Catherine Mavriplis


Catherine Mavriplis
NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and Professor

Ph.D. (M.I.T.)
S.M. (M.I.T.)
B.Eng. (McGill)

Room: CBY A331
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8961
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Catherine Mavriplis is Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ottawa. Her specialty is numerical methods for aerodynamics simulations. Dr. Mavriplis also holds the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering since 2011, a program that aims to recruit, retain and advance women to leadership. She has been awarded the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award for Education.

Dr. Mavriplis holds a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from McGill, as well as a Master’s and Ph.D. in Aeronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After a postdoctoral stay at Princeton, she became professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at George Washington University. She has also worked at the US National Science Foundation, NASA Langley and University of Oklahoma before returning to Canada. Dr. Mavriplis has been President of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada and a Councillor of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.

Fields of Interest

  • Numerical methods for fluid dynamics and interdisciplinary applications: biofluids, combustion, MEMS and meteorology.
  • Aerospace engineering, including aerodynamics, transition and receptivity.
  • High order methods and adaptivity.
  • Advancement of women in science, engineering and mathematics careers.
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