Mathew George wins Presidential Fellowship

November 30, 2022

Mathew George wins Presidential Fellowship

Mathew George

Mathew George has been awarded the Presidential Fellowship by the Ohio State Graduate School.

The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation. Less than forty of these exceptional awards were made this year among the most outstanding students from 94 doctoral programs across the entire OSU campus. The fellowship fully supports recipients for three consecutive semesters.

Mathew joined our PhD program in 2018, after earning his combined bachelor and master’s degrees at the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. His prior experiences included also research visiting positions at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and International Centre for Theoretical Sciences in India. Mathew elected Professor Bo Guan as his dissertation advisor already at the end of his first year of doctoral study and started research in the general area of differential geometry and geometric analysis.

Mathew’s contributions to the field of geometric PDEs in complex geometry have drawn highest praise from world renowned experts at the University of Minnesota, Northwestern, and Columbia. In their letters they attest to the scientific impact of Mathew’s results in an area of study that is dominated by numerous Field Medalists and attracts the strongest geometers and analysists. Mathew’s work on some of the most technically challenging problems involving complex Monge–Ampère equations and balanced manifold has led to two completed articles, one of which already published in a top journal, and two more projects that are near completion.