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Dr. Ninghu Su is currently Adjunct Professor in the College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Australia, and has been Guest Professor at the School of Mathematics and Computational Science at Xiangtan University, and School of Mathematics and System Science at Shenyang Normal University, China. Su completed his PhD at the Australian National University, Australia's leading research university. He completed his M.Sc. at the Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science, and B.Sc. at Ningxia University. He has worked as an academic at universities and research organizations in Australia, China and New Zealand and has authored/co-authored over 100 papers (journals papers and conference papers). He is an editor for Open Geoscience, a member of editorial boards for three other journals and is a member of many professional societies such as the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), International Society of Modelling and Simulation, and national societies such as the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics of China etc. Su has worked in many fields with a particular interest in hydrological and environmental modelling. Over the past 15 years he concentrated on the fractional calculus, particularly fractional partial differential equations (FPDEs) and their applications. The most significant contributions in his career are the FPDEs which he developed for analyzing water flow in unsaturated soils, and groundwater flow in saturated aquifers - both of these findings have been published by the major publisher Elsevier in its Journal of Hydrology (2014 and 2017).