Celebrating Faculty Excellence

APAM Department faculty members were recognized at the 2018 SEAS Faculty Excellence celebration this fall.

Dean Mary Boyce welcomed new applied mathematics faculty member Kui Ren and also recognized the achievements of several APAM professors.

  • Daniel Bienstock, who holds a joint appointment in IEOR and APAM, was named the Liu Family Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.
  • Simon J. L. Billinge, Professor of Materials Science, won the 2018 Warren Award of the American Crystallaography Association and was named the 2018 Busse Lecturer by the University of Wisconson’s School of Pharmacy.
  • Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Michal Lipson, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering (joint with APAM) won the 2019 IEEE Photonics Award and was named a “2017 Top 1% highly cited researcher in Physics” by Thomson-Reuters.
  • Gerald A. Navratil, the Thomas Alva Professor of Applied Physics, was named the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fusion Power Associates by the Professional Society of Fusion Research.
  • Michael Tippett, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, receieved tenure.
  • Michael I. Weinstein, Professor of Applied Mathematics and of Mathematics, was named SIAM’s 2018 Martin Kruskal Prizer Lecturer.
  • Nanfang Yu, Associate Professor of Applied Physics, was recognized as the founder of MetaRe technology.

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