DAVID L. HU

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology

Biographical Sketch

Short bio:

Dr. David Hu is a mechanical engineer who studies the interactions of animals with water.  His team has discovered how dogs shake dry, how insects walk on water, and how eyelashes protect the eyes from drying.  Originally from Rockville, Maryland, he earned degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from M.I.T., and is now Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Georgia Tech.  He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award for young scientists, the Ig Nobel Prize in Physics, and the Pineapple Science Prize (the Ig Nobel of China).  He serves on the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports and The Journal of Experimental Biology.   His work has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, Saturday Night Live, and Highlights for Children.  He has defended basic research in a Scientific American article, Confessions of a Wasteful Scientist.  He lives with his wife Jia and children Harry and Heidi in Atlanta, Georgia.

Long bio:

He earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. in 2001 and a PhD in 2006.  He continued on as an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoc at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  He is now Associate Professor and Woodruff Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor of Biology, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Georgia Tech.  He serves on the editorial board of Nature Scientific Reports, PLOS One, and The Journal of Experimental Biology, specializing in fluid dynamics for both journals.

His research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Physics, CBET, as well as the Army Research Office, and the Smithgall Watts Foundation at Georgia Tech.  He has earned $2.7M in external funding as PI, and he has published over 50 papers, including those in Nature, Science, and PNAS.  He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award for young scientists, the Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty award, Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award, and best paper awards from SAIC, Sigma Xi, and ASME.  He has presented his work at a plenary lecture for the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, and has given a total of 19 plenary lectures, 32 invited conference presentations, and 116 invited university seminars.

As an advisor, he has graduated six doctoral students and currently leads a group of six doctoral students and a postdoc.  His graduate students are recipients of National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships, conference awards from APS, IEEE, SICB NASA and others, and Sigma Xi Best Thesis Awards from Georgia Tech.  Two alumni are now assistant professors at Arizona State University and Central Florida University.  Three others are postdocs at Georgia Tech Research Institute, EPFL, and Georgia Tech.

He has a legacy of explaining his research to the general public, and has taught a number of workshops and courses on the subject.  He received the Ig Nobel Prize in Physics (2015 and 2019), and the Pineapple Science Prize (the Ig Nobel of China, in 2015 and 2016). His work has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, American Scientist, New Scientist, Physics Today, and Highlights for Children.  

He is the author of the book How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Futurepublished by Princeton University Press in 2018.

He lives with his wife Jia and two children, Harry and Heidi Hu, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Well-cited interview:

http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/dr-david-hu/

He has defended his work from a senator: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/confessions-of-a-wasteful-scientist/

Videos of his ant and frog works are in the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/ants-that-can-flow-like-a-fluid-or-move-like-a-solid.html?_r=0

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/science/frogs-sticky-spit-video.html?_r=0

DAVID L. HU

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology

Adjunct Professor of Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Last Updated: August 14, 2020

Table of Contents

I.     Earned Degrees

II.        Employment History

III.      Honors and Awards

A.    International or National Awards

B.     Institute or School Awards

IV.      Resesarch, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

A.    Published Books, book chapters, and edited volumes

B.     Refereed publications and submitted articles

C.    Other publications and creative products

D.    Presentations

E.     Grants and Contracts

F.     Other Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments

G.    Society and Policy Impacts

H.    Other Professional Activities

V.        Education

A.    Courses Taught

B.     Individual Student Guidance

C.    Educational Innovations and Other Contributions

VI.      Service

A.    Professional Contributions

B.     Public and Commuity Service

B1. Invited commentary and consultation for Radio, Newspapers and Magazines

B2. Coverage in Newspaper, Magazines, Television

C.    Institute Contributions

IV.      E5. Proposals submitted but not funded

 

I.

DAVID L. HU

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology

Adjunct Professor of Physics

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • August 14, 2020

I.               Earned Degrees

Degree Year University Field Advisor
Doctor of Philosophy 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mathematics John Bush
Bachelor of Science 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering, L. Mahadevan
Minor in Mathematics

II.             Employment History

Title Organization Years
Professor

(3/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

2019 – present
Professor

(1/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biology

2019 – present
Associate Professor

(3/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

2014 – 2019
Associate Professor

(1/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biology

2014 – 2019
Adjunct Professor Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Physics

2012 – present
Assistant Professor

(3/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

2008 – 2014
Assistant Professor

(1/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biology

2008 – 2014
Instructor of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical

Sciences, New York University

2007 – 2008
National Science Foundation

Mathematical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow

Courant Institute of Mathematical

Sciences, New York University

(Advisor: Michael Shelley)

2005 – 2007

III.          Honors and Awards

A.             INTERNATIONAL OR NATIONAL AWARDS

  1. Visiting Professorship at University of Trento. Department of Civil Environmental and Mechanical Engineering. Host: Nicola Pugno. July 6- July 17, 2020
  2. Best Paper Award (1 of 10) for Zoological Science for the paper “Chewing holes for camouflage”. Yuko Nagai, Secretary-general, the Zoological Society of Japan. 50,000 yen award. October 29, 2019
  3. Spencer, B. Lee, D. Hu, 2nd place poster presentation (from 150+ posters) for “Optimal Bio-Inspired Sniffing for Improved E-Nose Detection” $1,000 cash award, 236th Electrochemical Society Meeting. Atlanta GA, October 17, 2019.
  4. Finalist for the AAAS/Subaru Prize for best Science book in the Young Adults Category. November 15, 2019
  5. Longlist for the AAAS/Subaru Prize for best Science book in the Young Adults Category. October 15, 2019
  6. Pineapple Science Prize. Wenzhou, China. October 26, 2019
  7. Youth Commission of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) June 2019
  8. American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award in the Books category. October 2019. Host: Larry Frum
  9. Ig Nobel Prize in Physics. September 12, 2019
  10. Inclusion in 38th edition of American Men & Women of Science. August 20, 2019. Kathy Nemeh
  11. Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions. Smithsonian Exhibit. Host: Rachael Lallensack July 8, 2019
  12. Inclusion in Who’s Who in America. May 21, 2019 Host: Jennifer Prudente
  13. Book Launch London, author of the week. February 4, 2019
  14. Forbes Twelve of The Best Books About Biology in 2018. January 31, 2019
  15. Mimi A.R. Koehl and Steven Wainwright Award Finalist for best student oral presentation at The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2019 with Spencer, A. Clark.
  16. Winner of 2019 Steven Vogel Award for Best Student Poster within the Division of Comparative Biomechanics for “Feeding Fly Larvae Form a Fountain” at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2019 with Shishkov, Hu, M., Johnson, CJ.
  17. Quirks’ science books of 2018. CBC Radio, Quirks and Quarks. December 21, 2018.
  18. Young Leaders Forum (one of 10 new members for 2019, chosen on Dec 1, 2018). The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Speaker and participant in March 29-April 2, in Chengdu, China. Host: Jon Lowet.
  19. Inverse’s Best Science Books of 2018. (one of seven picks). November 11, 2018
  20. 1st Place Poster (out of 27 posters) at the 11th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials at Emory University in Atlanta, GA for the topic “The physics of honey bee pollen suspensions” with Matherne, M.E., Guy, B., Poon, W., Hu, D.L. $100 award.
  21. Highlights of 2017 by Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. article, and all those listed, also received the highest praise from our international referees and a high number of downloads during 2017. https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1748-3190/page/Highlights-of-2017
  22. 1st Place Division of Comparative Biomechanics Best Student Presentation competition at the SICB meeting. January 10, 2019.  Alexis Noel with David Hu
  23. Honorable mention (third of seven teams) at SnifFEST: the machine-olfaction competition in Montreal, Canada as part of the 2017 ISOEN/IEEE International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Noses, with Spencer, A. Lee., Hu, D. L. June 1, 2017
  24. Outstanding Poster Award (top 2 of 16 posters) at The Geilo School 2017: Physics Inspired by Living Matter in Geilo, Norway for “Self-mixing of fly larvae during feeding” with Shishkov. March 24, 2017.
  25. Semi-Finalist in NASA Space Poop Challenge (24th out of 5170 entries) hosted by NASA Tournament Lab and HeroX for proposal, Improved Adult Diaper Design, with Yang, J. Nadler, T. Chen, C. Grey and K. Copenhaver. January 31, 2017
  26. 3rd place poster (from 33 posters) for “Fabrication of Synthetic Moth Antennae” at the 2016 Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Conference at Oak Ridge National Lab, with Spencer.$60 Gift Card. August 11, 2016.
  27. 2016 Pineapple Science Prize of Physics, sponsored by Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum and Guokr.com and held at Hangzhou, China for the work  “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” with Amador. (One of ten international recipients). April 9, 2016
  28. The Ig Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded at the 25th first annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, to the team “Yang, P.J., Pham, J., Choo, J., Hu, D.L. September 17, 2015
  29. 2015 Pineapple Science Prize of Physics, sponsored by Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum and Guokr.com, was held at Hangzhou for the work “Mosquitoes survive raindrop collisions by virtue of their low mass” with Dickerson, A., Shankles, P.G., Madhavan, N.M., and Hu, D.L. (One of ten international recipients). On April 11, 2015 the Pineapple Science Prize Awarding Ceremony.
  30. Best Student Mechatronics Paper Award in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, with Marvi, 2012.
  31. Two-time winner of Gallery of Fluid Motion Award, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2004, 2005
  32. NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, $108K, 2005
  33. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. $121 K, 2002
  34. Ascher Shapiro Graduate Fellowship, 2001
  35. Westinghouse Science Talent Search, Semifinalist. One of 500 awards nationwide, 1997

B.             INSTITUTE OR SCHOOL AWARDS

  1. Adaptive Leadership Workshop, January – April 2020. Host: Bob Thomas
  2. Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award (Out of 10 at Georgia Tech in 2019, from 40 applicants and 500 PhD students at GT), with Patricia Yang. $1K. April 15, 2019.
  3. 2nd Place Poster Presentation (from 6 posters from School of Mechanical Engineering) for “High Density Larvae Rearing” with undergraduate students Drew Ditzler, Thomas Gray, Steve Hall, Matthew Jones, Margaret (Kit) Philleo. Engineering Capstone Design Expo at the Georgia Institute of Technology. $300 monetary prize. July 24th, 2018.
  4. 2nd Place Poster Presentation (from 6 School of Mechanical Engineering posters) for “High Density Larvae Rearing” with undergraduate students Drew Ditzler, Thomas Gray, Steve Hall, Matthew Jones, Margaret (Kit) Philleo. Engineering Capstone Design Expo at the Georgia Institute of Technology. $300 monetary prize. July 24th, 2018.
  5. 2nd Place Poster Presentation (from 72 College of Engineering posters) for “The effect of chyme density on segmentation contraction in the small intestine” with undergraduate student Morgan LaMarca and graduate student Patricia Yang. 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium at the Georgia Institute of Technology. $150 monetary prize. April 18th, 2017.
  6. Georgia Power Professor of Excellence. I am the representative from COE.  Awarded at the Georgia Southern Hall of Fame game on October 15, 2016.  $1 K.
  7. Second place oral presentation (from a pool of 30 participants) for “Squishy physics: Optimizing Eating Rates in Black Soldier Fly Larvae” with Chris Johnson, high school student Bryan Zhangand graduate student Olga Shishkov. 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Sciences (SURE) Research Symposium. Awarded an iPad Air 2. July 28, 2016.
  8. 1st place poster (from 75 posters) in College of Engineering at the Annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium with Mohebbi and T. Spencer, “Like a Moth to Pheromone: Dynamics Study of Moth Antennae”. April 19, 2016.
  9. Woodruff School Faculty Fellowship, 2016-2021. Awarded to the top 30% of Associate Professors in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. $12K per year.
  10. Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award (Out of 10 at Georgia Tech in 2016, from 40 applicants and 500 PhD students at GT), with Guillermo Amador. $1K. April 21, 2016.
  11. 2nd place poster (from 26 posters) for “Adhesion Mechanics: Relating Viscous and Viscoelastic Properties of Saliva to Adhesion” with high school student Taren Carter, and graduate student Alexis Noel. 2014 Project Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science (ENGAGES) end of the summer celebration. $10 Gift Card. August 01, 2014.
  12. 3rd place poster (from 20 posters) in Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Symposium for “To catch a fly: Viscosity and elasticity-based prey capture by frog tongue projection” with Hyun Choe, Jong Ha, and Alexis Noel. $100. April 18, 2014.
  13. Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award (Out of 10 at Georgia Tech in 2013, from 40 applicants and 500 PhD students at GT), with Marvi. $1K. March 11, 2013.
  14. Honorable mention poster in Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Symposium for “Mosquito flight failure in heavy fog” with Bruce Berry and Peter Shankles. $50. April 18, 2013
  15. Third place poster in Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Symposium for “Metabolic measurement of snake locomotion” with James Cook and Hamid Marvi. $100. April 18, 2013
  16. Second place poster in College of Engineering in Georgia Tech Undergraduate research symposium with Hsieh et al, “Sidewinding snakes”. April 11, 2013.
  17. Best Paper Award, awarded by the Sigma Xi Georgia Tech Chapter for “faculty authors of an outstanding paper.” $1500. March 1, 2013
  18. Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award. “Award recipients are selected based upon contributions that inspire, recruit, develop, and uplift students to reach for their dreams and to excel.” $2500.  Feb 26, 2013
  19. 1st place paper award in the 23rd Annual SAIC-Georgia Tech Best Paper Competition, with Nathan Mlot, $1000, Nov 15, 2012
  20. 1st place poster award in the 23rd Annual SAIC-Georgia Tech Best Poster Competition, with Nathan Mlot, $500, Nov 15, 2012
  21. Best Designed Poster (of over 100 posters) in GTRIC (Georgia Tech Research Innovation Conference) with Hamidreza Marvi for, $500, Feb 2012
  22. Woodruff School Teaching Fellow. $2 K.  Spring, 2012
  23. MIT Student Mural Competition, winner with J. Aristoff, B. Chan, J Bush. “Aquabatics” 2005
  24. Presidential Graduate Fellowship, MIT. $30 K, 2001
  25. Ascher H. Shapiro Graduate Fellowship, MIT. $15 K, 2000.
  26. Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, 2000.
  27. Burchard Scholarship, MIT Department of Humanities and Social Science, 1997.

