2022 Thayer Investiture

Petra Bonfert Taylor headshot

Petra Bonfert-Taylor

Professor of Engineering

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Petra Bonfert Taylor with students

Research Interests

Complex analysis; geometric function theory; discrete groups; complex dynamics; mathematics of medical imaging


  • Vordiplom (BA equivalent), Technical University of Berlin 1990
  • Diplom (MA equivalent), Technical University of Berlin 1994
  • PhD, Technical University of Berlin 1996


  • NH High Tech Council TechTeacher of the Year, 2018

Professional Activities

  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association for Women in Mathematics
  • NSF panelist, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Referee for NSF proposals, Complex Variables, Conformal Geometry and Dynamics, Duke Mathematical Journal, Illinois Journal of Mathematics, Israel Journal of Mathematics, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, Journal d'Analyse Mathematique, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Michigan Mathematical Journal, Proceedings of the AMS, Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, among others.
  • Reviewer for Math Reviews

Selected Publications

  • P. Bonfert-Taylor, F. Leblond, Robert Holt, Kenneth Tichauer, B. Pogue, and E. Taylor, Information Loss and Reconstruction in Highly Diuse Fluorescence Tomography, JOSA A, 29 (2012), no. 3, 321–330.
  • P. Bonfert-Taylor, K. Matsuzaki, and E. Taylor, Large and Small Covers of a Hyperbolic Manifold, J. Geom. Anal. 22 (2012), no. 2, 455–470.
  • P. Bonfert-Taylor, R.Canary, J. Souto, and E. Taylor, Exotic quasi-conformally homogeneous surfaces, Bull. London Math. Soc. 43 (2011), no. 1, 57–62.
  • P. Bonfert-Taylor, G. Martin, A. Reid and E. Taylor, Teichmuller Mappings, Quasiconformal Homogeneity, and Non-amenable Covers of Riemann Surfaces, Pure Appl. Math. Q. 7 (2011), no. 2, 455–468.
  • P. Bonfert-Taylor, R.D. Canary, G. Martin, E. Taylor, and M. Wolf, Ambient Quasiconformal Homogeneity of Planar Domains, Ann. Acad. Sci. Fenn. 35 (2010), no. 1, 275–283.


  • ENGS 20: Introduction to Scientific Computing
  • ENGS 37: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • ENGS 28: Embedded Systems