On March 31, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced the 2020 Class of SIAM Fellows. These distinguished members were nominated for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. Professor Zhang Pingwen from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University is inducted for his contributions in complex fluids modeling, multiscale analysis, and adaptive grid computation. Professor Zhang is the only member to be elected this year among all faculty members from universities on the Chinese mainland.
Zhang Pingwen, vice president of Peking University and professor of the School of Mathematical Sciences, has published more than 100 papers in journals like JAMS, SINUM and PRL. His research interests include modeling and simulation of soft matter (complex fluids), applied analysis and numerical analysis, moving mesh methods and applications.
SIAM, the world's largest professional association devoted to applied mathematics, is an international community of over 14,000 individual members. It was incorporated in 1952 as a nonprofit organization to convey useful mathematical knowledge to other professionals who could implement mathematical theory for practical, industrial, or scientific use.