Texas A&M University mathematician Dr. Jean-Luc Guermond has earned selection to the 2021 class of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows in recognition of exemplary research and outstanding community service.
Guermond is one of 28 mathematical scientists worldwide and among four in Texas honored with selection to this year’s class, announced March 31 by the society and recognized for their achievements that help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. He is cited “for innovative contributions to computational fluid mechanics and fundamental contributions to the development and teaching of the finite element methods.”
Guermond, a leading expert in computational fluid dynamics, has been a member of the Texas A&M Department of Mathematics faculty since 2004. He was appointed in 2012 as a co-holder of the Richard E. Ewing-ExxonMobil Chair in Computational Science. His world-respected research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, reflects his multidisciplinary education and experience, with interests ranging from numerical analysis, partial differential equations and applied mathematics to 3D Navier-Stokes equations, magneto-hydrodynamics and scientific computing.
Last fall, Guermond was selected as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society after being awarded a four-year Inria International Chair in 2019.
“Dr. Guermond is a world leader in applied mathematics and scientific computation,” said Dr. Sarah J. Witherspoon, professor and head of Texas A&M Mathematics. “We also greatly appreciate his substantial service to Texas A&M University and to the scientific community.”
Guermond earned both a master of science (1983) and doctorate (1985) in theoretical mechanics from the University of Paris, where he also obtained similar advanced degrees in mathematics in 1990 and 1995, respectively. Prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty, he spent 11 years as a French National Centre for Scientific Research research scientist at the Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences in Orsay, France (1990-2001) and also was a visiting professor in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (2001-2003).
A 2021 fellow of the American Mathematical Society as well as SIAM, Guermond has co-authored six books, including the three-volume Finite Elements monograph series, and more than 170 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications and International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling as well as an editorial board member for Computers & Mathematics with Applications.
Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1952 and headquartered in Philadelphia, SIAM is an international society of more than 14,000 individual, academic and corporate members from 85 countries. SIAM helps build cooperation between mathematics and the worlds of science and technology to solve real-world problems through publications, conferences, and communities like chapters, sections and activity groups.
In addition to raising the visibility of applied mathematics and computational science, the SIAM Fellows Program helps makes SIAM members more competitive for awards and honors as well as leadership positions in the broader society.
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