Robert Niven

Associate Professor

Research 

  • Internationally recognised research leader in (a) theory and applications of probabilistic inference, including maximum entropy analysis and Bayesian inference; and (b) environmental contaminants, systems and impacts. This includes:
    • Maximum entropy analysis, Bayesian inference and machine learning applied to networked flow systems, including water distribution, energy distribution, transport and electricity distribution networks;
    • Maximum entropy analysis and Bayesian inference for the analysis of fluid flow systems, dynamical systems, dissipative systems and fluid turbulence;
    • Dimensional analysis, Lie scaling, and spatial and parametric analogues of the Reynolds transport theorem, Liouville equation, and Perron-Frobenius and Koopman operators;
    • The combinatorial basis of entropy and its applications, including to the analysis of graphs and flow networks;
    • Per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substance (PFAS) contaminants in soils, water and other media, including entrapment mechanisms and their remediation by foam fractionation and in situ fluidization.
    • Non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in porous media, including surface/interfacial tension phenomena, nucleation phenomena and multiphase systems;
    • Heavy metal and inorganic contaminants in surface waters, groundwater and soil;
    • Environmental impacts, sustainability and environmental management.
  • Success in research funding, with a career total of A$3.4 million in grants and fellowships from Australian, European, French, German, Japanese, UK and U.S. sources. This includes ARC Discovery Project grants for 2010-12 and 2014-16, and an ARC SRI PFAS grant over 2019-21.
  • Success in competitive research fellowships, including Churchill (1998), Fulbright (2003), JSPS (2006), Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, Denmark (14 months, 2007-08), Endeavour (2010), Isaac Newton Institute (2010) and Institute PPrime CNRS / Region Poitou-Charentes, France (11 months, 2014-15, and 4 months 2018).

Teaching 

  • Course coordinator and lecturer for undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, geology, soil mechanics, materials engineering, hydrology, and contaminant hydrogeology, across BE degree programs in Aeronautical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and BTech degree programs in Aeronautics and Aviation.
  • Implementation of flipped mode teaching in environmental engineering, since 2015. 
  • Postgraduate teaching in Maximum Entropy Analysis, including a Masters / PhD course at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and numerous short courses and summer school courses for research audiences.
  • Past and present supervisor of a number of BE thesis, Masters and PhD students.

Academic Engagement and Leadership:

  • Elected Council Member of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, from 2021, and Founding Chair of the ACT Chapter, from 2019.
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal Entropy since 2007, and Stat since 2019.
  • Undergraduate Aeronautical Coordinator, SEIT, UNSW Canberra, 2016-2018.
  • Research Development and Mentoring Coordinator, SEIT, UNSW Canberra, 2016-2018.
  • Host or member of the organising committee of international conferences: MODSIM, Canberra, Dec 2019; MaxEnt 2018, The Alan Turing Institute, London, UK, Jul 2018; MaxEnt 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jul 2017; MaxEnt 2015, Potsdam, NY USA, Jul 2015; BayesianControl 2015, Poitiers, France, Apr 2015; MaxEnt 2013, Canberra, Dec 2013 (the first time held in Australia); MaxEP Workshop, ANU, Canberra, Australia, Sep 2011; and Facets of Entropy, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct 2007. 
  • Host of numerous visiting scholars and PhD students to SEIT, UNSW Canberra.
  • Past or present research grant assessor for funding agencies in Australia, Romania, Chile and USA.

External Engagement and Leadership:

  • Public commentary on PFAS contamination in Australia, including to an inquiry of the Parliament of Australia, since 2018.
  • Expert Opinion services in major disputes concerning soil and groundwater contamination, including cases to the Supreme Court of NSW.
  • Founder and President (since 2013) of The MaxEnt and Bayesian Association of Australia, Inc., a scientific association and registered charity to support research and teaching in probabilistic inference.
