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William Anderson

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

Curriculum Vitae









William Anderson

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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

  1. Anderson W, 2019: Turbulent channel flow over heterogeneous roughness at oblique angles. J. Fluid Mech. (Accepted)

  2. Salesky S, Anderson W, 2019: Revisiting inclination of large-scale motions in unstably stratified channel flow. J. Fluid Mech. 884, R5-1—11

  3. Shrestha K, Anderson W, 2019: Coastal Langmuir circulations induce phase-locked modulation of bathymetric stress. Environmental Fluid Mechanics

  4. Wang C, Anderson W, 2019: Turbulence coherence within canonical and realistic dune-field roughness sublayers. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. 173, 409—434

  5. Shrestha K, Anderson W, Tejada-Martinez A., Kuehl J., 2019: Orientation of coastal-zone Lang-muir cells forced by wind, wave, and mean current at variable obliquity. J. Fluid Mech. 879, 716—743

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 Scientifi c Research
  • Feb., 2014: Young Investigator Program Award: U.S. Air Force Office of Scientifi c Research