James H. Simons Chair in Mathematics
The Mathematics of Moving Interfaces: From Industrial Printers and Semiconductors to Medical Imaging and Foamy Fluids
James Sethian joined the Berkeley faculty in 1985, after studying at Princeton, Berkeley, and the Courant Institute of Mathematics. He is also the head of the Mathematics Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and director of the laboratorys Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA). His work is in computational fluid mechanics and materials sciences, medical and biomedical image processing, and simulation and optimization of industrial manufacturing processes. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Pioneer Prize from the International Committee on Applied and Industrial Mathematics, the AMS-SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize, and the Cozzarelli Prize from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.