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Dr Brendan Florio

BSC PHD

Biography

I am postdoctoral researcher in Applied mathematics. I completed my PhD in 2013 at the University of Western Australia, Perth. My main interests lie in nonlinear dynamics and industrial modelling. My current interests include:

  •  Mathematical modelling of continuous casting. We use asymptotic methods to show the effect of an air gap on the solidification process. 
  • Modelling of melting nanowires. Particles at the nanoscale have a depressed melting point, which can seriously restrict their application. We use mathematical modelling to describe the melting behaviour of nanowires
  • The interaction of convection modes in porous media. For a square domain multiple modal solutions may be preferred. These modes interact in a nonlinear fashion and may form interesting patterns.

In 2015 I was awarded a Charlemont Scholarship by the Royal Irish Academy, which allowed me to travel to Barcelona to collaborate with colleagues on the nanowire project.

I am a part of the Athena Swan commitee for the department of Mathematics and Statistics. Our department was recognised with the Athena Swan Bronze award in 2015.

Research Interests

My current interests include:

  • Mathematical modelling of continuous casting. We use asymptotic methods to show the effect of an air gap on the solidification process.
  • Modelling of melting nanowires. Particles at the nanoscale have a depressed melting point, which can seriously restrict their application. We use mathematical modelling to describe the melting behaviour of nanowires
  • The interaction of convection modes in porous media. For a square domain multiple modal solutions may be preferred. These modes interact in a nonlinear fashion and may form interesting patterns.

Publications

Conference Publication

2014

Proceedings of ECMI 2014
Vynnycky, M. V.; Mitchell, S. L.; Florio, B. J. and O'Brien, S. B. G.

2011

Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference
Sheldon, H. A.; Reid, L. B. and Florio, B. J.

2011

Proceedings of the 2010 Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group, MISG-2010
McKibbin, R.; Fowkes, N.; Florio, B. and Horowitz, F. G.

2010

Australian Geothermal Energy Conference, 2010
McKibbin, R.; Horowitz, F.; Fowkes, N. and Florio, B.

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

The nonlinear interaction of convection modes in a box of a saturated porous medium
Florio, B. J.; Bassom, A. P.; Fowkes, N.; Judd, K. and Stemler, T.
Physica D.

2015

Mould-taper asymptotics and air gap formation in continuous casting
Florio, B. J.; Vynnycky, M.; Mitchell, A. L. and O'Brien, S. B. G.
Applied Mathematics And Computation

2014

The interaction of convection modes in a box of a saturated porous medium
Florio, B. J.
Journal Of Engineering Mathematics

2012

The potential for convection and implications for geothermal energy in the Perth Basin, Western Australia
Sheldon, H. A.; Florio, B. J.; Trefry, M. G.; Reid, L. B.; Ricard, L. P. and Ghori, K. A. R.
Hydrogeology Journal

2011

Coherence resonance and stochastic resonance in directionally coupled rings
Werner, J. P.; Benner, H.; Florio, B. J. and Stemler, T.
Physica D.