Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The College’s Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences has primary responsibility for the oversight of academic personnel and faculty affairs for faculty working within the mathematical and physical sciences.
A professor of mathematics, Motohico Mulase joined UC Davis in 1989. His research expertise lies in the interplay of many areas of mathematics, including algebraic geometry of moduli spaces or Riemann surfaces and vector bundles, nonlinear integrable systems such as KP and KdV equations, Gromov-Witten theory, and topological string theory. He is a senior scientist at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo. His research recognitions include membership at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1988-89) and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik (1991-92), and he is also the recipient of a 2009 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching. He has served two terms as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and a term as Chair of the Faculty Personnel Committee in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. He received his D.Sc. at Kyoto University in 1985.