Cecilia Cavaterra

Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA Università degli Studi di Milano; PhD Università degli Studi di Bologna

Research Areas: Nonlinear partial differential equations; Phase-field systems; Biological models; Degradation models in Cultural Heritage; Inverse problems.

Cecilia Cavaterra graduated Cum Laude in Mathematics (MA) at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and got her PhD degree at the Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italy). She is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the Università degli Studi di Milano, where for more than thirty years, she has taught several courses for Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees. In 2021, she obtained the Italian scientific habilitation as a Full Professor in Mathematical Analysis.

Her research interests mainly focus on the study of regularity, stability, and long-time behavior of solutions to nonlinear PDE systems arising from phase-field models (e.g., liquid crystal flow, solid tumor growth, chemical and mechanical degradation in cultural heritage). A further area of research concerns inverse problems like the identification of unknown coefficients and source terms in evolution equations or the determination of inhomogeneities and inclusions in spatial domains.

Cecilia Cavaterra is the author and co-author of more than thirty research papers and co-editor of four volumes on various topics in applied mathematics. She is responsible for an interdisciplinary research project on Cultural Heritage funded by the Università degli Studi di Milano. She has been a member of the scientific and organizing committees of several international conferences and workshops.

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