Professor of Mathematics Named American Mathematical Society Fellow

Professor of Mathematics Guozhen Lu. (Image courtesy Guozhen Lu).

Professor of Mathematics Guozhen Lu. (Image courtesy Guozhen Lu).

Professor Guozhen Lu of the Department of Mathematics has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

The honor recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics, according to the Society. The 2018 Class of Fellows comprises 63 eminent mathematicians drawn from institutions worldwide.

“It is such an honor to be elected as a Fellow of the AMS,” says Lu. “I am grateful for the encouragement and recognition my peers and the AMS have given to me.”

Lu joined the UConn faculty in 2016 and is an expert in the field of mathematical analysis. In naming him a Fellow, the AMS cited his contributions to harmonic analysis and partial differential equations and his service to the mathematical community.

“This is the kind of achievement that raises UConn’s prestige and visibility nationwide,” says Ambar Sengupta, professor and head of the Department of Mathematics.

Lu received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and was a Bateman Instructor at Caltech. He taught at Wayne State University before he joining the UConn faculty. He has published more than 130 papers on topics such as geometric inequalities, harmonic analysis, and partial differential equations. He was awarded a Simons Fellowship from the Simons Foundation in 2015.

“I am particularly thankful to UConn and other institutions where I have worked over the years for this opportunity,” says Lu.

By: Combined reports

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