Jeffery McNeal, Outstanding Purdue Mathematics Alumnus, honored in September


Jeffery McNeal, 2008 Outstanding Purdue Mathematics AlumnusJeffery McNeal of Ohio State University was honored as the 2008 Outstanding Purdue Mathematics Alumnus when he returned to campus on Sept. 4, 2008

His talk was on Non-holomorphic Projections and Extension of Biholomorphic Maps.

After receiving his Ph.D. in mathematics under David Catlin in 1988, McNeal spent the following eight years at Princeton University, where he was director of graduate studies from 1993 to 1996. He then moved to Ohio State University, where he is Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. His service at Ohio State has included 10 years on departmental advisory committees, lecture committees, the Graduate Studies Committee, the Master's Task Force, and the Communications Committee. He has also served on the National Science Foundation's Advisory Panel, and he is an editor for the Journal of Geometric Analysis.

His awards include the National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics Fellowship, and an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.

McNeal's research is in real and complex analysis. He has been an invited speaker at numerous academic institutions nationwide, has been the principal speaker at international conferences, and has held visiting faculty positions at Harvard University, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), the Schrodinger Institute in Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute in Bonn.