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William Willis

Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Research Laboratories
The University of Texas at Austin
william.willis@utexas.edu

William Willis

William Willis

William is a Ph.D. student in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BSE in Mechanical Engineering and BS in Physics, along with a Certificate in Aerospace Engineering, from Duke University. In fall of 2019, he started graduate school as a recipient of the Applied Research Laboratories Chester M. McKinney Graduate Fellowship in Acoustics. Under the supervision of Professor Mark Hamilton and Dr. Charles Tinney, William studies shock waves formed from Mach waves, underwater explosions, and other sources. His current research is focused on the effects of coalescence mechanisms on Mach wave steepening in a Mach 3 jet flow.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S.E., DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, May 2019.
  • B.S., DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., Department of Physics, May 2019.
  • Certificate in Aerospace Engineering, DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, May 2019.