Brief CV: Jinchao Xu


Professional Preparation


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Cornell University, USA, 1989
  • M.A., Mathematics, Peking University, China, 1984
  • B.A., Mathematics, Xiangtan University, China, 1982

Professional Appointments


  • Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science, Penn State University, April 2010 – present
  • Distinguished Professor, Penn State University, July 2007 – April 2010
  • Professor, Penn State University, July 1995 – present
  • Associate Professor, Penn State University, July 1991 – June 1995
  • Assistant Professor, Penn State University, January 1989 – June 1991
  • Director, Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications (CCMA), Penn State University, 1997 – present
  • Affiliated Faculty Member of the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), Penn State University, May 2007 – present
  • Chang Jiang (Cheung Kong) Professorship, honored by Chinese Ministry of Education through Peking University, 1999 – present

Selected Awards


  • Fellow of the Inaugural class of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), 2012
  • Most Outstanding Chinese Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor Award, 2011
  • SIAM Fellow, 2011
  • 45-minute Invited Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad, India, 2010
  • Plenary speaker, 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Zurich, 2007
  • Alexander Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists, Germany, 2005
  • Research Award for National Outstanding Youth (Class B), China, 2006
  •  One of the most cited mathematicians in the world identified by Thomson Reuters (originally ISI)
  • A joint work with Ralf Hiptmair cited as one of the top 10 breakthroughs in computational science in a 2008 DOE Report “Recent Significant Advances in Computational Science”

Selected Awards


  • Journal of Mathematical Research and Exposition, 2010 – present
  • Journal of Computational Mathematics, 1993 – present, managing editor since 2007
  • International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2007 – present
  • Xiangtan University Journal on Natural Science,  2007 – present
  • Selected Articles from Chinese Universities: Mathematics, 2004 – present
  • Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, 2004 – present
  • International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling,  2003 – present
  • Chinese Journal of Computational Physics, 2003 – present
  • Numerische Mathematik,  2003 – present
  • Mathematics of Computation,  2001 – present
  • Advances in Computational Mathematics, 2000 – present