IV.          Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

A.             PUBLISHED BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND EDITED VOLUMES

A1. Books

  • Hu, D.L. How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future. (2018).  Princeton University Press.  Editor: Alison Kalett.

A2. Refereed Book Chapters

  • Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. Slithering locomotion. (2012) Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Proceedings on “Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding” University of Minnesota Press. June 1-5, 2010.  p117-135.

A3. Edited Volumes

  • Special section on Tribology in Natural Systems. (2016) Edited by Yu Tian, David Hu, and Hongbo Zeng. 5: p31-81.

A4. Other parts of books

  • Greenawald, E. C., Levenberry, L. J., Poranski, C. F., Everett, R. K., Simmonds, K. E., Batra, N. K. & Hu, D.L. (1997) X-ray backscatter evaluation of porosity distribution in low density porous magnesium. Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-destructive Evaluation. Editor D.O. Thompson and E Chimenti.   16, 1495-1501.

B.             REFEREED PUBLICATIONS AND SUBMITTED ARTICLES

B1. Published and Accepted Journal Articles

  • Ko, H., & Hu, D. L. (2020). The physics of tossing fried rice. Journal of the Royal Society Interface17(163), 20190622.
  • Spencer, T. L., Mohebbi, N., Jin, G., Forister, M. L., Alexeev, A., & Hu, D. L. (2020). Moth-inspired methods for particle capture on a cylinder. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 884.
  • Shishkov, O., Trebuchon, J., Yunker, P. J., Franklin, S., & Hu, D. L. (2019). Black soldier fly larvae rearrange under compression. Integrative and comparative biology59(6), 1646-1652.
  • Shishkov, O., Hu, M., Johnson, C., & Hu, D. L. (2019). Black soldier fly larvae feed by forming a fountain around food. Journal of the Royal Society Interface16(151), 20180735.
  • Lee, A. B., & Hu, D. L. (2018). Bubble stabilization by the star-nosed mole. Physical Review Fluids3(12), 123101.
  • Matherne, M.E., Cockerill, K., Zhou, Y., Bellamkonda, M., & Hu, D.L. (2018) Mammals repel mosquitoes with their tails. Journal of Experimental Biology 221(20), jeb178905.
  • Berendes, P. Yang, A. Lai, D. Hu, J. Brown. (2018) Estimating global recoverable human and animal fecal biomass. Nature Sustainability, 1, 679-685.
  • Noel, A. C. and Hu, D. L. (2018) Cats use hollow papillae to wick saliva into fur. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(49).
  • Wu, J., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Y., Shumate, D., Slade, S., Franklin, S.V., and Hu, D.L. (2018) Elephant trunks form joints to squeeze together small objects. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15(147), 20180377.*
  • Yang, P., Lemons, M., and Hu, D. L. (2018) Rowing jellyfish contract to maintain neutral buoyancy. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters. Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2018, Pages 147-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taml.2018.03.001*
  • Noel, A., Hu, D.L. (2018). The tongue as a gripper. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221(7), jeb176289.*
  • Ren, J., de Gunten, N., Konstantinov, A.S. Vencl, F. V., Ge, S., and Hu, D. L. (2018) Chewing holes for camouflage. Zoological Science35(3), 199-207.*
  • Phonekeo, S., Mlot, N., Monaenkova, D., Hu, D. L., and Tovey, C. (2017). Fire ants perpetually rebuild sinking towers. Royal Society Open Science, 4(7), 170475.*
  • Amador, G., Matherne, M., Waller, D., Mathews, M., Gorb, S., and Hu, D.L. (2017). Honeybee hairs are essential for pollen capture and removal. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics12 (2): 026015. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/aa5c6e  Paper is highlighted as top papers of 2017 in the journal.  *
  • Yang, P.J., LaMarca, M., Kaminski,, Chu, D., and Hu, D.L. (2017) The Hydrodynamics of Defecation. Soft Matter, 13, 4960-70*
  • Noel, A., Guo, H.-Y., Mandica, M., and Hu, D.L. (2017) Frogs use a viscoelastic tongue and non-Newtonian saliva to catch prey. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 2017 14 20160764; DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0764. *
  • Hu, D. L., Lefton, L., and Ludovice, P. J. (2017). Humour Applied to STEM Education. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 34(3), 216-226.*
  • Marvi, H., Cook, J. P., Streator, J. L., and Hu, D. L. (2016). Snakes move their scales to increase friction. Biotribology, 5, 52-60.*
  • Hu, D. L., Phonekeo, S., Altshuler, E., and Brochard-Wyart, F. (2016). Entangled active matter: From cells to ants. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 225(4), 629-649.*
  • Phonekeo, S., Dave, T., Kern, M., Franklin, S.V. and Hu, D.L. (2016). Ant aggregations self-heal to compensate for Ringlemann Effect. Soft Matter. 12(18) :4214-20. doi: 10.1039/c6sm00063k.*
  • Tennenbaum, M., Liu, Z., Hu, D.L. and Fernandez-Nieves, A. (2016) Mechanics of fire ant aggregations. Nature Materials. 15, 54–59 doi:10.1038/nmat4450*
  • Guillermo, A.J., Durand, F., Mao, W., Sindhu, P, Hidetoshi, T., Vinh-Thanh, N., Shimayama, I., Alexeev, A., and Hu, D.L. (2015) Insects have hairy eyes that reduce particle deposition.  European Physical Journal: Special Topics. 224, 3361–3377 *
  • Amador, G. and Hu, D.L. (2015) Cleanliness is next to godliness: mechanisms for staying clean. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218.20: 3164-3174.*
  • Dickerson, A.K, Shankles, P.G., Berry Jr, B.E., and Hu, D.L. (2015) Fog and dense gas disrupt mosquito flight due to increased aerodynamic drag on halters.  Journal of Fluids and Structures.  55, 451-462   1016/j.jfluidstructs.2015.03.016*
  • Amador, G., Mao, W., DeMercurio, P., Montero, C., Clewis, J., Alexeev, A., and Hu, D.L. (2015) Eyelashes divert airflow to protect the eye. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 12(105), *
  • Dickerson, A.K., Liu, X., Zhu, T., and Hu, D.L. Fog spontaneously folds mosquito wings. (2015) Physics of Fluids 27, 021901 *
  • Bourouiba, L., Hu, D. L., and Levy, R. (2014) Surface-tension phenomena in organismal biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54:955–958*
  • Yang, P.J., Pham, J., Choo, J., and Hu, D.L. (2014) Duration of urination does not change with body size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 111(33):11932-11937. *
  • Marvi, H., Gong, C., Gravish, N., Astley, H., Travers, M., Hatton, R. L., Mendelson, J.R., Choset, H., Hu, D.L., and Goldman, D. I. (2014). Sidewinding with minimal slip: Snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes. Science, 346(6206), 224-229.*
  • Dickerson, A.D. and Hu, D.L. (2014) Mosquitoes actively remove drops deposited by fog and dew. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu042*
  • Foster, P. C., Mlot, N. J., Lin, A. and Hu, D. L. (2014). Fire ants actively control spacing and orientation within self-assemblages. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 2089-2100. *
  • Dickerson, A.D., Shankles, P. and Hu, D. L. (2014) “Raindrops push and splash flying insects.” Physics of Fluids. 26, 027104.*
  • Marvi, H., Bridges, J. and Hu, D. L. (2013) “Snakes mimic earthworms: Propulsion using Rectilinear Traveling Waves, ” Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10: 20130188.*
  • Amador, G., Yamada, Y., McCurley, M. and Hu, D. L. (2013) Splash-cup plants accelerate raindrops to disperse seeds. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10: 20120880.*
  • Dickerson, A., Mills, Z., and Hu, D. L. (2012) Wet mammals shake at tuned frequencies to dry. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9: 3208-3218.*
  • Mlot N., Tovey, C., Hu, D. L. (2012) Dynamics and shape of large fire ant rafts. Communicative and Integrative Biology. 5 (6): 590–597.*
  • Dickerson, A., Shankles, P., Madhaven, N., and Hu, D. L. (2012) Mosquitoes survive raindrop collisions by virtue of their low mass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109 (25) 9822-9827.*
  • Marvi, H. and Hu, D. L. (2012) Friction enhancement in concertina locomotion of snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Interface. 9 (76), 3067-3080*
  • Gravish, N., Franklin, S. V., Hu, D. L. and Goldman, D. I. (2012) Entangled granular media. Physical Review Letters. 108, 208001 (journal cover)*
  • West, D., Lal, I., Leamy, M. and Hu, D. L. (2012) Locomotion of Mexican Jumping Beans. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 7(3): 036014 (12pp).*
  • Hobbs, W. and Hu, D.L. (2012) Tree-inspired Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 28: 103-114.*
  • Niu, J. and Hu, D.L. (2011) Drag reduction of a hairy disk. Physics of Fluids. 23: 101701 (4 pages).*
  • Mlot, N., Tovey, C. and Hu, D.L. (2011) Fire ants self-assemble into waterproof rafts to survive floods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 108 (19): 7669-7673.
  • Hu, D.L., Sielert, K. and Gordon, M. (2011) Turtle shell and mammal skull resistance to fracture due to predator bites and ground impact. Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures. 6 (9-10): 1197-1211.
  • Hu, D.L. Richards, P. & Alexeev, A. (2011). The growth of giant pumpkins:  How extreme weight influences shape.  International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics. 46: 637-647.          (Highlighted on National Public Radio and Smithsonian Magazine)
  • Hu, D. L. & Bush, J. W. M. (2010) The hydrodynamics of water-walking arthropods. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 644: 5-33 (journal cover, highlighted in Journal of Fluid Mechanics 644: 1-4).
  • , D. L., Nirody, J., Scott, T. & Shelley, M. J. (2009) The mechanics of slithering locomotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106(25), 10081–10085. (Highlighted in Nature 459, 919-920; National Geographic; Smithsonian Magazine; The New York Times; National Public Radio; USA Today; Popular Mechanics; Scholastic Science World Special Issue 66, 4; New Scientist “Secrets of slithering lie in weight of the scales” June 13, 2009, p11 ).
  • Hu, D. L., Goreau, T. & Bush, J. W. M. (2008) Flow visualization using tobacco mosaic virus. Experiments in Fluids 46(3), 477–484.
  • Hu, D. L., Prakash, M., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2007) Water-walking devices. Experiments in Fluids43(5), 769–778.
  • Bush, J. W. M., Hu, D. L. & Prakash, M. (2007) The Integument of Water-walking Arthropods: Form and Function. Insect Mechanics and Control: Advances in Insect Physiology 34, 117–192.
  • Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. (2006) Walking on water: Biolocomotion at the interface. Annual Reviews in Fluid Mechanics 38, 339–369.
  • Hu, D. L. & Bush, J. W. M. (2005) Meniscus-climbing insects. Nature 437, 733–736 (journal cover, highlighted in What’s happening in the mathematical sciences. 6, 87-93; The New York Times)
  • Hu, D. L., Mendel, L., Chan, B., Goreau, T. & Bush, J. W. M. (2005) Visualization of a fish wake using tobacco mosaic virus. Physics of Fluids 17(9), 0991103.
  • Hu, D. L., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2003) The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion. Nature 424, 663–666 (journal cover, highlighted in Nature 424, 621-622; The Scientist 92, 366; Discover 24, 11.  The Washington Post, The Times, The Economist; The New York Times; Discover by Fenella Saunders p 18. Science Dong-A Sept 2003, p26-33; The Scientist Sizing up Nature’s Denizens Feature article. 17 (19) 18-20; Exploratopia “More than 300 kid-friendly experiments and explorations for curious minds” Water tight. Cover and p107-108).
  • Hu, D. L., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2003) Water-walking. Physics of Fluids 15(9), S10.

