Aline Cotel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the Program in the Environment (LSA). Her research interests are in the areas of biological, environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics, in particular stratified turbulence and fish behavior in turbulent flows. She is on the advisory board for the program in Engineering Education Research and the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning as well as the Steering Committee for the African Studies Center’s STEM-Africa Initiative. She has served on the advisory board for CRLT-Engin and the Science board for the Water Center.
As co-founder of the Women in Fluids Network and the Women-Water Nexus, she has created partnerships between women engineers and scientists in developed and developing countries to promote research with a focus on the education of women in STEM. She is also involved in engineering education projects in Western Africa related to retention and professional development of female engineering students. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and outreach efforts including the 2016 Arthur F. Thurnau named Professorship, 2015 Willie Hobbs Mentoring Award, 2014 Global Engagement Recognition Award, and the 2012 University Undergraduate Teaching Award.