Professor, Department Associate Chair, Head of Computational Hydraulics Group, John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in Engineering
Phone: (512) 475-8627
Office: ACE 6.430
Ph.D., Rice University
Dr. Dawson's research focuses on numerical methods for partial differential equations, specifically flow and transport problems in CFD; 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.