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Associate Professor Benjamin Binder

Benjamin Binder
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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.

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Associate Professor Benjamin Binder

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.

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

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics The University of Adelaide
2014 - 2016 Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics The University of Adelaide
2009 - 2013 Lecturer in Applied Mathematics The University of Adelaide
2007 - 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Melbourne
2005 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate The University of Adelaide
2000 - 2002 Actuarial Analyst AVIVA

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2002 - 2005 University of East Anglia England PhD Mathematics
1997 - 2000 University of East Anglia England BSc Hons Mathematics

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Dini, S., Binder, B., & Green, J. (2018). Understanding interactions between populations: individual based modelling and quantification using pair correlation functions. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 439, 50-64.
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2018 Tam, A., Green, J., Balasuriya, S., Tek, E., Gardner, J., Sundstrom, J., . . . Binder, B. (2018). Nutrient-limited growth with non-linear cell diffusion as a mechanism for floral pattern formation in yeast biofilms. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 448, 122-141.
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2018 Tronnolone, H., Tam, A., Szenczi, Z., Green, J., Balasuriya, S., Tek, E., . . . Binder, B. (2018). Diffusion-Limited Growth of Microbial Colonies. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 11 pages.
DOI Scopus1
2017 Newgreen, D., Zhang, D., Cheeseman, B., Binder, B., & Landman, K. (2017). Differential clonal expansion in an invading cell population: clonal advantage or dumb luck?. Cells Tissues Organs, 203(2), 105-113.
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2017 Wade, S., Binder, B., Mattner, T., & Denier, J. (2017). Steep waves in free-surface flow past narrow topography. Physics of Fluids, 29(6), 6 pages.
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2017 Tronnolone, H., Gardner, J., Sundstrom, J., Jiranek, V., Oliver, S., & Binder, B. (2017). Quantifying the dominant growth mechanisms of dimorphic yeast using a lattice-based model. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14(134), 20170314-1-20170314-16.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2017 Keeler, J., Binder, B., & Blyth, M. (2017). On the critical free-surface flow over localised topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 832, 73-96.
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2016 Binder, B. J., & Simpson, M. J. (2016). Cell density and cell size dynamics during in vitro tissue growth experiments: implications for mathematical models of collective cell behaviour. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40(4), 3438-3446.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2016 Johnston, S., Ross, J., Binder, B., Sean McElwain, D., Haridas, P., & Simpson, M. (2016). Quantifying the effect of experimental design choices for in vitro scratch assays. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 400, 19-31.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC2
2016 Cui, X., Dini, S., Dai, S., Bi, J., Binder, B., Green, J., & Zhang, H. (2016). A mechanistic study on tumour spheroids formation in thermosensitive hydrogels: experiments and mathematical modelling. RSC Advances, 6(77), 73282-73291.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2016 Dini, S., Binder, B., Fischer, S., Mattheyer, C., Schmitz, A., Stelzer, E., . . . Green, J. (2016). Identifying the necrotic zone boundary in tumour spheroids with pair-correlation functions. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 13(123), 20160649-1-20160649-11.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2015 Binder, B., Sundstrom, J., Gardner, J., Jiranek, V., & Oliver, S. (2015). Quantifying two-dimensional filamentous and invasive growth spatial patterns in yeast colonies. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(2), e1004070-1-e1004070-15.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC3
2015 Binder, B., Landman, K., Newgreen, D., & Ross, J. (2015). Incomplete penetrance: the role of stochasticity in developmental cell colonization. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 380, 309-314.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
2015 Binder, B., & Simpson, M. (2015). Spectral analysis of pair-correlation bandwidth: application to cell biology images. Royal Society Open Science, 2(2), 140494-1-140494-15.
