Tedori-Callinan Lecture Series: 2014

Nadine Aubry"Moving Particles in Microfluidics"

Presented by: Nadine Aubry
Dean, College of Engineering
University Distinguished Professor
Northeastern University

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
10:45 a.m.
Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall

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Microfluidics, which refer to systems and methodologies aiming at manipulating fluids and their suspended particles at length scales on the order of tens or hundreds of microns, still present some fundamental challenges which have recently received attention. In this talk, I will present and address some of these challenges, including the manipulation and separation of micro- and nano-sized particles suspended in fluids and the directed assembly of particles at liquid-fluid interfaces into monolayers.


Dr. Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Northeastern University College of Engineering, is a widely known leader in the field of fluid dynamics, particularly the modeling of open flow turbulence and other complex flows and systems using advanced decomposition techniques and dynamical systems theory. She also made noteworthy contributions to the field of microfluidics. For these and other contributions to the profession, Dr. Aubry was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Other recognitions include the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and her selection as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She has served as Chair of the National Academies’ U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) and is currently serving as Chair of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. Dr. Aubry has also been serving on many APS and ASME committees, numerous NSF and National Research Council review panels, and a certain number of advisory boards and review panels in the U.S. and in foreign countries, including Austria, France, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea. She has presented numerous invited lectures on her research at various universities and conferences.

Dr. Aubry received her doctorate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University in 1987.  Before joining Northeastern, she was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor, University Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.