Books
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Dewar RC; Lineweaver C; Niven RK; Regenauer-Lieb K, 2013, Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Systems, Dewar RC; Lineweaver C; Niven RK; Regenauer-Lieb K, (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Second-Law-Non-equilibrium-Understanding/dp/3642401538/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429840115&sr=1-1
2013
Niven RK, 2006, Workshop on Maximum Entropy Analysis (A Series of Tutorials on Concepts and Applications), Original, UNSW@ADFA, Canberra ACT
2006
Niven RK; Burgess JS; Harrowfield DL; Khalili N; Chattopadhyay G, 2005, Preliminary Soil Contamination Investigation, `Mirror Peninsula`, Larsemann Hills, East Antartica. I: Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (Diesel Range Organics), 1, Australian Defence Force Academy- School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Canberra, ACT
2005
Niven RK, 2005, Towards the Information Theoretic Paradigm of Contaminant Transport Modelling, 1, ADFA, Canberra, ACT
2005
Book Chapters
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Niven RK; Ozawa H, 2016, 'Entropy production extremum principles', in Singh V (ed.), Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, pp. 32-1 - 32-7
2016
Dewar RC; Lineweaver CH; Niven RK; Regenauer-Lieb K, 2014, 'Beyond the Second Law: An Overview', in Understanding Complex Systems, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 3 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40154-1_1
2014
Niven RK; Noack BR, 2013, 'Control volume analysis, entropy balance and the entropy production in flow systems', in Dewar RC; Lineweaver C; Niven RK; Regenauer-Lieb K (ed.), Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Systems, pp. 129 - 162
2013
Niven RK; Andresen B, 2009, 'Jaynes' maximum entropy principle, Riemannian metrics and generalised least action bound', in Dewar RL; Detering F (ed.), Complex Physical, Biophysical and Econophysical Systems, Proc. 22nd Canberra International Physics Summer School, The Australian National University, Canberra, 8-19 December 2008, edn. World Scientific Lecture Notes in Complex Systems, Vol. 9, World Scientific, Hackensack, NJ, pp. 283 - 318, http://www.worldscibooks.com/physics/7340.html
2009
Niven RK, 2003, 'In Situ fluidization for permeable reactive barrier installation and maintenance', in Henry SM; Warner SD (ed.), Chlorinated Solvent and DNAPL Remediation, Innovative Strategies for Subsurface Cleanup, edn. Original, American Chemical Society, Washington DC, pp. 217 - 235
2003
Niven RK, 2002, 'In Situ Fluidization for Permeable Reactive Barrier Installation and Maintenance', in Hering J; Schnoor JL (ed.), 220th ACS National Meeting Washington DC, edn. ACS SYMPOSIUM SERIES, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, pp. 217 - 235, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000181756800015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2002
Conference Papers
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Niven RK; Cordier L; Kaiser E; Schlegel M; Noack BR, 2020, 'New Conservation Laws Based on Generalised Reynolds Transport Theorems', in Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/380a993
2020
Niven RK; Mohammad-Djafari A; Cordier L; Abel M; Quade M, 2020, 'Dynamical System Identification by Bayesian Inference', in Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/692fcb8
2020
Niven R; Mohammad-Djafari A; Cordier L; Abel M; Quade M, 2020, 'Bayesian Identification of Dynamical Systems', in Proceedings, MDPI AG, pp. 33 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019033033
2020
Niven RK, 2019, 'Fishing for the Unknown Unknowns: A Bayesian Perspective', in 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Supporting Evidence-Based Decision Making: The Role of Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2019, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, pp. 214 - 220, presented at 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2019), http://dx.doi.org/10.36334/modsim.2019.b2.niven
2019
Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2017, 'Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Analyses of Flow Networks with Non-Gaussian Priors and Soft Constraints', in Polpo A; Stern J; Louzada F; Izbicki R; Takada H (eds.), Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Springer, Jarinu, Brazil, pp. 285 - 294, presented at MaxEnt 37, International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Jarinu, Brazil, 09 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91143-4_27
2017
Niven RK; Schlegel M; Abel M; Waldrip SH; Guimera R, 2017, 'Maximum Entropy Analysis of Flow Networks with Structural Uncertainty (Graph Ensembles)', in Polpo A; Stern J; Louzada F; Izbicki R; Takada H (eds.), Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Springer, Jarinu, Brazil, pp. 261 - 274, presented at MaxEnt 37, International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Jarinu, Brazil, 09 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91143-4_25
2017
Hobbs B; Oberst S; Niven RK; Ord A, 2017, 'Mineralising systems as nonlinear dynamical systems', in Brett D; Christie T; Gonzales L; Spilsbury W; Vearnecombe J (eds.), Mineralising systems as nonlinear dynamical systems, Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, presented at Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, 21 February 2017 - 23 February 2017
2017
Ord A; Oberst S; Niven RK; Hobbs B, 2017, 'What do we do with all this data? Ore exploration using modern technology', in Brett D; Christie T; Golzales L; Spilsbury Q; Vearnecombe J (eds.), What do we do with all this data? Ore exploration using modern technology, Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, presented at Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, 21 February 2017 - 23 February 2017
2017
Oberst SM; Niven RK; Ord A; Hobbs BE; Lester DR, 2017, 'Application of recurrence plots to orebody exploration data', in Witt W; Wyche S (ed.), Target 2017, Target 2017, At University Club, University of Western Australia, pp. 1 - 3, presented at Target 2017, At University Club, University of Western Australia, 19 April 2017 - 21 April 2017
2017
Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2017, 'Maximum entropy analysis of transport networks', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4985364
2017
Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2017, 'Consistent maximum entropy representations of pipe flow networks', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4985365
