Kevin Zumbrun been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university can bestow upon its faculty. The appointment was approved today by the IU Board of Trustees.
The rank of distinguished professor was created by the Board of Trustees in 1967. The title is conferred by the university president with approval by the board.
Zumbrun, a professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been described as the top U.S. mathematician in his age group working in nonlinear partial differential equations and one of the very few world leaders in the field of conservation laws and the study of shock waves.
He was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2014, and he received the prestigious appointment Chaire d’Excellence de Paris in 2014. He has over 150 publications to his credit and his research has received continuous, high-level support from the National Science Foundation since 1991.