 

B2. Conference Presentation with Proceedings (Referreed) [1]

  • Spencer, N. Lavrik, D. Hu, “Synthetic Moth Antennae Fabricated as Preconcentrator for Odor Collection” Proceedings of the 2017 ISOEN/IEEE International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose. Montreal, Canada.
  • Lee, T. Spencer, M. Ersted, J. Pillarisetti, D. Hu, “Mimicking Sniffing for Improving Machine Olfaction” Proceedings of the 2017 ISOEN/IEEE International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose.Montreal, Canada.
  • Phonekeo S., Hu D.L. (2014) “Fire ants repair bridges in response to vibration.” ASME 2014 International Design & Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, Buffalo, NY, 08/2014
  • Marvi, H., Meyers, G., Russell, G. & Hu, D.L. (2011) Scalybot: a snake-inspired robot with active frictional anisotropy. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) Proceedings. DSCC2011-6174 pp. 443-450; 8 pages.
  • Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M. J. (2008) “Snakeskin and snake locomotion” Proceedings of the first ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Ellicott City, MD.

B3. Other Refereed Material.

No data

B4. Submitted Journal Articles

  • Yang, P.J. , Basta, S., Hui, A., Chen, A., Hu, D. L. (under review in 2018) Mammals maximize urinary speed using optimal proportions of urethra. J. Phys.

C.             OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE PRODUCTS

C1. Non-refereed Conference Presentations with Proceedings

  • Shishkov, O. and Hu, D.L. (2018) Black Soldier Fly larvae consume food by actively mixing. The 7th International Symposium on Aero-aqua Bio-Mechanisms (ISABMEC2018)
  • Bourouiba, L., Hu, D. L., Levy, R. (2014) Surface-Tension Phenomena in Organismal Biology: An Introduction to the Symposium. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

C2. Software

  • Bush, J. W. M. and Hu, D. L. (2004) Walking on water. In Multimedia Fluid mechanics CD (ed. G. M. Homsy). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

C3. Patents

C3.a. Patents Awarded

No data

C3.b. Provisional Patents, Applications, and Invention Disclosures

  1. Spencer, T. L., Lee, A.B., Hu, D.L. U.S. Patent Application No. 62/624,939 “Active Sensing Preconcentrator for Improved Chemical and Particle Detection” Filed:  February 1, 2018
  2. Shishkov, O. and Hu, D.L. U.S. Patent Application No. 62/627,355 “Aerating Bed for Black Soldier Fly Larvae” Filed:  February 7, 2018
  3. Noel, A.C. and Hu, D.L.  S.Patent Application No. 62/585,651 “Hairbrush Inspired by Cat Tongue Grooming Mechanics”Filed:  November 14, 2017
  4. Ko, H. and Hu, D.L. U.S. Patent Application No. 62/769,469 “Stir-Fry Machine Utilizing Wok Dynamics” Filed: November 19, 2018

C4. Other Creative Products

C4.a. Book Reviews

  • Hu, D. L. (2020) Review of Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics. American Journal of Physics.
  • Hu, D. L. (2019) Review of Living Machines. Quarterly Review of Biology.
  • Hu, D. L. (2019) Review of Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists. Quarterly Review of Biology.
  • Hu, D. L. (2012) Electromechanics for the Twenty-first century. Bioscience62 (1): 94-95.
  • Hu, D. L. (2016) A Fish Grew Legs and Other Tales. BioScience 2016; 66 (9): 792-793. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw094

C4.b. Commentary on journal articles

  • Amador, G. J. and Hu, D. L. Sticky Solution Provides Grip for the First Robotic Pollinator. Chem. 2.2 (2017): 162-164.*

C4.c. Invited newspaper and magazine submissions

  • L. Spencer, A. Lee, D. L. Hu, “A biomimetic nose for advanced threat detection” HDIAC Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2018 (Cover article)
  • Bush, J. W. M. and Hu, D. L. (2010). Walking on water. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. Ed: J. Weill. 409-412. This annually published text is described as “Approximately 150 articles from 200 leaders in their respective fields cover technical disciplines from Agriculture to Zoology”
  • Bush, J. W. M. and Hu, D. L. 2010 Walking on water. Physics Today 63, 62–63.
  • Goldman, D. I. and Hu, D. L. 2010 Wiggling through the world. American Scientist 98, 314–323.*

C4.d. Un-solicited Op-Eds.

  1. Levy, R., Lichtman, F., Hu, D.L. (2014) The Scientist-Reporter Collaboration: A Scientist’s Guide to Working with the Press. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) News, Volume 47, Number 3, April 2014, pages 5-7.
  2. Hu, D. L. (2014) Life below the ankles. American Scientist.  Nov-Dec. p.469-470.
  3. Hu, D. L. and Amador, G. (2015) Body hair helps animals stay clean – and could inspire self-cleaning technologies. The Conversation.*
  4. Hu, D. L. and Amador, G. (2016) Les poils, outils précieux pour inventer de nouvelles techniques de nettoyage. The Conversation.*
  5. Hu, D. L. (2016) Confessions of a Wasteful Scientist. Scientific American.*
  6. Hu, D.L. (2018) My Father, the Chemist, Teaches Anatomy. Scientific American.
  7. Spencer, T.L., Lee, A. Hu, D.L. (2018) A biomimetic nose for advanced threat detection. HDIAC Journal.* Cover article.
  8. Hu, D.L. (2018) What’s the use of a horse’s tail? Scientific American.

C4.e. Solicited Op-Eds

  • Hu, D.L. (2019) The secret of the wombat’s cubic feces, from Australia to Atlanta.
  • Hu, D.L. (2019) Animal motion and the soft robots of the future. BBC Focus.
  • Otani, C. and Hu, D. L. (2020) The Women of Fluid Mechanics: Personal Stories and Practical Advice. APS News

C4.f. Educational Modules

Contributed by: Partnerships for Research, Innovation and Multi-Scale Engineering (PRIME) RET, Georgia Tech. https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/gat_surface_tension_activity1

C4.f. Art Exhibitions

  • Peragine, J., Dongoski, C., Hu, D.L. (October 2013) Ant Linkage. Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries, Georgia State University. https://www.josephperagine.com/ant-linkage

D.            PRESENTATIONS

D1. Keynote addresses and Plenary Lectures

  1. Genentech Scientific Research Retreat. October 20, 2021. Host: Andy Chan
  2. Yixi talk. June 2, 2020 Host: Ye Zi
  3. American Society of Biomechanics. August 5, 2020. Host: Greg Sawicki
  4. Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science. March 27-28, 2020. School of Natural Sciences at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC. Host: Judy Moore.
  5. Institute of Science and Technology Austria. A wombat’s cube-shaped poo and other mysteries of animal movement. November 22, 2019. Host: Birgitta Olofsson
  6. 2019 American College of Rheumatology ACR Annual Meeting, to be held in Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. How to walk on water and climb up walls. A Host: Paula Marchetta. November 9, 2019
  7. Lawrenceville Science Tavern. Candace Timpte. October 22, 2019 How to walk on water and climb up walls.  A
  8. Georgia Tech. Host: Saif Kabiriti. October 1, 2019 How to walk on water and climb up walls.
  9. FermiLab National Laboratory. Public Lecture. How to walk on water and climb up walls.  August 16, 2019. Host: Dave Dykstra
  10. International Year of the Periodic Table talk at Georgia Tech. Host: Maureen Rouhi.  June 28, 2019.
  11. TTI/Vanguard. Robots, AI, and the Future of Work. Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh.  Host: Steven Cherry. June 12-14, 2019.
  12. Keynote lecture for 1st International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Geotechnics in Monterey, California. Grooming, grabbing, sniffing and wombat feces.  Host: Alejandro Vela.  May 21, 2019
  13. “Evolving Soft Matter: Shape, Dynamics and Functionality” One of 15 invited international speakers over ten days. Viscoelastic saliva of the frog tongue, Grooming and wicking of the cat tongue, Weight-lifting and reaching of the elephant trunk. Host: Arne Skjeltorp. March 16, 2019
  14. SASE Atlanta, Georgia. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. Manzano Akhtar.  Host: February 23, 2019
  15. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. Host: Ellen Silberman February 18, 2019.
  16. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. February 15-16, 2019.
  17. NYC Department of Education (DOE) headquarters. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. January 10, 2019 Host: Ingrid Buntschuh
  18. Butterfly Pavilion. Denver, Colorado. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. December 11, 2018. Host: Marissa Copan
  19. Georgia Tech SGA new lecture series, “Revolutionaries.” November 14, 2018. Host: Saif Kabariti (declined)
  20. Carter Presidential Library & Museum. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. Host: Tony Clark. November 7, 2018.
  21. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. October 31, 2018. Host: Hannah Wood.
  22. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Science Café. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. October 25, 2018. Host: Kari Wouk
  23. Seattle Town Hall. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. October 19, 2018. Host: Jonathan Shipley.
  24. California Center for Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. October 17, 2018 Host: Emlyn Guiney
  25. Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. October 16, 2018. Host: Amy Potts.
  26. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. Host: Bobbi Hohmann. October 14, 2018
  27. Plenary lecturer at Atlanta Chinese IT Association Annual Meeting. How to walk on water and climb up walls. September 23, 2018. Host: Cyndy Yu.
  28. Plenary lecturer at 7th International Symposium on Aero-aqua Bio-Mechanisms (ISABMEC2018) in Kita-Senju, Tokyo, Japan. Ant rafts and maggot flows. Host: Shunichi Kobayashi. August 30, 2018
  29. Confessions of a Wasteful Scientist. Atlanta, Georgia. Host: Bridget Mahony. February 24, 2018
  30. Key lecturer in the Winter School on Active Matter on Jan 28th – Feb 1st, 2018 at Tel Aviv University. Five hours of talks on Ant rafts, ant towers, science communication, and black solider fly larvae.  Center for Physics and Chemistry of Living Systems. Host: Yael Roichman
  31. Keynote Lecture. 91st ACS – Colloid & Surface Science Symposium. Sticky and spiky, the tongues of frog and cat.  City College of New York, New York, NY.  July 10, 2017.
  32. Templeton Foundation Conference on artificial life. 3 Invited talks, Raft and tower building by ants, Ants stretch like a solid and flow like a fluid , Fly grubs eat a pizza in two hours. June 12-16, 2017.  Georgetown University.  Host: Dan Blair
  33. Special Symposium on Intelligent Systems. Max Planck Institute.  Soft materials: ants rafts, elephant trunks, cat tongues. One of eight speakers invited.  Host: Metin Sitti.  December 15, 2016
  34. Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium. Biological and Bioinspired Adhesion: From Macro to Nanoscale. Tongues that grab and groom. Potsdam, Germany. September 27 – 29, 2016.  I was one of 50 international invitees.  Host: Michael Penk and Stanislav Gorb.
  35. Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting Invited Lecture. Ants, Eyelashes, and the 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics. Portland, Oregon.  Six invited speakers are selected based on nominations. Audience is over 2000 members. Nov 18, 2016. Host: Bob Moser.
  36. Sigma Xi Dinner lecture. National Sigma Xi Conference.  From ants to the Ig Nobel Prize.  Atlanta, Georgia.  November 10, 2016 Host: Peter Hesketh.
  37. Renaissance Weekend in Banff, Canada. Physics of urination. Host: US Ambassador, Phil Lader. July 1, 2016.
  38. Ig Nobel Awards Tour Show at Imperial College London, London UK. Hydrodynamics of urination. One of four speakers to an audience of 1000 students. March 18, 2016.
  39. Ig Nobel Eurotour at Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK. The other golden rule. One of four plenary speakers in an evening public lecture. March 14, 2016
  40. Center for Biomimetic Mechanical Systems Colloquium at Seoul National University. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Fluid mechanics under your nose:  tongue, eyelash and urethra.  One of six invited international speakers.  Host: Ho-Young Kim. Seoul, Korea.  July 10, 2015.
  41. Science of Adhesion Gordon Conference, Emphasizing Soft Materials and Bio-Adhesion. July 25, 2015 – July 31, 2015. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. Fire ants, networks that rearrange themselves. Host: Anand Jagota.
  42. Invited lecturer at the Geilo School Cooperative particles: Patchy colloids, active matter and nanofluids. March 16-26, 2015. Three-hour seminar.  One of 15 invited international speakers over ten days.  Mechanics of fire ants. Host: Arne Skjeltorp.
  43. Symposium on Modular and Swarm Systems — from Nature to Robotics . IROS 2014, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems (Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, September 14th. Ants morph and repair rafts.   Host: Roderich Gross
  44. Physics of Living System Junior Faculty Symposium. Princeton University.  How to build a raft: ants as architects of living, self-healing structures PoLs student research network meeting.  August 5-8, 2013
  45. IEEE Aerospace Plenary Speaker for program “Science and Aerospace Frontiers” in Big Sky Montana. Audience of 500 engineers, managers and families.  Walking on water Host: David Woerner, Jet Propulsion Lab.  March 4, 2013.
  46. Second annual Georgia Tech TedX at the Historic Academy of Medicine. Staying dry to stay alive. Host: Sharad Gopal. April 7, 2012
  47. Seoul National University. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center for Biomimetic Mechanical Systems. Walking on water: water-repellent adaptations among insects. One of 6 invited international speakers.  Host: Ho-Young Kim. Seoul, Korea.  July 1, 2011.
  48. Life among the formulae of Physics. National Chung Hsing University, Taichung Taiwan.  One of four plenary speakers, speaking for 2 hours.  Walking on water and slithering on land. Host: Kai Jung Chi.  November 2-4, 2007

