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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • since 2022: Lynden-Bell Research Fellow, Clare College, University of Cambridge
  • since 2022: External Research Collaborator, Collège de France, Paris
  • 2021-2022: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Collège de France, Paris
  • 2017: Research Intern, Institut Lumiere Matiere, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon
  • 2016: Research Intern, DAMTP, University of Cambridge


  • 2017-2021: PhD in Applied Mathematics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2017: BA and MMath, Trinity College, University of Cambridge


Maria is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Biological Fluid Mechanics group. Her current research is in the area of fluid and solid mechanics, with a particular interest in biological and biomimetic processes.


Tătulea-Codrean, M., & Lauga, E. (2022) Elastohydrodynamic synchronization of rotating bacterial flagella. Physical Review Letters, 128: 208101.

Tătulea-Codrean, M., & Lauga, E. (2021) Asymptotic theory of hydrodynamic interactions between slender filaments. Physical Review Fluids 6, 074103. 

Tătulea-Codrean, M., & Lauga, E. (2020) Geometrical Constraints on the Tangling of Bacterial Flagellar Filaments. Scientific Reports 10, 8406.

Tătulea-Codrean, M., & Lauga, E. (2018). Artificial chemotaxis of phoretic swimmers: Instantaneous and long-time behaviour. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 856, 921-957.

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