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Feb. 15: Carnegie Mellon's Nadine Aubry Named AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Engineering


Chriss Swaney                       

Carnegie Mellon's Nadine Aubry Named
AAAS Fellow for Contributions to Engineering

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University's Nadine Aubry has been awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

aubryAubry, head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Mechanical Engineering, was named a fellow for her outstanding contributions to the field of fluid dynamics, particularly turbulence and micro flows, and as a leader in mechanical engineering education.

"I am deeply honored by this recognition, and I plan to build on the innovative environment that comes with such an award," said Aubry. "The mechanical engineering profession is changing, and this new award will help me carry on Carnegie Mellon's leadership position when it comes to state-of-the-art education, interdisciplinary research and globalization."

This year, Aubry joins the ranks of more than 400 members who have been honored for their scientifically and socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its many complex applications. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and gold and blue (representing science and engineering) rosette pin during the AAAS annual meeting Saturday, Feb. 16 in Boston.

"Nadine is an excellent researcher and leader and a wonderful role model as the college seeks to entice more women and minorities into the science and engineering fields," said Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering. "The Mechanical Engineering Department is growing and doing even greater work with Nadine's leadership, and this latest award reflects her outstanding vision."

Aubry's interdisciplinary research and close partnerships with industry have landed her several other impressive accolades, including the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award. She has been elected a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

She is also chair of the U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. This National Research Council committee serves as a national forum for defining major issues in mechanics research, technology and education, and it represents the U.S. internationally in scientific matters related to the field of mechanics.

Aubry earned a bachelor's degree in 1984 from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, and a master's degree from the Scientific and Medical University, also in Grenoble. In 1987, she received her Ph.D. from Cornell University.