Dr Bronwyn Hajek is a Senior Lecturer in the School of ITMS and a researcher within the Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre.
Bronwyn’s research interests lie in developing and solving mathematical models using nonlinear partial differential equations. She is motivated by many areas of application, including biological invasions, cell biology, viscous flow, and physical chemistry. She is also has a particular focus on the application of Lie symmetry techniques to nonlinear reaction diffusionequations.
Bronwyn is an enthusiastic teacher of mathematics, with a focus on first year engineering mathematics. She aims to show engineering students that maths is actually useful and can also be fun and interesting!
Coloid and surface science
Surface interactions; with Marta Krasowska (UniSA) and David Beattie (UniSA)
Electrokinetics of concentrated particle dispersions; with Stan Miklavcic (UniSA), Lee White (University of Melbourne)
Viscous flow
Extensional flow of visous fluids; with Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide) and Jonathan Wylie (City University of Hong Kong)
Particle transport periodic microtubes; with Stan Miklavcic (UniSA), Lee White (University of Melbourne) and Nazmul Islam (UniSA)
Symmetry analysis
Problems with nonlinear diffusion; with Phil Broadbridge (La Trobe University)
Heat conduction; with Joel Moitsheki (University of the Witwatersrand)
Properties of similarity solutions; with Maureen Edwards... Read more
Selected invited talks
So you have survived the PhD: Establishing an academic career and maintaining a lifestyle, UniSA HDR student workshop, guest speaker, 2014, 2015
Year 11 Maths Experience Program Certificate Presentation, guest speaker for parents and students, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Teach SA, Graduate Certificate of Education final dinner for math, chemistry and physics high school teachers, guest speaker, 2012
About me
Dr Bronwyn Hajek is a Senior Lecturer in the School of ITMS and a researcher within the Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre.
Bronwyn’s research interests lie in developing and solving mathematical models using nonlinear partial differential equations. She is motivated by many areas of application, including biological invasions, cell biology, viscous flow, and physical chemistry. She is also has a particular focus on the application of Lie symmetry techniques to nonlinear reaction diffusionequations.
Bronwyn is an enthusiastic teacher of mathematics, with a focus on first year engineering mathematics. She aims to show engineering students that maths is actually useful and can also be fun and interesting!
About me
Current leadership in the mathematics profession
Chair, Engineering Mathematics Group (from 2015)
Committee member, ANZIAM Executive Committee (from 2015)
Secretary, SA Branch of ANZIAM (from 2013)
Membership of professional associations
Member, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
Member, Engineering Mathematics Group (EMG; a Special Interest Group of ANZIAM)
Member, Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS)
Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
About me
Doctor of Philosophy University of Wollongong
Masters of Environmental Science University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Science The University of Adelaide
Research
Research since 2008 is shown below. To see earlier years visit ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus
Year  Output 

2016 
Wylie, J, BradshawHajek, B & Stokes, Y 2016, 'The evolution of a viscous thread pulled with a prescribed speed', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 795, pp. 380408.
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2015 
Broadbridge, P, BradshawHajek, B & Triadis, D 2015, 'Exact nonclassical symmetry solutions of Arrhenius reactiondiffusion', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 471, no. 2184, article no. 20150580.
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1

2013 
Moitsheki, R & Hajek, BH 2013, 'Symmetry analysis of a heat conduction model for heat transfer in a longitudinal rectangular fin of a heterogeneous material', Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 23742387.
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5

2009 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & White, LR 2009, 'Dynamic dielectric response of concentrated colloidal dispersions: comparison between theory and experiment', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 19611969.
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2008 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & White, L 2008, 'Frequencydependant electrical conductivity of concentrated dispersions of spherical colloidal particles', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 45124522.
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Year  Output 

2016 
Wylie, J, BradshawHajek, B & Stokes, Y 2016, 'The evolution of a viscous thread pulled with a prescribed speed', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 795, pp. 380408.
1

2015 
BradshawHajek, B & Moitsheki, R 2015, 'Symmetry solutions for reactiondiffusion equations with spatially dependent diffusivity', Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 254, pp. 3038. 
2015 
Broadbridge, P, BradshawHajek, B & Triadis, D 2015, 'Exact nonclassical symmetry solutions of Arrhenius reactiondiffusion', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 471, no. 2184, article no. 20150580.
1
1

