Department of Mathematics and Statistic, Lederle Graduate Research Tower, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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Prof. Panayotis Kevrekidis

Dynamical systems

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Panayotis G. Kevrekidis is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. He received  his bachelor of Science in physics in 1996 from the University of Athens, Greece. Then, moved to Rutgers University in the USA  to study physics where he obtained a Masters of Science in 1998 and a Ph.D in 2000.

Professor Kevrekidis went at Princeton University, USA, in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics as a postdoctoral researcher from 10/2000 to 02/2001 and continued to the Theoretical Division at the Center for Nonlinear Studies of Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, from 03/2001 to 08/2001. He joined the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA in 2001 and where he has been serving since then in the Department of mathematics as an Assistant Professor 2001-2005, an Associate Professor 2005-2010, a full Professor 2010-2015 and, Distinguished Professor 2015-to present.

Professor Kevrekidis main research interests focus on the existence, stability and dynamics of localized (solitary waves) structures in one- two- and three-dimensional systems arising from mathematical physics of optical systems (waveguide arrays and optical fibers) and Bose-Einstein Condensates. Most of his research works consider conserved systems in discrete and continuum geometries, but he also  studies dissipative systems from time to time. In addition, Professor Kevrekidis keeps working on a wide variety of additional interests including mathematical biology [especially tumor angionesis, nephron dynamics and DNA models], simple cosmological models, and many others.

Professor Kevrekidis research work is internationally well recognized. He is a fellow of (i) the American Physical Society since 2014, (ii) the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) since 2017. He is recipient of many prizes and distinctions such as the CAREER award in Applied Mathematics from the US National Science Foundation in 2003, the Outstanding Paper Prize from SIAM in 2008,  the Stefanos Pnevmatikos International Award  in 2008, the J.D. Crawford Prize from SIAM in 2014, the A.F. Pallas award from the Academy of Athens in 2014, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2015. He serves as referee in many international well reputed journals among them are Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, Frontiers in Physics, SIAM Journal in Applied Mathematics, Europhysics Letters, Optics Letters etc. He also serves as editorial board member in Advances in Mathematical Physics (AMP) 2009-2013, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series S (DCDS-S) 2011-present, IMA Journal in Applied Mathematics 2012-present.

Professor Kevrekidis is a very active and successful researcher. He has published 4 books, 20 reviewed papers, more than 750 original papers in peer-reviewed journals which has received more than 18000 citations, his h-index is 64 and his i10-index equals  366 according to Google Scholar.