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Robert A. Van Gorder
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
email: robert.vangorder@maths.extraneousinformation.ox.ac.uk (take out the extraneous information!)

I hold B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in mathematics, and all from the University of Central Florida (UCF). I was also a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. In 2014, I joined the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford as a Research Fellow. During the 2014-2015 academic year, I held the position of Research Fellow in Nonlinear Dynamics (Mathematical Institute, Oxford). I presently hold the position of Glasstone Research Fellow in Science (Mathematical Institute, Oxford) until the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. My Oxford webpage is here.

Much of my general research interests lie in applications of mathematics and the analysis of nonlinear differential equations, and involve using and extending tools from applied and computational analysis, such as approximation theory, asymptotic, homotopy, and perturbation methods, and numerical techniques for solving nonlinear PDEs and dynamical systems. I apply these techniques to an assortment of problems in fluid dynamics (vortex dynamics, bubbles, boundary layers), nonlinear dynamics (instability, chaos, and turbulence), integrable systems, nonlinear waves, mathematical physics and foundations of physics, biology and ecology, game theory and mathematical economics, mathematical chemistry (including fluid-solid or fluid-particle interactions, solidification, and multiphase flows), and miscellaneous problems in engineering and industrial mathematics. I occasionally work in more pure mathematical areas for fun, and prior interests have included mathematical analysis, elementary number theory, and combinatorics. Applied projects run the gamut from theoretical (fluid mechanics, mathematical physics) to problems of relevance to industry collaborators. You can learn more about my research interests here.

For publication and citation data, see my Google Scholar page. You can also find my papers on ResearchGate. Due to copyright issues, I do not generally post copies of my papers online. However, if you require any of my papers, just send me an email and I will try my best to get you a pdf reprint in a timely manner. A full publication list is given here.



Robert A. Van Gorder