DOI Scopus10 WoS8 Europe PMC3
2015 Binder, B., Blyth, M., & Balasuriya, S. (2015). Steady free-surface flow over spatially periodic topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 781, R3-1-R3-14.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2015 Tam, A., Yu, Z., Kelso, R., & Binder, B. (2015). Predicting channel bed topography in hydraulic falls. Physics of Fluids, 27(11), 112106-1-112106-7.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2014 Wade, S., Binder, B., Mattner, T., & Denier, J. (2014). On the free-surface flow of very steep forced solitary waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 739, 1-21.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2014 Cheeseman, B., Zhang, D., Binder, B., Newgreen, D., & Landman, K. (2014). Cell lineage tracing in the developing enteric nervous system: superstars revealed by experiment and simulation. Journal of the Royal Society. Interface, 11(93), 20130815-1-20130815-14.
DOI Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC11
2014 Agnew, D., Green, J., Brown, T., Simpson, M., & Binder, B. (2014). Distinguishing between mechanisms of cell aggregation using pair-correlation functions. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 352, 16-23.
DOI Scopus22 WoS20 Europe PMC14
2014 Davies, K., Green, J., Bean, N., Binder, B., & Ross, J. (2014). On the derivation of approximations to cellular automata models and the assumption of independence. Mathematical Biosciences, 253(1), 63-71.
DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC2
2014 Ross, J., & Binder, B. (2014). Approximating spatially exclusive invasion processes. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 89(5), 052709-1-052709-7.
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2014 Treloar, K., Simpson, M., Binder, B., McElwain, D., & Baker, R. (2014). Assessing the role of spatial correlations during collective cell spreading. Science Reports, 4(1), 5713-1-5713-8.
DOI Scopus16 WoS16 Europe PMC10
2014 Binder, B., Blyth, M., & Balasuriya, S. (2014). Non-uniqueness of steady free-surface flow at critical Froude number. EPL, 105(4), 44003-1-44003-6.
DOI Scopus7 WoS7
2014 Balasuriya, S., & Binder, B. J. (2014). Nonautonomous analysis of steady Korteweg-de Vries waves under nonlocalised forcing. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 285, 28-41.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2014 Johnston, S., Simpson, M., McElwain, D., Binder, B., & Ross, J. (2014). Interpreting scratch assays using pair density dynamics and approximate Bayesian computation. Open Biology, 4(9), 140097-1-140097-9.
DOI Scopus17 WoS15 Europe PMC9
2014 Landman, K. A., Binder, B. J., & Newgreen, D. F. (2014). Modeling development and disease in the enteric nervous system. Journal of Cellular Automata, 9(2-3), 95-109.
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2013 Binder, B., & Simpson, M. (2013). Quantifying spatial structure in experimental observations and agent-based simulations using pair-correlation functions. Physical Review E. (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 88(2), 1-10.
DOI Scopus21 WoS20 Europe PMC6
2013 Binder, B., Blyth, M., & McCue, S. (2013). Free-surface flow past arbitrary topography and an inverse approach for wave-free solutions. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 78(4), 685-696.
DOI Scopus11 WoS10
2013 Simpson, M., Binder, B., Haridas, P., Wood, B., Treloar, K., McElwain, D., & Baker, R. (2013). Experimental and modelling investigation of monolayer development with clustering. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 75(5), 871-889.
DOI Scopus27 Europe PMC17
2013 Simpson, M., Treloar, K., Binder, B., Haridas, P., Manton, K., Leavesley, D., . . . Baker, R. (2013). Quantifying the roles of cell motility and cell proliferation in a circular barrier assay. Journal of the Royal Society. Interface, 10(82), 1-11.
DOI Scopus49 WoS47 Europe PMC29
2012 Binder, B., & Blyth, M. (2012). Electrified free-surface flow of an inviscid liquid past topography. Physics of Fluids, 24(10), 1-17.
DOI Scopus3 WoS4
2012 Binder, B., HackettJones, E., Tuke, S., & Landman, K. (2012). A modified Pólya urn process and an index for spatial distributions with volume exclusion. The ANZIAM Journal, 53(2), 122-133.
DOI Scopus3 WoS3
2012 Lustri, C., McCue, S., & Binder, B. (2012). Free surface flow past topography: A beyond-all-orders approach. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 23(4), 441-467.
DOI Scopus17 WoS14
2012 HackettJones, E., Davies, K., Binder, B., & Landman, K. (2012). Generalized index for spatial data sets as a measure of complete spatial randomness. Physical Review E. (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 85(6), 1-9.
DOI Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC5
2012 Binder, B., Landman, K., Newgreen, D., Simkin, J., Takahashi, Y., & Zhang, D. (2012). Spatial analysis of multi-species exclusion processes: Application to neural crest cell migration in the embryonic gut. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(2), 474-490.
