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
Current and Recent PhD Students
1991: J.P. Best, Thesis: The dynamics of underwater explosions.
1992: A.H. Pincombe, Thesis: On the microwave heating of materials with temperature dependent properties.
1998: S.J. Galloway, Thesis: A numerical study of the Stefan problem with an application to the growth of crystalline microstructure.
2002: J.J. Brandt, Thesis: Modelling of All-Optical Devices.
2010: B.D. Skuse, Thesis: The Interaction and Steering of Nematicons
2012: W.J. Xia, Thesis: Refraction of Nonlinear Light Beams in Nematic Liquid Crystals
2012: B. Tope
2013: W.L. Sciberras, Thesis: Propagation of nonlinear optical beams in finite liquid crystal cells
2015: H. Kursungecmez, Thesis: Numerical simulation of shock propagation in one and two dimensional domains
2016: J.M.L. MacNeil, Thesis: Solitary waves in focussing and defocussing nonlinear, nonlocal optical media
2014: X. An
1984 Research Fellow, California Institite of Technology.
1985-1986, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne.
1986-1987, Research Associate, University of New South Wales.
1987-1990, Lecturer, University of Wollongong.
1990-1999, Lecturer B, University of Edinburgh.
1999-2004, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh.
2004-present, Reader, University of Edinburgh.
B.Sc. (Hons, first class), University of Queensland, 1980. PhD., California Institute of Technology, 1984.