Dr. Ignatova earns AWM-Sadosky Prize

Mihaela Ignatova, one of the newest faculty additions to CST’s Department of Mathematics, is being honored with the fourth-ever Association for Women in Mathematics-Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis. The award recognizes women early in their careers who show exceptional work in the research and analysis.

Ignatova was selected from an international, open applicant pool, full of other notable scholars. The award is in recognition of Ignatova’s contributions to the analysis of partial differential equations, in particular, in fluid mechanics. Her work is vast and varied, from unique continuation properties of elliptic and parabolic equations, to fluid-structure interaction problems and to nonlocal models of electro-convection.

“I am honored to have received this amazing award,” Ignatova said. “There are plenty of very strong women in mathematical analysis, and I am happy to have been selected as one of them. I hope to continue to contribute to the scientific community.”

Ignatova, a former instructor at Princeton University, postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and assistant professor at the University of California Riverside, brings 15 years of teaching experience to Temple. She earned her PhD in mathematics in 2011 from the University of Southern California. Her research has been published in top analysis journals including Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis and Communications in Partial Differential Equations

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. The award is named for Cora Sadosky, a former president of AWM.