 

D2. Invited Conference Presentations

  1. Research Cloud. Yanan Chen & Prof. Shi Hu from Tianjin University. August, 2020
  2. Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting 2020. Member Symposium: Aquatic Invertebrates in a Metacommunity Framework: Linking Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems. Host: Margaret Haryman, William Lamp, Sally Entrekin. Nov 15-18, 2020 Orlando, Florida
  3. Las Vegas, Nevada.  October 24-30, 2020. Host: Hosain Bagheri
  4. Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS). Skepticism in nature, from ant rafts to cubic poo. Host: Liz Gaston August 1, 2020
  5. 1st International Workshop on Frontiers in Biomechanics and Bio-Inspired Robotics” and it will to be held at CSRC, July 20-26, 2020 (declined)
  6. Visiting professorship at University of Trento, Italy. July 1- July 24, 2020 (postponed)
  7. Symposium on “Functional morphology and biomechanics of motion within the section of “Morphology, systematics, genetics and genomics”, on the International Congress of Entomology (ICE2020), Ant rafts are both liquid and solid. 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland. Host: Stas Gorb
  8. Insights El Paso Science Center. May 29, 2020. Host: Gabriela Franco
  9. Shishkov, O., Hu, M., Johnson, C., Hu, D. L Feeding Fly Larvae Form a Fountain. Poster presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Tampa, FL. January 4, 2019 (Invited).
  10. Workshop on Locomotion and Navigation from Flies to Robots (- Trieste) Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in Trieste. Mechanics of Elephant Trunks. 10 July 2019 to 12 July 2019 Host: Antonio Celani
  11. Transformational Food Manufacturing Workshop. Sniffing, eating, and cuboidal fecesMay 8-9, 2019. Host: Tim Wei
  12. Matherne, M.E., Cockerill, K., Zhou, Y., Bellamkonda, M., Hu, D.L. Mammals repel mosquitoes with their tails. Annals of Improbable Research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 16, 2019.
  13. Symposium on Evolution and Adaptation of Biological Materials at the 2019 Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, January 5, 2019 in Tampa Florida. How ants behave like a fluid and a solid.Host: Mason Dean
  14. Flow Past Passive Hairy Surfaces Focus Session at the American Physics Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD) annual meeting conference held in Atlanta, Georgia on November 18, 2018. Presented by M. Matherne. Honey bee leg hairs grip onto pollen  Hosts: José Alvarado and Kaitlyn Hood
  15. Invited speaker for Second Middle-Eastern Materials Science Conference (MEMS2018) in November 12 -14, 2018 in New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).  Ant rafts and maggot flows. Host: Panče Naumov
  16. Conference Celebrating Career of Francoise Brochard in Paris, France. Cat tongues, frog tongues, and the cubed poo of wombats. October 2, 2018. Host: Olivier Sandre and Pierre Nassoy.
  17. 12th Annual q-bio Conference, June 26, 2018 on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas. Ant rafts and maggot flows. Host: Linchong You
  18. Symposium on Mechanics in Biology at the 18th USNCTAM Congress. Mechanics of the elephant trunk.  June 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.  Hosts: Sunny Jung and Chen Li.
  19. 2018 American Physical Society Meeting, Session on Physics of Bioinspired Materials. The amazing elephant trunk. March 9, 2018, Los Angeles, CA. Host: Kyoo-Chul (Kenneth) Park
  20. Growth Form and Self-Organisation. Cambridge University Isaac Newton Institute.  Host: Arezki Boudaoud.  Cleaning with spines, from eyelashes to cat tongues.  October 16-20, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland. Pietro Cicuta
  21. Newton Institute workshop on Form and Deformation in Solid and Fluid Mechanics at Cambridge University, 18 to 22 September. How the elephant grabs with its trunk.  Host: Jean-Luc Thiffeault
  22. Objects Lessons Workshop, a workshop to teach academics to write for the popular press, in Phoenix, Arizona on November 8, 2017. 40 applications were accepted among 300 submissions.  Host: Ian Bogost.
  23. Symposium on Active Colloidal Systems at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN from October 29th – November 3rd, 2017. Black soldier fly larvae. Host: Daphne Klotsa.
  24. Invited talk to the Eastern Section Meeting of the AMS in 2018. September 28, 2017.  Host: Pakwing Fok (declined)
  25. Invited talk to ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Symposium, Advances in Wettability and Adhesion. Ant rafts, frog tongues, cat mascara”. 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DCAugust 21, 2017.  Host: Arun Kota
  26. XXVI International Materials Research Congress (IMRC 2017), Symposium on Active Matter and Processes out of Equilibrium. Fire ants build a raft in two minutes, grubs eat a pizza in two hoursHost: Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera.  August 23, 2017
  27. 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Symposium on Active Matter. Fire ants as an active material.  July 31, 2017. Oak Ridge National Lab, Oakridge, Tennessee. Host: Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera.
  28. Invited speaker to Society of Physics Students Zone 6 Conference. Ant rafts and the Ig Nobel Prize.Host: Julian Freeman. April 8, 2017
  29. Asociacion continentia conference in Madrid, Spain. Host: José E Batista. October 20, 2016 (Declined)
  30. Invited Speaker for International Congress of Entomology (ICE) to be held in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 25-30, 2016. (Declined) Host: Marianne Alleyne
  31. Renaissance Weekend by the Renaissance Institute. Ant rafts.  Banff, Canada. June 30 – July 4, 2016.
  32. I2CAM Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Workshop on Active and Smart Matter: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering. Ants and Larvae as Active Matter. The Workshop Syracuse University June 20-23, 2016. Host: Cristina Marchetti
  33. Invited panelist for the NSF-sponsored Workshop on Biological Collections as a Resource for Technical Innovation. Host: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC on May 10th, 2016. Host: Rolf Mueller
  34. Invited speaker for Adhesion Society annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Fire Ants as Living Adhesives. Feb 21-24, 2016.  Host: Chelsea Davis
  35. Invited speaker for AAAS Annual meeting. Washington, D.C. Annals of Improbable Research. Feb 13, 2016.  Physics of urination. Host: Marc Abrahams
  36. SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Mini-symposium on Emerging collective patterns in dynamic swarms. Fire ants build, morph, and repair to survive floods  Hosts: Klimka Szwaykowska and Luis Mier-y-Teran.  May 17-21, 2015 in Snowbird, Utah.
  37. AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Self-Healing of Ant Clusters.  Nov, 2014. Host: A. Adrekani
  38. Joint ARO-ONR Symposium on Distributed Sensing, Actuation, and Control for Bio-­inspired Soft Robotics. Fire ants as soft materials.  College Park, MD. Host: Dan Goldman Sept 11-12, 2014
  39. Symposium on Biologically inspired design: from algorithms to architecture, held at the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) meeting. Fire ants as an active self-healing material. Cairns, Australia. Host: Tanya Latty. July 13-18, 2014.
  40. AmeriMech 2014: Mechanics in Biology. Fire ants as intelligent building materials.  Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, Virginia, May 22- 23, 2014
  41. The 80th Annual Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) Conference held in Bowling Green Kentucky. Physics of fire ants. Nov 20-23, 2013
  42. 5th Sino-American Workshop on Biomedical Engineering and China-Oversea Joint Workshop on Biomechanics. Ants as architects of living, self-healing structures. Beijing, China on August 1–5, 2013
  43. Workshop on fluid structure interactions (FSI) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Ants flow and thicken to form rafts and towers. Shanghai, China. July 27- 30, 2013
  44. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Mechanics Division Awards Dinner Speaker. From ant rafts to wet-dog shakes: animal physics as an educational tool Annual conference in Atlanta, GA. June 25, 2013.
  45. SIAM Materials Science Mini-symposium on Motility and mechanics of biomolecular complexes. Ants flow and solidify to build living rafts and bivouacs Host: Prashant Purohit. Philadelphia, PA.  June 9, 2013
  46. Minisymposium in Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Ants cooperate to build rafts and towers. Host: Simon Garnier. Newark, NJ. May 31, 2013
  47. 48th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES2011) at Northwestern University. The ant raft: a self-assembly hydrophobic surface. Evanston, IL.  Host: A. Adrekani. October 12-14, 2011
  48. Georgia Tech Workshop. Microbes to Metazoans: regulation, dynamics and evolution of social behavior. Swarming on the water surface. Atlanta, GA. Host: M. Goodisman. November 2009
  49. American Physical Society March Meeting. Large and limbless. Host: A. Kudrolli. New Orleans, LA. March 2008.
  50. Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Analysis and Mathematics at National Tsing-Hua University. The mechanics of slithering. Hsinchu, Taiwan.  May 2009.