2017
Niven R; Herouard N, 2016, 'Maximum entropy closure of Galerkin POD models', in Ivey G; Jones N; Zhou T (eds.), Maximum entropy closure of Galerkin POD models, 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, WA, presented at 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, WA, 05 December 2016 - 08 December 2016, http://www.afms.org.au/20AFMC/
2016
Niven R; Waldrip S, 2016, 'Comparison Between Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Analysis of Flow Networks', in Proceedings of 3rd International Electronic and Flipped Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, MDPI, presented at 3rd International Electronic and Flipped Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ecea-3-c002
2016
Hérouard N; Niven RK; Noack BR, 2016, 'Maximum entropy closure of galerkin POD models', in Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2016
2016
Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2016, 'Maximum entropy derivation of quasi-Newton methods', in AIP Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4959045
2016
Hérouard N; Niven RK; Noack BR, 2016, 'Maximum entropy closure of galerkin POD models', in Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2016
2016
Niven RK; Waldrip SH; Abel M; Schlegel M; Noack BR, 2015, 'Maximum entropy analysis of flow networks with nonlinear constraints', in Holmes DE (ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, electronic, pp. Paper A012 - Paper A012, presented at 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, electronic, 15 November 2015 - 30 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ecea-2-A012
2015
Niven RK; Noack BR; Kaiser E; Cattafesta L; Cordier L; Abel M, 2015, 'Bayesian cyclic networks, mutual information and reduced-order Bayesian inference', in AIP Conference Proceedings, AMER INST PHYSICS, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, presented at 35th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt), Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, 19 July 2015 - 24 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4959049
2015
Niven R; Abdelraouf Y, 2014, 'Thermodynamic model of CO2 and SO2 injection into deep saline formations', in Chemeca 2014, Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 1 - 9, presented at Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, 28 September 2014 - 01 October 2014, http://www.icheme.org/~/media/Documents/Conferences/CHEMECA/Chemeca%202014/full-papers/1387_Thermodynamic%20model-revised.pdf
2014
Niven R; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip S, 2014, 'Maximum entropy analysis of flow and reaction networks', in Mohammad-Djafari A; Barbaresco F (ed.), BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MAXENT 2014), AIP, Clos Lucé, Amboise, France, pp. 271 - 278, presented at BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MAXENT 2014), Clos Lucé, Amboise, France, 21 September 2014 - 26 September 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4905988
2014
Waldrip SH; Niven R; Abel M; Schlegel M; Noack BR, 2014, 'MaxEnt analysis of a water distribution network in Canberra, ACT, Australia', in Mohammad-Djafari A; Barbaresco F (ed.), BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MAXENT 2014), AIP, Amboise, FRANCE, pp. 479 - 486, presented at BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MAXENT 2014), Amboise, FRANCE, 21 September 2014 - 26 September 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4906013
2014
Ord A; Hobbs B; Lester D; Niven RK, 2014, 'Hydrothermal mineralising systems as non-equilibrium, chaotic, breccia-filled chemical reactors', in Chemeca 2014, Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 1 - 8, presented at Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, 28 September 2014 - 01 October 2014, http://www.icheme.org/~/media/Documents/Conferences/CHEMECA/Chemeca%202014/full-papers/1463_Hydrothermal%20Mineralising.pdf
2014
Nahar K; Niven RK; Pearson S; Badek K; Riesen H; Rahman AFM, 2013, 'Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia', in Riethmuller G; Banhazi T (ed.), Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia, 2013 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future, Mandurah, WA, Australia, presented at 2013 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future, Mandurah, WA, Australia, 22 September 2013 - 25 September 2013
2013
Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH, 2013, 'Maximum entropy analysis of flow networks', in Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafi K; Stokes B (eds.), AIP Conference Proceedings 1636, AMER INST PHYSICS, Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia, pp. 159 - 164, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia, 15 December 2013 - 20 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4903726
2013
Niven R; Kaiser E; Noack BR; Cordier L; Spohn A; Segond M; Abel M; Daviller G; Berger Z; Shea P; Glauser M; Niven RK, 2013, 'Cluster-based reduced-order modelling of shear flows', in Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafi K; Stokes B (eds.), AIP Conference Proceedings 1636, AMER INST PHYSICS, Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia, pp. 151 - 158, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia, 15 December 2013 - 20 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4903725
2013
Nahar K; Niven R; Pearson SG; Badek K; Riesen H; Mokhlesur Rahman A, 2013, 'Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola.', in Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola., American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, presented at American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, 07 April 2013 - 11 April 2013
2013
Waldrip SH; Niven R; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2013, 'Maximum entropy analysis of hydraulic pipe networks', in Niven R; Brewer D; Paull D; Shafi K; Stokes B (eds.), 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), AIP, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 180 - 186, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 15 December 2013 - 20 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4903729
2013
Niven RK, 2011, 'Maximum entropy analysis of steady-state flow systems (and extremum entropy production principles)', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 1443, AIP, Melville, New York, pp. 270 - 281, presented at 31st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Waterloo Canada, 09 July 2011 - 16 July 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3703644
