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Matson, William

Dr. William (Robert) Matson

Instructor of Physics

Contact

Phone: (334)833-4478
Email: william.matson@hawks.huntingdon.edu
Office: Bellingrath 307A

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Physics, Emory University
  • Ph.D., Physics, Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Humboldt State University

Biography

Dr. William (Robert) Matson joined the Huntingdon College faculty in the Department of Chemistry in 2021. He has previously taught for for Central Michigan, DePaul, and South Dakota State Universities, as well as the University of Minnesota, during the last two decades. Prior to teaching, he spent nearly 20 years working in industry in occupations including engineer, electrician, paramedic and fireman.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Wake Field Flow of a Sphere Falling in a Finite Duct.” J. Markiewicz & W. R. Matson, Amer. J. Mod. Phys. 98-103 (2013)
  • “Patterns in a Suspension Contained in a Horizontally Rotating Cylinder.” W. R. Matson, B. J. Ackerson, P. Tong, Chaos (2010)
  • “Pattern Formation in a Rotating Suspension of Non-Brownian Buoyant Particles.” M. Kalyankar, W. R. Matson, B. J. Ackerson, P. Tong, Physics of Fluids (2008)
  • “Measured Scaling Properties of the Transition Boundaries in a Rotating Suspension of Non-Brownian Settling Particles.” W. R. Matson, B. J. Ackerson, P. Tong, J. Fluid Mech. (2008)
  • “Dynamics of Rotating Suspensions.” W. R. Matson, B. J. Ackerson, P. Tong, Solid State Com. 139, 605-616 (2006)
  • “Concentration and Velocity Patterns in a Horizontal Rotating Suspension of Non-Brownian Settling Particles.” W. R. Matson, M. Kalyankar, B. J. Ackerson, P. Tong, Phys. Rev. E 71, 031401 (2005)
  • “Pattern Formation in a Monodisperse Suspension of Non-Brownian Particles.” W. R. Matson, B. J. Ackerson, P. Tong, Phys. Rev. E 67, 050301 (2003)

Books

  • “Earthquakes: The Sound of Multi-Modal Waves” W. R. Matson, Author Published June 2016 by Morgan & Claypool Online ISBN: 978-1-6817-4329-5 Print ISBN: 978-1-6817-4328-8 doi: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4329-5 http : //iopscience.iop.org/books
  • “Sonic Thunder: The Sound of Multi-Modal Waves” W. R. Matson, Author Published May 2018 by Morgan & Claypool Online ISBN: 978-1-68174-966-2 Print ISBN: 978-1-68174-963-1 doi: 10.1088/2053-2571/aaeedf http : //iopscience.iop.org/book

Departments

Academics, Chemistry

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