2015 
Islam, N, BradshawHajek, B, Miklavcic, S & White, L 2015, 'The onset of recirculation flow in periodic capillaries : geometric effects', European Journal of Mechanics B: Fluids, vol. 53, pp. 119128. 
2013 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & Ward, DA 2013, 'A composite Level Set and ExtendedDomainEigenfunction Method for simulating 2D Stokes flow involving a free surface', Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, vol. 237, pp. 389402.
1
1

2013 
Moitsheki, R & Hajek, BH 2013, 'Symmetry analysis of a heat conduction model for heat transfer in a longitudinal rectangular fin of a heterogeneous material', Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 23742387.
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5

2011 
Aarao, J, Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & Ward, DA 2011, 'Numerical implementation of the EDEM for modified Helmholtz BVPs on annular domains', Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, vol. 235, no. 5, pp. 13421353.
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1

2011 
Stokes, Y, BradshawHajek, B & Tuck, E 2011, 'Extensional flow at low Reynolds number with surface tension', Journal of Engineering Mathematics, vol. 70, no. 13, pp. 321331.
3
3

2010 
Aarao, J 2010, 'The extendeddomaineigenfunction method for solving elliptic boundary value problems with annular domains', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 
2010 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & White, LR 2010, 'Highfrequency behavior of the dynamic mobility and dielectric response of concentrated colloidal dispersions', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 16561665.
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2010 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & White, LR 2010, 'The actual dielectric response function for a colloidal suspension of spherical particles', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 78757884.
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4

2009 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & White, LR 2009, 'Dynamic dielectric response of concentrated colloidal dispersions: comparison between theory and experiment', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 19611969.
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12

2008 
Hajek, BH, Broadbridge, P & Williams, G 2008, 'Evolving gene frequencies in a population with three possible alleles at a locus', Mathematical and Computer Modelling, vol. 47, no. 12, pp. 210217.
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3

2008 
Hajek, BH, Miklavcic, SJ & White, L 2008, 'Frequencydependant electrical conductivity of concentrated dispersions of spherical colloidal particles', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 45124522.
12
13

Research
Coloid and surface science
Surface interactions; with Marta Krasowska (UniSA) and David Beattie (UniSA)
Electrokinetics of concentrated particle dispersions; with Stan Miklavcic (UniSA), Lee White (University of Melbourne)
Viscous flow
Extensional flow of visous fluids; with Yvonne Stokes (University of Adelaide) and Jonathan Wylie (City University of Hong Kong)
Particle transport periodic microtubes; with Stan Miklavcic (UniSA), Lee White (University of Melbourne) and Nazmul Islam (UniSA)
Symmetry analysis
Problems with nonlinear diffusion; with Phil Broadbridge (La Trobe University)
Heat conduction; with Joel Moitsheki (University of the Witwatersrand)
Properties of similarity solutions; with Maureen Edwards (University of Wollongong) and Bob Anderssen (CSIRO)
Other things
Controlling drug delivery and other problems; with Mark Nelson (University of Wollongong)
Selected invited conferences and seminars
Viscous extensional flow and Symmetry analysis for reaction diffusion equations, Applied Mathematics Seminar Series, The University of Sydney, 2016
Electrokinetic behaviour of concentrated colloidal suspensions, IMI Workshop – Mathematics for Materials Science and Processing, joint conference between La Trobe University and Kyushu University, La Trobe University, 2016
Nonclassical symmetry analysis of nonlinear PDEs, Symposium in honour of Prof Jim Hill’s 70th Birthday, hosted by University of Wollongong, 2015
Electrokinetics for concentrated suspensions, and Flow through periodic capillaries, mathematics Seminar Series, Queensland University of Technology,2014
External engagement & recognition
Organisation  Country 

City University of Hong Kong  HONG KONG 
Kyushu University  JAPAN 
La Trobe University  AUSTRALIA 
National University of Sciences and Technology  PAKISTAN 
Stellenbosch University  SOUTH AFRICA 
University of Adelaide  AUSTRALIA 
University of Melbourne  AUSTRALIA 
University of South Australia  AUSTRALIA 
University of Witwatersrand  SOUTH AFRICA 
University of Wollongong  AUSTRALIA 
Vidyasagar University  INDIA 
Teaching & student supervision
Teaching & student supervision
Supervisions from 2010 shown
Thesis title  Student status 

Mathematical modelling of water and solute transport in plants  Current 
Mechanical properties and composition of novel polyelectrolyte multilayers at the oil/water interface  Current 
E.D.E.M. extendeddomaineigenfunction method  Completed 
Fluid flow and particle transport through periodic capillaries  Completed 