Dr. francesca bernardi

ph.d. // m.sc. // m.eng.

dean's post-doctoral scholar

department of mathematics,  florida state university



invited talk at fsu biomathematics seminar

I’ve been invited to give a talk focused on my dissertation research at the Biomathematics Seminar at Florida State University. The talk will take place on Wednesday, October 10th at 3:35pm in room 200 of the Love Building on the Florida State University Campus. [View Abstract.]

AmS I/E Blog post

Katrina Morgan and I wrote a guest blog post for the American Mathematical Society Inclusion/Exclusion Blog about our Girls Talk Math program. We are excited to share our mission and philosophy with the Mathematics community as we make our IBL-based curriculum freely available on GitHub. [Read Post.] [GTM GitHub.}

poster competition winner at the Sixth Annual Postdoctoral Symposium - florida state university

I won the poster competition in the Physical Sciences division at the Sixth Annual Postdoctoral Symposium at Florida State University with a poster titled How Boundaries Shape Chemical Deliveries in Microfluidics. [View Abstract.]

joined the department of mathematics at florida state university

I have joined the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University as a Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar. I am working on physical and biological applications of fluid mechanics with Dr. Nick Moore and Dr. Nick Cogan. I am also teaching Calculus II with Analytic Geometry.



I work in fluid dynamics, with a special interest on passive tracers spreading in laminar fluid flow. I work under the guidance of Dr. Roberto Camassa and Dr. Richard M. McLaughlin as a member of the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



As a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am fortunate to have been able to both assist senior faculty members teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, and personally teach a variety of undergraduate courses as the instructor of record. I am the winner of the 2017 J. Burton Linker Award for Undergraduate Teaching.


Outreach and service

I strongly believe in education as a path to equality. I am invested in creating educational and professional development opportunities for female identifying individuals and minority students in STEM. It is crucial to strengthen the recruitment and retention efforts towards such underrepresented populations, especially in Mathematics. I proudly volunteer for several causes, and have organized some events of my own.



science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.

rosalind frankliN, Ph.D.