Clint Dawson earned his Ph.D. in mathematical science from Rice University. He is a professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, leader of the Oden Institute Computational Hydraulics Group and the graduate advisor of the Oden Institute Computational Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics graduate program. He holds the John McKetta Centennial Chair in Engineering.
Dawson’s research interests include numerical methods for partial differential equations, specifically flow and transport problems in computational fluid dynamics; scientific computing and parallel computing; finite element analysis, discontinuous Galerkin methods; shallow water systems, hurricane storm surge modeling, rainfall-induced flooding; ground water systems, flow in porous media, geochemistry; data assimilation, parameter estimation, uncertainty and error estimation.
Dawson has authored or co-authored more than 125 technical articles in the areas of numerical analysis, numerical methods and parallel computing with applications to flow and transport in porous media, and shallow water systems. He has chaired the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Geosciences, and has served on several conference organizing committees and review panels. In addition, he has served on numerous editorial boards, and is currently co-managing editor of “Computational Geosciences.”