Han named an American Mathematical Society Fellow

The title is reserved for mathematical scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
Friday, January 13, 2023

By Emily Delgado  

Weimin Han
Weimin Han

Weimin Han, professor, and chair of the mathematics department is among 39 mathematicians from around the world who have been named one of the American Mathematical Society Fellows for 2023.  

This is a high honor from a professional society dedicated to advancing research and connecting the global mathematical community.  

“I felt greatly honored with the designation and was very pleased that my research efforts were recognized by the AMS,” Han says. 

Han specializes in research in the field of interdisciplinary applied mathematics. He was recognized by the association for his contributions to numerical methods and analysis of non-smooth problems in mechanics and engineering. 

Han has been teaching at Iowa since 1991, when he started as an assistant professor. He says he incorporates his research into his courses to enable his students to think more deeply about mathematical topics. 

“Since coming to the UI, I have developed or co-developed a couple of math courses in my research area and will continue incorporating research into my teaching in the future,” he explains.  


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.