Catherine Mavriplis
Catherine Mavriplis
NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (2011-2021)

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Catherine Mavriplis is Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Ottawa. Her specialty is high order numerical methods for aerodynamics simulations. Dr. Mavriplis is also dedicated to research and program development in support of women in science and engineering. She held the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering from 2011 to 2021, a program that aims to recruit, retain and advance women to leadership.

Dr. Mavriplis holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree 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.

She has been elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Fellow of Engineers Canada.

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Research interests

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