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Lorena Bociu Wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Lorena Bociu has won a National Science Foundation CAREER award, one of NSF’s most prestigious awards for young faculty. The five-year grant will support development of a theoretical framework for sensitivity analysis and optimal control of biological and physical problems that involve either the interaction of a fluid with an elastic body, or the flow of a fluid through a deformable, porous medium. Bociu will focus in particular on the coupling between biomechanics and hemodynamics in the lamina cribrosa, a structure in the eye, in order to better understand the cause and progression of glaucoma, and to enable novel means for preventing or treating glaucoma. More information is here.