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Prof. Ravi P. Agarwal,  Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA
Professor & Chair
Department of Mathematics
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
700 University Blvd., MSC 172
Kingsville, Texas

Dr. Ravi P. Agarwal was born in Moradabad (India) on July 10, 1947. After completing his schooling, he earned his Master’s degree from Agra University in 1969, ranking 2nd among over 500 Masters Candidates in that year. In 1973, he earned his Ph. D. (Mathematics) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, one of the highest ranking universities in India.  

Dr. Agarwal has been actively involved in research as well as pedagogical activities for the last 45 years. His major research interests include Numerical Analysis, Differential and Difference Equations, Inequalities, and Fixed Point Theorems. He is an excellent scholar, dedicated teacher, and prolific researcher. He has published 42 research monographs and more than 1,400 publications (with almost 500 mathematicians all over the world) in prestigious national and international mathematics journals. Dr. Agarwal worked previously either as a regular faculty or as a visiting professor and scientist in universities in several countries, including India, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, USA, Singapore, and Japan. He has held several positions including Visiting Professor, Visiting Scientist, and Professor at various universities in different parts of the world. Specially, during 1980-81, he was awarded most respected Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship to work with Prof. Dr. G. Hammerlin at der Ludwig - Maximilians Universitat, Munchen, Germany, and during (1981-82) he worked as a Visiting Professor with Prof. Roberto Conti, Instituto Matematico, Firenze, Italy. He has been ranked as a Highly Cited Researcher for 11 consecutive years, and has also been recognized as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” in 2014 by Thomas Reuters (World’s most prestigious scientific organization). According to Google Scholar, Dr. Agarwal is cited more than 36,000 times, and on MathSciNet, his work is cited more than 13,000 times. Dr. Agarwal is the recipient of several notable honors and awards, including Doctor Honoris Causa (2015 by University of Constanta, Romania), Professor Honoris Causa (2015 by University of Cluj, Romania), Honorary Doctorate (2017 by University of Nis, Serbia), Doctor Honoris Causa (2017 by Plovdiv University, Bulgaria), Doctor Honoris Causa (2017 by Constantin Brancusi, University of Targu-Jiu, Romania), Doctor Honoris Causa (2017 by University of Oradea, Romania, 2017), and Doctor Honoris Causa (by 1 December 1918, University of Alba Lulia,, Romania). He was also nominated as a possible candidate for a Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, an international award scheme recognizing significant contributions in the areas of scientific research and cultural creation. Many BBVA award winners are Nobel laureates, including Stephen Hawkins. 

Dr. Agarwal provides significant service to Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Under his leadership, the Department of Mathematics has consistently progressed in education and preparation of students, and in the new direction of research. His overall impact to the university is considerable. Many scholars from different nations, including China, Turkey, India, and Korea have come to work under his guidance. The majority of these visiting post-doctoral scholars are sent to work under Dr. Agarwal by their employing institutions for at least one year. 

 Dr. Agarwal regularly disseminates his research at invited talks/colloquiums (over 100 Institutions all over the world). He has been invited to give plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences in the USA, Russia, Italy, India, Portugal, Poland, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, Greece, and Japan. 

 He serves as a co-Editor-in-Chief of four prestigious scientific Journals published by SpringerOpen. He has served over 40 Journals in the capacity of an Editor or Associate Editor, and published 24 books as an editor. Dr. Agarwal has also organized International Conferences. 

 In summary of these few inadequate paragraphs, Dr. Ravi P. Agarwal is a visionary scientist, educator, and administrator who has contributed to the world through his long service, dedication, and tireless efforts.

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