The 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science - KOZWaves

Welcome to the 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science. This is a forum for contemporary research on wave science, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between Australasian wave scientists, and with international researchers. It focuses on advancing theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques across the different branches of wave science, including acoustics, elasticity, electromagnetics and water waves.

Dates: 12-14 February 2018
Location: City Campus, Auckland University of Technology

KOZ Waves 2018 Flyer


Wave motion of solids and fluids. Metamaterials. Active and passive cloaking. Analytical and numerical techniques in wave motions. Applications in wave energy. Anderson localisation. Effective media. Elastodynamics. Experimental modelling. Extreme ocean waves. Homogenization. Operational wave forecasting. Optical imaging. Scattering. Seismology. Time reversal. Trapping. Wave–ice interactions.

Invited speakers: Ann Roberts (University of Melbourne), Sergej Flach (Institute for Basic Science Daejeon, South Korea), Brian Mace (University of Auckland), Frederic Dias (University College Dublin), Olga Umnova (University of Salford), Jerry Bona (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Click here for submitted abstracts 

Click here for abstracts/titles of the invited talks

Preliminary programme

Abstract submissions: Submit your abstract here Deadline extended till 19 December 2017
Registration: Register here 14 August 2017

For those wishing to extend their visit to the south island of New Zealand after KOZWaves, please note that the IUTAM Symposium on Moving Boundary Problems in Mechanics is concurrently organized in Christchurch and one day registration for the 15th of February is possible. Late abstract submissions will be considered within reason.


  • NZ$ 450 Conference and dinner (until 21 December, after that NZ$500)
  • NZ$ 200 Student fee for conference only (until 21 December, after that NZ$250)
  • NZ$ 100 Dinner

Conference committee

Hyuck Chung – AUT, local organiser
Fabien Montiel – University of Otago
Nicole Kessissoglou – University of New South Wales
Ross McPhedran – University of Sydney

Executive committee

Luke Bennetts – University of Adelaide
Ross McPhedran – University of Sydney
Michael Meylan – University of Newcastle


For more information please contact Hyuck Chung (

Last updated: 22-Jan-2018 8.30am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.