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Graeme W. Milton - Short Biography

Graeme W. Milton
received B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in Physics from the University of
Sydney (Australia) in 1980 and 1982 respectively. His
research at Sydney University focussed on electromagnetic wave
propagation through ceramic metal composites, with
applications to Solar Energy. He received a Ph.D degree
in Physics from Cornell University in 1985 for research
in statistical physics, on models exhibiting anomalous
phase transitions, and for work in composite materials
showing that certain self-consistent approximations are
exact for special microgeometries. He subsequently went
to the Caltech Physics Department as a Weingart Fellow, from 1984 to 1986,
continuing on to the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences as
Assistant and Associate Professor of Mathematics.
He is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
His current
research includes analysing the effective properties of composite
materials, with particular interest in investigating new
mathematical techniques which generate sharp bounds
on the effective parameters, and finding the microgeometries which
attain the bounds. He has studied questions relating to the
electromagnetic and elastic properties of composites, and
to the properties of fluid-filled porous rocks. He has held
both a Sloan Fellowship and a Packard Fellowship.

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E-mail to
milton@goanna.math.utah.edu