D3. Conference and Workshop presentations

  1. Schulz A., Plotzyk M., Boyle C., Hu D.L., Higgins C., “African Elephant Sensing Capabilities through Proboscis Vibrissal Hairs”, Poster Presentation at European Hair Research Association Annual Conference – Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 24, 2020
  2. Schulz A., Hu D.L., “Combining Elephant Husbandry and Research”, Oral Presentation at Next Generation of Elephant Management, Tampa Bay, FL, May 24th, 2020
  3. Schulz A., Lee S., Hu D.L., “The Elephant Trunk: Nature’s Soft Manipulator”, Poster Presentation at Active Sensing: From Animals to Robots, Rehovot, Israel, March 24th, 2020
  4. Matherne, M., Puvvada, S., Guy, B., Poon, W., Hu, D.L. Honey bees transport pollen particles of varying shape and size by forming them into a permanent granule. American Physical Society March Meeting, Denver, CO, Mar. 2, 2020. [Abstract accepted but meeting canceled due to COVID-19]
  5. Schulz A., Boyle C., D.L. Hu, Higgins C. “African Elephant Sensing Capabilities through Skin and Hair”, Oral presentation at American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Denver, CO, March 3, 2020
  6. Ko, H., Hu, D.L, Brownian motion of fire ants hinders raft formation. American Physical Society Annual March Meeting (APS), Denver, CO, March 3, 2020
  7. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. Feeding, Squishing, and Cooling Fly Larvae. (Invited) Guest lecture at Cutting Edge Technologies class. January 23, 2020.
  8. Schulz A., Rincon C., Hu D.L. “Elephant Trunks Behave like Telescoping Poles”, Oral Presentation at Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2020 National Meeting, Austin, TX, January 6th, 2020
  9. Matherne, M., Howington, O., Lenaghan, O., Hu, D.L. The effect of nectar on the honey bee pollen pellet removal force. Society of Integrative & Comparative Biology 2020 Meeting, Austin, TX, Jan. 7, 2020.
  10. Lee, A., P. Yang, M. Chan, M. Kowalski, K. Qiu, A. Martin, A. Edwards, S. Carver, and D. Hu. Corner formation in the wombat’s cubic feces. American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, November 23, 2019.
  11. Ko, H., Hu, D.L, Spinning shrinking fire ant raft. American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting (DFD), Seattle, WA, November 23-26, 2019.
  12. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. Aerating black soldier fly larvae for cooling. Poster presented at the 2019 Entomological Society Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO., November 18, 2019
  13. Schulz A., Ayala J., Zhao W., Rong H., Hu D.L., “Using Climbing to grade Panda Cubs for Reintroduction,” Oral presentation at Annual Conference of Chinese Committee of Giant Panda Breeding Techniques, (Chengdu, China, November 8th, 2019).
  14. Zhao R., Schulz A., Ayala J., Hu D.L., “Climbing Ability of Giant Pandas”, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional 2019 Meeting (rSICB), Winston-Salem, NC, October 26th, 2019
  15. Seleb B., Schulz A., Wallace R., Hu D.L., “Engineering Effective Elephant Encounters”, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional 2019 Meeting (rSICB), Winston-Salem, NC, October 26th, 2019
  16. S., Ko, H., Hu D.L., Stimulating fire ant aggregation, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional Meeting (rSICB), Winston-Salem, NC, October 26th, 2019
  17. Morris, J., Ko, H., Hu D.L., Fire ant rafts deform under uniform flow, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional Meeting (rSICB), Winston-Salem, NC, October 26th, 2019
  18. Ko, H., Hu D.L., Random walk of fire ants on water surface, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional Meeting (rSICB), Winston-Salem, NC, October 26th, 2019
  19. Spencer, B. Lee, D. Hu, “Optimal Bio-Inspired Sniffing for Improved E-Nose Detection”, 236th Electrochemical Society Meeting. Atlanta GA, October 17, 2019.
  20. Matherne, M.E., Puvvada, S., Li, X., Hu, D.L. Mechanics of honey bee pollen pellet removal. 2019 International Conference on Pollinator Biology Health and Policy, Davis, CA, July 17, 2019.
  21. Ko, H., Hu, D.L, Fire ant raft shrinks due to fluid shear. International meeting of Physics of Living System (iPoLS), Munich, Germany, July 8-11, 2019
  22. Shishkov, O., Trebuchon, J., Yunker, P., Franklin, S., Hu, D. L. Black soldier fly rearrange under compression. Poster presented at the Granular and Particulate Networks International Workshop 2019. Dresden, Germany, July 8, 2019.
  23. Prevost, Nicolette, Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. A robotic model of fly larvae feeding behavior. National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Kennesaw, GA. April 10-13, 2019.
  24. Schulz A., Hu D.L., “Mechanics of Elephant Trunk Wrinkles”, Oral presentation at American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Boston, MA, March 7, 2019
  25. Shishkov, O., MacAlino, M., Franklin, S., Hu, D. L, Fly larvae rearrange under compression. American Physical Society March Meeting 2019, Boston, MA, March 5, 2019.
  26. Shishkov, O., Hu, M., Johnson, C., Hu, D. L., Fly Larvae Feed by Forming a Flowing Fountain. 2019 AAAS, Annual Meeting Washington, DC, February 16, 2019.
  27. Schulz, A. Lee, A., Wheeler-Toppen, J., Shishkov, O., Hu, D.L. Fantastic Phenomena: How research on the physics and biology of animal motion can drive 3D lessons. Oral presentation at the Georgia Science Teachers Association Conference, Columbus, GA, February 15, 2019.
  28. Spencer, A. Clark, D. Hu, “Sniffing Scaling Study for Superior Sensing.” Oral presentation at The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2019 Meeting, Tampa, FL, January 5, 2019
  29. Schulz A., Wu J, Hu, D.L. Elephants wrap their trunks around objects to better distribute forces. Oral presentation at Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2019 National Meeting – Tampa Bay, FL, January 5, 2019
  30. Lee, A. B., Seleb, B., Tanade, C., Hanlon, L., and Hu, D. L. Preventing bubble pinch-off In underwater sniffing. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2019 Meeting, Tampa, Fl January 6, 2019.
  31. Shishkov, O., Hu, M., Johnson, C., Hu, D. L Feeding Fly Larvae Form a Fountain. Poster presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Tampa, FL. January 4, 2019 (Invited).
  32. Yang, P., Chen, M., Carver, S., Hu, D. How do wombats make cubed poo? American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 18-20.
  33. Ko, H., Hu D.L. The Physics of Tossing Fried Rice. American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 18-20.
  34. Spencer, A. Clark, D. Hu, ” What is the Best Frequency for Sniffing.” Oral presentation at the 72th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, GA, November 19, 2018.
  35. Schulz A., Wu J, Hu, D.L. How an Elephant Trunk Lifts and Wraps. Oral presentation at American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics National Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 19, 2018
  36. Lee, A. B., Seleb, B., Tanade, C., Hanlon, L., and Hu, D. L. Dynamics of bubble formation by the star-nosed mole. Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, Ga, November 18, 2019.
  37. Shishkov, O., Hu, M., Hu, D. L. Fly Larvae Feed by Forming a Flowing Fountain. APS DFD 2018 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 19, 2018.
  38. Schulz A., Wu J, Hu, D.L. Elephant Power Lifters. Oral presentation at Southeastern Regional Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology 2018 Meeting, Clemson, SC, November 10, 2018
  39. Shishkov, O., Fuentes-Cabrera, M., Hu, D. L. Active mixing in aggregations of black soldier fly larvae. Poster presented at the 2018 CNMS User Meeting, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 13, 2018.
  40. Spencer, A. Lee, D. Hu, ” Biomimetic Nose for Airborne Chemical Detection.” Poster presentation at BioDefense World Summit 2018, Bethesda, MD, June 27, 2018
  41. Spencer, A. Lee, D. Hu, ” Bubble-Based Underwater Chemical Sensing.” Poster presentation at BioDefense World Summit 2018, Bethesda, MD, June 27, 2018
  42. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L Competition of feeding fly larvae causes active mixing. iPoLS 2018 Annual Meeting, Rice University, June 24, 2018.
  43. Matherne, M.E., Guy, B., Poon, W., Hu, D.L. The physics of honey bee pollen suspensions. 11thSoutheast Meeting on Soft Materials, Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2018.
  1. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L Collective motion of fly larvae during feeding. 11th Annual Meeting on Soft Materials, Emory University, May 23, 2018
  2. Shishkov, O., Brady, J. F., Hu, D. L Collective forces of black soldier fly larvae. American Physical Society March Meeting, Los Angeles, LA , March 8, 2018
  3. Noel, A., Hu, D. L. How cats groom. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2018 Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 3-7, 2018.
  4. Shishkov, O., Hu, D.L. Collective Eating of Fly Larvae. Serve-Learn-Sustain Student Showcase. Atlanta, GA, November 28, 2017
  5. Matherne, M.E., Anyanwu, G., Leavey, J.K., Hu, D.L. How honey bees carry pollen. American Physical Society Division of Fluid 2017 Meeting, Denver, CO, November 20, 2017.
  6. Lee, A. B, and Hu, D. L. Underwater sniffing by the star-nosed mole. Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boulder, Co, November 19, 2017
  7. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. Fly larvae mix to increase eating rates. 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN., November 1, 2017.
  8. Zhao, Y., Hu, D. L. Grabbing behaviors of an elephant trunk. Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, Oct 4, 2017.
  9. Zhang, Y. Hu, D. Force regulation in an elephant’s trunk. Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, Oct 4, 2017.
  10. Matherne, M.E., Gronewold, K., Puvvada, S., Hu, D.L. Honey bees transport pollen in a concentrated suspension. Poster presented at Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces 2017 Industrial Partners Day and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, October 19, 2017.
  11. Shapira, Hu, D.L. et al. “The Ig Nobels – Who Wins What and Why?” Science that makes you laugh then think! What can be found when science is seen through the looking glass of the Ig Nobel prizes?” Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy 2017. Atlanta, USA, October 11, 2017.
  12. Matherne, M.E., Amador, G.J., Hu, D.L. What happens when bees brush their hair? Georgia Beekeeper’s Association Fall Meeting, Griffin, GA, October 6, 2017.
  13. Yang, P., LaMarca, M., Kaminski, C., Chu, D., Hu, D. L. Hydrodynamics of defecation, International Physics of Living Systems Network Annual Meeting, Paris, France, June 25-29, 2017.
  14. Yang, P., LaMarca, M., Kaminski, C., Chu, D., Hu, D. L. Hydrodynamics of defecation, 10th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials, Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2017.
  15. Shishkov, O., Hu, D.L. Biomechanics of Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Career, Research, and Innovation Development Conference. Atlanta, GA, February 8, 2017
  16. Matherne, M.E., Zhou, Y., Cockerill, K., Orquia, A., Hu, D.L. Mammal tails deter mosquitoes by wind generation. Society of Engineering Science Technical Meeting, Boston, MA, July 25-28, 2017
  17. Shishkov, O., Hu, D.L. Fly Larvae Mix to Increase Eating Rates. Society of Engineering Science Technical Meeting, Boston, MA, July 25-28, 2017
  18. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. Fly larvae mix to increase eating rates. 2017 Active Materials Project Summer School. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, June 11, 2017.
  19. Wu, J.N., Hu, D. L. Elephant trunk can grab tortilla chips by suction. International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2017. Meeting, Singapore, May 29-31, 2017
  20. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. Active mixing of black soldier fly larvae during feeding. The 10th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials. Atlanta, GA, Friday, May 12, 2017.
  21. Shishkov, O., Johnson, C., Hu, D. L. Self-mixing of fly larvae during feeding. American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 12-17, 2017
  22. Noel, A., Hu, D. L., 3D printed cat tongue is a self-cleaning, tangle-teasing brush. American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 12-17, 2017.
  23. Noel, A., Hu, D. L., Sweat, spines and saliva: How to grab with soft biomaterials. The Adhesion Society 40th Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, February 26-March 1, 2017.
  24. Noel, A., Martinez, A., Hu, D. L. Cat tongue Velcro. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2017 Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8, 2017.
  25. Matherne, M. E., Zhou, Y., Cockerill, K., Hu, D. L. Swishing tails shoo flies. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8, 2017
  26. Wu, J.N., Ha, S., Kim, G., Subramani, D., Braccini S., Hu, D.L. Elephant trunk forms joints to better grip objects. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2017. Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8, 2017.
  27. Wu, J.N., Ha, S., Kim, G., Subramani, D., Braccini S., Hu, D.L. Elephant trunk forms joints to better grip objects. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2017. Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8, 2017.
  28. Noel, A., Zhou, Y., Hu, D. L., Sweating can improve grip in humans. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2017 Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8, 2017.
  29. Noel, A., Martinez, A., Jung, H., Tsai, T.W., Hu, D.L. Cat tongue Velcro. 69th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR, November 20-23, 2016.
  30. Yang, P., Lemons, M., Hu, D. L Morphology of jellyfish swimming. Annual Southeast Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Durham, NC, Nov. 19, 2016.
  31. Spencer, T., Hu, D. L A Tale of Two Nostrils. Oral presentation at the Southeast Regional Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Durham, NC, November 19th, 2016
