Nadine Aubry

Nadine Aubry

Academic Leave
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Research/Areas of Interest:

Fluid dynamics, turbulence, reduced modeling of complex systems, dynamical systems theory, chaotic mixing, microfluidics, electrohydrodynamics, manipulation and assembly of nanoscale particles in microfluidics, biofluids


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, United States, 1987
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Université Scientifique et Médicale de Grenoble, France
  • Bachelor of Science, Grenoble - Institut National Polytechnique, France


Nadine Aubry, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scholar and academic innovator who 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), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

As Provost and Senior Vice President (2019-2021), Dr. Aubry oversaw Tufts' eight degree-granting schools and numerous interdisciplinary programs, centers, and institutes on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France. Prior to joining Tufts, Dr. Aubry served as Dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University from 2012 -2019 and 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.