DOI Scopus21 WoS20 Europe PMC11
2012 Binder, B., Ross, J., & Simpson, M. (2012). A hybrid model for studying spatial aspects of infectious diseases. The ANZIAM Journal, 54(1-2), 37-49.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2011 Ogilat, O., McCue, S., Turner, I., Belward, J., & Binder, B. (2011). Minimising wave drag for free surface flow past a two-dimensional stern. Physics of Fluids, 23(7), 072101-1-072101-11.
DOI Scopus10 WoS9
2011 Binder, B., & Vanden-Broeck, J. (2011). Hybrid free-surface flows in a two-dimensional channel. Physical Review E. (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 84(1), 016302-1-016302-10.
DOI Scopus4 WoS4
2011 Binder, B., & Landman, K. (2011). Quantifying evenly distributed states in exclusion and nonexclusion processes. Physical Review E. (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 83(4), 041914-1-041914-9.
DOI Scopus16 WoS16 Europe PMC5
2010 Zhang, D., Brinas, I., Binder, B., Landman, K., & Newgreen, D. (2010). Neural crest regionalisation for enteric nervous system formation: Implications for Hirschsprung's disease and stem cell therapy. Developmental Biology, 339(2), 280-294.
DOI Scopus41 Europe PMC30
2010 Binder, B. (2010). Steady free-surface flow at the stern of a ship. Physics of Fluids, 22(1), 012104-1-012104-5.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5
2010 Binder, B. (2010). Ghost rods adopting the role of withdrawn baffles in batch mixer designs. Physics Letters A, 374(34), 3483-3486.
DOI Scopus9 WoS7
2009 Newgreen, D., Zhang, D., Binder, B., Simpson, M., Landman, K., Enomoto, H., & Young, H. (2009). Social controls of migration and proliferation of neural crest-derived cells in the gut. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 21(2), 223.
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2009 Binder, B., Vanden-Broeck, J., & Dias, F. (2009). On satisfying the radiation condition in free-surface flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 624, 179-189.
DOI Scopus6 WoS6
2009 Binder, B., & Landman, K. (2009). Tissue growth and the Pólya distribution. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 15(2), 35-41.
2009 Binder, B. (2009). A non-linear dynamical system: flow past a sluice gate. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 15(2), 27-34.
2009 Binder, B., & Landman, K. (2009). Exclusion processes on a growing domain. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 259(3), 541-551.
DOI Scopus31 Europe PMC12
2008 Binder, B., Dias, F., & Vanden-Broeck, J. (2008). Influence of rapid changes in a channel bottom on free-surface flows. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 73(1), 254-273.
DOI Scopus18 WoS16
2008 Binder, B., & Cox, S. (2008). A mixer design for the pigtail braid. Fluid Dynamics Research, 40(1), 34-44.
DOI Scopus12 WoS10
2008 Binder, B., Landman, K., Simpson, M., Mariani, M., & Newgreen, D. (2008). Modeling proliferative tissue growth: a general approach and an avian case study. Physical Review E. (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 78(3), 031912-1-031912-13.
DOI Scopus48
2007 Binder, B., & Vanden-Broeck, J. (2007). The effect of disturbances on the flows under a sluice gate and past an inclined plate. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 576, 475-490.
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2006 Binder, B., Dias, F., & Vanden-Broeck, J. (2006). Steady free-surface flow past an uneven channel bottom. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 20(3), 125-144.
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2005 Binder, B., & Vanden-Broeck, J. (2005). Free surface flows past surfboards and sluice gates. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 16(5), 601-619.
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2005 Binder, B., Vanden-Broeck, J., & Dias, F. (2005). Forced solitary waves and fronts past submerged obstacles. Chaos, 15(3), 37106-1-37106-13.
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Conference Papers

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Modelling Cylindrical Yeast Colonies Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Anthony John Gallo
2017 Co-Supervisor Modelling Growth and Morphogenesis of Colonic Organoids Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Phillip James Brown
2016 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modelling of Pattern Formation in Biofilms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Tam

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
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 in Applied Mathematics
Phone
83133244
Fax
8313 3696
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ingkarni Wardli Building, floor 6
Room Number
6 59
Org Unit
Mathematical Sciences

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