I work in the area of bio-inspired engineering. Our group is focused on bio-inspired flexible propulsors for fast, efficient swimming. Inspiration for this work comes from lift-based swimmers, such as batoid rays, tuna, dolphins, and trout. Our team developed the mechanics of active tensegrity structures, and this has been implemented into various swimming platforms to study the physics of fast, efficient swimming.

Awards and Achievements

  • NSF CAREER award