# Keita Kunikawa

## Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science Group

Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University

## Introduction

**Research Interests**: Geometric analysis and Differential geometry (especially, mean curvature flow, minimal submanifolds, etc.).

In my Ph.D course (advisor: Prof. Reiko Miyaoka), my interest was in non existence results like Bernstein theorem for minimal graphs or Liouville theorem for harmonic functions.
Therefore I studied Bernstein type result for translating solitons of mean curvature flow in arbitrary codimension.
On the other hand, I also find the way to construct translating solitons in arbitary codimension. Furthermore I characterize translating solitons with some curvature condition.
Now I an still interested in mean curvature flow and related topics. In the future, I want to try the classification of eternal solutions and the study of global behavior of mean curvature flow in higher codimension.

**Current situation**: I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science Group at AIMR, Tohoku University since July, 2016.

**Experience**:

● I took a long stay at TU Berin (Host: Prof. Ulrich Pinkall) from September 2013 to August 2014 by COLABS program of Tohoku University.

● I stayed at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Host: Prof. Jürgen Jost) from October 2016 to June 2017.

## Employment

July 2017 - Current: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science Group at AIMR, Tohoku University.

April 2016 - June 2017: JSPS research fellow PD (Host: Prof. Ryoichi Kobayashi, Graduate School of Mathematics).

October 2015 - January 2016: IHI corporation.

April 2015 - September 2015: JSPS research fellow DC2.

## Education

**Doctor of Science (mathematics)**, Tohoku University, September 2015

Advisor: Prof. Reiko Miyaoka

Thesis title: Translating Solitons of the Mean Curvature Flow in Arbitrary Codimension

**Master of Science (mathematics)**, Tohoku University, March 2013

Advisor: Prof. Reiko Miyaoka

Thesis title: On the Space of Surfaces with Given Principal Curvatures

**Bachelor of Science (mathematics)**, Tohoku University, March 2011

## Awards

March 2016: Kawai prize for dissertation.

March 2016: Aoba Science Shinko-kai prize at Tohoku University.