2011
Niven RK, 2009, 'Jaynes' MaxEnt, steady state flow systems and the maximum entropy production principle,', in Goggans, Paul M.; Chan, Chun-Yong (Eds.) , AIP Conference Proceedings , Vol. 1193, American Institute of Physics / Springer, Melville NY, pp. 397 - 404, presented at Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering: 29th International Workshop, Oxford, MS, USA, 05 July 2009 - 10 July 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3275639
2009
Niven RK, 2007, 'Combinatorial entropy for distinguishable entities in indistinguishable states', in CTNEXT 07, Catania, Italy, 1-5 July 2007, Catania, Italy, pp. 96 - 103, presented at CTNEXT 07, Catania, Italy, 1-5 July 2007, Catania, Italy, 01 July 2007 - 05 July 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2828767
2007
Singh K; Niven RK, 2007, 'Visualization of residual non-aqueous phase liquid subject to freeze-thaw', in Ground Water Management - Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, pp. 69 - 87
2007
Niven RK, 2007, 'Origins of the combinatorial basis of entropy', in MaxEnt 07, Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Srings, NY, pp. 133 - 142, presented at MaxEnt 07, Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Srings, NY, 08 July 2007 - 13 July 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2821255
2007
Niven RK, 2005, 'Environmental Impact of the `Zero Waste` Policy of Recycling', in Ward J (ed.), 6th Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production, 6th Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 9, presented at 6th Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Melbourne, 10 October 2005 - 12 October 2005
2005
Niven RK, 2004, 'Neutrally buoyant fluid droplets and bridges in axisymmetiric and non-axisymmetric configurations', in Hirasaki G (ed.), 8th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, 8th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, Houston, Texas, pp. CDROM, presented at 8th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, Houston, Texas, 16 May 2004 - 18 May 2004
2004
Niven RK, 2004, 'Ethanol in petrol: air pollution and sustainable energy friend or gourndwater contamination foe?', in Enviro 04 Convention and Exhibition, Enviro 04 Convention and Exhibition, Sydney, pp. CDROM, presented at Enviro 04 Convention and Exhibition, Sydney, 28 March 2004 - 01 April 2004
2004
Looi S; Niven RK; Burgess JS; Harrowfield DL; Khalili N; Chattopadhyay G, 2003, 'Preliminary soil contamination investigation of Mirror Peninsula, Larsemann Hills, East Antartica', in Nahir M; Biggar K; Cotta G (eds.), ARCSACC 03, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 155 - 158, presented at Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 04 May 2003 - 06 May 2003
2003
Niven RK, 2003, 'Contaminated Site assessment in Antarctica: some difficulties and anomalies', in Hahir M; Biggar K; Cotta G (eds.), Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 148 - 154, presented at Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 04 May 2003 - 06 May 2003
2003
Looi S; Niven RK; Burgess J; Harrowfield DL; Khalili N, 2002, 'Preliminary soil contamination investigation of Mirror Peninsula, Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica', in 3rd International Conference (a), 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, presented at 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, 14 April 2002 - 18 April 2002
2002
Niven RK, 2002, 'Contaminated site assessment process in Australia: Implications for Antarctic inverstigations', in 3rd International Conference (a), 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, presented at 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, 14 April 2002 - 18 April 2002
2002
Niven RK, 2001, 'In Situ Fluidization for Reactive Barrier Installation and Maintenance', in 221st ACS National Meeting, 221st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, Californa, USA, pp. 1113, presented at 221st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, Californa, USA, 01 April 2001 - 05 April 2001
2001
Khalili N; Niven RK, 2001, 'In situ fluidisation for remediation of contaminated sandy sites', in 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Newcastle, NSW, presented at 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Newcastle, NSW, 28 November 2001 - 30 November 2001
2001
Niven RK, 2001, 'InSitu Fluidization for Solids Addition to Permeable Reactive Barriers', in International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, Florida, USA, presented at International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, Florida, USA, 10 June 2001 - 13 June 2001
2001
Niven RK; Khalili-Naghadeh N, 2000, 'Peat Bed Rupture by in situ fluidisation and field trials in uncontaminated sands', in Johnston CD (ed.), Contaminated Site Remediation: from Source Zones to Ecosystems, Contaminated Site Remediation: from Source Zones to Ecosystems, Melbourne, pp. 679 - 686, presented at Contaminated Site Remediation: from Source Zones to Ecosystems, Melbourne, 04 December 2000 - 08 December 2000
2000
Khalili N; Niven RK, 1996, 'Upflow washing: a new in situ technology for organic and method remediation', in Symposium on Env Geotechnology, Symposium on Env Geotechnology, San Diego, Californa, USA, presented at Symposium on Env Geotechnology, San Diego, Californa, USA, 10 June 1996 - 12 June 1996
1996
Niven R, 1990, 'The hydrogeology and geochemistry of seepage beneath the south tailings dam, Woodlawn Mine, NSW', in Environmental Workshop, Wollongong, October 1990, Proceedings, The Australian Mining Industry Council, Dickson, ACT, Wollongong NSW, pp. 172 - 206, presented at Environmental Workshop, Wollongong NSW, 08 October 1990 - 12 October 1990
1990
Conference Posters
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Abdelraouf Y; Niven RK, 2014, 'Coupled multiphase chemical reaction mechanical deformation model of supercritical CO2 and SO2 in a deep saline aquifer, poster presentation', Perth, WA, presented at Chemeca 2014, Perth, WA, 28 September 2014 - 01 October 2014
2014
Conference Presentations
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Niven RK, 2015, 'Concept of probability and plausible reasoning, tutorial session', presented at 1st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Modelling and Control in Fluid Mechanics (BayesianControl 2015), Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France, 14 April 2015 - 14 April 2015, http://www.bayesiancontrol.net/
