Personal
 Name
 Professor Ian Turner
 Position(s)
 Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics  Discipline *
 Numerical and Computational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
 Phone
 +61 7 3138 2259
 Fax
 +61 7 3138 2310
 Location
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 Qualifications

Doctor of Science (Queensland University of Technology), PhD (University of Queensland), MAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology), BAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)
 Professional memberships
and associations  Member of the Australian Mathematical Society
 Previous chair of the national executive of the Computational Mathematics Group which oversees the enhancement of computational mathematics within Australia
 Keywords

computational electromagnetics, computational mathematics, computational modelling of porous media, drying processmodelling, linear algebra, numerical analysis, sality modelling, scientific computation, supercomputing
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
Biography
Research theme: Environment
Research program: Applicable Mathematics and Advanced Computation
Areas of expertise
 Numerical solution of partial differential equations
 Numerical linear algebra
 Computational modelling in porous media
 Finite volume methods
 Krylov subspace methods
Current grants
 ARC LIEF Grant – LE0668502 Queensland Computational Grid Enhancement Project Investigators: Turner, Stonier, Pettitt, Timmsl, Verma, Anh, Mahendran, McElwain, Dhanasekar, Wolff, Dawson, Cole, Young
 ARC Linkage Grant – LP0348653 Diffusion and transport of saltwater in coastal aquifers Investigators: Anh, Turner and Bajracharya, Durick
 ARC Linkage Grant – LP0775269 Multiscale Modelling and Thermal Design Optimisation of LargeScale Biomass Stockpiles for Use in Renewable Energy Products. Investigators: Farrell, Hobson, Turner, Fulford, Edwards(PI).
Selected research projects
 Modelling the drying of wood
 Modelling saltwater intrusion in Queensland Coastal Aquifers
 Development of iterative methods for solving large, nonlinear systems
 Numerical solution of fractional partial differential equations
 Multiscale modelling in porous media.
This information has been contributed by Professor Ian Turner.
Teaching
Publications
 Carr EJ, Turner IW, (2016) A semianalytical solution for multilayer diffusion in a composite medium consisting of a large number of layers, Applied Mathematical Modelling p70347050
 Zhao YM, Zhang YD, Liu F, Turner IW, Shi DY, (2016) Analytical solution and nonconforming finite element approximation for the 2D multiterm fractional subdiffusion equation, Applied Mathematical Modelling p88108825
 Qin S, Liu F, Turner IW, Yu Q, Yang Q, Vegh V, (2016) Characterization of anomalous relaxation using the timefractional Bloch equation and multiple echo T2*weighted magnetic resonance imaging at 7 T, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine p110
 Chen S, Liu F, Jiang X, Turner IW, Burrage K, (2016) Fast finite difference approximation for identifying parameters in a twodimensional spacefractional nonlocal model with variable diffusivity coefficients, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis p606624
 Farquhar ME, Moroney TJ, Yang Q, Turner IW, (2016) GPU accelerated algorithms for computing matrix function vector products with applications to exponential integrators and fractional diffusion, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing pC127C149
 Carr EJ, Perre PG, Turner IW, (2016) The extended distributed microstructure model for gradientdriven transport: A twoscale model for bypassing effective parameters, Journal of Computational Physics p810829
 Zheng M, Liu F, Turner IW, Anh VV, (2015) A novel high order spacetime spectral method for the time fractional FokkerPlanck equation, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing pA701A724
 Liu F, Zhuang P, Turner IW, Anh VV, Burrage K, (2015) A semialternating direction method for a 2D fractional FitzHughNagumo monodomain model on an approximate irregular domain, Journal of Computational Physics p252263
 Psaltis S, Farrell TW, Burrage K, Burrage PM, McCabe PJ, Moroney TJ, Turner IW, Mazumder S, (2015) Mathematical modelling of gas production and compositional shift of a CSG (coal seam gas) field: Local model development, Energy p621635
 Zeng F, Li C, Liu F, Turner IW, (2015) Numerical algorithms for timefractional subdiffusion equation with secondorder accuracy, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing pA55A78
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Supervision
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
 Groundwater Chemistry and Hydrological Processes within a Quaternary Coastal Plain: Pimpama, Southeast Queensland (2007)
 Mathematical Modelling of Primary Alkaline Batteries (2007)
 Process Modelling and Control of Pulse Gas Metal Arc Welding of Aluminium (2007)
 An Investigation of a Finite Volume Method Incorporating Radial Basis Functions for Simulating Nonlinear Transport (2006)
 Integrated Approach to Characterisation of Coastal Plain Aquifers and Groundwater Flow Processes: Bells Creek Catchment, Southeast Queensland (2005)
 Mathematical Modelling of the Biomechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage (2005)
 A Heterogeneous ThreeDimensional Computational Model for Wood Drying (2004)
 Mathematical Modelling of the Role of Haptotaxis in Tumour Growth and Invasion (2004)
 Modelling of Subsurface Stresses from Cavitation in Hydraulic Emulsions (2003)
 Numerical Modelling of Industrial Microwave Heating (2003)