Yvonne Stokes

Professor Yvonne Stokes


School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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

I completed a BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) at Murdoch University and Honours in Applied Mathematics at The University of Adelaide, while working as a technical draftsperson. I then did a PhD at The University of Adelaide, with a thesis on very viscous fluid flows. I held an ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2002) and then obtained a Lecturer position at The University of Adelaide where I have been a Professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences since January 2018. From February 2017 to May 2021 I was an ARC Future Fellow.

I enjoy using mathematics to solve real-world problems in fluid mechanics, industry and in biology, and believe it is important to impart the skills needed for this to the next generations. I seek to encourage female students to consider STEM careers and to promote the value of mathematics in the wider community. For the years 2017 to 2019 I was the Chair of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society. I am currently an ANZIAM representative on the board of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

I undertake research in the field of theoretical fluid mechanics, in particular viscous flows involving free and moving boundaries. Current projects include the modelling of optical fibre fabrication, and thin-film flow in curved channels and ducts. In addition I have research interests in mathematical biology, modelling nutrient transport and chemical signalling in tissue.

  • ARC Discovery Project 2020-2022, Prediction of inertial particle focusing in curved microfluidic ducts. With T.B. Harding and A. Bertozzi.
  • ARC Linkage Project 2020-2021, Smart design technology enabling the mid-infrared revolution. With H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, S. Warren-Smith and F. Chenard. Industry Partner, IRflex Corporation.
  • ARC Future Fellowship, 2016-2020, Mathematics the key to modern glass and polymer fibre technology.
  • ARC Linkage Project 2016-2018, Enhanced sensitivity of electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. With H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, P. Hoffmann and A. Gooley. Industry Partner, Trajan Scientific and Medical.
  • ARC Discovery Project 2016-2018, Suspension flows and particle focusing in curved geometries. With A.L. Bertozzi.
  • University of Adelaide ECMS Research Support Scheme 2015, Quantification and modelling of spatial structures in colorectal (bowel) cancer. With J.E.F Green, B. Binder, H. Zhang, D. Worthley.
  • ARC Discovery Project 2013-2015, Shining the light on geometry of microstructured optical fibres. With D.G. Crowdy and H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem.
  • ARC Linkage Project 2011-2013, Paving the way: an experimental approach to the mathematical modelling and design of permeable pavements With S.C. Beecham, L.R. White, J.W. Boland, P.G. Howlett and J.M. Wells.
  • University of Adelaide ECMS Category 1 Grant Improvement Scheme Funding 2008, Viscous flow for manufacture of optical fibres.
  • ARC Discovery Project 2004-2006, Viscous extensional flow and drop breakoff. With E.O. Tuck.
  • University of Adelaide ECMS Small Grant 2003, 3D geomechanical modelling of salt diapirism. With S. Hunt.
  • University of Adelaide Small Grant 2002, Computational modelling of destratification of shallow lakes.
  • ARC Small Grant 2000, High order B-splines for numerical differentiation of noisy data.
  • ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2000-2002, Fluid flow in open helical channels with application to spiral particle separators.
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - 2024 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modelling of Fibre Fabrication; Coupling Heat Transport with Fluid Flow in Extrusion Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Eunice Blessica Yuwono
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Mathematical modelling of unsteady tube stretching with internal channel pressurisation for fabricating electrospray ionisation emitters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gagani Pathumika Ranathunga
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Large-eddy Simulations of a Jet in Crossflow Using Julia Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Amelia Jane Thomas
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Thin-Film Flow in Helical Channels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David John Arnold
    2013 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modelling of The Complex Mechanics of Biological Gels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr James Richard Reoch
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Pressure and Flow within the Umbilical Vessels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David John Wilke
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Extensional and Surface-Tension-Driven Fluid Flows in Microstructured Optical Fibre Fabrication Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Hayden Tronnolone
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Flow Visualization and Simulation of Miscible Displacement with Gravity Domination. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zeeshan Mohiuddin
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modelling and Experimental Investigation of Nutrient Supply to the Mammalian Oocyte Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alys Clark
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2020 Co-Chair Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group The Australian Mathematical Society Australia
    2017 - ongoing Chair Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group The Australian Mathematical Society Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - ongoing - Society of Mathematical Biology United States
    2002 - ongoing - American Physical Society United States
    1994 - ongoing - Australian Mathematical Society Australia
    1994 - ongoing - Australian and New Zealand Division of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Associate Editor ANZIAM Journal : Electronic Supplement ANZIAM Australia
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83134808
  • Email: yvonne.stokes@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133696
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Mathematical Sciences

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