College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Giorgio Bornia is a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. His research interests include:
- optimal control for partial differential equations
- fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, multi-physics problems
- finite element methods, scientific computing, design of finite element software
- multigrid and domain decomposition methods
During his doctorate, he focused on boundary optimal control problems for the incompressible Navier-Stokes and MHD equations with an attention to both theoretical and computational issues. He also participated in research projects funded by the European Union concerning multiscale fluid-dynamics simulations of Generation IV nuclear reactors.
Bornia earned his Ph.D. in energy, nuclear and environmental control engineering from the University of Bologna in 2012, under the direction of Professor Sandro Manservisi. Prior to his appointment, he also held a postdoc position at the same university.