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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


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


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


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


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 - 


Controlling Confined Collective Organization with Taxis.
A Théry, A Chamolly, E Lauga
– Physical Review Letters
Effective extensional-torsional elasticity and dynamics of helical filaments under distributed loads
M Gomez, E Lauga
Opto-fluidically multiplexed assembly and micro-robotics
E Erben, W Liao, A Minopoli, N Maghelli, E Lauga, M Kreysing
– Light: Science and Applications
Biophysical Fluid Dynamics in a Petri Dish
G Fortune, E Lauga, R Goldstein
Editorial: The 2023 François Naftali Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics
E Lauga, B McKeon
– Physical Review Fluids
Eukaryotic swimming cells are shaped by hydrodynamic constraints
M Lisicki, MF Velho Rodrigues, E Lauga
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Controlling confined collective organisation with taxis
A Théry, A Chamolly, E Lauga
Multiflagellarity leads to the size-independent swimming speed of peritrichous bacteria.
S Kamdar, D Ghosh, W Lee, M Tătulea-Codrean, Y Kim, S Ghosh, Y Kim, T Cheepuru, E Lauga, S Lim, X Cheng
– Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Cortex-driven cytoplasmic flows in elongated cells: fluid mechanics and application to nuclear transport in Drosophila embryos.
PH Htet, E Lauga
– J R Soc Interface
Cortex-driven cytoplasmic flows in elongated cells: fluid mechanics and application to nuclear transport in Drosophila embryos
PH Htet, E Lauga
– Journal of The Royal Society Interface
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Research Groups

Biological Physics and Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics




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