WILLIAM D. LAKIN, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Mathematics

16 Colchester Avenue, Room 311

(802) 656-8541

email: lakin@uvm-gen.emba.uvm.edu

Areas of expertise: Applied and computational mathematics: mathematical modeling, asymptotic and numerical analysis of differential equations. Hydrodynamic stability and transition: the development and evolution of fully three-dimensional secondary instabilities in compressible flows as the result of wave-wave interactions, instability-driven flows. Structural mechanics: computational and asymptotic analysis of vibration problems for elastic rotors including the effects of airloadings. Biomedical mathematics: cerebrospinal fluid dynamics and the analysis of intracranial pressure mechanisms in the human brain.

Applications: numerical methods, modeling physical problems, biomedical mathematics.