HIGHLY-RATED MATHEMATICIAN JOINS RANKS OF UKZN FELLOWS

HIGHLY-RATED MATHEMATICIAN JOINS RANKS OF UKZN FELLOWS

Mathematics Professor, Jacek Banasiak, was honoured with a UKZN Fellowship at this year’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science’s Graduation ceremony. 

University Fellowships are conferred annually on outstanding academics for research excellence and distinguished academic achievement. Banasiak is one of four academics to receive the title of UKZN Fellow this year.

Banasiak joined the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University in 1992, moving through the ranks to become a Senior Professor in 2008 and Research Professor in 2011. He was the Head of the School of Mathematical Sciences between 2005 and 2007.

His research interests are in non-local, integro-differential models of applied sciences, including kinetic theory, mathematical biology and fragmentation-coagulation theory and also asymptotic analysis of multiple scales problems for which he received the habilitation (DSc) conferred by the University of Warsaw in 1999 and the state title of Professor conferred by the President of the Republic of Poland in 2007.

Banasiak has been a National Research Foundation B1 scientist since 2008 and in 2012 received the South African Mathematical Society Award for Research Distinction.


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