Founder and Chair of the Fluids and Health Conference:
The Fluids and Health inaugural Conference was launched in 2019! The meeting provided the selected participants an international forum to exchange on frontier research at the intersection of fluid dynamics and health, including topics in infectious diseases, food safety, drug delivery, agricultural and food sciences and policy, where fluids are at the core. The event was a hybrid between a conference and school, with in-depth lectures for training on topics at the frontier of the field, combined with flash-talks and poster sessions from participants, and interdisciplinary group work taking place throughout the meeting. More on the inaugural 2019 Fluids and Health meeting, chaired by Prof. Bourouiba, here.
The meeting was a great success, full of stimulating discussions at the interface of fluid dynamics and health, great intellectual exchanges between junior and senior researchers, policy makers and scientists and engineers, team projects, student and fellow presentation sessions, scientific and career development discussion panels, and group problem solving and presentation competition, in addition to many exchanges during outing and boat tour or hands-on activities and lab demos. Many new or strengthened collaborations took place and exciting scientific vision for a growing field was formulated.
The 2022 second iteration of the conference, now established as a Gordon Research Conference, will be held in 2022 and will be focused on Fluids and Health: Fluids in Disease Transmission and Contamination, August 2022 to continue growing this critical frontier domain of research.
Founder and organizer of the MIT C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS):
The C.C. Mei Distinguished Speaker Series was founded, and has been organized in 2015 by Prof. Bourouiba, in honor of Prof. Chiang C. Mei to provide a vibrant forum for highly distinguished speakers from around the world to share their research with the CEE, MIT, and local Boston community. The DSS's full list of speakers, with recorded talks, can be found here.
Links with other groups or programs at MIT
Links with other groups or programs beyond MIT