University of Maryland Mathematics Professor Konstantina Trivisa has been named director of the university’s Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2020. She replaces Wolfgang Losert, who served as interim director for the past year.
“Konstantina has a strong record as an educator and researcher,” said Amitabh Varshney, dean of UMD’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. “As a researcher whose work crosses disciplines and frequently bridges the biological and physical sciences, she will be a great leader for IPST.”
IPST’s mission is to pursue interdisciplinary research and education in emerging areas at the boundaries between physics, chemistry, the mathematical and life sciences, and engineering.
“It is a great honor,” said Trivisa, who has served as associate director of IPST since 2014. “In these unprecedented times, when everything is changing, the interdisciplinary role of IPST and its world-class faculty will keep our college and university at the forefront of scientific discovery and education.”
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