Teaching - In-Class Graduate and Undergraduate Courses:











  • Fluids and diseases (1.063-1.631/HST.537/2.250 at MIT)
  • Nonlinear dynamics and turbulence (1.068-1.686/18.358/2.033 at MIT)
  • Multivariable calculus (18.02 at MIT)
  • Differential equations (18.03 at MIT) 
  • Nonlinear dynamics II: continuum systems (1.062/18.354/12.207 at MIT)
  • Linear Algebra (equivalent of 18.06 at MIT)
  • Undergraduate seminars in physical applied mathematics (guest lecturer,  18.384 at MIT)
  • Nonlinear dynamics I (guest lecturer, 18.353/2.050/12.006 at MIT)

Teaching Worldwide - Online Courses: 

MIT Open CourseWare Scholar VIDEO Lectures

MIT edX Introduction to Differential Equations MITx

Short Programs - Professional Education:

  • High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques, MIT Professional Education Short Program: Faculty Lecturer on High-speed Imaging in Physics and Health Sciences.
  • Agriculture, Innovation, and the Environment, MIT Professional Education Short Program: Faculty Instructor on Disease Transmission, Sprays, and Surface Sciences relevant for food safety and agriculture, with combined lectures and Laboratory demonstrations.

K-12 Education in STEMS - Lecture and Hands-on-Activities Materials Derived from Bourouiba Group's Research:

Mathematics: Introduction to histograms and distributions using the Bourouiba Group's respiratory disease transmission research.

Physics and mathematics: Disease spread between plants using the Bourouiba Group's foliar disease transmission research.

With testimonies from K-12 students and teachers, including Ms Howard's class:


Bill Nye’s Science Rules podcast interview with Prof. Bourouiba on COVID19

"With the CDC recommending all Americans wear face masks, scientists are in a race to understand how COVID-19 travels through the air. As an expert on the fluid dynamics of disease, MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba discusses the implications of airborne transmission."


Broader Mentoring Inside and Outside of the Classroom:

  • Faculty mentor at the MIT Impact Program: A program of career development for post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral trainees at MIT and the broader Boston area. More on the program here.
  • Faculty recipient of the 2019 Ole Madsen Mentoring Award in recognition of conspicuous contributions to inspiring, mentoring, and educating students.