Rawdon, Eric portrait

Rawdon, Eric

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office
OSS 216
Hours
Phone
(651) 962-5558
Fax
651-962-5670
Mail
OSS 201

Dr. Rawdon is a knot theorist with specific interest in understanding
knotting in physical systems.  He is currently focusing on knotting
in open arcs, like those found in knotted proteins.

Education
  1992-1997 The University of Iowa, Mathematics PhD, August 1997

  Thesis advisor: Jonathan Simon
  Dissertation title: Thickness of Polygonal Knots
  1988-1992 St. Olaf College, Mathematics, BA, May 1992
 
Awards and Distinctions

 National Science Foundation Grant, RUI: Theory and simulations of
 knotting in physical and biological systems ranging from proteins to
 glueballs, DMS #1115722 (2011-2014).

 National Science Foundation Grant, RUI: Structure of Entanglement  in Macromolecules, DMS #0810415 (2008-2011).

 Distinguished Faculty Mentor of Undergraduate Mathematics  Students Award, Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA (2006)

Research Interests
 
 Physical knot theory, polymers, knotted proteins, random knots,
 tight knots, ropelength, knotting in physical systems.