Mathematical Innovation Research Associate
Dr Laura Carolina Oporto Lisboa

Laura is an applied mathematician with interest in physical and statistical models for a broad range of interdisciplinary industrial and applied mathematics problems. Her recent focus is on phase-field models to study porous morphology of ferroelectric materials. In addition, she has been working with different data analysis methods in health.

Before joining IMI, she did her PhD at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied

Mathematics (SAMBa) at the University of Bath. Her project combined deterministic and statistical modelling to forecast traffic air pollution in cities. She also did a placement at DEFRA, as part of the UKRI Policy Internship scheme, where she worked on a model to understand the impact of climate change on the dispersion of non-native plant pests. Before coming to the UK, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the National University of Asuncion. Her dissertation focused on numerical simulation of pollutant dispersion in shallow lakes. During that time, she also worked as a research assistant where she developed a model for renal fibrosis in collaboration with colleagues in the Nephrology Department of the Clinics Hospital.