Principle Investigator

Appointments

University of Tennessee Knoxville, Assistant Professor, August 2021

University of Central Florida, Assistant Professor, August 2016 – July 2021
Meggitt PLC, Senior Engineer, Global Programme Jan 2014 – July 2016

Education:

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014.
M.S (Mechanical Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012.

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009.

PhD Students

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Breanna M. Cunningham

 

Education:

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of New Mexico, 2020.

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of New Mexico, 2019.

Research Interests: seed mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, aerodynamics

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MD Emazuddin Alif

 

Education:

B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), Vanderbilt University, 2021.

Research Interests: water entry, robotics and mechatronic systems, control Systems

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Gene Patrick S. Rible

 

Education:

B.S. (Electronics and Communications Engineering), University of the Philippines, 2019.

Research Interests: hydrodynamics of fur and fur biofouling, robotics, control systems, artificial intelligence

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Lab Alumni

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Miloš Krsmanović

 

Education:

M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2007.​

Research Interests: hydrodynamics of fur and fur biofouling

MD Erfanul Alam

 

Education:

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Central Florida, 2021.

M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 2017.
B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Tech. (BUET), 2014.

Research Interests: insect inspired dynamic motion, couple fluid-structure interaction

Daren A. Watson

Education:

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Central Florida, 2020.

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Central Florida, 2019.

M.Phil. (Physics), University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 2016.
B.S. (Physics & Mathematics), University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 2013

Research Interests: interfacial fluid mechanics, insect locomotion on liquid interfaces, and renewable energy solutions

Dipankar Biswas

Education: PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Akron, Ohio, 2016.

Post-Doc: FaSt Lab, UCF, 2019-2020

Nicholas M. Smith

Education:

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Central Florida, 2020.

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Central Florida, 2019.
B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), FAMU-FSU, Tallahassee, FL, 2016.

Research Interests: natural phenomena of fluid dispersion, insect-solid interactions