  32. Zhou, Y., Spencer, T., Hu, D. L. Pollen Filtration Inspired by Moth’s Antenna And Flower’s Stigma. Oral presentation at the Southeast Regional Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Durham, NC, November 19th, 2016
  33. Matherne, M., Shin, D., Lavrik, N., Meredith, J., Hu, D. L. Fabrication of pollen particles. Poster presented at CNMS User Meeting, Oak Ridge, TN, August 10, 2016
  34. Spencer, T., Lavrik, N., Kalaitzdo, K., Hu, D. L. Fabrication of Synthetic Moth Antennae. Poster presented at CNMS User Meeting, August 10, 2016, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN.
  35. Shishkov, O., Hu, D. L. Self-mixing of fly larvae during feeding. The Geilo School 2017: Physics Inspired by Living Matter. Geilo, Norway, March 20-30, 2017.
  36. Shishkov, O., Johnson, C., Zhang, B., Hu, D. L., Self-mixing of fly larvae during feeding. 69th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR, November 20-23, 2016.
  37. Shishkov, O., Johnson, C., Hu, D. Active mixing increases feeding rate of black soldier fly larvae. Active and Smart Matter: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering, Syracuse, NY, June 20-23, 2016
  38. Yang, P., LaMarca, M., Kravets, V., Chu, D., Hu, D. L. The biomechanical influence of intestinal gas and chyme on small bowel peristalsis. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA, May 6-9, 2016
  39. Yang, P., LaMarca, M., Kravets, V., Hu, D. L. Intestine is a blender.  American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 14-18, 2016
  40. Chen, R., Ren, J., Ge, S., Hayes, N., Haines, J., Hu, D. Beetle wings are inflatable origami. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Portland, OR, January 3-7, 2016.
  41. Ren, J., Gunten, N., Konstantinov, A.S., Ge, S.Q., Hu, D.L. Camouflage Feeding:
    Leaf Bite Patterns Are Proportional to Beetle Body Size. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Portland, OR, January 3-7, 2016.
  42. Wu, J.N., Shi, G. Y., Ge, S.Q., Hu, D.L. A flee beetle jumps like a coin flips. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Portland, OR, January 3-7, 2016.
  43. Spencer, T., Ballard, M., Forister, M., Alexeev, A., Hu, D.L. Pheromone Capture by Moth Antennae.  The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Portland, OR, January 3-7, 2016.
  44. Noel, A., Imgrund, J., Zhong, X., Saha, R., Hu, D.L.  Fluid mechanics of taste. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Portland, OR, January 3-7, 2016.
  45. Yang, P., LaMarca, M., Hu, D. L. Intestine is a blender. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2016 Meeting, Portland, OR, January 3-7, 2016.
  46. Chen, R., Ren, J., Ge, S., Hayes, N., Haines, J., Hu, D. Beetle wings are inflatable origami. 68th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, November 22-24, 2015.
  47. Spencer, T., Ballard, M., Alexeev, A., Hu, D.L.  Moths Smell with their Antennae. 68th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, November 2015
  48. Noel, A., Bhatia, N., Carter, T., Hu, D.L.  Fluid mechanics of taste. 68th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, November 2015.
  49. Yang, P., LaMarca, M., Hu, D. L. Intestine is a blender.  68th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, November 22-24, 2015.
  50. Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Nieves, A., and Hu, D. Fire ants as a active material. Southeast Regional Society for Integrative Comparative Biology (rSICB) Meeting, Atlanta, GA. October 2015.
  51. Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Nieves, A., and Hu, D.  Rheology of ants: Dynamics of fire ant aggregations.  International Physics of Living Systems, Arlington, VA. July 2015.
  52. Yang, P., Zhou, H., Davies, M., Hu, D. The hydrodynamics of Digestion. Gordon Research Seminar, Mount Holyoke, MA, July 26-31, 2015
  53. Noel, A., Guo, H. Y., Hu, D. How frog tongues are so sticky. Gordon Research Seminar, Mount Holyoke, MA, July 26-31, 2015
  54. Amador, G.J., Mao, W., Demrcurio, P., Montero, C., Clewis, J., Alexeev, A., Hu, D.L. Eyelashes divert airflow to protect the eye. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  55. Astley, H.C., Gong, C., Travers, M., Serrano, M.M., Vela, P.A., Choset, H., Mendelson, J., Hu, D.L., Modulation of orthogonal body waves enables versatile and rapid maneuverability in sidewinding locomotion. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  56. Dave, T., Phonekeo, S., Hu, D.L. Self-healing of fire ant aggregations.  The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  57. Yang, P., Dao, D., Lehner, R., Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Neives, A., Hu, D.L. The hydrodynamics of defecation. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  58. Noel, A., Wagner, C., McKinley, G., Mendelson, J., Hu, D.L. The role of extensional viscosity in frog tongue projection. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  59. Yang, P., Dao, D., Lehner, R., Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Neives, A., Hu, D.L. The hydrodynamics of defecation. 67th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, CA, November 2014.
  60. Noel, A., Wagner, C., McKinley, G., Mendelson, J., Hu, D.L. The role of extensional viscosity in frog tongue projection. 67th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, CA, November 2014.
  61. Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Nieves, A., and Hu, D. Rheological Properties of Fire Ant Aggregations. The Society of Rheology. October 2014.
  62. Yang, P., Pham, J., Choo, J., Hu, D. L. “Duration of urination does not change with body size.” International Physics of Living Systems Network Annual Meeting, Munich, Germany, July 21-24, 2014.
  63. Noel, A. and Hu, D. “How frogs catch flies.” International Physics of the Living Systems (PoLS) meeting in Munich. July 21-24, 2014.
  64. Noel, A. and Hu, D.L. “To catch a fly: Viscosity and elasticity-based prey capture by frog tongue projection oral presentation at the 88th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. June 22-25, 2014.
  65. Hu, A. Dickerson, P. Yang, “To eject a drop, from wet-dog shaking to urination.” Annual Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Conference, Austin, TX, January 3-7, 2014
  66. Phonekeo, S; Cantor, A; Huang, Q; Hu, D. L., “Fire ants repair bridges in response to vibration.” The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2014 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 3-7, 2014.
  67. Pham, J., Yang, P., Choo J., Hu, D.L., “The Hydrodynamics of Urination: to drip or jet.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  68. Yang, P., Phonekeo, S., Xu, K., Chang, S.-K., Hu, D.L., “Flying fish accelerate at 5 G to leap from the water surface.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  69. Pham, J., Yang, P., Choo J., Hu, D.L., “The Hydrodynamics of Urination: to drip or jet.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  70. Yang, P., Phonekeo, S., Xu, K., Chang, S.-K., Hu, D.L., “Flying fish accelerate at 5 G to leap from the water surface.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  71. Marvi, H., Gong, C., Gravish, N., Mendelson, J., Hatton, R., Choset, H., Goldman, D., Hu, D.L., “Sidewinding as a control template for climbing on sand.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  72. Dickerson, A., Beadles, S., Clement, C., Hu, D.L. “Dew-driven folding of insect wings.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  73. Amador, H., Durand, F., Mao, W., Alexeev, Hu, D.L. “How flies clean their eyes.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  74. Liu, Z., Hyatt, J., Mlot, N., Gerov, M. Fernandez-Nieves, A., Hu, D.L. “Ants cushion applied stress by active rearrangements.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  75. Marvi, H., Chrystal, R., Shieh, J., Mendelson, J., Hatton, R., Choset, H., Goldman, D., Hu, D.L., “Sidewinding snakes on sand,” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2013.
  76. Marvi, H., and Hu, D.L. “Measuring energetic cost of snake locomotion using NMR spectroscopy” Georgia Institute of Technology, Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Workshop on Magnetic Resonance. Host: Dr. J. Leisen, Atlanta, GA, December 2012.
  77. Marvi, H. Streator, J., Hu, D.L. “Snakeskin Tribology,” Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2012.
  78. Marvi, H., Dimenichi, D., Chrystal, R., Mendelson, J., Goldman, D., Hu, D.L., “Sidewinding snakes on sand,” 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.
  79. Dickerson, A., Telljohann, L., Thronton, L.-E., Moyer, C., Hu, D.L., ” Mosquito flight failure in heavy fog,” 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.
  80. Amador, G., Barberie, A., Hu, D.L., “Aerodynamics of puffball mushroom spore dispersal,” 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.
  81. Marvi, H. and Hu, D.L. “The Role of Functional Surfaces in the Locomotion of Snakes,” Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network (PoLS SRN) meeting, New Haven, CT, July 2012.
  82. Hu, D.L. Surfaces for reducing adhesion and friction. Locomotion Systems Science. NSF and ARL funded workshop organized by Dan Goldman. May 2012.
  83. Marvi, H., Streator, J. & Hu, D.L. “Snakeskin Tribology: How Snakes Generate Large Frictional Anisotropy,” APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, February 2012.
  84. Dickerson, A., Mills, Z. & Hu, D.L. “Wet mammals shake at tuned frequencies to dry.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. January 2012.
  85. Dickerson, A., Shankles, P., Madhavan, N., & Hu, D.L. “How insects fly in the rain.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. January 2012.
  86. Marvi, H., Cook, P., & Hu, D.L. “Rectilinear locomotion and the design of Scalybot 2” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. January 2012.
  87. Marvi, H., Meyers, G., Russell, G. & Hu, D.L. “Scalybot: a snake-inspired robot with active frictional anisotropy” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Arlington, VA.  November 2011
  88. Hu, D. & Niu, J. “Drag reduction of a hairy disk.” American Physical Society 64th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  89. Dickerson, A., Shankles, P., Madhavan, N., & Hu, D.L. “How mosquitoes fly in the rain.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  90. Amador, G., Yamada, Y., Hu, D. L. Hydrodynamics of splash-cup seed dispersal. American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  91. Gravish, N., Franklin, S.V., Hu, D.L., & Goldman, D. I. “Packing and stability of geometrically cohesive granular media” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  92. Mlot, N., Foster, P., Streiff, M, Hu, D.L. Ant-Tex: 3-D Visualization of the Water-Repellent Network of Fire Ants. International Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science. October 11–13, 2011.
  93. Nick Gravish, Geoffrey Russell, Scott Franklin, David Hu, Dan Goldman. “Vibrofluidized melting of geometrically cohesive granular media.” American Physical Society March Meeting. Dallas, TX. March, 2010.
  94. Mlot, N., Shinotsuka, S. & Hu, D.L. “Ant Towers and Adhesion Force.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  95. Dickerson, A., Mills, Z. & Hu, D.L. “Wet dog shake.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  96. Vistarakula, K.C., Bergin, M. & Hu, D.L. “Filtration by eyelashes.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  97. Marvi, H. & Hu, D.L. “Concertina locomotion of snakes.” American Physical Society 63rdAnnual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  98. Dickerson, A. & Hu, D.L. “Capillary cleaning and the wet-dog shake.” Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying and Sliding. Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA). June 2010.
  99. Shelley, M.J. & Hu, D.L. “Snakes crawling and worms pushing on surfaces.” Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying and Sliding. Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA). June 2010.
  100. Hu, D.L. & Mlot, N. “The ant raft: cooperative flotation and self-assembly.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting.  Seattle, WA.  January 2010.
  101. West, D. & Hu, D.L. “Thermotaxis of Mexican jumping beans.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.  January 2010.
  102. Mulcahey, T., Weissburg, M., Sabra, K. & Hu, D.L. “Autonomous Cricket Biosensors for Acoustic Detection.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.  January 2010.
  103. Hu, D.L. & Alexeev, A. “Giant Pumpkins: Plasticity-mediated plant growth.” American Physical Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
  104. Mlot, N., Breedveld V. & Hu, D.L. “The Ant Raft.” American Physical Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
  105. Hobbs, W. & Hu, D.L. “Tree-inspired Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting.” American Physical Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
  106. Hu, D.L. & Sielert, K. “The strength of animal and plant shells.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. January 2008.
  107. Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The mechanics of slithering.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. January 2007.
  108. Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The locomotion of snakes.” American Physical Society March Meeting. Denver, CO. March 2007.
  109. Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hair layer of water-walking insects.” American Physical Society 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Chicago, IL. November 2005.
  110. Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hydrodynamics of water-walkers.” American Physical Society 57th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Seattle, WA. November 2004.
  111. Hu, D.L., Kreider, T. & Bush, J.W.M. APS DFD. “Meniscus-climbing insects.” American Physical Society 56th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. East Rutherford, New Jersey. Nov 2003.
  112. Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion.” American Physical Society 55th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Dallas, TX. Nov 2003.

