LSU Nicholson Professor of Mathematics Robert Lipton was named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for the Class of 2020. The Fellows program of the SIAM began in 2008 “to honor SIAM members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline” and “to support the advancement of SIAM members to leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society”.
Dr. Lipton was recognized for contributions to the mathematics of materials and their translation to engineering applications. He came to the LSU Department of Mathematics in 2001, and is presently the Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis (SIMA), serves on the editorial boards of the SIAM Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MMS), and three other journals. He performed as Co-Chair for SIAM Conference Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science in Portland, Oregon, and as President of the SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section in 2018. He is an AAAS Fellow (2013) and AMS Fellow (2019).
His research interests include multi-scale analysis, photonics, metamaterials, fracture, effects of interfaces, and strong composites. His current research portfolio includes the ARO Multi University Research Initiative in collaboration with Caltech, University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon and, Northwestern on granular flows in sands; a second project supported by the NSF program for Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future with the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and, Stanford on shape deformable plasmonic surfaces; and a third project supported by the NSF for study of Structural Spectra and Applications to Heterogeneous Media.
(Contact: Jolie Cornay, Department of Mathematics)