Marcello Lucia


at the City University of New York

College of Staten Island and Graduate Center

College of Staten Island
Department of Mathematics, 1S-226
2800 Victory Boulevard, New York, NY 10314

Phone: +1 718 982 36 24
Fax: +1 718 982 36 31
Email: marcello.lucia (at)

Member of the Doctoral Faculty in Mathematics and Physics
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

I received a M.Sc. degree in Algebra (Galois Theory) from the University of Lausanne, and then a Ph.D. in nonlinear analysis from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. After a short experience as a consultant in a private company, I obtained a grant to do research at the University of Rome II, followed by several postdoctoral positions: Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona), Rutgers University, Tata Institute of Technology (Bangalore), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing). In 2005, I was visiting assistant professor at National Center of Theoretical Sciences (Taiwan), and obtained then an Alexander von Humboldt grant to pursue my research in Cologne (Germany).

My topics of research are the study of nonlinear problems that arise in mathematical physics, differential geometry and in some models of chemotaxis, with emphasis on the question of existence and uniqueness of solutions. These questions are closely related to some optimal exponential Sobolev inequalities. Some of these problems present a lack of compactness that require new tools in Morse theory to detect the existence of critical points.


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