D4. Invited University Seminars

  1. NASA . Host: Rani Gran. October 14, 2020.
  2. Royal Society Lecture. Sept 16, 2020.
  3. Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. Sept 18, 2020. Host: Jon Stieglitz
  4. University of Waterloo. Colloquium at the Applied Math Department. March 19, 2020. Host: Henry Shum
  5. Kennesaw State University. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. Host: Clint Penick. February 5, 2020
  6. Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MCE) seminars.  Elephant olfaction and a wombat’s cubic feces. November 14, 2019. Host: Domniki Asimaki.
  7. Cramer seminar series. Dartmouth University.  Elephant olfaction and a wombat’s cubic feces. October 25, 2019. Host: Zi Chen
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology. Inquiring Minds Seminar Series. A wombat’s cube-shaped poo and Georgia Tech’s Second Ig Nobel Prize. October 8, 2019. Host: Ed Greco
  9. San Diego Natural History Museum. How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls. June 11, 2019 Host: Emma Bloom.
  10. University of San Diego. School of Biology. Grabbing, sniffing, and dropping cubic feces Host: Nicole Danos. June 11, 2019
  11. University of California at San Diego. Fluid mechanics seminar series.  Fluid mechanics of olfaction in elephants, moths and oxide sensors.  Host: Nick Gravish June 10, 2019.
  12. Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Efficiency in nature: trunks and rafts.  April 29-30, 2019.  Host: Daniel Chu.
  13. McKane Center at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. April 30, 2019. How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls. Host: Daniel Chu
  14. Emory Neuroscience and Animal Behavior Program. Host: David Edwards.  Horse tail swishing and the wombat’s cubic feces. April 11, 2019
  15. Public lecture at Department of Chemistry. American University of Beirut. How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls. Host: Bilal Kaafarani. April 8, 2018
  16. BioFrontiers Seminar Series. University of Colorado. The cat’s tongue and other mysteries of animal movement. December 11, 2018. Host: Orit Peleg.
  17. School for Advanced Studies of Sapienza. The cat’s tongue and other mysteries of animal movement. Host: Roberto de Leonardo. December 7, 2018
  18. Italian Institute of Technology – Center for Micro-BioRobotics in Pontedera. The hungry elephant and the tidy tiger.  December 6, 2018 Host: Lucia Beccai.
  19. University of Washington. The cat’s tongue and other cleaning devices. Host: Tom Daniel. October 19, 2018.
  20. Columbia Sportswear. Lecture and book-signing for How to walk on water and climb up walls. Host: Haskell Beckham. October 18, 2018.
  21. Wednesday Lecture Series.  Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, MO. The cat’s tongue and other mysteries of animal movement. Host: Randal Halfmann and Tej Kandola. December 12, 2018
  22. Tokyo Institute of Technology. Ant rafts and maggot flows. Host: Daisuke Kurabayashi. August 29, 2018
  23. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. How animals clean themselves and repel insects. Host: James Ayala. July 8, 2018.
  24. Michigan Tech. Ant rafts, maggot flows, and urination. Host: Hassan Massoud. April 19, 2018.
  25. Arizona State University. Fire Ants Build a Raft In Two Minutes, Grubs Eat A Pizza In Two Hours. Host: Spring Berman. April 13, 2018
  26. University of Edinburgh. General Interest Programme of the School of Physics. Biomechanics of Pee and Poo. Host: John Loveday. March 22, 2018
  27. University of Edinburgh Soft Matter Seminar. Ant rafts and Black soldier-fly larvae. Host: Wilson Poon. March 21, 2018
  28. Oakridge National Lab, Pi Day Seminar series hosted by the Postdoctoral Association. See, Explain, Laugh. Host: Zachary Mills. March 14, 2018
  29. Emory University. Thursday Research Seminar for the Neuroscience and Animal Behavior (NAB) Program (Department of Psychology). Physics of grooming, sniffing, and urination. Host: David Edwards. March 1, 2018
  30. Johns Hopkins University. Mechanical Engineering Spring Seminar Series. Elephant trunks, cat tongues, and the Ig Nobel Prize.  Host: Rajat Mittal. February 15, 2018
  31. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Materials Measurement Science Division Seminar. Particle capture by bees, moths, and moles. Host: Matthew Staymates. January 8, 2018
  32. Vanderbilt University. Department of Biological sciences seminar series. Elephant trunks, cat tongues, and the Ig Nobel Prize.  Host: Suzana Herculano. December 7, 2017.
  33. Stanford University. Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series.  Tiger tongues, elephant trunks, and the Ig Nobel Prize.  December 5, 2017.  Host: David Lentink
  34. Imperial College. Department of Bioengineering. Elephant trunks, cat tongues, and the Ig Nobel Prize.  November 22, 2017.  Host: Huai-Ti Lin.
  35. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Animal Flight Laboratory Seminar Series. Eyelashes, tail-swinging and other ways to ward off pests. Host: R Dudley. Berkeley, CA. May 25, 2017.
  36. Duke University. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science. Ant rafts, tiger tongues, and the Ig Nobel Prize.  Host: Ken Gall. May 10, 2017.
  37. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Host: Duncan Irschick.  Ant rafts, eyelashes, and the Ig Nobel Prize. April 28, 2017
  38. University of Central Florida. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Ant rafts, eyelashes, and the Ig Nobel Prize.  Host: Andrew Dickerson. April 14, 2017
  39. Carnegie Mellon University. Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Ant rafts, eyelashes, and the Ig Nobel Prize. Host: Steven Rich. March 24, 2017
  40. Rutgers University. Department of Chemistry. Ant rafts, frog tongues, and defecation.  Host: Larry Romstead. March 21, 2017.
  41. Mary’s College of Maryland. Animal physics, from the tiger’s tongue to my daughter’s eyelashes.  Host: Dave Kung.  February 22, 2017
  42. Auburn University. Mechanical Engineering. The tiger’s tongue and my daughter’s eyelashes.  Host: J. Edmon Perkins.  February 10, 2017
  43. University of Alberta. My daughter’s eyelashes, the tiger’s tongue, and other grooming devices. Host: Aloke Kumar. February 7, 2017
  44. Texas Tech University. Mechanical Engineering Seminar. Soft materials: ants rafts, elephant trunks, cat tongues.  Host: Burak Asak.  November 28, 2016
  45. Boston University. Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series in Mechanical Engineering.  Soft materials from ant rafts to cat tongues.  Host: Tyrone Porter.  November 18, 2016.
  46. Georgetown University. Physics Department Soft Matter Seminar.  Ant rafts, frog tongues, and defecation.  October 7, 2016. Host: Dan Blair.
  47. Morehouse College. Eyelashes, Urination, and Georgia Tech’s first Ig Nobel Prize. Mathematics Department.  Host: Shelby Wilson. September 15, 2016.
  48. Santa Fe Institute.   Pee pee physics and Georgia Tech’s First Ig Nobel Prize.  Host: Sid Redner.  May 24, 2016
  49. University of Akron. Biology Department. Urination physics and Georgia Tech’s first Ig Nobel Prize.May 6, 2016. Host: Todd Blackledge
  50. University of California in San Diego. qBio program.  The universal law of urination. April 25, 2016.  Host: Eva-Maria S. Collins.
  51. Rochester Institute of Technology. Biology Department. Eyelashes, Urination, and Georgia Tech’s first Ig Nobel Prize. April 28, 2016.  Host: Kara Maki
  52. University of Delaware. Mathematics Department. The maths of pee and poo. April 19, 2016. Host: Pakwing Fok
  53. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Materials Science. Reporters Ask Terrific Questions: Why Scientists Can Benefit from Talking with Non-Experts.  Host: Amanda Gable. April 12, 2016.
  54. Morehouse College. Biology Department.  Eyelashes, Urination, and Georgia Tech’s first Ig Nobel Prize. April 5, 2016.
  55. Ecole Polytechnique. The best length for eyelashes.  March 23, 2016.  Host: Christophe Clanet.
  56. Oxford University. Mathematical Institute.  Pee, poo, and the gut. March 17, 2016.  Host: Mason Porter and Dominic Vella
  57. Harvard University. Mahadevan Group Meeting. Digestion and Defecation.  February 19, 2016.  Host: L. Mahadevan
  58. Harvard University. SEAS Widely Applied Mathematics. Eyelashes keep your eyes wet.  February 16, 2016.  Host: Chris Rycroft
  59. Yale University. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.  Body hair and its benefits.  January 27, 2016.  Host: Madhusudhan Venkadesan
  60. Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics Student Seminar Series. Biomechanics of cleaning.  January 22, 2016.  Host: Alejandro Martínez
  61. University of Maryland. Maryland Robotics Center Seminar Series.  Ants as inspiration for modular and soft robotics.  November 6, 2015. Host: Derek Paley.
  62. University of Pennsylvania. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Colloquium. Ants that can flow like a fluid, or spring back like a solid. October 27, 2015. Host: Mark Yim
  63. Georgia Institute of Technology. Physics Colloquium and public lecture.  From Urination to Georgia Tech’s first Ig Nobel Prize. Oct 17, 2015.  Hosts: Predrag Cvitanovic and Ed Greco.
  64. Pohang University of Science and Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Everyday fluid mechanics: Eating, cleaning and waste generation.  July 8, 2015.  Host: Sang Joon Lee
  65. Aerospace Department. Tsinghua University. Fluid mechanics of the body: tongue, eyelash and urethra. June 26, 2015.  Host: Xi-Feng Qiao.
  66. State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University. Fluid mechanics within arm’s reach. June 23, 2015.  Host: Tian Yu.
  67. University of Nevada, Reno. Mechanical Engineering Seminar.  Dripping and Solidification of Fire Ants. May 1, 2015.  Host: Henry Fu.
  68. Georgia Tech. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Seminar. Ant Turbulence. April 24, 2015. Host: Don Webster
  69. Weizmann Institute of Science. Physics Colloquium. Are ants fluid or a solid?  April 16, 2015. Rehovot, Israel. Host: Ofer Feinerman.
  70. Johns Hopkins University. Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series.  Ants as a viscoelastic fluid. March 5, 2014. Host: Rajat Mittal.
  71. Georgia Institute of Technology. Integrated BioSystems Institute. Ant rafts. March 4, 2015.  Host: Jeffrey Skolnick and Eberhard Voit
  72. Brandeis University. Physics Department. Fire ant rafts assemble, morph and repair. Host: Daniel Chen.  November 6, 2014
  73. I.T. Department of Civil Engineering. Fire ants as inspiration for construction and repair. Host: Lydia Bourouiba. November 5, 2014
  74. University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Physics Colloquium. Fire ants as active matter. Host: Don Candela, Narayanan Menon. November 4, 2014
  75. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Department of Mathematics. Assembly of rafts and bivouacs by fire ants. Oct 14, 2015.  Host: Daisuke Takagi.
  76. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Applied Physiology. Biomechanics of mammalian waste excretion. Oct 1, 2014.  Host: Boris Prilutsky
  77. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Zoology. Ant rafts, wet-dog shaking and urination: A tutorial on scaling principles for biologists. Host: Chao-Dong Zhu.  July 18, 2014
  78. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Mechanics. New scaling principles in biology: grooming, shaking and urination. Host: Guowei He.  July 3, 2014.
  79. Beijing Institute of Technology. School of Mechanical engineering. Active materials and internal flows:  A tutorial on scaling and modeling in biological systems. Host: Baohua Ji. July 1, 2014
  80. Army Research Laboratory Seminar Series. Ant Engineers. Aberdeen, Maryland. Host: Samuel Stanton. April 18, 2014.
  81. Yale University. Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series. Self-healing of fire ant rafts: a novel ant-elastic material. Host: Doro Noble, Eric Dufrense.  March 4, 2014.
  82. Harvard University. School of Engineering and Applied Science. Assembly and repair of fire ant networks. Host: Katia Bertoldi. November 13, 2013
  83. Rice University. Center for Theoretical Biophysics. Ant rafts as inspiration for self-healing materials. Host: Eshel Ben-Jacob and Herbie Levine. November 19, 2013
  84. Texas A&M University. Mechanical Engineering. Swarming self-assembly by fire ants. Host: Daniel A. McAdams. November 20, 2013
  85. Zhejiang University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. How animals stay dry, from ant rafts to wet dog shakes. Host: Deqing Mei.  July 31, 2013
  86. I.T. Department of Mechanical Engineering. From ant rafts to wet-dog shakes: a decade after choosing M.I.T.’s multidisciplinary course 2-A. Host: Evelyn Wang. April 10, 2013
  87. Brown University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. From ant rafts to wet-dog shakes: a decade after double-majoring in mathematics and mechanical engineering. Host: Kenny Breuer. April 9, 2013
  88. Brigham Young University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Survival of the Driest: How dogs invented washing machines and other tales from capillarity.  Host: Tad Truscott.  March 5, 2013
  89. University of North Carolina. Department of Mathematics.  Applied Math Seminar.  Mathematics of self-assembly in ant rafts.  Host: Laura Miller.  Feb 15, 2013
  90. Duke University. Department of Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series.  Ants weave waterproof rafts to survive floods.  Host: Chuan-Hua Chen. Feb 14, 2013
  91. Boston University. Physics Colloquium. Survival of the driest. Host: Sidney Redner. Jan 29, 2013.
  92. Boston University. Physics Department. Active control of friction by snakes.  Host: Sidney Redner. Jan 28, 2013.
  93. Rockefeller University. Center for Studies in Physics and Biology.  Physics seminar series.  Ant architects cooperate to build rafts and bivouacs.  Host: Alex Petroff.  Jan 22, 2013
  94. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics. Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics Seminar.  Staying dry to stay alive.  Host: Dan Goldman.  Oct 17, 2012
  95. New York University. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  Applied Math Lab Seminar.  Ant rafts and other biological flows.  Host: Steve Childress.  July 9, 2012
  96. Haverford College. Departments of Physics and Biology, in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program. Physics Colloquium.  Ant rafts and other water-repellent systems. Host: Jerry Gollub.  Haverford, Pennsylvania.  February 9, 2012
  97. Temple University. Department of Biology. Ant rafts and other water-repellent systems. Host Tonia Hsieh.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  February 8, 2012
  98. University of Toronto. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.  Ant rafts and other water-repellent systems.  Host: Markus Bussman.  Toronto, Canada.  September 2, 2011.
  99. Kyung Hee University. Department of Applied Mathematics. Bio-inspiration from water-repellent insects. Host: Hyea Hyun Kim.  Bundang, Korea. June 24, 2011.
  100. Korea Institute Machinery & Materials (KIMM). Nanoconvergence Divison. Active and passive water-repellency in nature.  Host: Hyuneui Lim.  Daejeon, Korea.  June 27, 2011.
  101. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Ant rafts and other water-repellent biological systems. Host: Sang Yong Lee. Daejeon, Korea. June 28, 2011.
  102. Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). Water-repellent adaptations: surface structure and behavior.  Host: Myoung-Woon Moon. Seoul, Korea.  June 29, 2011.
  103. National Korean University. Water-repellency among insects. Host: Sid Chung.  Seoul, Korea.  June 30, 2011.
  104. Purdue University. School of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering Special Seminar.  Walking and floating on water: ant rafts and other water-repellent systems.  Host: X. Ding. West Lafayette, Indiana.  May 16, 2011
  105. University of Delaware. Department of Mathematical Sciences. Applied Mathematics Seminar. Biological micro-fluidics: lessons from insects. Host: P. Fok. Newark, Delaware. December 2010.
  106. George Washington University. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. MAE Seminar. Capillary biology: lessons from insects. Host: J. Lee. Washington, D.C., December 2010.
  107. University of Georgia. Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. NanoSEC Seminar. Capillarity: lessons from insects. Host: Z. Pan. Athens, Georgia. December 2010.
  108. University of Pennsylvania. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM).General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception Laboratory Seminar.  Robotic applications of snake locomotion. Host: M. Yim. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 2010.
  109. Tufts University. Department of Biology. Tufts Biomimetic Devices Laboratory Seminar.  Mechanics of snake locomotion. Host: B. Trimmer. Medord, Massachusetts. March 2010.
  110. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Mathematics. Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar. Locomotion at interfaces: snakes and ants. Host: S. Alben. Atlanta, Georgia.November 2009.
  111. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics. Physics Colloquium. Snake locomotion.Host: A. Fernandez de Las Nieves. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2009.
  112. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Applied Physiology. How snakes move using friction. Host: T. Burkholder. Atlanta, Georgia. October 2009
  113. National Chung Hsing University. Department of Physics. Biophysics Journal Club. Structural strength in biology. Host: Kai-Jung Chi. Tai Chung, Taiwan. May 2009.
  114. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Chemistry. Hydrophobicity and Locomotion. Host: Lei Jiang. Beijing, China. April 2009.
  115. Tsinghua University. Department of Chemistry. Water-repellency and Locomotion. Host: Xi Zhang. Beijing, China. April 2009.
  116. University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics. Applied Dynamics Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: W Losert. College Park, MD. December 2008.
  117. University of Arizona. Department of Mathematics. Modeling and Computation Seminar. How Snakes Slither and How Shells Break. Host: A Goriely. Tuscon, AZ. November 2008.
  118. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Animal Flight Laboratory Seminar Series. Shell strength. Host: R Dudley. Berkeley, CA. October 2008.
  119. Harvard University. Department of Biology. Concord Field Station Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Seminar. Hydrodynamics of walking on water. Host: A Biewener. Cambridge, MA. April 2008.
  120. University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Mathematics. Partial Differential Equation (PDE) / Applied Math Seminar. Snake Locomotion. Host: P. Shipman. April 2008.
  121. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics. Physics Colloquium. Water-walking insects. Host: S. Koehler. Worchester, MA. March 2008.
  122. Arizona State University (Polytechnic Campus). Applied Mathematics Job Talk. Mathematics. Walking on water. Host: M. Zandieh. Phoenix, AZ. March 2008.
  123. University of Pittsburgh. Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department Seminar. Walking on water and slithering on land. Host: L. Schaefer. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2008.
  124. University of Saskatchewan. Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Mathematics Colloquium. Snake locomotion Host: R. Srinivisan. Saskatchewan, Canada. March 2008.
  125. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Mechanical Engineering. Snakes on a Plane. Atlanta, GA. February 2008.
  126. Montclair State University. Department of Mathematical Sciences. Departmental Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: P. Yecko. Montclair, NJ. February 2008.
  127. Colorado State University. Mathematics Department. Mathematics Colloquium. Snakes on a Plane. Host: S. Tavener. Fort Collins, CO. February 2008.
  128. Colorado State University. Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management (BSPM). How to walk on water. Host: D. Mykles. Fort Collins, CO. March 2008.
  129. Carnegie Mellon University. Mechanical Engineering. Departmental Seminar. Snakes on a PlaneHost: N. Aubry. Pittsburgh, PA. February 2008.
  130. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM). Departmental Seminar. Snakes on Plane. Host: M. Hajj. February 2008.
  131. Michigan State University. Mathematics Department. Departmental Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: C. Chiu.  East Lansing, MI. February 2008.
  132. Indiana University. The Biocomplexity Institute and Physics Department. Biocomplexity seminar series. Walking on water. Host: J Glazier. Bloomington, IN. February 2008.
  133. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mathematics Department. Departmental Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: A. Bertozzi. Los Angeles, CA. Jan 2008.
  134. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics. Brown bag seminar series. Snakes on a Plane. Host: J. Bush. Cambridge, MA. December 2007.
  135. Princeton University. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dynamics Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: P Holmes. Princeton, New Jersey. November 2007.
  136. Colgate University. Physics Department. Science Colloquium. Walking on water. Host: B. Parks. Hamilton, NY. November 2007
  137. Academia Sinica. Physics Department. Dynamical Systems Seminar Series. Walking on water.Host: Keng-Hui Lin. Taipei, Taiwan. November 2007.
  138. Chiao Tung University. Department of Applied Mathematics. Departmental Seminar. Walking on water. Host: Ming-Chih Lai. Hsinchu, Taiwan. November 2007.
  139. Georgia Institute of Technology. Department of Biology. Biologically inspired Design Seminar Series. Walking on water. Host: J Yen. Atlanta, GA. October 2007.
  140. Cornell University. Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Machines and Organisms Seminar Series. Snake locomotion. Host: A Ruina. Ithaca, NY. September 2007.
  141. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Dudley, Full and Koehl Lab Seminar. Hydrodynamics of walking on water. Host: Dudley. Berkeley, CA. May 2007.
  142. Pennsylvania State University. Materials Science and Engineering Department. Polymer Physics Seminar. Studies in Biolocomotion. Host: R. Colby. January 2007.
  143. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics. Fluid dynamics Seminar. Fluid mechanics of water striders. Host: Y. Young. Newark, NJ. December 2006.
  144. Cornell University. Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Machines and Organisms Seminar Series. The hydrodynamics of water striders. Host: Z. Wang. Ithaca, NY. March 2003.

