Prof. Lydia Bourouiba elected American Physical Society (APS) Fellow of the prominent scientific society for her outstanding contributions to physics and pioneering a new field of study. She was specifically elected for “fundamental work in quantitatively elucidating the mechanisms of droplet impact and fragmentation, and for pioneering a new field at the intersection of fluid dynamics and transmission of respiratory and foodborne pathogens, with clear and tangible contributions to public health.”
The APS Fellowship confers honors to members who have made significant research achievements or significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. The fellowship is an exclusive honor by one’s professional peers with no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s international community of members recognized each year for election to the status of Fellow. Prof. Bourouiba was nominated by the Division of Fluid Dynamics.