Collegium Helveticum

Lydia Bourouiba
Senior Fellow

Environmental engineering
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

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Lydia Bourouiba is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT. During her fellowship at the Collegium, Lydia focused on the interface of fluid dynamics and epidemiology. She explored the fundamental physical mechanisms shaping the transmission dynamics of pathogens in human, animal, and plant populations where drops, bubbles, and complex flows are at the core.