Dr. Ratnasingham Shivaji, the H. Barton Excellence Professor in Mathematics at UNCG, has received the University’s 2022 Research Excellence Award. Dr. Shivaji is an internationally known authority on classes of steady state reaction diffusion models known as “positone” and “semipositone” problems. Such models allow scientists to predict factors such as temperature and population in complex systems after long periods of time. His work has applications in combustion theory, chemical reactor theory, and population dynamics.
Started in 1988, the Research Excellence Awards recognize full-time faculty members whose work exemplifies the University’s aim to create and diffuse knowledge. Each year, the Chancellor solicits nominations and a faculty review committee studies the portfolios with regard to the following criteria: 1) the importance of the research contributions to the field, 2) the originality of thought, 3) the execution of the research, and 4) the pattern of the nominee’s research productivity. The call for nominations goes out in the fall.
Read the full story of Dr. Shivaji’s recognition: https://research.uncg.edu/spotlight/2022-research-excellence/