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Faculty Profile

Nadine Aubry

Dean of the College of Engineering, Office of the Dean
University Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
617.373.5847
230 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Biography

Dr. Nadine Aubry, Dean of the College of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, has made notable contributions to fluid dynamics, particularly the reduced modeling of turbulence and other complex flows, and microfluidics. She was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). She was awarded the  G.I. Taylor Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for outstanding contributions to fluid mechanics. She currently serves as President of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), Vice Chair of the NAE Mechanical Engineering Section Committee, Chair of the NAE Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education Selection Committee, and on the International Science Council (ISC-“The global voice for science”), the NAE Council (governing board), the NAE Membership Policy Committee (MPC), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) Membership Panel, and the Executive Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section M (Engineering).  In the past, her leadership positions included Chair of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS/DFD), Chair of the National Academies’ U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), Chair of the U.S. delegation to IUTAM, and Chair of the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Advisory Committee. Dr. Aubry has also served on a number of advisory and review boards in the United States and in foreign countries, including Austria, France, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea. Prior to joining Northeastern as Dean in 2012, she was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Aubry grew up in France and holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Institut National Polytechnique (INP) Grenoble and a D.E.A. (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) from Université Grenoble Alpes both in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University in 1987.

Education

  • BSc (1984), National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble
  • MS (1984), Scientific and Medical University of Grenoble
  • PhD (1987), Cornell University

Research & Scholarship Interests

Fluid dynamics, microfluidics, chaotic mixing, particle manipulation
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)
  • Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • G.I. Taylor Medal from the Society of Engineering Science
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • National Academy of Inventors
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Selected Publications

  • W.-T. Wu, A. Gandini, N. Aubry, M. Massoudi, J.F. Antaki, Design of Microfluidic Channels for Magnetic Separation of Malaria-Infected Red Blood Cells, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 20(2), 2016, 1-11
  • W.T. Wu, N. Aubry, M. Massoudi, W.R. Wagner, J.F. Antaki, Multi-Constituent Simulation of Thrombus Deposition, Scientific Reports 7, 2016, 42720
  • R. Chabreyrie, C. Chandre, N. Aubry, Complete Chaotic Mixing in an Electro-Osmotic Channel by Destabilization of Key Periodic Orbits, Physics of Fluids, 23, 2011, 072002
  • M. Janjua, S. Nudurupati, P. Singh, N. Aubry, Electrohydrodynamic Removal of Particles from Drop Surfaces, Physical Review E, 80, 2009, 010402
  • A.K. Uguz, O. Ozen, N. Aubry, Electric Field Effect on a Two-Fluid Interface Instability in Channel Flow for Fast Electric Times, Physics of Fluids, 20, 2008, 031702
  • N. Aubry, P. Singh, M. Janjua, S. Nudurupati, Micro- and Nanoparticles Self-Assembly for Virtually Defectfree, Adjustable Monolayers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), 105, 2008, 3711-3714
  • A.K. Uguz, N. Aubry, Quantifying the Linear Instability of a Flowing Electrified Twofluid Layer in a Channel for Fast Electric Times, Physics of Fluids, 20, 2008, 092103
  • F. Li, O. Ozen, N. Aubry, D. Papageorgiou, P. Petropoulos, Linear Instability of a Two-Fluid Interface for Electrohydrodynamic Mixing in a Channel, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 583, 2007, 347-377

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