Hendrik J. Van Maldeghem0000-0002-8022-0040
Hendrik J. Van Maldeghem was born in Gent, Belgium, in 1960. He received his M.S. degree (highest distinction) and his Ph.D. degree (highest distinction) from Ghent University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. In 1987, he obtained a “Hoger Aggregaat”, which is the equivalent of a Habilitation degree, in incidence geometry and algebra. In 1989, Maldeghem was appointed a Research Associate at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research and promoted to a Senior Research Associate and a Research Director in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In 1997, he became a Part-Time Senior Lecturer at Ghent University, where he was promoted to a Full Professor in 2000, and a Senior Full Professor in 2005. All that time, he spent his academic life in the Department of Mathematics at UGent, more exactly in the research group Incidence Geometry. He is interested in incidence geometry, preferably with a group-heretic flavor, in particular, interactions between algebraic and discrete geometric structures, with a strong interest in the theory of Tits-buildings. He was awarded the Hall Medal of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (Canada). He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics, the Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society, and Innovations in Incidence Geometry and an Editor of Advances in Geometry.
Biography Updated on 14 March 2011