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 in 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 University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers about 70 majors across the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. About 15,000 undergraduate and nearly 2,000 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by faculty at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all Iowa undergraduates through the college's general education program, CLAS CORE. About 80 percent of all Iowa undergraduates begin their academic journey in CLAS. The college confers about 60 percent of the university's bachelor's degrees each academic year.