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Chair Professor Yang Tong Awarded Prestigious Kuok Group Endowed Professorship in Mathematical Science

12 Apr 2024


Congratulations to Professor Yang Tong, Chair Professor of Mathematical Science and Director of the Research Centre for Nonlinear Analysis, on being honored with the Kuok Group Endowed Professorship in Mathematical Science.

The Endowed Professorship represents a distinguished acknowledgment of exceptional scholars at PolyU, celebrating their significant contributions to academia and research. The generous support from donors furnishes additional resources, enabling the Endowed Professors to further excel in their research and educational endeavors. This, in turn, serves the broader purpose of advancing societal and global well-being.

Professor Yang Tong joined the Department of Applied Mathematics at PolyU in 2022. He has been working in the fields of partial differential equations and kinetic theory. He served as an Editor-in-Chief of Analysis and Applications from 2013 to 2017, and is one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of Kinetic and Related Models launched in 2008. He also serves on several international journals, including the Editorial Advisory Board of London Mathematical Society: Bulletin, Journal, and the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis.  Professor Yang has been actively contributing to the research and scientific development in mainland China. He is an Honorary Professor, Visiting Chair Professor and Guest Professor of several universities in mainland China. He was elected to be a Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences and a member of The World Academy of Sciences in 2018 and 2021, respectively, a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea in 2022, and a member of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences in 2021. The awards and distinctions that he has received include the Senior Research Fellow by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2020, the 2nd class State Natural Science Award of China in 2012, the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2011, the Changjiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China in 2005, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2004, and the Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics in the first ICCM in 1998.

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