Lenhard (Lenny) Ng

Eads Family Professor of Mathematics (2016 - 2021)

Lenhard (Lenny) Ng is an associate professor in the math department and a top-level researcher whose work focuses on mathematical knot theory. Ng’s research specialty is often considered difficult and abstract, but he has been successful in both getting published in prestigious journals as well as making his work highly accessible to undergraduate students. Ng is devoted to teaching at a lower level, using strategies that expand “pure” theory to include possible applications. This passion and commitment for teaching extend beyond Duke’s campus and are reflected in Ng’s mentorship work with local students from the North Carolina School of Science and Math.