2015
Niven RK, 2015, 'Markov chains, Bayesian cyclic networks and Bayesian control', presented at 1st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Modelling and Control in Fluid Mechanics (BayesianControl 2015), Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France, 14 April 2015 - 14 April 2015, http://www.bayesiancontrol.net/
2015
Niven R; Abel M; Waldrip S; Schlegel M; Noack B; Abbass H; Shafi K, 2014, 'Analysis of Flow Networks by the Maximum Entropy Method', presented at International Conference on Statistical Physics (Sigma Phi 2014), Rhodes, Greece, 07 July 2014 - 11 July 2014, http://www.sigmaphi.polito.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=111
2014
Niven RK; Noack BR; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH; Kaiser E, 2014, 'Model reduction of flow systems and networks by the maximum entropy method', presented at Model Reduction Across Disciplines workshop, University of Leicester, UK, 19 August 2014 - 22 August 2014, http://www.math.le.ac.uk/people/ag153/homepage/ModelReductionAcrossDisciplinesWEB.htm
2014
Abel M; Aider J-L; Bonnet J-P; Brunton S; Cordier L; Debien A; Duriez T; Gautier N; Kaiser E; Kourta A; Mazellier N; Niven RK; Noack BR; Parezanović V; Raibaudo C; Segond M; Spohn A; Stanislas M; von Krbek K, 2014, 'Modélisation de système par clusters (CROM) et la synthèse d'un contrôleur par machine learning', presented at Meeting of the GDR 2502 Flow Separation Control and GDR MOSAR, LIMSI, Orsay, France, 17 November 2014 - 18 November 2014, http://www.univ-orleans.fr/GDR2502/journees_17-18_11_2014/programme_17-18nov2014.pdf
2014
Noack BR; Kaiser E; Cordier L; Spohn A; Segond M; Abel M; Niven R; Daviller G; Östh J; Krajnović S; Cao Y; Borée J; Thomas L; Guillain S, 2014, 'Cluster-based reduced-order modelling (CROM) of shear flows', presented at Workshop Aristotle Reduced Order of Complexity & Reduced Order of Model (ROC & ROM), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaisseu, France, 23 October 2014 - 23 October 2014, http://www.onera.fr/fr//fr/www.association-aristote.fr/doku.php/public%253Aseminaires%253Aseminaire-2014-10-23
2014
Niven RK, 2010, 'Introduction to (MaxEnt systems analysis and) theory of MEP (tutorial seminar)', presented at Maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System workshop, Jena, Germany, 10 May 2010 - 12 May 2010
2010
Niven RK, 2010, 'MEP, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluid turbulence (seminar)', presented at Maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System workshop, Jena, Germany, 10 May 2010 - 12 May 2010
2010
Niven RK, 2010, 'The maximum entropy production principle', presented at Planetary Science & Astrobiology Workshop, Planetary Science Institute, Research School of Earth Sciences & Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, 09 June 2010 - 10 June 2010
2010
Niven RK, 2010, 'Derivation of a local form of the maximum entropy production principle', presented at Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 11 August 2010 - 22 December 2010, http://www.newton.ac.uk/programmes/CLP/seminars/2010112214002.html
2010
Niven RK, 2010, 'Application of the MaxEP Principle to Turbulent Fluid Mechanics + Planetary Systems', presented at Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 11 August 2010 - 22 December 2010
2010
Niven RK, (ed.), 2005, 'Maximum Entropy Velocity Profiles and Boundary Layer Theory in Turbulent Flow', pp. 1 - 1, presented at NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, 13 August 2005 - 18 August 2005
2005
Niven RK, (ed.), 2005, 'Exact Statistical Mechanics', pp. 1 - 1, presented at NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, 13 August 2005 - 18 August 2005
2005
Valliappan S; Khalili-Naghadeh N; Niven RK, 2000, 'A New Technology for Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Lowland Areas', pp. 85 - 96, presented at International Symposium on Lowland Technology 2000, Saga, Japan, 04 October 2000 - 06 October 2000
2000
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafi K; Stokes B, (eds.), 2013, 'BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Proceedings of the 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013)', American Institute of Physics, Melville, Vol. 1636, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia, 15 December 2013 - 20 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/v1636.frontmatter
2013
Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafti K; Stokes B, (eds.), 2013, 'Preface: Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering', AIP Publishing, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Vol. 1636, pp. 1 - 3, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entopy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, Australia, 15 December 2013 - 20 December 2013
2013
Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafi K; Stokes B, (eds.), 2013, 'BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Proceedings of the 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013)', AIP Publishing, Melville, New York, Vol. 1636, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entopy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, Australia, 15 December 2013 - 20 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/v1636.frontmatter
2013
Journal articles
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Wang J; Niven RK, 2021, 'Unification of surface tension isotherms of PFOA or GenX salts in electrolyte solutions by mean ionic activity', Chemosphere, vol. 280, pp. 130715 - 130715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130715
2021
Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH, 2019, 'Maximum entropy analysis of flow networks: Theoretical foundation and applications', Entropy, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/e21080776
2019
Abdelraouf YA; Niven RK, 2018, 'Effect of water and solid activities at high pressure on supercritical CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers', Chemical Geology, vol. 476, pp. 11 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.10.019
2018
Oberst SM; Niven RK; Lester DR; Ord A; Hobbs B; Hoffmann N, 2018, 'Detection of unstable periodic orbits in mineralising geological systems', Chaos, vol. 28, pp. 085711 - 085721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5024134
2018
Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2018, 'Reduced-parameter method for maximum entropy analysis of hydraulic pipe flow networks', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol. 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001379
2018
Gout J; Quade M; Shafi K; Niven RK; Abel M, 2018, 'Synchronization control of oscillator networks using symbolic regression', Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 91, pp. 1001 - 1021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11071-017-3925-z
2018
Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2017, 'Comparison between Bayesian and maximum entropy analyses of flow networks', Entropy, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/e19020058
2017
Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2016, 'Maximum entropy analysis of hydraulic pipe flow networks', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001126
2016
Quade M; Abel M; Shafi K; Niven RK; Noack BR, 2016, 'Prediction of dynamical systems by symbolic regression', Physical Review E, vol. 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.94.012214
2016
Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2016, 'Maximum entropy derivation of Quasi-Newton Methods', SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 26, pp. 2495 - 2511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1137/15M1027668
2016
Kaiser E; Noack BR; Cordier L; Spohn A; Segond M; Abel M; Daviller G; Östh J; Krajnović S; Niven RK, 2014, 'Cluster-based reduced-order modelling of a mixing layer', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 754, pp. 365 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2014.355
2014
Noack BR; Niven RK, 2013, 'A hierarchy of maximum entropy closures for Galerkin systems of incompressible flows', Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 65, pp. 1558 - 1574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2013.02.016
2013
Singh K; Niven RK, 2013, 'Non-aqueous phase liquid spills in freezing and thawing soils: critical analysis of pore-scale processes', Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology,, vol. 43, pp. 551 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2011.604264
2013
Cordier L; Noack BR; Tissot G; Lehnasch G; Delville J; Daviller G; Balajewicz M; Niven RK, 2013, 'Identification strategies for model-based control', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 54, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-013-1580-9
2013
Cordier L; Noack BR; Tissot G; Lehnasch G; Delville J; Balajewicz M; Daviller G; Niven RK, 2013, 'Identification strategies for model-based control Topics in Flow Control. Guest editors J.P. Bonnet and L. Cattafesta', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-013-1580-9
2013
Noack BR; Niven RK, 2012, 'Maximum-entropy closure for a Galerkin model of an incompressible periodic wake', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 700, pp. 187 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2012.125
2012
Niven RK, 2012, 'Maximum-entropy weighting of multiple earth climate models', Climate Dynamics, vol. 39, pp. 755 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-011-1163-5
2012
Singh K; Niven RK; Senden TJ; Turner ML; Sheppard A; Middleton J; Knackstedt MA, 2011, 'Remobilization of residual non-aqueous phase liquid in porous media by freeze - Thaw cycles', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 45, pp. 3473 - 3478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es200151g
2011
Grendar M; Niven RK, 2010, 'The Polya information divergence', Information Sciences, vol. 180, pp. 4189 - 4194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2010.06.031
2010
Niven RK, 2010, 'Minimisation of a free-energy-like potential for non-equilibrium systems at steady state', Philosophical Transactions B, vol. 365, pp. 1323 - 1331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2009.0296
2010
Niven RK, 2010, 'Simultaneous extrema in the entropy production for steady-state fluid flow in parallel pipes', Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, vol. 35, pp. 347 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/JNETDY.2010.022
2010
Niven RK; Grendar M, 2009, 'Generalized classical, quantum and intermediate statistics and the Polya urn model', Physics Letters, Section A, vol. 373, pp. 621 - 626, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2008.12.025
2009
Niven RK, 2009, 'Steady state of a dissipative flow-controlled system and the maximum entropy production principle', Physical Review E, vol. 80, pp. 021113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.021113
2009
Niven RK, 2009, 'Non-asymptotic thermodynamic ensembles', Europhysics Letters, vol. 86, pp. 20010-p1 - 20010-p6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/86/20010
2009
Niven RK; Suyari H, 2009, 'The q-gamma and (q,q)-polygamma functions of Tsallis statistics', Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, vol. 388, pp. 4045 - 4060, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2009.06.018
2009
Niven RK, 2009, 'Combinatorial entropies and statistics', European Physical Journal B, vol. 70, pp. 49 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2009-00168-5
2009
Niven RK, 2008, 'Comment on ``A fiber optic Raman sensor for hydrocarbon detection`` by Khijwania et al. [Sens. Actuators B 125 (2007) 563-568]', Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical, vol. 130, pp. 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2007.09.089
2008
Niven RK; Singh K, 2008, 'Mobilization and rupture of LNAPL ganglia during freeze-thaw: Two-dimensional cell experiments', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 42, pp. 5467 - 5472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es702442j
2008
Niven RK; Suyari H, 2008, 'Combinatorial basis and non-asymptotic form of the Tsallis entropy function', European Physical Journal B, vol. 61, pp. 75 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2008-00038-8
2008
Niven RK, 2007, 'Comment on “A fiber optic Raman sensor for hydrocarbon detection” by Khijwania et al. [Sens. Actuators B 125 (2007) 563–568]', Environmental Science and Technology
2007
Niven RK, 2006, 'q-Exponential structure of arbitrary-order reaction kinetics', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 61, pp. 3785 - 3790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2005.12.004
2006
Niven RK, 2006, 'Force stability of pore-scale fluid bridges and ganglia in axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric configurations', Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 52, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2006.03.015
