Elisa Postinghel

Associate professor

Department of Mathematics

Via Sommarive, 14 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 283845
elisa.postinghel[at]unitn [dot] it

  • 2010: PhD in Mathematics, University Roma Tre, Advisor Prof. Ciro Ciliberto (University of Tor Vergata) 
  • 2006: Master degree in Mathematics, University of Trento, Advisor Prof. Roberto Pignatelli 
  • 2003: Bachelor degree in Mathematics, University of Trento, Advisor Prof. Marco Andreatta
Academic career and teaching activities

Academic career:

  • September 2020 to present: Ricercatore Senior in Geometry, Universit√† di Trento
  • August 2016 to August 2020: Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Loughborough 
  • November 2103 to July 2016: post-doctoral fellow, KU Leuven - FWO 
  • November 2012 to October 2013: post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw 
  • October 2010 to October 2012: post-doctoral fellow, Centre of Mathematics for Applications, University of Oslo 


Research interests

My work is in Algebraic Geometry with connections to Commutative Algebra and Combinatorics. My research interests span topics such as polynomial interpolation problems on higher dimensional varieties, birational geometry, positivity properties of divisors, Newton-Okounkov bodies, the minimal model program, secant varieties and tensor decomposition as well as general aspects of toric and tropical geometry.

Awards and honours