June 12, 2024

Brian Kha Tran has been announced as the School of Physical Sciences recipient of the 2024 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal.  This award, established in Spring 2013, recognizes exceptional doctoral research.  Recipients of this award are chosen based upon the quality of academic research as determined by the impact of the research to the field and/or department; the insight, originality and creativity shown by the author; the effectiveness of the writing, clarity and organization of the thesis; and the soundness of the methodology and quality of the data.

Brian's dissertation was "Geometric Variational Integrators for Multisymplectic PDEs and Adjoint Systems."  His doctoral advisor was Professor Melvin Leok.