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Professor Richard Sadus

PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne, Australia


Richard Sadus has been a Professor at Swinburne University of Technology since 1998. He is a former Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (University of Karlsruhe) and some of his early simulation work was performed at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held several academic roles at the University, ranging from the Chair of the Higher Degrees Committee, Research Centre Director (Centre for Molecular Simulation) Department Chair (Computer Science and Software Engineering) and Dean (School of Computer Science and Software Engineering). He is currently the Director of the Computational Science Laboratory. His current research focus is on the molecular simulation of fluids, which involves the development of algorithms and the application of high performance computing (HPC) to predict the macroscopic properties of materials from an understanding of atomic interactions. Example of properties of interest include fluid phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties such as heat capacities and speed of sound. The molecular complexity of systems studied ranges from simple atoms, water, dendrimers and molecular motors such as ATPase.  Recent research highlights include an accurate intermolecular potential for water that includes the effects of polarization; a study of fluid polyamorphism; and three-body interactions. He has published widely and he is the author of two books on both phase equilibria and molecular simulation.

Research interests

Molecular Modelling; Statistical Mechanics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Teaching areas

Software Engineering


Also published as: Sadus, Richard; Sadus, R.; Sadus, R. J.; Sadus, Richard J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Deep Ocean Thermodynamics and Climate Change *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2014: AMSI Intern Agreement- Igor Shvab *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
  • 2012: Model-driven engineering of scientific software for graphical processing units *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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