Lucas Tambasco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Computational Sciences


  • Recipient of the Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching from the MIT Mathematics Department
  • Developed online content for MITx Massive Open Online Courses in Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Instructor of the MIT Teaching & Learning Lab’s Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program; provided training for graduate students and postdoctoral candidates on teaching and course development

As a doctoral candidate, Professor Lucas Tambasco participated in various educational initiatives, such as developing online content for MITx, preparing graduate students and postdoctoral candidates through teacher-training courses, and serving as the academic coordinator for MIT Brazil’s pilot Global Teaching Lab program. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also obtained his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics. 

Professor Tambasco is a proponent of research-based strategies for classroom instruction. He has implemented active learning activities in his mathematics courses and focused on providing prompt and direct feedback to students. He is passionate about using analytical and computational tools to gain insight into physical phenomena. 

Professor Tambasco aims to promote this passion in the classroom by relating abstract concepts to real-world scenarios.