Personal details

Dr Pascal Buenzli
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Mathematical Sciences - IPTM
Discipline *
Applied Mathematics, Numerical and Computational Mathematics
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), MSc (Dipl. Phys. ETH) (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich))

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS)
  • Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
  • ANZIAM’s Mathematical Biology Group (MBSIG)
  • European Society for Biomechanics (ESB)
  • International Society for Biomechanics (ISB)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Pascal Buenzli is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the School of Mathematical Sciences at QUT, and a former ARC DECRA Fellow 2013–2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Academic experience

  • 2020–: Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, School of Mathematical Sciences, QUT
  • 2017–2020: Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, School of Mathematical Sciences, QUT
  • 2013–2017: ARC DECRA Fellow
  • 2013–2017: Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
  • 2009–2013: Research Assistant Professor, Engineering Computational Biology Group, The University of Western Australia
  • 2007–2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical Physics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile


  • PhD in Theoretical Physics (with distinction), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
  • MSc/Dipl. Phys. ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ)
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Current Units

  • MZB125 Introductory Engineering Mathematics (Semester 1, 2017) with Dr Pamela Burrage
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Research Interests

  • mathematical biology
  • mechanobiology
  • biological physics
  • complex systems
  • stochastic processes
  • statistical mechanics and fluctuation-induced phenomena

Research Statement

My research is in mathematical modelling of biological tissue growth and remodelling. Such biological systems are subjected to mechanistic processes related to geometric constraints, mechanics, and mass balance that are well adapted to be captured by mathematical models. It is essential that we understand quantitatively the involvement of these mechanistic processes in observed experimental data to be able to interpret these data correctly. By factoring out these mechanistic processes, we gain access to less mechanistic, cell behavioural quantities that are highly relevant to biologists.

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