Martin Klaus, professor of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Klaus made significant contributions to mathematical physics through his work focusing on spectral theory and scattering theory. His scholarship was published in more than 80 papers and he presented numerous talks in 15 countries on four continents.

In addition, Klaus served as associate director and director of the Center for Transport Theory and Mathematical Physics and as a member of the steering committee for the International Workshop on Operator Theory and Applications.

During his career, Klaus held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of Virginia, the University of Zurich, RWTH Aachen University, and the University of Zimbabwe.

Klaus earned his bachelor’s degree from ETH Zurich and a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich.

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