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Juan J. Manfredi

  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Juan J. Manfredi is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Licenciado degree from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (Spain), and his M.S. and Ph. D. from Washington University in Saint Louis. He has published extensively in the major peer-reviewed journals of his discipline and has a strong record of NSF support for his research. In addition to his teaching and research contributions, Manfredi has served as an academic administrator—NSF program director, chair of our Department of Mathematics from 2005 until September 2007, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences until he was appointed Vice Provost. 

Vice Provost Manfredi has a distinguished record as a teacher and has been deeply engaged with our undergraduate program throughout his career at the University of Pittsburgh. Manfredi’s innovative teaching of undergraduate calculus was recognized through the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994. He guides our mission to provide an excellent undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional schools for the selective undergraduate body at the University of Pittsburgh. 

The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies is responsible for the encouragement of high quality undergraduate programs throughout the University. He works with committees of faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to review and make recommendations on proposals for all new undergraduate programs. He is chair of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Programs and Co-Chairs the Enrollment Management Committee with Vice Provost Humphrey.


  • Enrollment Management Steering Committee
  • Provost's Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Programs (PACUP)


  • 2010 - Present, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies,
  • 2007–2010, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2005–2007, Department of Mathematics Chair, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2001–2002, NSF Analysis Program Director
  • 1999 Fall Semester, Mittag-Leffler Institute of Mathematics, Sweden 
  • 1998–Present, Professor of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1997, January–August NSF Analysis Program Director
  • 1996, Fall Semester Visiting Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 
  • 1993–1998, Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh 
  • 1993, Spring Quarter Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University 
  • 1989–1993, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1988–1989, Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University 
  • 1986–1988, Research Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Professional Associations

  • American Mathematical Society 
  • Mathematical Association of America 
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Education & Training

  • PhD, Washington University
  • MS, Washington University

Representative Publications

  • (with J. Rossi and M. Parviainen) An Asymptotic Mean Value Property Characterization of p-Harmonic Functions, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138 (2010), 881-889.
  • (with Peter Lindqvist) Note on a Remarkable Superposition for a Nonlinear Equation, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 136 (2008), 133–140.
  • (with Giuseppe Mingione) Quasilinear Elliptic Equations in the Heisenberg group, Matematische Annalen 339 (2007), 485–544. 
  • (with J.G Llorente and Jang-Mei Wu) p-Harmonic Measure is not Subadditive, Annalli della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Classe di Scienze IV (5) (2005), 357–373.
  • (with András Domokos) Subelliptic Cordes Estimates, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.133 (2005), 1047–1056.
  • (with Guozhen Lu and Bianca Stroffolini) Convex functions on the Heisenberg group, Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations 19 (2004), 1–22.
  • (with Zoltan Balogh and Jeremy Tyson) Fundamental solution for the Q- Laplacian and sharp Moser-Trudinger inequality, Journal of Functional Analysis 204 (2003), 35–49.
  • (with Bianca Stroffolini) A version of the Hopf-Lax formula in the Heisenberg group, Comm. Partial Differential Equations 27 (5-6) (2002), 1139–1159. 
  • (with Petri Juutinen and Peter Lindqvist) On the equivalence of viscosity solutions and weak solutions for a quasi-linear elliptic equation, SIAM J. Math. Anal. 33 (2001), 699–717.
  • (with Petri Juutinen and Peter Lindqvist) The ∞-Eigenvalue Problem, Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis 148 (1999), 89–105.

Research Interests

Manfredi’s research focuses on the partial differential equations that govern the non linear potential theory of quasi-regular mappings in higher dimensions, their subelliptic extensions, and their game theoretic interpretations.