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David Williams

Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

328 Reber Building

dmw72@psu.edu

814-863-2181

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Computational fluid dynamics, external aerodynamics, finite element analysis, high-order methods, and solution-adaptive meshing.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
  • MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2009
  • Ph D, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013

Publications

Journal Article

  • David Williams, L. Shunn and A. Jameson, 2014, "Symmetric quadrature rules for simplexes based on sphere close packed lattice arrangements", Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 266, pp. 18-38
  • David Williams and A. Jameson, 2014, "Energy stable flux reconstruction schemes for advection–diffusion problems on tetrahedra", Journal of Scientific Computing, 59, (3), pp. 721-759
  • P. Castonguay, David Williams, P. E. Vincent and A. Jameson, 2013, "Energy stable flux reconstruction schemes for advection–diffusion problems", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 267, pp. 400-417
  • David Williams, P. Castonguay, P. E. Vincent and A. Jameson, 2013, "Energy stable flux reconstruction schemes for advection–diffusion problems on triangles", Journal of Computational Physics, 250, pp. 53-76

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Fellowship, NSF, 2008 - 2013
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008 - 2013
  • Malloure Scholar, 2004 - 2008
  • Angell Scholar, 2006 - 2008
  • U of M Honors, University of Michigan, 2004 - 2008
  • Undergraduate Achievement Award, 2005 - 2008
  • George Landes Technical Writing Award, 2007
  • New Student Achievement Award, 2004
  • Congressional Bronze Medal, 2004

Service

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About

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519