A native of Seattle, Professor Sullivan earned his A.B. degree (with honors) in physics from the University of Chicago in 1976. After a 5-year stint in industry, he returned to Seattle and obtained his PhD in experimental condensed matter physics from the University of Washington in 1986.

Professor Sullivan added expertise in the area of nonlinear dynamics while doing post-doctoral research at UC-Santa Barbara and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He joined the faculty at Kenyon in 1991 and, together with his students, has done research in turbulent fluid dynamics, colloid physics and computational pattern formation.

Tim received a Traditional Fulbright award in Sri Lanka for the 2008-2009 academic year. He worked in the Department of Physics at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka where he developed a computational physics course for the department. Check out Tim's weblog on his travels and visit to Sri Lanka.

Areas of Expertise

Computational condensed matter physics.


1986 — Doctor of Philosophy from University of Washington

1976 — Bachelor of Arts from Univ Chicago

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