Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel

Brief CV

Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel studied Mathematics with Physics at the University of Amsterdam and received a PhD from Leiden University in 1988. He is currently Professor of Applied Analysis at Utrecht University. He held positions at Brown University, Georgia Instiute of Technology, University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Leiden University. He was a visiting professor at University of California at San Diego, University of Colorado, Pomona College, University of Rome ``Tor Vergata'', and Rutgers University.

He received the C.J. Kok prize from the University of Leiden in 1989, a fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1992-1995), and stipends and grants from C.N.R and N.S.F. to visit Italy and the USA. In 1998 he was awarded a prestigious PIONIER grant for the research project `Analysis, Dynamical Systems and Applications' from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He was one of the founding board members of the mathematical research cluster NDNS+. Verduyn Lunel was elected member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities in 2012 and was appointed honorary member of the Indonesian Mathematical Society at the biannual meeting of the Indonesian Mathematical Society on June 13, 2014 in Surabaya.

He was the Head of both the Mathematical Institute and the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University from 2004 to 2007, and the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Leiden University from 2007 to 2012. He is currently the Scientific Director of the Mathematical Institute at Utrecht University and the Chair of the board of the national platform for Dutch Mathematics (PWN). He was the Chair of the Biomathematics Foresight Committee of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of a number of national committees and advisory boards. He was co-Editor-in-Chief of Integral Equations and Operator Theory (2000-2009) and is currently associate editor of SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis and of Integral Equations and Operator Theory.

On June 23, 2018 he was reelected officer of the European Mathematical Society for a second term (2019-2022). Since the beginning of 2015 he is the Secretary of the EMS. Since the beginning of 2016 he is one of the Directors of the Teylers Foundation.

Summary of research

My research is at the interface between analysis, dynamical systems theory, and applications.

Supervised PhD students

B. Lehman (with J.K. Hale), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992; M.J. Maes (with P.W. Hemker), Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1997; B. Lemmens, Vrije Universiteit, 2001; T.L. van Noorden, Vrije Universiteit, 2002; B.A. van de Rotten, Universiteit Leiden, 2003; M.V.S. Frasson, Universiteit Leiden, 2005; M.C.M. Welten (with F.J. Verbeek), Universiteit Leiden, 2007; M. Georgi (with B. Fiedler), Freie Universitat Berlin, 2007; H.J. Hupkes, Universiteit Leiden, 2008; M. Muskulus, Universiteit Leiden, 2010; J. Bierkens (with O.W. van Gaans), Universiteit Leiden, 2010; D. Worm (with S.C. Hille), Universiteit Leiden, 2010; I. Stojkovic (with O.W. van Gaans), Universiteit Leiden, 2011; A. Ghosh (with J.A.J. Metz and P. Haccou), Universiteit Leiden, 2012; T. Alkurdi (with S.C. Hille and O.W. van Gaans), Universiteit Leiden, 2013; G. Chen (with O.W. van Gaans), Universiteit Leiden, 2013.

Keynote lectures (2012/2015)

Top 10 publications past 10 years

  1. H.J. Hupkes and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Analysis of Newton's method to compute travelling waves in discrete media, J. Dynam. Differential Equations 17 (2005), 523-572. MR 2006e:65129.
  2. H.J. Hupkes and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Center manifold theory for functional differential equations of mixed type, J. Dynam. Differential Equations 19 (2007), 497-560. MR 2008c:34156.
  3. H. J. Hupkes and S. M. Verduyn Lunel, Lin's method and homoclinic bifurcations for functional differential equations of mixed type, Indiana Univ. Math. J. 58 (2009), 2433-2488. MR 2011d:34147.
  4. J. Bierkens, O.W. van Gaans and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Existence of an invariant measure for stochastic evolutions driven by an eventually compact semigroup. J. Evol. Equ. 9 (2009), 771-786. MR 2011d:60197.
  5. M. Muskulus, A. Slats, P.J. Sterk and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Fluctuations and determinism of respiratory impedance in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, J. Appl. Physiology 109 (2010), 1582-1591.
  6. J. Bierkens, O.W. van Gaans and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Estimate on the pathwise Lyapunov exponent of linear stochastic differential equations with constant coefficients, Stoch. Anal. Appl. 28 (2010), 747-762.
  7. M. Muskulus and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Wasserstein distances in the analysis of time series and dynamical systems, Phys. D 240 (2011), 45-58. MR 2011k:37131.
  8. R. Nussbaum, A. Priyadarshi and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Positive Operators and Hausdorff Dimension of Invariant Sets, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 364 (2012), 1029-1066.
  9. B.A. van de Rotten and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, A memory-efficient Broyden method to compute fixed points of non-linear maps arising in periodically forced processes, IMA J. Appl. Math. 80 (2015), 585-607.
  10. J Mallet-Paret and S.M. Verduyn Lunel, Exponential dichotomies and Wiener-Hopf factorizations for mixed-type functional differential equations, J. Diff. Eqn, to appear.

Google Scholar

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A brief and a complete Curriculum Vitae is available.

My publications can be found here and a pdf of any publication is available upon request.

Here is a list of my PhD students with links to the PhD theses.

Onderzoek in Beeld

Mijn onderzoek is onderdeel van het Onderzoek in Beeld project van de Universiteit Utrecht.

See also my university research profile page.

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Last modified: 7 Jul 2018