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Faculty of Mathematics



  • since 2022: Lynden-Bell Research Fellow, Clare College, University of Cambridge
  • 2022-2023: 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 Biological Fluid Mechanics group. Her current research interests revolve around the themes of flows (flows around and in between filaments, flows in membranes), motors (in particular, bacterial flagellar motors) and oscillators (synchronization of coupled non-linear oscillators, and biological rhythms more broadly).


S. Kamdar, D. Ghosh, W. Lee, M. Tătulea-Codrean, S. Ghosh, Y. Kim, T. Cheepuru, E. Lauga, S. Lim & X. Cheng. (2023) Multiflagellarity leads to the size-independent swimming speed of bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 120: e2310952120.

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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