Gui-Qiang G. Chen

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Gui-Qiang George Chen is Statutory Professor in the Analysis of Partial Differential Equations and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Partial Differential Equations at the Mathematical Institute, and Professorial Fellow of Keble CollegeUniversity of Oxford, as well as Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. Before this, he was Full Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University 1996-2009 and tenured Associated Professor of Mathematics there 1994-96, and Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago 1989-96. He took an undergraduate degree (B.Sc) in Mathematics at Fudan University, received a Ph.D in 1987 at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing) under the direction of Xiaxi Ding, and then moved to the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1987-89) under the direction of Peter D. Lax. He also received a M.A in 2011 from the University of Oxford and became a British citizen by naturalisation in 2016.

He was  a Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall (University of Cambridge);  Senior Fellow, Centre for Advanced Study (Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Norway) and Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (University of California at Los Angeles, USA); Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, USA), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley, USA), Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (University of Cambridge), Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (Minnesota, USA), International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Edinburgh), American Institute of Mathematics (Palo Alto, USA), and Mittag-Leffler Institute of Mathematics (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden); Distinguished Changjiang Professor, Fudan University (Shanghai, China); and Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg (Germany) and University of Nice (France). He has been an Editor-in-Chief and a Member of Editorial Boards for more than 10 leading international scientific journals.


Among many honors/awards/fellowships he has received include: Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS Fellow) (elected, 2016), Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA) (elected, 2014), Turner-Kirk Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge (2013-14), Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM Fellow) (elected, 2012), The 2011 SIAG/Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Prize (SIAM 2011), Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2009), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow (2003), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1991), Chinese National Natural Science Prize (1989), University of Chicago-Argonne Fellowship in Mathematics (1989-90), Chinese Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics (First Place, 1988), and Best Paper Award by Beijing Mathematical Society (1988).

Gui-Qiang George Chen's main research areas lie in nonlinear partial differential equations, nonlinear analysis, and their connections/applications to mechanics, geometry, other areas of mathematics and the other sciences. His recent research interests include nonlinear conservation laws, nonlinear waves, nonlinear equations of mixed type, free boundary problems, and geometric problems. His research interests also include measure-theoretical analysis, weak convergence methods, stochastic partial differential equations, statistical physics, and numerical analysis. He has published more than 150 original research papers and more than 10 research books.

He now serves on the Royal Society Newton International Fellowship Board (2013-18) and the Major Awards Committee of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2017-19). He was Co-Chair of the Theme Programme on Free Boundary Problems and Related Topics, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (2014); Chair (2009-10) and Program Director (2005-06) of Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA; Chair of the Organizing Committee, SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (2006); a Member of the AMS-MAA Program Committee for the Joint Annual National Meetings (2008), American Mathematical Society Scientific Committee for the Joint International Meeting with Shanghai Mathematical Society (2008), AMS Program Committee for the Annual Meeting (2009), and Committee for National Meetings of American Mathematical Society (2007-10); Panelist of National Science Foundation (1999-2011) and Austrian Science Fund (2012); and a Member of Research Council of Norway (2005-09). He has been a Chair, or an Organizer/Co-organizer, or a Member of the Scientific Committees, of more than 80 International Conferences, Workshops, Symposia, Summer Schools, and Emphasis Years since 1994.

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