From a field of mathematical scientists from more than 600 institutions around the world, University of Houston (UH) professor Roland Glowinski has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013, the program's inaugural year. The prestigious program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.
One of the world's leading researchers in applied mathematics and scientific computing, Glowinski considers his career to be one of his greatest rewards. Whether applying math to the medical or petroleum industries, much of Glowinski's work involves computer simulations to describe scientific, medical and engineering problems mathematically. He is well known for his research on new mathematic models of particular flow, and for the application of mathematical and computational methods to the design of a new class of heart valves and to cases related to the petroleum industry. Glowinski, who holds a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Professorship in Mathematics, is also a mechanical engineering professor.
"It is indeed a great honor to be named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and to be recognized for my contributions to the profession," Glowinski said. "As an AMS fellow, I plan to work toward helping more of my UH colleagues also achieve this nomination in the future."
Recognizing some of the most accomplished mathematicians, the new AMS fellows program honors members who have contributed to the understanding of important mathematical questions, applications throughout the scientific world and educational excellence, according to AMS President Eric M. Friedlander. Among the goals of the program, he says, are to create an enlarged class of mathematicians recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the profession and to honor excellence.