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Math Professor Receives CAREER NSF Award

Dedman College News
Originally Posted: February 23, 2021

Grant project will involve students from all academic levels in wave turbulence research

Dallas, TX — Minh-Binh Tran, an assistant professor in the SMU Department of Mathematics recently received an NSF CAREER award. The grant is one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious in support of early-career faculty who “have potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.”

Tran’s NSF project will focus on wave turbulence and tackle challenges in the theory of nonlinear waves through the study of the associated wave turbulence theory. K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students will participate in research through youth conferences, summer school, relevant graduate courses and SMU research programs such as the SMU-RTGHamilton Scholars and Undergraduate Research Assistant Programs.

Minh-Binh Tran came to the SMU Department of Mathematics in 2018 and has since received a variety of high accolades including the Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Sam Taylor Fellowship and an individual NSF award. He is active with undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows research particularly in the subject of wave turbulence.

To read more about NSF and the project description, click here.


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