Burt S. Tilley, PhD


Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Affiliated: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Mathematical modeling

Multi-physics and multiscale free boundary problems found in science and engineering. Partial differential equations.

Regular and singular perturbation theory, matched asymptotic expansions, homogenization, numerical methods.

Project Areas:

Fluid dynamics: interfacial fluid dynamics, thin films, flows in porous media.

Heat transfer: liquid-cooled electronics, geothermal energy harnessing, electromagnetic heating of lossy materials

Industrial Mathematics

Office: Stratton Hall 105A

Mailing Address:

Mathematical Sciences Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road

Worcester, MA 01609

Email: tilley@wpi.edu

Phone: 508-831-6664

Fax: 508-831-5824