- 2012 Distinguished Scholar Award, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University.

- 2004
"Cherry Ripe" prize for best talk by an Academic at the 2004 ANZIAM
(Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) annual
conference, as judged by the graduate students.
- 2002
Michell Medal for Outstanding New Researchers, awarded February 2002 by
ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics).
- T.M.
Cherry prize for best student talk at the 1991 Australian Applied
Mathematics Conference, at Hanmer Springs, N.Z. At
this time I am the only academic to have received both the Cherry and Cherry
Ripe prizes, let alone the Michell medal, which is not awarded every year.
- University
Medal from the University of Wollongong, 1989 (one of three awarded by the
university that year).
- Commonwealth
Postgraduate Scholarship for PhD studies at the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, University of Sydney, from 1989 to 1992.
- Austin
Keane Prize for excellence at 400-level (honours) mathematics, University of
Wollongong, 1988.
- University
of Wollongong Honors Scholarship, 1988.
- Austin
Keane Vacation Scholarship, Department of Mathematics, University of
Wollongong, December 1987 to February 1988.
- S.A.
Senior Prize for excellence at 300-level (final undergraduate year)
mathematics, University of Wollongong, 1987.
- First
year scholarship at University of Wollongong, 1985.