Home Page  Thomas Chen
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
2515 Speedway C1200
Austin, TX 78712
Office: PMA 12.138
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Research interests:
Mathematical Physics
Analysis
Applied Mathematics

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Personal
Citizenship: USA and Switzerland.
Education
2001 
ETH Zurich, Ph.D.
in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Juerg Froehlich.
Coadvisor: Prof. GianMichele Graf 
1999 
ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Hans Brauchli. Coadvisor: Prof. Eduard Zehnder 
Positions
2018  
University of Texas at Austin,
Professor of Mathematics 
2017  2024 
Chair,
Department of Mathematics 
2014  2017 
Graduate Advisor, Department of Mathematics 
2013  2018 
University of Texas at Austin,
Associate Professor of Mathematics 
2008  2013 
University of Texas at Austin,
Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

On leave 2007/08 
2004  2008 
Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Mathematics 
2001  2004 
New York University, Courant Institute, Courant Instructor 

Mentor: Prof. HorngTzer Yau, Harvard University 
Mentoring
PhD:
Patricia Munoz Ewald
Esteban Cardenas
Michael Hott (PhD in 2022)
Yanlin Cheng,
Amie Urban,
Chuwei Zhang (PhD in 2021)
Kenneth Taliaferro (PhD in 2015)
Daniel Blazevski (joint with Rafael de la Llave; PhD in 2012)
Postdoctoral:
Jacky Chong (PhD University of Maryland, 2019; comentor with N. Pavlovic),
20192022
Ryan Denlinger (PhD Courant Institute, 2016; comentor with N. Pavlovic),
20162019
Younghun Hong (PhD Brown University, 2013; comentor with N. Pavlovic),
20132016
Itaru Sasaki (PhD Hokkaido University, 2007; JSPS grant),
at Princeton University 20072008
Grants and honors
2024 
CNS Rom Rhome Leadership Award, UT Austin

2020  2025 
NSF Grant DMS2009800, PI

2019 
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (class of 2020)

2017  2021 
NSF Grant DMS1716198, PI

2017 
NSF Conference Grant DMS1739320
for
TexAMP 2017, PI 
2014  
Frank E. Gerth III Faculty Fellowship,
UT Austin 
2016  2017 
NSF Grant DMS1262411, PI

2014 
NSF Conference Grant DMS1412627
for
TexAMP 2014, PI 
2012  2018 
NSF CAREER Grant DMS1151414, PI

2011 
Annales Henri Poincare Prize 2010

2010  2013 
NSF Grant DMS1009448, PI 
2007  2010 
NSF Grant DMS0704031 / DMS0940145, PI 
2004  2007 
NSF Grant DMS0407644 / DMS0524909, PI 
2003  2004 
NYU Research Challenge Fund Award 
Full
CV (last update: 10/2024)
