Professor Tim MarchantQualifications: Completing his PhD at the University of Adelaide before starting an academic career at the University of Wollongong, Professor Marchant is an Applied Mathematician whose research stature in the fields of nonlinear waves, optics and industrial modelling is evidenced by 80 journal publications and supervision of 17 graduate research students to completion. Dean of Research at the University of Wollongong, Professor Marchant brings extensive academic and leadership experience to AMSI, and has a demonstrated passion for mathematical sciences having been President of the Australian Mathematical Society, Chair of Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) and Director of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group.
Tim Marchant is Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and an Honorary Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Wollongong.
During his career at the University of Wollongong, Tim was Head of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics 2007-2009 and Dean of Research 2009-2020. He has undertaken senior leadership roles within the Mathematical Sciences, including President of the Australian Mathematical Society, Chair of ANZIAM and Director of the Mathematics in Industry Study Group. Tim has also had a range of external leadership roles, having twice been an executive member of the Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies and a member of the Endeavour Awards and National Colombo Plan selection panels.
Tim gained a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide in 1988 and has published more than 100 research papers. His research areas include nonlinear optics, waves and combustion theory. Tim is a Life Master at the Illawarra Bridge Club and speaks intermediate level Mandarin.