Justin T. Webster, Ph.D.
Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics


In my room, the world is beyond my understanding / But when I walk, I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud. - WALLACE STEVENS

Contact Information

e-mail: websterj@umbc.edu

Phone (Office): 410/455-2183

Office: MP430

Mailing Address:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Univ. Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250


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Research Interests

UMBC news story about my 2019-2022 NSF funding.


2018 survey article in The Conversation about my work on flutter.


2018 book on Mathematical Aeroelasticity

Mathematical Theory of Flow/Fluid-Structure Interactions in Oberwolfach Seminars.


General Interest:

mathematical modeling, applied pde, nonlinear evolutions, dynamical systems, (nonlinear) semigroups and monotone operator theory, coupled systems of PDE, control of PDE, numerical simulation of PDE

Specific Research Topics:

nonlinear elasticity, von Karman evolutions, fluid and flow-structure interactions, long-time behavior of fluid-structure interactions, axial flow, nonlinear/degenerate advection diffusion equations, evolutions in L^1, poro and visco elasticity


flutter suppression and control, aeroelasticity, snoring and sleep apnea, piezoelectric energy harvesting, methane hydrate formation, dynamics of the eye, Biot dynamics (in hydrology and human anatomy)

Dissertation Title: Analysis of Flow-Plate Interactions: Semigroup Well-Posedness and Long-Time Behavior