# 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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Created: 13 March 2018, Last modified: 3 July 2018