Professor Joseph Grotowski

Head of School

School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science
j.grotowski@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53260

Overview

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 M.S. in 1987 and a Ph.D. 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.

He served as Head of the Mathematics Discipline from 1st January, 2010 until 30th April, 2014. From 1st May 2014 he has been Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics.

He is currently on the Board 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.

Qualifications

  • Habilitation
  • Doctor of Philosophy, NYU
  • Master of Science, NYU
  • Bachelor of Science, Australian National University

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • This project relates to analytic aspects of a mathematical model for Chemotaxis.

  • We are currently working in an exciting new area of mathematics called Topology optimisation. Our aim is to develop the tools to optimize the shape and topology of porous and composite materials to perform specific tasks. In particular we have a current ARC Discovery grant that will provide funding for APA top-ups and research costs for projects relating to optimal design of bone implants. Specific projects involve research in a range of fields from applied mathematics, as well as computational science. There is also scope for projects with an emphasis on pure mathematics (geometric evolution equations).

    Projects to be supervised by me and/or Dr. Tony Roberts

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Duzaar, F., Grotowski, J. and Steffen, K. (2003). Optimal regularity results via A-harmonic approximation. In S. Hildebrandt and H. Karcher (Ed.), Geometric analysis and nonlinear partial differential equations (pp. 265-296) Berlin: Springer Verlag.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Muhlhaus, Hans B., Moresi, L., Gross, Lutz and Grotowski, Joseph (2010). The influence of non-coaxiality on shear banding in viscous-plastic materials. In: Dirk Kadau, Hans J. Herrmann, Sarah M. Springman and Alexander Puzrin, Granular Matter. Scientific Conference on From Shear Bands to Rapid Flow, Monte Verita, Switzerland, (1-10). 22-27 Februray, 2009. doi:10.1007/s10035-010-0176-9

  • Grotowski, JF (1991). Heat-Flow for Harmonic Maps. In: Nematics. Nato Advanced Research Workshop On Defects, Singularities and Patterns in Nematic Liquid Crystals : Mathematical and Physical Aspects, Orsay France, (129-140). May 28-Jun 01, 1990.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project relates to analytic aspects of a mathematical model for Chemotaxis.

  • We are currently working in an exciting new area of mathematics called Topology optimisation. Our aim is to develop the tools to optimize the shape and topology of porous and composite materials to perform specific tasks. In particular we have a current ARC Discovery grant that will provide funding for APA top-ups and research costs for projects relating to optimal design of bone implants. Specific projects involve research in a range of fields from applied mathematics, as well as computational science. There is also scope for projects with an emphasis on pure mathematics (geometric evolution equations).

    Projects to be supervised by me and/or Dr. Tony Roberts