Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics
Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Willem V. R. Malkus joined the MIT faculty of Applied Mathematics in 1969 and retired in 1996. He received a PhD in Physics from The University of Chicago in 1950 under the supervision of Enrico Fermi. Following a year on the Faculty of Chicago, Professor Malkus was a physicist at the Woods Hole Institute from 1951-60.
Professor Malkus is a physical applied mathematician concentrating on problems in thermal convection, magnet-hydrodynamics, and geophysical fluid dynamics.
He was a Guggenheim Fellow (1972 & 1979), and elected Fellow of the American Academy of Fluid Dynamics and Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1972), and Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1980).