Liliane Basso Barichello was elected an Officer-at-Large of ICIAM at the 2021 Board meeting in October. She is a professor in the Pure and Applied Mathematics Department of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Rio do Sul, Brazil. Liliane Barichello has a degree in Mathematics from the Federal University of Santa Maria, a Master's in Mathematics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. She completed a Post-Doctorate at the Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University. Dr. Barichello works in the areas of Applied Mathematics and Engineering, particularly focusing on the development of analytical and spectral methods associated with the Boltzmann Equation and its applications in neutron transport, radiative transfer and rarefied gas dynamics. She is an active member of SBMAC, having served as second vice president in 2014-2015.
About her election to the leadership of ICIAM, Dr. Barichello said, "I am very honored and excited to be a part of the ICIAM team. Since I was a student and throughout my career, I have always had a significant interest in applied and industrial mathematics, which is the foundation of ICIAM. I see, as Officer-at-Large, a unique opportunity to work to advance the applications of mathematics, to promote the professionals in this field, and bring together the societies from all over the world represented in this Council.''