Nicholas Johnson

NJohnsonNicholas Johnson

Queensland University of Technology


Nicholas is an enterprising and energetic economist and mathematician with an extensive sporting background as a national-level chess-player and swimmer. A firm believer in the importance of doing good things well, he aims to lead in improving the lives of others in my community, and equipping and inspiring other people and organizations to make a difference.

Nicholas is the Founder, Managing Director and CEO of Pro Bono Econos, a not-for-profit pro bono economics organisation that coordinates the activities of volunteer economists and quants across economic consulting, financial literacy education, and third sector research. He was a semi-finalist at the 2015 Texata Big Data World Championships, and he has worked extensively as a research assistant at the National Centre for Econometric Research (NCER). Nicholas has maintained a high distinction WAM across both his undergraduate degrees at QUT.

Nicholas is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and is a member of several boards respectively advising the AFL Players Association, the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, and QUT on issues related to youth sports and mental health.

Away from work and sport, Nicholas enjoys quality time with friends and family, as well as reading, painting, playing the piano, volunteering as a Justice of the Peace, and juggling for charity.

An avid public speaker, Nicholas regularly accepts speaking engagements at events and conferences. In 2015 alone, he has had the privilege of speaking at major international diplomatic events across the globe such as the Asia Pacific Cities Summit, the World Forum for Youth Leaders, and the International Pivotal Summit.

The G’/G-Expansion Method For Nonlinear Differential Equations

In 2008, Wang proposed a new method, called the G’/G method, and showed that it recovers known solutions of various nonlinear reaction-diffusion equations. An interesting feature of the G’/G method is that it leads to a power series which appear to be similar to a perturbation solution. The original presentation of the new method made no mention of the relationship between the G’/G method and existing methods. This project will apply the G’/G method to a suite of nonlinear boundary value problems and, for the first time, explore how the G’/G method relates to other previously established techniques (eg perturbation methods)

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