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Bernhard Lamel named chair of the Science Program

Published Feb 25, 2020

TAMUQ-Lamel-Science-PC-2020Dr. Bernhard Lamel will join the Texas A&M University at Qatar faculty in August as chair of the Science Program and professor of mathematics.

Lamel obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, in 2000, and after postdoctoral positions in Europe and the U.S., he joined the University of Vienna in Austria, where he was appointed professor of complex analysis. He also has extensive administrative experience: he has served as vice dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at Vienna University since 2012, with responsibilities ranging from infrastructure to academics. In addition, in 2018, he was appointed director of studies of the Faculty of Mathematics, which has about 3,000 active students. 

In his scientific work, Lamel is one of the leading experts in Cauchy-Riemann geometry, an area of mathematics studying the interaction of geometry and partial differential equations. He has helped to shape current research in that area through numerous scientific contributions, a wide-ranging network of international collaborations, and supervision and mentoring of early stage researchers. He has attracted both Austrian and international research grants throughout his career.

Lamel received a START-prize in 2007, which every year is awarded to the most promising early-stage researchers in Austria, valued at 1.2 million Euro. In 2013, he was elected Member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and since 2009, he has served in a number of roles, most lately as treasurer, on the board of the Austrian Mathematical Society.

Lamel succeeds Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi, who has held the interim program chair role since September 2019.