Dr. Nadine Aubry, Dean of the College of Engineering and University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, is known for her 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). Past leadership positions include 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), and Chair of the U.S. delegation to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM). Currently, she serves on USNC/TAM, the Bureau of IUTAM, the U.S. National Academies’ Center-Based Engineering Research Study Committee, the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Advisory Committee as Chair, the NAE Mechanical Engineering Section Committee as Secretary (to become Vice Chair and Chair), the NAE Membership Committee, the AAAS Mechanical 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 been an active member of numerous advisory and review boards in the U.S. and 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 Universite Grenoble Alpes both in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University in 1987.