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Professor Graeme Pettet

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics

Personal

Name
Professor Graeme Pettet
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Mathematical Sciences - IPTM
Discipline *
Applied Mathematics, Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Phone
+61 7 3138 5238
Fax
+61 7 3138 2310
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Newcastle), BMath(Hons) (University of Newcastle), BSc (University of Newcastle), BMath (University of Newcastle), Dip Ed (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS)
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Division of AustMS

Keywords

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, Dynamical and Complex Systems, Tissue Repair and Regeneration

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research area

Theoretical and Mathematical Biology: My research interests lie at the interface of mathematics, life sciences and engineering where there are a wealth of problems for which novel and inventive solutions are sought. The application of applied mathematical methodologies for modelling, solution and simulation prove to be a powerful and stimulating component of such collaborative research activities.
With a particular interest in biomechanics and regenerative medicine, my collaborative projects cover such topics as modelling the lumbar spine, growth and function of the human epidermis, soft-tissue wound healing, tumour growth and fracture repair in bone.
Dynamical Systems: From a mathematical perspective, elements from many of these projects have led to models of chemotactically driven travelling waves and other issues of emergent behaviour wherein population or tissue level patterns evolve from small scale or cell level interactions.
Graeme Pettet’s research interests lie at the interface of mathematics, life sciences and engineering where there are a wealth of problems for which novel and inventive solutions are sought. The application of applied mathematical methodologies for modelling, solution and simulation prove to be a powerful and stimulating component of such collaborative research activities.
With a particular interest in biomechanics and regenerative medicine, Graeme’s collaborative projects cover such topics as modelling the lumbar spine, growth and function of the human epidermis, soft-tissue wound healing, tumour growth and fracture repair in bone. From a mathematical perspective, elements from many of these projects have led to models of chemotactically driven travelling waves and other issues of emergent behaviour wherein population or tissue level patterns evolve from small scale or cell level interactions.Graeme Pettet’s research interests lie at the interface of mathematics, life sciences and engineering where there are a wealth of problems for which novel and inventive solutions are sought. The application of applied mathematical methodologies for modelling, solution and simulation prove to be a powerful and stimulating component of such collaborative research activitiesWith a particular interest in biomechanics and regenerative medicine, Graeme’s collaborative projects cover such topics as modelling the lumbar spine, growth and function of the human epidermis, soft-tissue wound healing, tumour growth and fracture repair in bone. From a mathematical perspective, elements from many of these projects have led to models of chemotactically driven travelling waves and other issues of emergent behaviour wherein population or tissue level patterns evolve from small scale or cell level interactions.

Areas of expertise

  • Mathematical and computational modelling of cell migration, cancer growth and wound healing.
  • Mathematical and computational modelling of  bone fracture repair
  • Travelling wave solutions to PDE systems
  • Canard solutions in ODE systems

Recent grants

  • ARC Discovery Grant (2011-2013): A Geometric Theory for Travelling Waves in Advection-Reaction-Diffusion Models
  • ARC Discovery Grant (2009-2011): Inter-Fragmentary Movement In Callus Formation In The Early Phase Of Fracture Healing
  • ARC Discovery Grant (2007-2009): Human Skin Equivalent Constructs: Enhanced Culturing and Application of Laboratory-Grown Skin Through Mathematical Modelling and in Silico Experimentation
PhD Projects currently available:
Computational Cancer Biology … a collaborative project  involving mathematicians and bio-engineers. Send email to g.pettet@qut.edu.au if you think you might be interested.
This information has been contributed by Professor Graeme Pettet.

Teaching

Current teaching interests and activities include;
MXB221 Ordinary Differential Equations and
MAB672 Advanced Mathematical Modelling.

Long-term involvement with the management and delivery of service teaching units in mathematics for various Bachelor of Engineering degrees.

Recipient of an Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2006.

This information has been contributed by Professor Graeme Pettet.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights (ACEMS)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
CE140100049
Start year
2014
Keywords
Title
A Geometric Therory for Travelling Waves in Advection-Reaction-Diffusion Models
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110102775
Start year
2011
Keywords
Dynamical Systems, Advection-Resarction-Diffusion Models, Singular Perturbation Problems, Viscous Conservation Laws
Title
Inter-Fragmentary Movement In Callus Formation In The Early Phase Of Fracture Healing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0988124
Start year
2009
Keywords
mathematical modelling, fracture healing
Title
Human Skin Equivalent Constructs: Enhanced Culturing and Application of Laboratory-Grown Skin Through Mathematical Modelling and in Silico Experimentation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0773230
Start year
2007
Keywords
mathematical modelling, mathematical biology

Supervision