My name is Justin Webster. I was born in the state of Washington. I grew up in St. Helens, Oregon, about 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon (perhaps the greatest city in the world). When I was 10 or so, I went to Space Camp in Alabama.

After completing high school, I attended the University of San Diego (not UCSD) in San Diego, California. At USD, I majored in Mathematics with a minor in Physics. I also had the opportunity to do some original research with Dr. Daniel Sheehan on Carbon nanotubes and self-assembling structures. I enjoyed taking a few music courses, and quite a bit of Continental philosophy (in addition to just about every math course USD offered). In 2008, I was asked to give the graduation speech for the College of Arts and Sciences, and I spoke about Nietzsche's perspectivism.

After graduating from USD, I began the mathematics Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia. Having passed my qualifying examinations, I began working in partial differential equations with Dr. Irena Lasiecka (and implicitly Dr. Roberto Triggiani). In my third year I started working on nonlinear flow-structure interactions, and was even given a graduate research fellowship from NASA for work in this area. I graduated from UVA in August, 2012 and moved to back to Oregon. From 2012 to 2014 I worked with Ralph Showalter and Malgo Peszynska in the Oregon State University mathematics department. This work focuses on nonlinear and degenerate evolutions modeling the formation of shallow sediment methane hydrate. Following my work at OSU, I held a one year postdoctoral appointment at North Carolina State University in the department of mathematics working with Lorena Bociu. We collaborated with Riccardo Sacco and Giovanna Guidoboni on a nonlinear Biot (poro-visco elasticity) model arising in biological models (for components of the human eye).

In the summer of 2015, Miss Christel and I became residents of West Ashley in Charleston, SC. My appointment as an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston began in the Fall of 2015 (though my official position began in 2014), and will conclude at the end of Spring 2017.

In August 2017, I will being my appointment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  Some Things I Like

MUSIC, live jazz, vinyl records, guitar, David Berman, Jack Kerouac, Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, Friedrich Nietzsche, Belgium, Croatia, Oregon, Portland, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, baseball, racquetball, Western movies, vampire movies, bad sci-fi, spicy food, single origin coffee, pinball



That's me.


Miss Christel and I in North Carolina.


Craig and I on the streets of Ghent.


UPA Nationals 2009, Mixed Champions


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