Jong Uhn Kim, professor of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1983, Kim made important contributions to partial differential equations and applied mathematics. He published 59 papers on this work and presented his scholarship at professional meetings and conferences in the United States and abroad.

Kim also was a Mathematics Research Center research associate and a Van Vleck Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant and senior investigator on grants from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

In the classroom, Kim taught a wide variety of undergraduate courses and served as an undergraduate advisor for dozens of students.

Kim earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1981.

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