I am a sixth year graduate student. I will graduate with a Ph.D. in mathematics in May 2014. I will also receive a Certificate in College Teaching when I graduate. I graduated from Marietta College in Marietta, OH with a B.S. degree with majors in mathematics and physics in May 2008. I earned a M.A. degree in mathematics from Duke University in May 2010. I passed my preliminary examination in October 2011. I am presently working on my doctoral thesis in mathematics.

Office Location: | Mathematics Department, BOX_90320, Durham, NC 27708 |

Email Address: | |

Web Page: | https://sites.google.com/site/harrisonpotter213/ |

Starting Year: |
2008 |

Advisor(s): |
Thomas P. Witelski |

**Education:**M.A. Duke University 2010 B.S. Marietta College 2008

**Specialties:**-
Applied Math

Mathematical Physics

Analysis

**Research Interests:***Fluid Dynamics of Thin Liquid Films*I am presently working on a fluid dynamics project; specifically, I look at how asymptotic analysis can yield insight into the behavior of solutions to the PDE and corresponding steady-state ODE that arise in the study of certain thin film problems. I also use C++ to construct numerical solutions to these PDE and ODE using finite difference schemes. Such simulations prove useful both as a check on the validity of any asymptotic results obtained and as a tool in helping to find and determine the nature of various interesting asymptotic limits.

**Recent Publications**- Harrison Potter,
*On Conformal Mappings and Vector Fields*, OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (May, 2008) [view.cgi] [abs] - VX Dang, H Potter, S Glasgow and S Taylor,
*Pricing the Asian Call Option*, Electronic Proceedings of Undergraduate Mathematics Day, vol. 3 no. 3 (February, 2008), pp. 26 [available here] [abs]

- Harrison Potter,