Principal Investigator

Lydia Bourouiba

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Faculty
Affiliate Faculty of Harvard Medical School

77 Massachusetts Ave
Building  1-363B
Cambridge, MA 02139

Physical applied mathematician focusing on problems at the interface of fluid dynamics and disease transmission with the aim of elucidating the fundamental physical mechanisms shaping the epidemiology and disease transmission dynamics in human, animal and plant populations.

With a doctoral research focused on the theoretical and numerical study of rotating homogeneous turbulence and a subsequent postdoctoral research focused on the mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and epidemiology, the focus of the Bourouiba Group is to elucidate the poorly understood mechanisms of disease transmission through the lens of fluid dynamics.


Yongji Wang
PhD Candidate
Nicole Bustos
Graduate Student
Andrea Lehn
PhD Candidate
Raj Dandekar
Graduate Student
Souha Elmousadik
Graduate Student
Nicholas Kwok
Doctoral Candidate - HST program - MD Thesis
Sungkwon Lee
Graduate Student
James Lynch
Graduate Student
John Montgomery
Graduate Student
Stephane Poulain
Graduate Student

Former lab members or students supervised

Timothée Jamin
Postdoctoral Associate
Youngsoo Joung
Postdoctoral Fellow
Maxime Inizan
MIT MSc. Graduate of 2018
Sophie Lejeune
Doctorate, Graduate of 2018


Co-supervised with Prof. Tristan Gilet

Boris Naar
Visiting graduate student - Delft University of Technology
Eline Dehandschoewercker
Now faculty in Classes Preparatoires - France.
William Durieux
now graduate student at Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France.
Claire Lu
Affiliate Researcher
Jia Su
MIT MSc. Graduate of 2018
Julia Klinkert
Undergraduate student - Delft University of Technology
Baptiste Lafoux
Visiting Graduate Student
Max Louyot
Visiting Graduate Student (Polytechnique de Montreal)
Sasha Teslya
now PhD Candidate in Mathematics at Macmaster University, Canada