Juan J. Manfredi elected to Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters

Juan J. Manfredi, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been elected a foreign member of the Societies Academy (Class of Natural Sciences) of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of mathematics.  His permanent membership is effective January 1, 2017.   

This honor by the Society recognizes Dr. Manfredi’s deep collaborative ventures with researchers at the Norwegian Technical University of Trondheim, the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm, and with colleagues at other Scandinavian institutions.  His research focuses on the partial differential equations that govern the nonlinear potential theory of quasi-regular mappings in higher dimensions, their sub-elliptic extensions, and their game theoretic interpretations.  

Manfredi has published extensively in the major peer-reviewed journals of his discipline and has a strong record of National Science Foundation (NSF) support for his research. In addition to his teaching and research contributions.  He has served as an academic administrator—NSF program director, chair of our Department of Mathematics from 2005 until September 2007, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences until he was appointed Vice Provost.  He received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994.

In 1989, Manfredi joined the University of Pittsburgh and was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and professor of Mathematics in 1998.  He was appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies in 2010.  He received his Licenciado degree from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and his M.S. and Ph. D. from Washington University in Saint Louis. 

The Trondheim-based Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters is the oldest learned academy in Norway.  The Society has promoted scientific scholarship since its founding in 1760.