Select Publications


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,

Niven RK, 2006, Workshop on Maximum Entropy Analysis (A Series of Tutorials on Concepts and Applications), UNSW@ADFA, Canberra ACT

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), Australian Defence Force Academy- School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Canberra, ACT

Niven RK, 2005, Towards the Information Theoretic Paradigm of Contaminant Transport Modelling, ADFA, Canberra, ACT

Book Chapters

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

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,

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

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, World Scientific, Hackensack, NJ, pp. 283 - 318,

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, American Chemical Society, Washington DC, pp. 217 - 235

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, pp. 217 - 235

Journal articles

Niven RK, 2023, 'Dimensionless Groups by Entropic Similarity: II—Wave Phenomena and Information-Theoretic Flow Regimes', Entropy, 25,

Nahar K; Zulkarnain NA; Niven RK, 2023, 'A Review of Analytical Methods and Technologies for Monitoring Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water', Water (Switzerland), 15,

Nahar K; Niven RK, 2023, 'An Analysis of Miscible Displacement and Numerical Modelling of Glyphosate Transport in Three Different Agricultural Soils', Agronomy, 13,

Morrison AL; Strezov V; Niven RK; Taylor MP; Wilson SP; Wang J; Burns DJ; Murphy PJC, 2023, 'Impact of Salinity and Temperature on Removal of PFAS Species from Water by Aeration in the Absence of Additional Surfactants: A Novel Application of Green Chemistry Using Adsorptive Bubble Fractionation', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 62, pp. 5635 - 5645,

Niven RK, 2023, 'Dimensionless Groups by Entropic Similarity: I — Diffusion, Chemical Reaction and Dispersion Processes', Entropy, 25,

Wang J; Niven RK; Morrison A; Wilson SP; Strezov V; Taylor MP, 2023, 'Kinetic model of PFAS removal by semi-batch foam fractionation and validation by experimental data for K-PFOS', Science of the Total Environment, 865, pp. 161145,

Taghavi N; Niven RK; Kramer M; Paull DJ, 2023, 'Comparison of DRASTIC and DRASTICL groundwater vulnerability assessments of the Burdekin Basin, Queensland, Australia', Science of the Total Environment, 858, pp. 159945,

Niven RK, 2022, 'A Hierarchy of Probability, Fluid and Generalized Densities for the Eulerian Velocivolumetric Description of Fluid Flow, for New Families of Conservation Laws', Entropy, 24, pp. 1493,

Taghavi N; Niven RK; Paull DJ; Kramer M, 2022, 'Groundwater vulnerability assessment: A review including new statistical and hybrid methods', Science of the Total Environment, 822, pp. 153486,

Niven RK, 2021, 'Invariance properties of the entropy production, and the entropic pairing of inertial frames of reference by shear-flow systems', Entropy, 23, pp. 1515,

Wang J; Niven RK, 2021, 'Unification of surface tension isotherms of PFOA or GenX salts in electrolyte solutions by mean ionic activity', Chemosphere, 280, pp. 130715,

Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH, 2019, 'Maximum entropy analysis of flow networks: Theoretical foundation and applications', Entropy, 21, pp. 776,

Niven RK; Cordier L; Kaiser E; Schlegel M; Noack BR, 2018, 'Rethinking the Reynolds Transport Theorem, Liouville Equation, and Perron-Frobenius and Koopman Operators', ,

Oberst SM; Niven RK; Lester DR; Ord A; Hobbs B; Hoffmann N, 2018, 'Detection of unstable periodic orbits in mineralising geological systems', Chaos, 28, pp. 085711 - 085721,

Abdelraouf YA; Niven RK, 2018, 'Effect of water and solid activities at high pressure on supercritical CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers', Chemical Geology, 476, pp. 11 - 23,

Gout J; Quade M; Shafi K; Niven RK; Abel M, 2018, 'Synchronization control of oscillator networks using symbolic regression', Nonlinear Dynamics, 91, pp. 1001 - 1021,

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, 144, pp. 04017060,

Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2017, 'Comparison between Bayesian and maximum entropy analyses of flow networks', Entropy, 19, pp. 58,

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2016, 'Maximum entropy analysis of hydraulic pipe flow networks', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 142,

Quade M; Abel M; Shafi K; Niven RK; Noack BR, 2016, 'Prediction of dynamical systems by symbolic regression', Physical Review E, 94,

Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2016, 'Maximum entropy derivation of Quasi-Newton Methods', SIAM Journal on Optimization, 26, pp. 2495 - 2511,

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, 754, pp. 365 - 414,

Niven RK; Noack BR, 2014, 'Discussion of Di Vita, A., On information thermodynamics and scale invariance in fluid dynamics, Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis 3: e108 (2012)', ,

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, 54,

Noack BR; Niven RK, 2013, 'A hierarchy of maximum entropy closures for Galerkin systems of incompressible flows', Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 65, pp. 1558 - 1574,

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,, 43, pp. 551 - 597,

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, 54, pp. 1 - 21,

Noack BR; Niven RK, 2012, 'Maximum-entropy closure for a Galerkin model of an incompressible periodic wake', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 700, pp. 187 - 213,

Niven RK, 2012, 'Maximum-entropy weighting of multiple earth climate models', Climate Dynamics, 39, pp. 755 - 765,

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, 45, pp. 3473 - 3478,

Niven RK, 2010, 'Minimisation of a free-energy-like potential for non-equilibrium systems at steady state', Philosophical Transactions B, 365, pp. 1323 - 1331,

Niven RK, 2010, 'Simultaneous extrema in the entropy production for steady-state fluid flow in parallel pipes', Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, 35, pp. 347 - 378,

Grendar M; Niven RK, 2010, 'The Polya information divergence', Information Sciences, 180, pp. 4189 - 4194,

Niven RK, 2009, 'Combinatorial entropies and statistics', European Physical Journal B, 70, pp. 49 - 63,

Niven RK; Grendar M, 2009, 'Generalized classical, quantum and intermediate statistics and the Polya urn model', Physics Letters, Section A, 373, pp. 621 - 626,

Niven RK, 2009, 'Non-asymptotic thermodynamic ensembles', Europhysics Letters, 86, pp. 20010-p1 - 20010-p6,

Niven RK, 2009, 'Steady state of a dissipative flow-controlled system and the maximum entropy production principle', Physical Review E, 80, pp. 021113,

Niven RK; Suyari H, 2009, 'The q-gamma and (q,q)-polygamma functions of Tsallis statistics', Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 388, pp. 4045 - 4060,

Niven RK; Grendar M, 2008, 'Generalized Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac and Acharya-Swamy Statistics and the Polya Urn Model', ,

Niven RK; Suyari H, 2008, 'Combinatorial basis and non-asymptotic form of the Tsallis entropy function', European Physical Journal B, 61, pp. 75 - 82,

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