Evan Gawlik

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Applied Mathematics
  • Academic Advisor: Adrian Lew
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University, 2015
    B.S. Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 2010

Current Status


E. S. Gawlik & A. J. Lew. "Unified Analysis of Finite Element Methods for Problems with Moving Boundaries." SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 53(6), 2822-2846 (2015).

E. S. Gawlik, H. Kabaria, & A. J. Lew. "High-Order Methods for Low Reynolds Number Flows Around Moving Obstacles Based on Universal Meshes." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 104(7), 513-538.

E. S. Gawlik & A. J. Lew. "Supercloseness of Orthogonal Projections onto Nearby Finite Element Spaces." Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 49(2), 559-576 (2015).

E. S. Gawlik & A. J. Lew. "High-Order Finite Element Methods for Moving Boundary Problems with Prescribed Boundary Evolution." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 278, 314-346 (2014).

M. Desbrun, E. S. Gawlik, F. Gay-Balmaz, & V. Zeitlin. “Variational Discretization for Rotating Strati fied Fluids.” Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems 34(2), 477-509 (2014).

A. J. Lew, R. Rangarajan, M. J. Hunsweck, E. S. Gawlik, H. Kabaria, & Y. Shen. “Universal Meshes: Enabling High-Order Simulation of Problems with Moving Domains.” IACM Expressions, Bulletin for the International Association of Computational Mechanics, 32, 12-16 (2013).

E. S. Gawlik, P. Mullen, D. Pavlov, J. E. Marsden, & M. Desbrun. “Geometric, Variational Discretization of Continuum Theories,” Physica D 240(21), 1724-1760 (2011).

E. S. Gawlik, J. E. Marsden, P. Du Toit, & S. Campagnola. “Lagrangian Coherent Structures in the Planar Elliptic Restricted Three-Body Problem,” Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 103, 227-249 (2009).

E. S. Gawlik, J. E. Marsden, S. Campagnola, & A. Moore. “Invariant Manifolds, Discrete Mechanics, and Trajectory Design for a Mission to Titan.” 19th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, AAS 09-226, 1887-1903 (2009).

S. Yockel, E. S. Gawlik, & A. K. Wilson. “Structure and Stability of the Organo-Noble Gas Molecules XNgCCX and XNgCCNgX (Ng = Kr, Ar; X = F, Cl),” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 111, 11261-11268 (2007).


-Juan Simo Outstanding Thesis Award, Stanford, 2015
-Finalist, BGCE Student Paper Prize, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2015
-1st Place, DOE CSGF Poster Contest, 2012
-World Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award, U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, 2012
-George W. Housner Prize for Academic Excellence and Original Research, Caltech, 2010
-Henry Ford II Scholarship, Caltech Engineering and Applied Science Division, 2009
-John V. Breakwell Student Travel Award, American Astronautical Society, 2009
-Frederick J. Zeigler Memorial Award, Caltech Mathematics Department, 2008
-Winner, Caltech Perpall Undergraduate Research Presentation Competition, 2007 (3rd Place), 2008 (1st Place), 2009 (1st Place)
-Goldwater Scholarship, 2006
-9th in the Nation, Intel Science Talent Search, 2006
-Axline Merit Scholarship, Caltech, 2006
-Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
-Texas Academy of Math and Science Summer Research Scholarship, 2005