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Biographical entry Blake, John Robert (1947 - 2016)

Born
1947
Jamestown, South Australia, Australia
Died
2016
Occupation
Applied mathematician

Summary

John Blake was an applied mathematician who became was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wollongong in 1980 after having been Leader in Applied Mathematics at the CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics. He was successful in linking mathematics research with industrial applications such as that with BHP on the distribution of granular materials in blast furnaces. Joint research with Don Gibson, Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mechanical Engineering, led to seminal contributions on bubble formation and dynamics. In 1989 Blake became Head of the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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1976 - 1978
Career position - Secretary, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Group
1980 - 1989
Career position - Professor of Mathematics, University of Wollongong
1984
Career position - Chairman, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Group
1987 - 1988
Career position - Chairman, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Group
1989
Career position - Head of School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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