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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 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 is the recipient of the 2017 G.I. Taylor Medal from the Society of Engineering Science (SES). She has held a number of leadership positions including Chair of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS/DFD), Chair of the U.S. National Academies’ National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM), Chair of the U.S. delegation to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), and Chair of the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Advisory Committee. She was recently elected President of IUTAM (2016-2020). Currently, she serves on USNC/TAM, the U.S. National Academies’ Center-Based Engineering Research (CBER) Committee, the NAE Mechanical Engineering Section Committee as Secretary, the NAE Membership Policy Committee (MPC), the AAAS Engineering Section Committee, the NAI Fellows Advisory Committee, and was appointed to the NAE Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education Selection Committee. Dr. Aubry has also served on a number of advisory and review boards 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, microfluids, 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)
  • 1998 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • 1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Academy of Inventors

Selected Publications

  • Chabreyrie, R., Chandre, C. and Aubry, N.  Complete chaotic mixing in an electro-osmotic channel by destabilization of key periodic orbits, Physics of Fluids 23, 072002, 2011.
  • Janjua, M., Nudurupati, S., Singh, P. and Aubry, N. Electric field induced self-assembly of micro- and nanoparticles of various shapes at two-fluid interfaces, Electrophoresis 32, 518-526, 2011.
  • Singh, P., Joseph, D.D., Aubry, N. Dispersion and attraction of particles floating on fluid-liquid surfaces, Soft Matter 6, 4310-4325, 2010.
  • Lieber, S.C., Boudewijn, P.K., Aubry, N., Vatner, S.F. and Gaussin, V. Design of a miniature tissue culture system to culture mouse heart valves, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 38, 674-682, 2010.
  • Hwang, K., Singh, P. and Aubry, N. Destabilization of Pickering emulsions using external electric fields, Electrophoresis 31, 850-859, 2010.
  • Janjua, M. and Nudurupati, S., Singh, P. and Aubry, N. Effect of parameters on redistribution and removal of particles from drop surfaces, Soft Matter 6, 1157-1169, 2010
  • Janjua, M. and Nudurupati, S., Singh, P. and Aubry, N. Electrohydrodynamic removal of particles from drop surfaces, Physical Review E 80, 010402, 2009.
  • Uguz, A.K. and Aubry, N. Quantifying the linear instability of a flowing electrified two-fluid layer in a channel for fast electric times, Physics of Fluids 20, 092103, 2008.
  • Aubry, N. and Singh, P. Physics underlying controlled self-assembly of micro and nanoparticles at a two-fluid interface using an electric field, Physical Review E 77, 056302, 2008.
  • Uguz, A.K., Ozen, O. and Aubry, N. Electric field effect on a two-fluid interface instability in channel flow for fast electric times, Physics of Fluids 20, 031702, 2008.
  • Chabreyrie, R., Vainchtein, D., Chandre, C., Singh, P. and Aubry, N. Tailored mixing inside a translating droplet, Physical Review E 77, 036314, 2008.
  • Aubry, N., Singh, P., Janjua, M. and Nudurupati, S., Micro- and nanoparticles self-assembly for virtually defect-free, adjustable monolayers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 105, 3711-3714, 2008.
  • Nudurupati, S., Janjua, M., Aubry, N. and Singh, P.  Concentrating particles on drop surfaces using external electric fields, Electrophoresis 29, 1164-1172, 2008.
  • Pillapakkam, S., Singh, P., Blackmore, D. and Aubry, N. Transient and steady state of a rising bubble in a viscoelastic fluid, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 589, 215-252, 2007.
  • Singh, P. and Aubry, N.  Transport and deformation of droplets in a microdevice using dielectrophoresis, Electrophoresis 29, 644-657, 2007.
  • Li, F., Ozen, O., Aubry, N., Papageorgiou, D. and Petropoulos, P., Linear instability of a two-fluid interface for electro-hydrodynamic mixing in a channel, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 583, 347-377, 2007.

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