Lorena A. Barba

Mechanical Engineering, ENG

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Staughton Hall, George Washington University
(202) 994-3715

Adjunct Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Lorena A. Barba was a Faculty Fellow at the Hariri Institute from September 2011 to August 2013, while an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Boston University. She received her PhD in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 2004, and her undergraduate degrees (BSc and PEng) in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile. She was also a visiting research professor at the Scientific and Technological Center of Valparaíso (Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso, CCTVal) in Chile. Her research interests include computational fluid dynamics, including particle methods and immersed boundary methods for fluids simulation; fundamental and applied aspects of fluid dynamics, especially flows dominated by vorticity dynamics; development of fast and efficient algorithms; and use of novel computer architectures (especially GPUs).

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