Sara Lombardo is Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University and a member of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Her research concerns integrable systems, a lively area of mathematics that brings together algebra, analysis and geometry to tackle fundamental problems often motivated by mathematical physics.

Her work spans from the study of certain types of equivariant infinite dimensional algebras to the modelling of nonlinear wave phenomena. Sara chairs the EPSRC Strategy Advisory Team for Mathematical Sciences (2022-2024) and the London Mathematical Society Committee for Women and Diversity in Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.