William Anderson

William Anderson

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4618
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 4.150D
800 West Campbell Rd.
Mailstop: RL10
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Curriculum Vitae
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Associate Professor
Fellow, Eugene McDermott Professor


June, 2011: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering [Adviser: C. Meneveau], Johns Hopkins University

May, 2009: M.S., Mechanical Engineering [Adviser: C. Meneveau], Johns Hopkins University

July, 2007: M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University

January, 2004: B.S., Civil Engineering, James Cook University

Research Interests

Turbulent Flows, Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Boundary Layer Meteorology

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Rana S, Anderson W, Day M, 2021: An entrainment paradox: how hysteretic saltation and secondary transport enable atmospheric uptake of aeolian source materials. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 126, e2020JD033493-1-21
  • Day M, Anderson W, 2020: Wind erosion on Mars exposes ideal targets for sample return. Geo-physical Research Letters 48,
  • Zheng Y, Anderson W, 2020: Flow-roughness heterogeneity: critical obliquity and salient parameters. J. Fluid Mech. (Accepted)
  • Bou-Zeid E, Anderson W, Katul GG, Mahrt L, 2020: The Persistent Challenge of Surface Hetero-geneity in Boundary-Layer Meteorology: A Review. Boundary-Layer Meteorology
  • Stoll R, Gibbs JE, Salesky S, Anderson W, 2020: Review: Large-Eddy Simulation of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology

Major Honors and Awards

  • Sept., 2018: “Buoyancy effects on large-scale amplitude modulation of small-scale structures in atmospheric boundary layers”, published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, selected for coverage as “Focus on Fluids” article (Katul, G, 2019: The Anatomy of large-scale motion in atmospheric boundary layers. J. Fluid Mech.-Focus on Fluids 858.
  • April, 2018: Fellow, Eugene McDermott Professor: endowed professorship at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Oct., 2017: “Turbulent flow over craters on Mars: vorticity dynamics reveal aeolian excavation mechanism”,published in Physical Review E, selected as Focus article in the American Physical Society’s Physics journal.
  • Oct., 2016: Invited Speaker: Perot Museum of Science and Nature, Social Science Evening, Dallas,Texas
  • April, 2016: American Geophysical Union, Congressional Visit Days: Texas delegate
  • April, 2015: Nominated for Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Nominating PM: Dr. R. Ponnapan, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Feb., 2014: Young Investigator Program Award: U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research