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Release: Dec. 11, 2002

UI mathematician receives professorship for research in China

Lihe Wang, professor of mathematics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious Cheung Kong Professorship to conduct research for the next three summers at Xian Jiaotong University in China.

The award provides an annual summer salary of about $12,000 and about $120,000 in research support over the three-year period. Wang, who came to the university in 1993, currently teaches courses in vector calculus and partial differential equations. He has research interests in partial differential equations and their applications in geometry and physics; qualitative properties, such as regularity and stability; and the dynamics of surface flows and their applications.

David Manderscheid, professor and chair of the mathematics department, says that the award is the first of its kind to be awarded to a UI mathematician and is one of a group of chaired summer professorships the Chinese government is funding for research at Chinese universities. The Cheung Kong Professorship was established jointly by Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Inc. and China's Ministry of Education.