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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

CAREER

since 2017: Professor of Applied Mathematics - University of Cambridge 

since 2013: Fellow and College Lecturer in Mathematics - Trinity College 

2015-2017: Reader in Applied Mathematics - University of Cambridge 

2013-2015: University Senior Lecturer - University of Cambridge 

2010-2013: Associate Professor - University of California, San Diego

2007-2010: Assistant Professor - University of California, San Diego

2006-2007: Assistant Professor - Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

2005-2006: Postdoctoral Associate - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2005: Lecturer - Harvard University

EDUCATION

2005: PhD in Applied Mathematics - Harvard University

2001: MS in Fluid Mechanics - University of Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie 

2001: Diplome Corps des Mines - École des Mines de Paris

1998: Diplome d’Ingénieur - École Polytechnique

HONOURS & AWARDS

2018Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research, APS 

2016: Fellow, American Physical Society 

2016: Teaching Award - Cambridge University Students' Union 

2015: François Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics, APS 

2015: Exemplary Mentor Award, Quality of Life Research Center

2012: Faculty Mentorship Award, UCSD Graduate Student Association

2010-2011: Teacher of the Year Award - MAE, UC San Diego 

2008-2013: National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2006: Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics, APS

2005-2006: Hock Tan Postdoctoral Fellowship - Mechanical Engineering, MIT

2004, 2005: Derek Bok Teaching Award - Harvard University

2003: Engineering and Applied Sciences Teaching Award, Harvard

1998-2001: Corps des Mines Fellowship - Ecole des Mines de Paris

1998 : Prix d’Option in Mechanics - Ecole Polytechnique

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

since 2016: Associate Editor - Physical Review Fluids 

2019: Guest editor - PLOS Computational Biology 

2019: Guest editor - Proc. of the Natl. Academy of Sciences of the USA

2013-2016: Associate Editor - Physics of Fluids 

2011-2016: Associate Editor - European Physical Journal E 

2009-2016: Associate Editor - Journal of Fluids and Structures 

2008-2016: Moderator for Fluid Dynamics - arXiv.org 

Publications

Front-back asymmetry controls the impact of viscoelasticity on helical swimming
V Angeles, FA Godinez, JA Puente-Velazquez, R Mendez, E Lauga, R Zenit
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
043102
Energetics of synchronization for model flagella and cilia
W Liao, E Lauga
– Physical Review E
(2021)
103,
042419
Editorial: On Transition (in Physical Review Fluids leadership)
B McKeon, E Lauga
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
040001
Geometric phase methods with Stokes theorem for a general viscous swimmer
L Koens, E Lauga
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
916,
a17
The fluid dynamics of collective vortex structures of plant-animal worms
GT Fortune, A Worley, AB Sendova-Franks, NR Franks, KC Leptos, E Lauga, RE Goldstein
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
914,
a20
Hydrodynamic synchronization in strong confinement
I Tanasijević, E Lauga
– Phys Rev E
(2021)
103,
022403
Swirling Instability of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton
DB Stein, G De Canio, E Lauga, MJ Shelley, RE Goldstein
– Physical Review Letters
(2021)
126,
028103
Rebound and scattering of motile Chlamydomonas algae in confined chambers.
A Théry, Y Wang, M Dvoriashyna, C Eloy, F Elias, E Lauga
– Soft Matter
(2021)
Cilia density and flow velocity affect alignment of motile cilia from brain cells.
N Pellicciotta, D Das, J Kotar, M Faucourt, N Spassky, E Lauga, P Cicuta
– J Exp Biol
(2020)
223,
jeb229310
Direct versus indirect hydrodynamic interactions during bundle formation of bacterial flagella
A Chamolly, E Lauga
– Physical Review Fluids
(2020)
5,
123102
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Research Groups

Biological Physics and Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics

Room

H0.07

Telephone

01223 337031