Home Page  Thomas Chen
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
2515 Speedway C1200
Austin, TX 78712
Office: RLM 12.138
Email
Research interests:
Mathematical Physics
Analysis
Applied Mathematics

Research
CV (short version)
Personal
US permanent resident,
citizen of Switzerland.
Married with two children.
Education
2001 
ETH Zurich, Ph.D.
in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Juerg Froehlich.
Coadvisor: Prof. GianMichele Graf 
1999 
ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 

Thesis Advisor: Prof. Hans Brauchli. Coadvisor: Prof. Eduard Zehnder 
Positions
2017  
Chair,
Department of Mathematics 
2014  2017 
Graduate Advisor, Department of Mathematics 
2013  
University of Texas at Austin,
Associate Professor of Mathematics 
2008  2013 
University of Texas at Austin,
Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

On leave 2007/08 
2004  2008 
Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Mathematics 
2001  2004 
New York University, Courant Institute, Courant Instructor 

Mentor: Prof. HorngTzer Yau, Harvard University 
Mentoring
PhD:
Kenneth Taliaferro (PhD in 2015)
Daniel Blazevski (joint with Rafael de la Llave; PhD in 2012)
Postdoctoral:
Ryan Denlinger (PhD Courant Institute, 2016; comentor with N. Pavlovic),
since 2016
Younghun Hong (PhD Brown University, 2013; comentor with N. Pavlovic),
20132016
Itaru Sasaki (PhD Hokkaido University, 2007; JSPS grant),
at Princeton University 2007/08
Grants and honors
2017 
NSF Conference Grant DMS1739320
for
TexAMP 2017, PI 
2017  2020 
NSF Grant DMS1716198, PI

2014  2018 
Frank E. Gerth III Faculty Fellowship,
UT Austin 
2016  2017 
NSF Grant DMS1262411, PI

2014 
NSF Conference Grant DMS1412627
for
TexAMP 2014, PI 
2012  2018 
NSF CAREER Grant DMS1151414, PI

2011 
Annales Henri Poincare Prize 2010
for the article linked
here 
2010  2013 
NSF Grant DMS1009448, PI 
2007  2010 
NSF Grant DMS0704031 / DMS0940145, PI 
2004  2007 
NSF Grant DMS0407644 / DMS0524909, PI 
2003  2004 
NYU Research Challenge Fund Award 
Full CV (last update: 8/2017)
