Lina Baroudi

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Baroudi is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on studying multiphase flows encountered in industrial processes and natural phenomena from a fundamental physical perspective through computational modeling and laboratory experiments. She has investigated different physical problems in surface-tension driven flows. A current focus of her work is on developing a mechanistic understanding and predictive ability of the role of inertia in particle-laden flows.


  • Ph.D., The City College of New York
  • MPhil, The City College of New York
  • M.S., The City College of New York
  • B.S., Damascus University

Courses Taught

  • ENGG 614: Engineering Mathematics
  • ENGG 682: Applied Heat Transfer
  • MECG 746: Research Project in Mechanical Engineering
  • MECH 410: Mechanical Engineering Projects I
  • MECH 408: Mechanical Engineering Projects II
  • MECH 402: Mechanical Engineering Design II
  • MECH 401: Mechanical Engineering Design I
  • MECH 332: Finite Element Analysis and Computer Aided Engineering
  • MECH 318: Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH 314: Engineering Analysis and Numerical Methods
  • MECH 302: Applied Thermodynamics
  • ENGS 205: Introductory Thermodynamics
  • ENGS 116: Introduction to Engineering Computation
  • Research
    • Dynamics of complex multiphase and multicomponent flows
    • Computational multiphase fluid dynamics
    • Turbulence, Phase change in multiphase flows
    • Nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics
    • Finite Element (FE) method
    • Mesoscopic simulation techniques
    • Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method, Molecular Dynamics (MD)
    • Parallel high-performance scientific computing with MPI, OpenMP, and OpenACC
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Baroudi, L., Majji, M.V., Peluso, S. and Morris, J.F., 2023. Taylor–Couette flow of hard-sphere suspensions: overview of current understanding. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A381(2243), p.20220125.
    • Baroudi, L. and Lee, T., 2021. Simulation of a bubble rising at high Reynolds number with mass-conserving finite element lattice Boltzmann method. Computers & Fluids, 220, p.104883.
    • Baroudi, L., Majji, M.V. and Morris, J.F., 2020. Effect of inertial migration of particles on flow transitions of a suspension Taylor-Couette flow. Physical Review Fluids, 5(11), p.114303.
    • Baroudi, L. and Lee, T., 2020. Effect of interfacial mass transport on inertial spreading of liquid droplets. Physics of Fluids, 32(3), p.032101.
    • Baroudi, L., Nagel, S.R., and Lee, T., 2016. Comment on Viscous Coalescence of Droplets: A Lattice Boltzmann Study. Physics of Fluids, 28(7) p. 079101.
    • Baroudi, L., Nagel, S.R., Morris, J.F. and Lee, T., 2015. Dynamics of viscous coalescing droplets in a saturated vapor phase. Physics of Fluids, 27(12), p.121702.
    • Baroudi, L., Kawaji, M. and Lee, T., 2014. Effects of initial conditions on the simulation of inertial coalescence of two drops. Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 67(2), pp.282-289.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • American Physical Society (APS)
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Graduate Fellowship 2015-2016
    • MRSEC PREM Fellowship Award, The City College of New York–University of Chicago 2011-2015
    • Master’s Fellowship Award, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2009-2010
    • Schlumberger Academic Achievement Award 2007