Lorena Barba


I am Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University since September 2008. Before that, I was based in Bristol, England.  I was Lecturer in Applied Mathematics from August 2004 at the University of Bristol. I graduated in mechanical engineering from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Valparaiso, Chile), and I have an MSc and a PhD in Aeronautics (2004) from the California Institute of Technology.


  1. Website of my research group at BU, with a link to publications, and a lot more.

Lorena Barba

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering, Boston University

Postal address:  110 Cummington St, Boston MA 02215

Office location:  room 142, 15 St Mary’s St [Google map]

Office phone:  (617) 353-3883


Left — Lorena Barba, self-portrait with webcam and cartoon effect.

Right — Some members of Barba’s research group:  (top to bottom)  Lorena Barba (in academic gowns), Rio Yokota (postdoc), Felipe Cruz (PhD student), Louis Rossi (collaborator).