Dr. Willard C. Schreiber

  • Associate Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 216 Hardaway
  • Phone: (205) 348-1650

Areas of Research

  • Thermal Systems
  • Numerical Methods


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Physics, Vanderbilt University


Dr. Will Schreiber has studied thermal-fluid problems associated with environmental, materials and combustion applications. His latest efforts have been directed toward modeling liquid jets and liquid sheets mathematically in an effort to understand instabilities leading to breakup. He has recently investigated the formation of patterns in a liquid sheet flowing from a slot. It is intended that this research will lead to a better understanding of spray breakup, and, consequently, better spray models for computing combustion processes. Schreiber is also studying the dispersion of hydrogen as a means of understanding hydrogen safety related to hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Schreiber is also involved in a project for the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fluid Mechanics with Analysis Using Computations and Experiments Program.