Lorena Bociu


  • Ph.D. Mathematics, 2008, University of Virginia, VA; Advisor: Irena Lasiecka


  • Associate Professor, August 2017 – present, NC State University, Mathematics
  • Assistant Professor, August 2011- August 2017, NC State University, Mathematics
  • NSF International Research Fellow, 2013, 2011, and 2009-2010, CNRS – Institut Non Lineaire de Nice (INLN), Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Edith T. Hitz Research Assistant Professor, 2010-2011, and 2008-2009, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Mathematics, NE

Honors and Awards (last 10 years)

  • 2021-2024  NSF DMS Collaborative Research: Analysis and Control in Multi-Scale Interface Coupling between Deformable Porous Media and Lumped Hydraulic Circuits; PI
  • 2021-2024 NSF Infrastructure MathCREW: Mathematical Connectivity through Research and Equity for Women; co-PI
  • 2020 NC State University College of Sciences Faculty Diversity Professional Development Award
  • 2020 Invited Member to Sigma Xi , The Scientific Research Honor Society
  • 2019 Presidential Early Career Award in Sciences and Engineering (PECASE )
  • 2018 Mathematics Department Nominee for the NCSU Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2017-2018 NC State University Diversity Mentoring Fellow
  • 2017 Mathematics Dept. Nominee for the NCSU Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2016-present NC State University Faculty Scholar
  • 2016-2021 NSF DMS CAREER  Award – “Control and Sensitivity Analysis for Fluid-Elasticity Interactions and Fluid-Solid Mixtures ”
  • 2016 NC State University – Equity for Women Award (Faculty)
  • 2013 MAA Invited Address at the MD-DC-VA Section Meeting of the MAA, Fall
  • 2013 Mathematics Dept. Nominee for the NCSU Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2013-2016 NSF DMS  – “Optimal Control in Coupled Systems with Moving Interfaces ”
  • 2013 Recipient of NCSU Certificate of Reflective Teaching
  • 2012 NC State University Faculty Research and Professional Development grant
  • 2009-2013 NSF OISE International Research Fellowship


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