# Awards

## LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Milen Yakimov

Milen Yakimov is the recipient of the LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 2020. Annually, the award recognizes one LSU faculty member with superior graduate-level teaching and related activities.

Milen Yakimov came to LSU Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2008 during which time he was a Sloan Research Fellow. He was elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2018. Currently, he is the Michael F. and Roberta Nesbit McDonald Professor of Mathematics.

## Robert Lipton named SIAM Fellow

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”.

## Peg and Tom Madden Mathematics Research Scholarship

The creation of the Peg and Tom Madden Mathematics Research Scholarship was made possible by a gift from Dr. James Madden, Patricia Hewlett Bodin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. This new scholarship is intended to encourage and support LSU Mathematics Undergraduates who are actively engaged in research experiences in the department.

## 2019 LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award for Soula O'Bannon

Soula O'Bannon received a 2019 LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award. *The LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award is an annual award established to recognize the superior work performance and outstanding contributions of full-time, non-academic staff employees of the LSU A&M campus and the LSU AgCenter.*

(Photo: Soula O'Bannon with Saundra McGuire)

## LSU Nicholson Professor of Mathematics Robert Lipton Named AMS Fellow

LSU Nicholson Professor of Mathematics Robert Lipton was named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for the Class of 2020. The Fellows program of the AMS began in 2011 as a means to recognize those members “who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics” and it is among the duties of elected Fellows “to provide a “public face” of excellence in mathematics”.

## 2019 Curtis E. Huntington Memorial Scholarship for Math Major Sarah Davidson

## Susanne C. Brenner named AWM Fellow

Professor Susanne C. Brenner was named AWM Fellow by the Association for Women in Mathematics. The AWM recognized her "For being a role model nationally and internationally due to her widely-known work in finite element methods; for her promotion of women in mathematics via the Women in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing network, as mentor of PhDs, and as advisor of graduate and undergraduate students."

## Blaise Bourdin named A.K. and Shirley Barton Professor of Mathematics

Blaise Bourdin was named the A.K. and Shirley Barton Professor of Mathematics. Professor Bourdin joined the LSU Math Department in 2002. His research has been funded through six NSF research grants. He delivered plenary and keynote lectures at major international research conferences in France, Spain, Japan and the United States.

## Pramod Achar named Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics

Pramod Achar was named the Shirley Blue Barton Professor of Mathematics. Professor Achar joined the LSU Math Department in 2004. Previously, he was awarded the LSU Rainmaker Award (2009), the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award (2016), the Carruth McGehee Award for Excellent Research in Mathematics by a Junior Faculty Member (2016), and the LSU College of Science Graduate Teaching Award (2017).