Associate Professor Lutz Gross

Associate Professor

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
l.gross@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57087

Overview

  • since 2003: Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland.
  • 2001-2003: Computational Scientist, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences Division, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2000-2001: Lecturer, Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University at Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1996-1999: Research Fellow, Center for Mathematics and its Applications, School of Mathematical Sciences, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra.
  • 1989-1996: Research Scientist, Computing Center, University of Karlsruhe/Germany.

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Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Inversion of Geophysical Data
    The goal is to bring in all available geophysical data sets for a region or province in a single inversion. Data sets include potential field, electro-magnetic and seismic data. This is a massive computational tasks and requires the use of large parallel computers. Focus of my work is the development of appropriate computational techniques and algorithms.
  • Numerical Modeling
    in particular in the context of geophysical data.

Research Impacts

  • Inversion Lab of the Australian Geophysical Observation System (AGOS)
  • downunder inversion tool kit http://www.iearth.org.au/codes/Escript-downunder/
  • Virtual Geophyscial Laboratory: http://vgl.auscope.org
  • Scientific software for solving complex mathematical models anf inversion in earth sciences: https://launchpad.net/escript-finley.
  • US Patent 6799194. JP Patent 2002157237.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Mathematics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • PhD in Mathematics, Karlsruhe

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Various projects suitable for MPhil and PhD students. Required background: numerical analysis, optimization, computing.

  • Required background: computing, geophysics

  • Required background: numerical analysis, HPC computing.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Ellery, Adam, Fenwick, Joel and Gross, Lutz (2019). esys-escript 5.3. The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2019.4

  • Ellery, Adam, Fenwick, Joel and Gross, Lutz (2019). esys-escript 5.4. The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2019.510

  • Gross, Lutz, Amirbekyan, Artak, Altinay, Cihan, Fenwick, Joel and Gao, Lin (2015). escript-finley 3.0. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.352

  • Gross, Lutz, Amirbekyan, Artak, Gao, Lin, Altinay, Cihan and Fenwick, Joel (2015). escript-finley 3.1. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.351

  • Gross, Lutz, Joel Fenwick, Cihan Altinay and Amirbekyan, Artak (2015). escript-finley 3.2. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.353

  • Gross, Lutz, Joel Fenwick, Cihan Altinay, Amirbekyan, Artak, Boros, Vince, Gao, Lin and Gharibi, Azadeh Salehi (2015). escript-finley 3.2.1. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.354

  • Gross, Lutz, Fenwick, Joel, Altinay, Cihan, Gharibi, Azadeh Salehi and Gao, Lin (2015). escript-finley 3.3. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.355

  • Gross, Lutz, Fenwick, Joel, Altinay, Cihan, Gharibi, Azadeh Salehi and Boros, Vince (2015). escript-finley 3.3.1. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.357

  • Gross, Lutz, Fenwick, Joel, Altinay, Cihan, Du Plessis, Jaco, Shaw, Simon, Boros, Vince, Amirbekyan, Artak, Kettle, Louise M., Muhlhaus, Hans B., Gharibi, Azadeh Salehi, Graham, Leon and Steube, Ken (2015). escript-finley 4.0. School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2017.102

  • Gross, Lutz, Fenwick, Joel, Altinay, Cihan, Du Plessis, Jaco, Shaw, Simon, Boros, Vince, Amirbekyan, Artak, Kettle, Louise M., Muhlhaus, Hans B., Gharibi, Azadeh Salehi, Graham, Leon and Steube, Ken (2015). escript-finley 4.1. School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset)

  • Gross, Lutz, Cihan Altinay, Joel Fenwick, Azadeh Salehi and Vince Boros (2012). escript-finley 3.4. The School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset)

  • Gross, Lutz, Altinay, Cihan, Fenwick, Joel, Shaw, Simon and Boros, Vince (2012). escript-finley 3.4.1. School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.356

  • Gross, Lutz, Fenwick, Joel, Altinay, Cihan, Du Plessis, Jaco, Shaw, Simon and Boros, Vince (2012). escript-finley 3.4.2. School of Earth Sciences, The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/uql.2017.103

  • Gross, L., Hornby, P., Poulet, T. and Sheldon, H. (2009). Solving fluid transport problems for the exploration of mineral deposits and geothermal reservoirs.

  • Olsen-Kettle, Louise, Weatherley, Dion, Saez, Estelle, Gross, Lutz, Muhlhaus, Hans and Xing, Huilin (2007). Analysis of slip-weakening frictional laws with static restrengthening and their implications on the scaling, asymmetry and mode of dynamic rupture on homogeneous and bi-material interfaces.

  • Gross, Lutz, Muhlhaus, Hans-Bernd, Thorne, Elspeth and Steube, Ken (2006). Numerical Modelling with Python and XML.

  • Davies, Matt, Muhlhaus, Hans-Bernd and Gross, Lutz (2004). Thermal Effects in the Evolution of Initially Layered Mantle Material.

  • Gross, Lutz, Smillie, Jonathan and Davies, Matt (2004). A High-Level Programming Language for Modelling the Earth.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal 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.

  • Various projects suitable for MPhil and PhD students. Required background: numerical analysis, optimization, computing.

  • Required background: computing, geophysics

  • Required background: numerical analysis, HPC computing.

  • Various projects suitable for MPhil and PhD students. Required background: geophysics, modelling, computing

  • Strong background in physcis and numerical modelling.