Vaughan R. Voller

Vaughan R. Voller

Vaughan R. Voller

James L. Record Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Civil Engineering Building
Room 262
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


St. Anthony Falls Laboratory


  • B.Sc., 1975, Applied Mathematics, University of East Anglia, U.K.
  • M.Sc., 1976, Applied Mathematics, University of East Anglia, U.K.
  • Ph.D., 1980, Numerical Modeling, Sunderland Polytechnic, U.K.

Professional Background

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Mineral Resources Research Center (MRRC), University of Minnesota, 1980-82
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Greenwich (UK), 1982-85
Research Interests

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Research interests are in the development of numerical and analytical techniques for problems in geophysics and heat transfer. Emphasis is placed on situations that involve moving boundaries and free surfaces. Current research is directed at understanding drivers of anomalous transport, applications of fractional calculus, and the dynamics of sedimentary deltaic deposits.

Dr. Voller conducts his research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.

Selected Publications

Anderson, W.; Lorenzo-Trueba, J.; Voller, V. 2019. A geomorphic enthalpy method: Description and application to the evolution of fluvial-deltas under sea-level cycles. Computers and Geosciences, 130, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2019.05.006

Salter, G.; Voller, V. R.; Paola, C. 2019. How does the downstream boundary affect avulsion dynamics in a laboratory bifurcation? Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(4), 911-927. doi: 10.5194/esurf-7-911-2019

Voller, V. R.; Swenson, J. B.; Paola, C. 2019. The thin blue line: A review of shoreline dynamics across time scales and environments. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.4705.

Zhao, M.; Salter, G.; Voller, V. R.; Li, S. 2019. Can the growth of deltaic shorelines be unstable? Earth Surf. Dynam. 7: 505–513, doi: 10.5194/esurf-7-505-2019.

Reis, FDA Aarao; D. Bolster D.; Voller, V.R. 2018. Anomalous behaviors during infiltration into heterogeneous porous media. Advances in Water Resources. 113: 180-188.

Voller, V. R. 2018. Anomalous heat transfer: Examples, fundamentals, and fractional calculus models. Advances in Heat Transfer. 50: 333-378.

Grimaud, J.-L.; Paola, C.; Voller, V. 2016. Experimental migration of knickpoints: influence of style of base-level fall and bed lithology. Earth Surf. Dynam., 4: 11–23, doi: 10.5194/esurf-4-11-2016.

Filipovitch, N.; Hill, K. M.; Longjas, A.; Voller, V. R. 2016. Infiltration experiments demonstrate an explicit connection between heterogeneity and anomalous diffusion behavior. Water Resources Research. 52(7): 5167-5178.

Voller, V. R. 2015. A direct simulation demonstrating the role of special heterogeneity in determining anomalous diffusive transport. Water Resources Research. 51(4): 2219-2127.

Liang, M.; Voller, V. R.; Paola, C. 2015. A reduced-complexity model for river delta formation – Part 1: Modeling deltas with channel dynamics. Earth Surf. Dynam. 3: 67–86, doi: 10.5194/esurf-3-67-2015.