Professor of Mathematics
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Professor Huilgol is Professor of Mathematics. His research interests cover a wide range of areas: Hopf bifurcation in the dynamics of trains; finite elasticity; viscoelastic fluid mechanics; oxygen diffusion in marsupial brains; inverse methods in photosynthesis; pantograph-cable interaction in Very Fast Trains, and injection moulding of viscoplastic fluids. Prof. Huilgol had held positions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Sydney and at the Swinburne Technical College.
1969 PhD, University of Sydney
1964 M. Eng. Sc(Hons), University of Melbourne
1960 B. Sc Engg., Banaras Hindu University
2001 Grad. Cert. Tert. Ed., Flinders University
2011 RIIOHS204A Work Safety at Heights Certificate
Professor Huilgol was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 1983, and a CNRS Senior Visiting Professor at the University of Paris VI in 1983, and at the University of Grenoble, France, in 1996 and 2000. He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Mexican Society of Rheology in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Solid, Fluid and Rigid Body Mechanics
Prof. Huilgol's current research is in the thermo-fluid mechanics of viscoplastic materials, with a special emphasis into injection moulding problems. Specifically, this is based on his discovery of operator-splitting methods for the flows of incompressible and compressible viscoplastic fluids in the presence of heat transfer and inertia.
: Viscoplastic Fluid Mechanics
Reviewer for journals in the fields of Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics.