Benjamin Binder

Associate Professor Benjamin Binder

Associate Professor/Reader

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I was awarded my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of East Anglia, UK, 2005. The research involved numerical and analytical studies on non-linear free-surface flows. Shortly after completing my PhD I accepted a Research Associate position at the University of Adelaide, researching the chaotic dynamical systems approach to fluid mixing and its application to designing mixing devices. I briefly left Adelaide in 2007, joining the University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow. There I developed both discrete and continuous mathematical models for the neural crest cell invasion in the embryonic gut. I returned to the University of Adelaide in 2009, having been appointed a continuing position as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. My current research includes (i) quantifying and modelling biological spatial patterns and (ii) predicting channel bed topography in free-surface flows.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Mathematical models and spatial quantification for microbial colony growth Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Kai Li
    2022 Principal Supervisor Generalisation of the mathematical model for short and long length bumps in open channel flows. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hugh Clarke Michalski
    2021 Co-Supervisor Use of machine learning methods in model selection and optimal design Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Joshua Carlo Mercurio
    2021 Principal Supervisor Analysis of the Inverse Free Surface Potential Flow Problem in Three Dimensions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Elizabeth Marilyn Auke Jagersma
    2020 Co-Supervisor Mathematical modelling of self-organisation in social insects Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Nan Wang
    2019 Principal Supervisor Water waves over topography-- an inverse approach Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Mr Connor Robbins
    2017 Co-Supervisor Modelling Growth and Morphogenesis of Colonic Organoids Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Phillip James Brown
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Modelling One-Dimensional Non-Uniform Growth with Applications to Cylindrical Yeast Colonies Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Anthony John Gallo
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modelling of Pattern Formation in Yeast Biofilms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Tam
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Free Surface Flow over Bottom Topography Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Mr Jack Samuel Keeler
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Spatial Quantification and Mathematical Modelling of Tissue Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Saber Dini
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor On the Derivation and Application of Closure Approximations of Cellular Automata Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Kale James Davies
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Modelling environmental turbulent fluids and multiscale modelling couples patches of wave-like system Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Meng Cao
    2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Very Steep Solitary Waves in Two-Dimensional Free Surface Flow Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stephen Wade
  • Position: Associate Professor/Reader
  • Phone: 83133244
  • Email: benjamin.binder@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133696
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Org Unit: School of Mathematical Sciences

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