02/15/2013 - 12:00am

Congratulations to Jeffrey Streets!  He has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. The purpose of the Sloan Research Fellowships is to "stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise." The two year fellowship, which includes $50,000 in research funding to be applied at the discretion of the recipient, is awarded to 126 researchers each year in physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, neuroscience, economics  and ocean sciences "in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field."

Jeff is an excellent young mathematician who has made fundamental contributions to the study of geometric flows. His main research interest is the use of flows to study the geometry and topology of manifolds. This has been a very active and important research area for decades. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2007 under the supervision of Mark Stern. He was an instructor at Princeton University from 2007 to 2011, and he held an NSF postdoctoral fellowship from 2007 to 2010.  He is currently the PI of an NSF grant, “Geometric flows and four-dimensional geometry.”