

Curriculum Vitae  


Frederic YuiMing Wan
Department of Mathematics Education S.M. in Mathematics, M.I.T., June, 1963 Ph.D. in Mathematics, M.I.T., September, 1965 Positions Held Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine (1995  ) Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine (1999  ) Faculty Athletics Representative, UC Irvine (2000  04) Vice Chancellor for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies, UC Irvine (1995  2000) Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mathematics, University of Washington (1983  94) Divisional Dean for Natural and Math. Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences (1988  1992) Chairman of the Department of Applied Mathematics (1984  88) Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia (1974  83) Director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics & Statistics (1974  83) Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, M.I.T. (1969  74); Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, (1967  69); Instructor of Mathematics, (1965  67) Staff Member, Lincoln Laboratory, M.I.T. (1959  65) Division of Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, January, 1993  December 31, 1994 (IPA from University of Washington) Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, National Science Foundation, 1986  87 (Visiting Scientist from UW) Canadian NSERC (National Science and Engineering Research Council) Committee on Pure and Applied Mathematics: Member 1979  82 and Chairman 1981  82, concurrent with UBC appointment Visiting Scholar, Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 1979  80 Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, M.I.T., 1973  74 Visiting Associate of Applied Mechanics, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech, September 1972  January 1973 AROD (Army Research OfficeDurham) Summer Scientific Advisor, 1971 and 1972 (a maximum of two consecutive terms) CAMROC (Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee), MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Tupperware, Dart Industries, Army Materials and Mechanics Center at Watertown, FosterMiller Associates, SW Industries, Flow Industries, B.C. Research, Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia, Acrowood Corp., etc. Selected Honors and Awards Canadian NSERC Operating Grant (1975  85) UBC Killam Foundation Senior Fellowship (1979) NSF Research Grant, CoPI (1983  86, 1986  89, 1989  92, 1992  95*) NSF SCREMS Grant (DMS0112416, PI, 2001  02) PHS  NIH General Med Science R01 Grant (GM67247, PI, 2002  06) PHS  NIH General Med Science P20 Grant (GM066051, CoPI, 2002  05) Sigma XI (elected Associate Member in 1963 and Member in 1965) Fellow of American Academy of Mechanics since 1982, Secretary of the Fellows (1984  89), President (1992  93) Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1988. The Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Appl. Math. Society, 1991. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) since 1994. Certification of Appreciation (in recognition for Outstanding Service and Achievements as Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences), National Science Foundation, 1994. Foreign Member, The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, since 1999 Teaching Excellence Award, School of Physical Sciences at U.C. Irvine (2004) Professional Services Society Membership Canadian Applied Mathematics Society (CAMS, past service as Council Member and President) American Mathematical Society (AMS, past service on Committee of Committees and Committee on Science) Advisory Committees: MIT Educational Council (1974  79) Visiting Committee for Mathematics, MIT (1991  93) 200304  Int'l Conf. Math. & Its Applications (5/2831/04, City Univ. of Hong Kong), Math. Seminar (5/21/04, Peking Univ.), Mechanics Seminar (5/14/04, Peking Univ.), Comp. Math. Seminar (4/23/04, Xian Jaotong Univ.), Mechanics Seminar (4/9/04, Tsinghua Univ.), 5th ICIAM (7/711/03, Sydney, Australia); 200203  W.M. Keck Seminars in Comp. Biology (5/21/03, UCLA), 3rd So.Calif. Appl. Math. Symp. (5/3/2003, UC Irvine), Annual SIAM Meeting (7/812/2002, Philadelphia, PA). Publications (130 plus publications). a) My Own Favorite Journal Articles b) Ten Most Recent Publications: 121. The Nonlinear Theory of Elastic Shells, 2nd Ed., SIAM Reviews 43, 2001, Pgs 744747. (a book review) 127. Can morphogen activity be enhanced by its inhibitors?, Proc. 2nd MIT Conf. on Comp. Mech. 2, Ed. K.J. Bathe, Elsevier Science Ltd, 2003, 17291734. (with J. Kao et al) Last Few Ph.D. Students:
*Funding was provided through a surrogate PI to support my graduate student while serving as the Division Director of the Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF). As vice chancellor and dean at UCI for the period 19952000, I was paid 12 months fulltime and could not work on a grant without reducing my administrative commitment. 

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