2006
Niven RK, 2006, 'Cost of s-fold decisions in exact Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics', Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, vol. 365, pp. 142 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2006.01.021
2006
Niven RK, 2005, 'Reply to the comments by D. Stevenson on `Physical insight into theErgun and Wen and Yu equations for fluid flow in packed and fluidisedbeds` by RK Niven [Chemical Engineering Science, 57 (2002), 527-534]', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 60, pp. 299 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2004.08.004
2005
Niven RK, 2005, 'Ethanol in gasoline: environmental impacts and sustainability: review article', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 9, pp. 535 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2004.06.003
2005
Niven RK, 2005, 'Exact Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac Statistics', Physics Letters, Section A, vol. 342, pp. 286 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2005.05.063
2005
Niven RK, 2004, 'The constrained entropy and cross-entropy functions', Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, vol. 334, pp. 444 - 458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2003.11.011
2004
Niven RK, 2003, 'Turbulent flow through porous media.', Ground water, vol. 41, pp. 544 - 545
2003
Niven RK, 2003, 'Discussion paper concerning D.W.Barr (2001), Turbulent Flow through porous media, Ground Water, 39(5):646-650', Ground Water, vol. 41, pp. 544 - 545
2003
Niven RK, 2003, 'Turbulent Flow Through Porous Media by D.W. Barr, September-October 2001 issue, v. 39, no. 5: 646-650', Ground Water, vol. 41, pp. 544 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2003.tb02388.x
2003
Niven RK, 2002, 'Physical insight into the Ergun and Wen & Yu equations for fluid flow in packed and fluidised beds', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 57, pp. 1 - 8
2002
Niven RK, 2002, 'Discussion of papers/', Ground Water, vol. 40, pp. 670 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2002.tb02554.x
2002
Niven RK, 2002, 'DNAPL remediation: Which 'new paradigm' will prevail? by Richard E. Jackson (2001), Ground Water Monitoring et Remediation, v 21, no. 3, pages 54-58 - Discussion', GROUND WATER MONITORING AND REMEDIATION, vol. 22, pp. 169 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6592.2002.tb00766.x
2002
Niven RK, 2002, 'A derivation of Darcy's law.', Ground water, vol. 40, pp. 670 - 671
2002
Niven RK; Khalili N, 2002, 'In situ fluidization for peat bed rupture, and preliminary economic analysis', Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 59, pp. 67 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-7722(02)00076-1
2002
Niven RK, 2002, 'Physical insight into the Ergun and Wen and Yu equations for fluid flow in packed and fluidised beds', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 57, pp. 527 - 534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2509(01)00371-2
2002
Niven RK, 2001, 'In situ fluidization for reactive barrier installation and maintenance.', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 221, pp. U467 - U467, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000168824703160&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2001
Niven RK; Khalili-Naghadeh N; Hibbert DB, 2000, 'Mixed solid/dispersed phase particles in multiphase fluidised beds, part II: stability at laminar to turbulent flow scales', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 55, pp. 3033 - 3051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2509(99)00466-2
2000
Niven RK; Khalili N; Hibbert DB, 2000, 'Mixed Solid/Dispersed Phase Particles in Multiphase Fluidised Beds. Part II: Stability due to Interfacial Tension', Chemical Engineering Science, pp. 3033 - 3051
2000
Valliappan S; Khalili N; Niven RK, 2000, 'A New Technology for Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Lowland Areas', Lowland Technology International, vol. 2, pp. 43 - 54
2000
Niven RK; Khalili N; Hibbert DB, 2000, 'Mixed solid/dispersed phase particles in multiphase fluidised beds, part I: free energy of stability due to interfacial tension', Chemical Engineering Science, pp. 3013 - 3032
2000
Cheng NS; Chiew YM; Niven RK, 2000, 'Incipient sediment motion with upward seepage - Discussion', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH, vol. 38, pp. 475 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221680009498301
2000
Niven RK; Khalili-Naghadeh N; Hibbert DB, 2000, 'Mixed Solid/Dispersed Phase Particles in Multiphase Fluidised Beds. Part I: Free Energy of Stability Due to Interfacial Tension', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 55, pp. 3013 - 3032, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2509(99)00576-X
2000
Niven RK, 2000, 'Incipient sediment motion with upward seepage', Journal of Hydraulic Research, pp. 475 - 477
2000
Niven RK; Khalili N, 1998, 'In situ multiphase fluidization ("upflow washing") for the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated sands', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 35, pp. 938 - 960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/t98-067
1998
Niven RK; Khalili N, 1998, 'In Situ fluidisation by single internal vertical jet', Journal of Hydraulic Research, vol. 36, pp. 199 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221689809498633
1998
Niven RK; Khalili N, 1996, 'Washing of zinc(Ii) from contaminated soil columna', Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States), vol. 122, pp. 881 - 883, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(1996)122:9(881)
1996
Niven RK; Cordier L; Kaiser E; Schlegel M; Noack BR, 'Rethinking the Reynolds Transport Theorem, Liouville Equation, and Perron-Frobenius and Koopman Operators', Rethinking the Reynolds Transport Theorem, Liouville Equation, and Perron-Frobenius and Koopman Operators: Spatial and Generalized Parametric Forms, http://arxiv.org/abs/1810.06022v5
Niven RK; Noack BR, 'Discussion of Di Vita, A., On information thermodynamics and scale invariance in fluid dynamics, Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis 3: e108 (2012)', Discussion of Di Vita, A., On information thermodynamics and scale invariance in fluid dynamics, Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis 3: e108 (2012), http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.4087v1
