myers, T.G., Moss, E.A., Cheng, J. 2004, 'Fracturing Rock with Ultra High Pressure Water', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 3349. Detail
Fowkes, N.D., Mason, D.P., Napier, J.A.L. 2004, 'Fault Slip in a Mining Context', Mathematics in Industry Study Group 2004, Johannesberg, 1, pp. 121. Detail
Fowkes, N. 2003, 'Sticky Shoe Soles: a Modelling Challenge', The Sixth Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, UTS Printing Services, Sydney, Australia, 1, pp. 6166. Detail
Carey, G., Fowkes, N., Staelens, A., Pardhanani, A. 2002, 'A Stiff Coupled Nonlinear Diffusion Model with Applications to a Class of Leaching Problems', An International Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers Computational & Asymptotic Methods, UWA, 1, pp. 7378. Detail
Fowkes, N., Pina, C.A., Gomes, J.P., Camara, R.J. 2002, 'The AAR reaction in concrete dams', International Conference on Structural Integrity and Fracture, The Netherlands, 1, pp. 309313. Detail
Fowkes, N., Phasy, S. 2002, 'Polystyrene Strength Models', 5th Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 1, pp. 109113. Detail
Fowkes, N., Hosen, B.J. 2001, 'Shoe sole manufacture', Industrial Mathematics Week 2000, Bandung, Indonesia, 33, pp. 107125. Detail
van de Fliert, B.W., Fowkes, N. 2001, 'Behaviour of badminton racket and shuttle', Industrial Mathematics Week 2000, Bandung, Indonesia, 33, pp. 1131. Detail
Fowkes, N.D., Hocking, G.C. 2001, 'Analysis of train wheelrail noise', Mathematicsinindustry study group, South Australia, None, pp. 5477. Detail
Fowkes, N., Hurley, D.G. 1998, 'A comparison of the stress waves produced by surrounding a borehole charge with air or water', Third Australian Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC '98), Adelaide, South Australia, 3, pp. 201205. Detail
Fowkes, N., Keady, G. 1998, 'The vertical entry of a wedge into water: integral equations and numerical results', Third Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC '98), Adelaide, South Australia, 1, pp. 277281. Detail
Weber, R.O., White, L.R., Fowkes, N.D. 1997, 'Modelling an inverted belt filter', 1997 MathematicsinIndustry Study Group, Adelaide, South Australia, n/a, pp. 91107. Detail
Fowkes, N., Mahony, J.J. 1996, 'Continuous casting of steel sheets', Second Biennial Australian Engineering Mathematics Conference, Barton, A.C.T., Australia, 1, pp. 85  93. Detail
Broadbridge, P., Chan, D., Fowkes, N., Fulford, G. 1996, 'Wet gum labelling of wine bottles', MathematicsinIndustry Study Group 96, Melbourne, 1, pp. 103113. Detail
McGowan, P., McGuiness, E., Cumberbatch, E., Donskoi, E., Fowkes, N. 1996, 'Modelling the cooking process of a single cereal grain', MathematicsinIndustry Study Group 96, Melbourne, 1, pp. 114139. Detail
Keady, G., Fowkes, N., Ward, J. 1995, 'Interactive maths texts from computer algebra systems', Australian Computers in Education Conference 95, Perth, 2, pp. 137144. Detail
Mcelwain, S., Weber, R., Fowkes, N. 1995, 'Reduction behaviour in fastnet pellets', MathematicsinStudy Group 94, Newcastle, n/a, pp. 4159. Detail
Contract or Technical report
Hocking, G., Whale, J., Fowkes, N., Hill, D. 1992, 'A Slug Flow Model of the Injection Moulding Process', pp. 117. Detail
Technical Report
Fowkes, N.D., Hood, M.J. 1996, 'Surface tension effects in a wedge', 1996/40, pp. 113. Detail
Fowkes, N. 1996, 'The reduction of iron ore pellets used in the Fastmet process', 31/1996, pp. 123. Detail
Fowkes, N. 1994, 'The fastnet reduction process  Part II', 28, pp. 18. Detail
Fowkes, N., Mahony, J. 1994, 'Continuous casting of steel sheets', 43, pp. 19. Detail
Hurley, D., Fowkes, N. 1994, 'The stress distribution in an expanded infinite packer', 42, pp. 119. Detail
 Funding received
 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, (Portugal)
Pacific Industrial Mathematics Society (Canada) and AMSI
QUE Project Indonesia
National Research Council Pretoria South Africa
AngloAmerican Chairman’s Fund
IDP Australia
TICAM Univ of Texas in Austin
Foundation for Research Sciences and Technology New Zealand
ARC
Professor Ian Dadour, Dr Neville Fowkes 2004, 'Modelling Temperature Variations in Stationary Vehicles with Forensic Applications.', UWA Research Grants Scheme, Funds Approved: $12,000.00. RFCD:
 Industrial relevance
 Much of my research is industrially related
International Education
I have helped set up undergraduate and graduate mathematics programs in Laos, Portugal, Indonesia, Thailand. I have run graduate research workshops in Canada, S Africa, Indonesia, Laos.
 Memberships
 Australian Mathematics Society
ANZIAM
American Mathematical Society
 Honours and awards
 Fulbright scholar
 Research profile

Research profile and publications