D5. Other Presentations

  1. Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honors Society Invited Dinner Banquet Speaker. How to win an Ig Nobel Prize and have a fun-filled career Host: Eric Biederman. January 27, 2020
  2. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Austin, Texas. An introduction to the world of publishing from editors and authors. January 5, 2020.  One of four panelists.  Host: Alison Kalett.
  3. Canyon Vista Middle School STEM Parent Association. Austin, Texas. How to walk on water and climb up walls. January 4, 2020. Host: Jun Xiao.
  4. Paideia School. High School Science Speaker series. How to walk on water and climb up walls. December 11, 2019. Host: Robert Liu, David Fergemann.
  5. Plenary speaker for Step into Stem. Junior STEM at Georgia Tech. How to walk on water and climb up walls. October 30, 2019. Host: Aman Jain.
  6. Georgia Tech School of Mechanical Engineering. ME PhD Teaching Practicum panelist on the topic, “The Many Flavors of the Tenure-Track Position” October 17, 2019. Host: Andrei Federov
  7. Georgia Tech School of Materials Science. Guest lecture for MSE8803I: Nanomaterials for Energy Applications. Host: Gleb Yushin. February 26, 2018
  8. Georgia Tech School of Physics.Guest lecture for course on Geometry and 3D printing. 3D-printing, from shark scales to cat tongues.  12 students in attendance. September 5, 2018. Host: Sabetta Matsumoto
  9. National Youth Leadership Forum: Engineering & Technology. Panelist. Atlanta, Georgia. Host: Julicia Coleman at Envision. July 25, 2018
  10. ComSciCon Atlanta, panel session entitled “The Engaged Scientist.” Host: Laura Mast. March 1, 2018
  11. Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honors Society Invited Dinner Banquet Speaker. How cats groom. Host: Christian Hofstetter. April 17, 2017
  12. Fernbank Science Museum After Dark Program. Demonstrations on black soldier fly larvae and hoverboards. October 13, 2017. Host: Bobbi Hohmann and Sara Brumfield.
  13. Georgia Tech Project One, program to connect students to faculty. Invited Panelist for movie “Fast, Cheap, and out of Control.” Hosted by Chris Reaves. Oct 21, 2016
  14. Georgia Tech American Medical Students Association, Research Lunch and Learn. Host: Alex Chen. Atlanta, Georgia. Apr 14, 2016
  15. Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Lunch seminar on the topic “Life after Tech” Host: Jacky Cheng. Atlanta, Georgia. Feb 26, 2016
  16. Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Lunch seminar on the topic “Life after Tech” Host: Aimee Chun. Atlanta, Georgia. Nov 5, 2015
  17. Hispanic Scholarship Foundation at Georgia Tech. Fire ant physics. Host: Gustavo Salazar. Atlanta, Georgia. Oct 21, 2014
  18. Georgia Tech Pre-health Community Seminar to discuss undergraduate research Montag Residence Hall. Atlanta, Georgia. Host: Morgan LaMarca. Feb 11, 2014
  19. ROB 7785 Intro to Robotics Research. Invited guest lecture to 30 student class. How to build a raft to class. Host: Harvey Lipkin. Nov 26, 2013
  20. Georgia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science (SURE) Program speaker. Fire ant physics. Atlanta, Georgia. Jun 27, 2013
  21. Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honors Society Invited Dinner Banquet Speaker. Fire ant physics. Host: Alexis Noel. Apr 23, 2013
  22. Society of Physics Students. Invited Panel Speaker on topic “Can we fully understand the complexity of nature through reductionism?” Host: Jeffrey Heninger. Apr 3, 2013
  23. Freshman Residence Dining Hall, Georgia Tech. “Hot Topic Dinner” Speaker. Response to water: Animal Adaptations. Host: Holly Shikano. Mar 27, 2013
  24. Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honors Society Invited Dinner Banquet Speaker. Wet-dog shake physics. Host: Julie Bergin. Dec 3, 2013
  25. Westminster Schools. Biology class. Staying Dry to Stay Alive. Atlanta, Georgia. Host: Chanley Small. Apr 17, 2012
  26. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at Georgia Tech. Lunch seminar. Physics of fire ants. Host: Jinwoo Lee. Feb, 2010
  27. Wheeler High School. Research class. Walking on water. Marietta, Georgia. Host: Dawn Adams. Jan, 2008

E.              GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

E1. Grants and Contract As Principal Investigator

Funded Proposals
Title Funding Organization  

Investigators

Level of Funding Dates
Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship National Science Foundation,

Mathematical Sciences Division

PI Hu $108,000 2005 – 2008
0920402

Rheology of Ants: structural properties of cooperative networks

National Science Foundation,

Biological Sciences Directorate

PI Hu with Co-PI V. Breedveld, Georgia Tech $212,000

(Hu’s share: $212,000)

2009 – 2011
0848894

Complex Surface structure and locomotion

National Science Foundation,

Physics Directorate

PI Hu $390,000 2009 – 2012
Industry donation for senior design project AutoDesk PI Hu $1000 2010
Novel mechanism for drag reduction using a hairy surface Coulter Foundation,

Georgia Tech-Emory-Peking University Seed Grant

PI Hu $50,000 2011 –2012
Wind assessment and tree-inspired energy generators for urban energy harvesting Georgia Tech Department of Housing PI Hu with Co-PI J. Yen, Georgia Tech $50,000 (Hu’s share: $25,000) 2010 –2013
The mechanics

of sidewinding locomotion

Elizabeth Smithgall Watts endowment; http://www.ccb.gatech.edu/endowments/

facilitated by Terry Snell in Dept of Biology

PI Hu with Co-PI Goldman $15,000 2011- 2012
The mechanics

of sidewinding locomotion, Part II

Elizabeth Smithgall Watts endowment; facilitated by Terry Snell in Dept of Biology PI Hu with Co-PI Goldman $12,000 (Hu’s share: $6000) 2012- 2013
Mosquitoes in rain National Geographic Society,

Commission for image

PI Hu $1300 2013
CAREER: Locomotion through particulate environments by invertebrates and vertebrates National Science Foundation,

Physics Directorate (One of 600 nation-wide awards given in 2013).

PI Hu $553,000 2013 –2018
Exploration of the soft-matter phase transitions of fire ant aggregations Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu with Co-PI Goldman $415,000

(Hu’s Share: $250,000)

2013 –2016
Engage Engineering Everyday Examples American Society of Engineering Education PI Hu $3,000 2013 –2014
Shaking, dripping and drinking: surface tension phenomena in organismal biology and associated Workshop on Visualization National Science Foundation

Biology Direcotorate

PI Hu with Co-PI R. Leavey and Co-PI L. Bouriouba $19,340 2014
Modification to 63207-EG: Aerodynamics of a jellyfish-inspired active parachute Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu $73,638 2014 –2016
RI: Rheology as a Tool for Understanding the Mechanics of Live Ant Aggregations (Part I and II) Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu and Co-PI Alberto Fernandez $100,000 (Hu’share: $50,000) 2014- 2015
Characterization of Vertebrate Saliva using Elo-Rheo Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, School of Biology, Georgia Tech PI Hu with Co-PI Joe Mendelson $15,000 2014- 2015
Mechanics of jumping beetles Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellowship Initiative PI Hu $15,000 2015-2016
Designing Insect-inspired self-cleaning surfaces National Science Foundation,

CBET,

Particulate and Multiphase Processes

PI Hu with Co-PI Alexeev and Kalaitzidou $421,900 (Hu’s share: $200,000) 2015- 2018
Fluid mechanics of taste Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, School of Biology, Georgia Tech PI Hu with Co-PI Joe Mendelson $15,000 2015- 2016
Modification to 63207: High-force versatility of elephant trunks Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu $113,865

 

2016 –2017
Tail-swishing Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, School of Biology, Georgia Tech PI Hu with Co-PI Stephanie Braccini $15,000

(Hu’s share: $15,000)

 2016- 2017
Optimization and automation of raising black soldier fly larvae as a sustainable protein source, Part IA Georgia Research Alliance PI Hu $25,000 2017 – 2018
Workshop on Scientific Inspiration, Creativity and Communication US Army W911NF-17-1-0354 PI Hu $ 26,930 2017 – 2018
Why animals blink Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, School of Biology, Georgia Tech PI Hu with Co-PI Sam Rivera and Saad Bhamla $7,000 (Hu’s share: $7,000) 2017- 2018
Optimization and automation of raising black soldier fly larvae as a sustainable protein source, Part IB Georgia Research Alliance PI Hu $25,000 2017 –2018
Optimization and automation of raising black soldier fly larvae as a sustainable protein source, Part II Georgia Research Alliance PI Hu $100,000 2018 –2019
How Elephant Trunks traverse an array of pegs

 

Elizabeth Smithgall Watts Endowment, School of Biology, Georgia Tech PI Hu with Co-PI Sam Rivera $14,000 2018-2019
Growth and allometric scaling of self-assembling systems

 

Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu $325,000 2019-2022
Modification to 72989-EG: Robustness of robotic swarms to mechanical disturbances

 

Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu $111,043 submitted
Biomechanics of Elephant Trunks and Fire Ants Army Research Office PI Hu $7,500 2020, yearly after
Construction of Conservation Technology Devices for Zoological Housed Species Zoo Atlanta PI Hu $900 2020, yearly after
 
  TOTAL

$3.1 M

 

 

 

 

 

E2. Grants and Contract As Co-Principal Investigator

Funded Proposals
Title Funding Organization  

Investigators

Level of Funding Dates
Student Research Network in the Physics of Living Systems: Georgia Tech  Node (Co-PI Hu with PI Goldman and a total of 6 Co-PI’s) National Science Foundation Physics Directorate PI Goldman with 5 other Co-PI’s $1,118,000

(Hu’s share: $200,000)

Jan 2012 – Jan 2016
Maneuverability in sidewinding locomotion (renewal) Elizabeth Smithgall Watts endowment; facilitated by Terry Snell in Dept of Biology PI Goldman with Co-PI Hu $10,000

(Hu’s share: $5000)

June 2013- June 2014
Ant linkages Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA), a research center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University PI Peragine, