Biological Fluid Dynamics
Biological systems are influenced by fluid mechanics at nearly all spatiotemporal scales. Ongoing research can be broadly categorized as focusing on the function of naturally occurring biological systems; or using biological function to inspire new engineering technologies. Current examples of the former include studies animal swimming and flying; cardiovascular fluid dynamics and hemodynamics; role of Marangoni and capillary forces in organelle transport, eye tear film flows and alveolar dynamics; and biological oceanography. Applications in bioinspired engineering include next-generation wind and wave energy, morphing/active deformable surfaces for flow control, biomimetic soft robotics, and biomedical devices.
- Jellyfish-inspired Design
- Compact Self-Contained Underwater Velocimetry Apparatus (SCUVA) for In Situ Field Measurements
John O. Dabiri
Centennial Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering
Morteza (Mory) Gharib
Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering; Booth-Kresa Leadership Chair, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies; Director, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories; Director, Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies