In this thesis, three mechanical models arising from nanoscale and biological systems are investigated, namely the dynamics of various nanostructures, the axial buckling of carbon nanotubes and nanopeapods, and the worm-like chain model for stretched semi-flexible molecules and the utilization of such a model for investigating molecular stretching in the connective tissue extracellular matrix.
Chan, Y. (2010). Some mathematical models arising in nano- and bio-technology. Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society, 82 (1), 165-166.