Courant Mourns the Loss of Professor Aleks Donev

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Aleks Donev, a beloved member of our faculty, passed away on November 2nd. Since he first came to Courant in 2010, Aleks has been a vibrant and warm presence. This is a tragic loss for our entire community.

Aleksandar Donev
Professor of Mathematics
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
Office: 1016 Warren Weaver Hall
Phone: (212) 992-7315; Fax: (212) 995-4121
Mail: 251 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

I am presently a Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, part of New York University. Until the summer of 2010 I was a Luis Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, working in the group of John Bell at the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering. I was a Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Labs from 2006-2009, where I was part of the Computational Materials Science group. From 2001-2006 I was a Ph.D. student at Princeton University in the Program in Computational and Applied Mathematics, and conducted research at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials in collaboration with Dr. Salvatore Torquato as part of the Complex Materials Theory Group. I obtained my B.S. in physics at Michigan State University, where I was part of the research group of Dr. Phillip Duxbury.