Mathematician Geoffrey McFadden of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Applied and Computational Mathematics Division has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is being recognized, according to the society, "For advances in mathematics applied to fluid dynamics, solidification, and the interaction of the two, using sharp and diffuse interface theories."
McFadden is also a NIST fellow, and a fellow of the American Physical Society. His research targets the complex, and often critical, phenomenon of materials near the point where they change state, such as crystal growth or the solidification of metal alloys.
The SIAM 2012 Fellows will be honored at the society's annual meeting to be held in Minneapolis, Minn. in July, 2012. More details are available on the SIAM website at http://fellows.siam.org/index.php?sort=year&value=2012.