Professor Scott McCue

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Acting Head of School, School of Mathematical Sciences

PhD (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Science (University of Queensland)

Professor Scott McCue is Academic Lead for Development and Diversity in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

Background: Scott McCue was awarded a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Queensland in May 2000.  His PhD supervisor was Professor Lawrence Forbes, who is now at the University of Tasmania.  Scott was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham from 1999-2001, under the supervision of Professors David Riley and John King.  He was then a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong from 2002-2004 under the supervision of Professor James Hill, who is now at the University of South Australia.  In 2004 Scott took up a position as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Griffith University.  He moved to QUT in 2007 as Lecturer in Mathematics, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009, Associate Professor in 2012, and Professor in 2016.

In 2009 Scott was awarded the JH Michell Medal.  In 2019 he was awarded the EO Tuck Medal.  In 2019 he was a Simons Visiting Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Research discipline: Applied and Computational Mathematics

Areas of expertise

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Interfacial dynamics
  • Asymptotic analysis
  • Mathematical biology

Topics of research (click for examples)

Stefan problems (mathematics of melting, freezing and crystal formation)

Free surface flows (mathematics of water wave problems)

Hele-Shaw flows (viscous flow between two closely held flat plates)

Thin film flows (viscous flow with small aspect ratio)

Droplet impaction

Mathematical biology

Other odds and ends

Additional information

Title
Mathematical and Computational Analysis of Ship Wakes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180103260
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Mathematical and computational models for agrichemical retention on plants
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100707
Start year
2017
Keywords
Fluid mechanics; Droplet impaction; Evaporation; Leaf surface models; Mathematical software
Title
Asymptotics of the exponentially small
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140100933
Start year
2014
Keywords
Asymptotic methods; Fluid mechanics; Applied differential equations
Title
A new hierarchy of mathematical models to quantify the role of ghrelin during cell invasion
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140100249
Start year
2014
Keywords
Mathematical modelling; Mathematical biology; Multiscale modelling
Title
Modelling Interactions of Spray Droplets with Plants
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200476
Start year
2011
Keywords
Mathematical Modelling; Leaf Surface Models; Plant Architectural Models; Spray Droplet Interception; Droplet Spreading; Agrichemical Spray Retention
Title
A Mathematical Model of the Roles of Contraction and Oxygen in Human Wound Healing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0878011
Start year
2008
Keywords
Biomathematics; Mathematical Modelling; Wound Healing