# **Ornella Mattei**

## Ph.D. University of Brescia (Italy), 2016

### Short Bio

I am a **Postdoctoral Research Associate** in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah. In 2016, I earned a Ph.D. in Methods and Mathematical Modeling for Engineering at the University of Brescia (Italy) under the guidance of Angelo Carini (University of Brescia) and Graeme W. Milton (University of Utah). My doctoral thesis was entitled *On bounding the response of linear viscoelastic composites in the time domain: The variational approach and the analytic method.*

### News

**NEW!! Speaker** at the Workshop *Non-reciprocal and Topological Wave Phenomena in Solids and Fluids *, May 29-31, 2019, University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Talk title: *Wave propagation in space-time microstructures: the theory of field patterns* (joint work with G.W. Milton).

**NEW!! Recipient** of the Association for Women in Mathematics travel grant to participate in the Workshop *New trends and challenges in the mathematics of optimal design*, June 10-14, 2019, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK, where I will present a poster on *Wave propagation in space-time microstructures: the theory of field patterns* (joint work with G.W. Milton).

**NEW!! Invited speaker** at the Workshop *Topology and broken symmetries: from driven quantum matter to active metamaterials*, July 1-3, 2019, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Talk title:* Space-time microstructures and field patterns* (joint work with G.W. Milton).

**NEW!! Invited speaker** at the Workshop *Herglotz-Nevanlinna Theory Applied to Passive, Causal and Active Systems*, October 6-11, 2019, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Banff, Alberta, Canada.