Niven RK; Grendar M, 'Generalized Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac and Acharya-Swamy Statistics and the Polya Urn Model', Generalized Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac and Acharya-Swamy Statistics and the Polya Urn Model, http://arxiv.org/abs/0808.2102v1
Niven RK, 'Combinatorial Information Theory: I. Philosophical Basis of Cross-Entropy and Entropy', Combinatorial Information Theory: I. Philosophical Basis of Cross-Entropy and Entropy, http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0512017v5
Niven RK, 'Constrained Forms of the Tsallis Entropy Function and Local Equilibria', Constrained Forms of the Tsallis Entropy Function and Local Equilibria, http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0503263v1
Patents
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Khalili N; Niven RK, 1996, Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Patent No. Provisional Australian Patent Application. No. PN0752
1996
Reports
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Niven R; Stuetz R; Andersen M; Timms W; Boyle C; Moon E; Ghadouani A, 2020, Proposal for the Renewal of Field of Research (FoR) Codes in Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering, submission 2, Canberra ACT Australia
2020
Niven R; Khan S; Taylor M; Wilson S; Wright I, 2019, Summary and Position Paper: The need for a Commonwealth Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) for enforcement of the regulation of environmental contaminants, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10638.00323, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333045411_Summary_and_Position_Paper_The_need_for_a_Commonwealth_Environmental_Protection_Agency_CEPA_for_enforcement_of_the_regulation_of_environmental_contaminants
2019
Niven R; Stuetz R; Andersen M; Timms, W; Boyle C; Moon E; Ghadouani A, 2019, Proposal for the Renewal of Field of Research (FoR) Codes in Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering, Canberra ACT 2600 Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.24239.48806
2019
Niven R, 2018, Submission, Parliamentary Inquiry into the Management of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Contamination in and around Defence Bases, UNSW, Canberra ACT Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20480.74245
2018
Niven R, 2018, Submission to NSW Government on Proposed Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), UNSW, Canberra ACT Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.15140.78721
2018
Niven R, 2015, Consolidated Submission to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, UNSW, Canberra ACT 2600
2015
Theses / Dissertations
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Niven RK, 1998, In situ multiphase fluidisation (`upflow washing`) for the remediation of diesel and lead contaminated soils
1998
Other
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Niven R, 2018, Official Committee Hansard, Parliamentary Inquiry into the Management of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Contamination in and around Defence Bases, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of Australia, Parliament of Australia, Canberra ACT Australia
2018

Recent engagement:

  • Niven, R.K., Khan, S., Taylor, M., Wilson, S.P. and Wright, I. (2019), Summary and Position Paper: The need for a Commonwealth Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) for enforcement of the regulation of environmental contaminants, May 2019, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10638.00323.
  • Niven, R.K. (2018), Submission, Parliamentary Inquiry into the Management of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Contamination in and around Defence Bases, Parliament of Australia, 6 July 2018, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20480.74245.
  • Niven, R.K. (2018), Submission to NSW Government on Proposed Remediation of Land State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), NSW Government, April 2018, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15140.78721.
  • Invited Professor, 2 months, 2018, hosted by Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes (L2S), CentraleSupélec / CNRS / Université Paris Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
  • Invited Professor, 2 months, 2018, hosted by Institut Pprime and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers, France.
  • Invited Professor, 11 months, 2014-2015, hosted by CEAT, Institut Pprime, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers, France, funded by Region Poitou-Charentes and Institut Pprime, Poitiers, France.
  • Invited Senior Research Fellow, 1 month, 2012, hosted and funded by Institut Pprime, CEAT, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers, France.
  • Senior Research Fellow, 3 months, 2011, hosted and funded by Institut Pprime, CEAT, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers, France.
  • Visiting Fellowship, 1 month, 2010, hosted and funded by the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK.
  • Endeavour Executive Award, 2 months, 2010, hosted by the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan, funded by the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, 14 months, 2007-2008, at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, funded by the European Commission (6th Framework Programme).
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship, 1 month, 2006, at Dept of Information & Image Sciences, Chiba University, Japan.
  • Fulbright Professional Fellowship, 4 months, 2003, hosted by 3 universities in USA, funded by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.
  • Churchill Fellow, 3 months, 1998, funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
  • Recipient of 6 other awards and prizes during BSc(Hons) studies in chemistry and geology.
  1. Theory and applications of probabilistic inference, including maximum entropy analysis and Bayesian inference, applied to complex systems (including fluid flow systems, dynamical systems, flow networks and fluid turbulence), and new tools of applied mathematics including transport theorems and operators.
  2. Environmental contaminants and impacts, especially per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), and heavy metal contaminants in subsurface soils, groundwater, surface waters and the atmosphere, and environmental management and sustainability.
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Sub Theme
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lensFluid & Fluid-structure Interactions