Background

I am a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics (APPM). I am located at ECCR 255 in the Engineering center. Here is some help to find your way around CU campus. Below are more details about me.

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester.

Ph.D. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1971). Ph.D. advisor: D.J. Benney.

Experience: Teaching Assistant in Mathematics, M.I.T., 1967–1971. Instructor, Summer Session, M.I.T., 1970.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1971–1975. Associate Professor of Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1975–1976.

Visiting Scholar, Program in Applied Mathematics, Princeton University, 1977–1978.

Professor of Mathematics, Clarkson University, 1976–1979. Professor and Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University, 1979–1985.

Visiting Senior Scholar, Program in Applied Mathematics, Princeton University, Spring 1984.

Dean of Science, Clarkson University, July 1, 1985–June 30, 1989.

Professor and Director/Chair, Program/Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, July 1, 1989–June 30, 2000; Chair Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, July 1, 2012–June 30, 2015; Distinguished Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder, July 1, 1989–present.

Honors:

Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1975–1977.

Clarkson Graham Research Award, 1976.

Co-director, Joint U.S.–U.S.S.R. National Academy of Sciences Symposium on Soliton Theory Kiev, USSR 1979.

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1984.

Selected by U.S. National Academy of Science for scientific exchange visit to USSR, October 1984.

Invited member, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, Spring 1985.

Council on Research and Creative Work Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1994–1995.

Member, Board of Electors, Professorship in Nonlinear Mathematical Science, Cambridge University, UK; October 2000.

Council on Research and Creative Work Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2001–2002.

Named as one of the most highly cited people in the field of Mathematics by the ISI Web of Science, 2003.

Conference on "Nonlinear waves, integrable systems and applications" University of Colorado, Colorado Springs June 4-7 and Boulder June 8, 2005 was held in recognition of my contributions to applied mathematics. Over 70 participants representing 14 countries gave lectures.

Professor of Distinction, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006 --

Distinguished Research Lecturer (Included 1-yr. fellowship), University of Colorado, Boulder, 2009

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellow 2011--

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fellow 2012--

Martin Kruskal Prize/Lecture: August 2014, Cambridge University, Awarded by SIAM (Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures)

Doctor Honoris Causa, October, 2014, University of Ioannina, Greece

Two special issues of the Journal Studies in Applied Mathematics, vol. 137, 2016, Issues 1,2 were dedicated to me in honor of my research

Workshop: ``Integrable Systems and Nonlinear Waves'' was held in my honor at the University of Kent: July 18, 2018

Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, July 2018, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Rothschild Fellowship, Sept - Nov. 2019, Complex Analysis and Applications, Isaak Newton Mathematics Institute, Cambridge, UK

Named Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Four Campus System, November, 2020

Hazel Barnes Prize: Most prestigious single faculty award at University of Colorado Boulder; Awarded at Graduation, May 2022

More than:

19,000 citations to research papers (ISI Web of Knowledge); h-index=61

44,000 citations to research papers and books (Google Scholar); h-index=82