Dr Michael ( Mike ) Meylan
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6792|
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||V233, Mathematics Building|
My undergraduate and PhD degrees were at Otago University. I worked at Otago for two years and for three years at Auckland University as a post doctoral fellow. In 1999 I was appointed as a lecturer at Massey University's Albany campus. I then moved to Auckland University in 2003. I worked there until taking up the position at The University of Newcastle in 2012.
- PhD, University of Otago - New Zealand, 1994
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Otago - New Zealand, 2010
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Otago - New Zealand, 1991
- Wave Scattering
I am an expert in wave scattering in both the time and frequency domain. Much of my research has been connected with wave water scattering, especially with hydroelasticity, but I have also worked in photonics and more general wave scattering theory. I am especially interested in the connection between the frequency and time domain problems and the phenomena of near trapping. However, the main focus of my research has been on understanding the process of wave scattering in the Marginal Ice Zone. This is an extremely complicated wave scattering problem which is very poorly understood. I have been responsible for some of the most important models developed in the last twenty years.
I am collaborating with Prof Ross McPhedran at the University of Sydney, Luke Bennetts at University of Adelaide, Colm Fitzgerald at Oxford University.
Fields of Research
|010300||Numerical And Computational Mathematics||30|
Centres and Groups
- Editor - The Journal of Applied Mathematics
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
FSIT Team Teaching Award, Newcastle University
I am currently the Program Convener for BMath and deputy director of CARMA.
- DIfferential Equations
I have taught a wide range of mathematics courses, but I specialize in teaching differential equations. I have a very broad knowledge of this field from both my research (which is connected with the use of differential equations to model wave phenomena) and from the courses I have taught. I like to combine modelling, analytic and numerical solutions in my teaching so that students see the way in which all three are connected.