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Lucia Carichino

Assistant Professor

School of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Science

Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm in GOS 2278. Friday 10-11am on Zoom.
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Office Mailing Address
School of Mathematics and Statistics, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Lucia Carichino

Assistant Professor

School of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Science


PhD, Mathematics, Purdue University; BS, MS, Mathematical Engineering, (Italy)


Before joining RIT, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University.

The focus of my research is on mathematical and computational models of multiscale biological systems including fluid-structure interaction. I am excited by the potential of using mathematical models that describe the physical phenomena governing biological systems in synergy with experimental data to elucidate the mechanisms behind a biological process, ultimately aiding the future development of medicine. I enjoy teaching, I strive to establish a classroom environment where the students are challenged to ask questions and share ideas without the concern of making mistakes.


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Currently Teaching

3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the study of ordinary differential equations and their applications. Topics include solutions to first order equations and linear second order equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, linear independence and the Wronskian, vibrating systems, and Laplace transforms.
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed project that could be considered original in nature. The level of work is appropriate for students in their final two years of undergraduate study.
3 Credits
This course will continue to expose students to the logical methodology of mathematical modeling. It will also provide them with numerous examples of mathematical models from various fields.
0 - 9 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis

In the News

  • November 10, 2023

    graphic featuring Lucia Carichino, assistant professor, College of Science.

    RIT’s Carichino receives National Science Foundation LEAPS-MPS award

    Lucia Carichino, assistant professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has received a Launching Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (LEAPS-MPS) award from the National Science Foundation for her research in computational modeling of the interaction between the eye and a contact lens.