Robert Rogers, 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 community since 1988, Rogers’ research focused on partial differential equations, continuum mechanics, calculus of variations, and acoustics. His work was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.

Rogers was the co-author of a frequently cited graduate textbook, An Introduction to Partial Differential Equatons.

A creative and highly appreciated classroom teacher, Rogers supervised the dissertations of nine Ph.D. students and the research projects by many students at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Mathematics.

Rogers earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

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