Ph.D. 2008, Theoretical and numerical study of homogeneous rotating turbulence, McGill University
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 fluid dynamics of disease transmission. Key topics include the following.
Interfacial flows: pathogen-fluid interactions in bubbles, drops and films
Fluid fragmentation and viscoelasticity
Turbulence and multiphase flows
Mixing, transport, and pathogen deposition and contamination
Hydrodynamic instabilities and waves
Health, Disease Transmission:
Contact dynamics and pathogen transport
Nosocomial diseases, respiratory diseases, waterborne diseases, and foliar diseases
Disease transmission and contamination in confined environments