Present position: Professor of Nonlinear Waves, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh.
B.Sc. (Hons, first class), 1980, University of Queensland
Ph.D., 1984, California Institute of Technology
Nonlinear waves in general
Korteweg-de Vries and related equations
Nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) and related equations
Nonlinear waves in liquid crystals
Sine-Gordon equation and its applications
Nonlinear waves in meteorology and oceanography
Movies of Soliton Evolution in Two Dimensions
Steering of solitons in liquid crystals (nematicons) with a view to developing photonic devices.
Behaviour of solitons in liquid crystals (nematicons) at interfaces.
Interaction of one dimensional solitons in liquid crystals (nematicons).
Developing higher order corrections to variational methods for the NLS equation incorporating radiation.
Examining the stability of optical vortices in nonlocal media, with particular emphasis on liquid crystals.