Lorena Barba

Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Lorena Barba is a faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University. Previously, she held a faculty appointment in the College of Engineering at Boston University. She has a PhD in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology, and specializes in computational fluid dynamics and high-performance computing. Dr. Barba has previously lived in England and Chile (where she grew up) and has several years of experience in higher education.

STEM Education Projects and Interests

She is an advocate of open-source software for science and open educational resources, and shares her courseware on iTunes U and You Tube. She is also interested in education technology, social learning and the recent spread of massively open online courses, as well as innovations in STEM education, including flipped classrooms and other forms of blended learning.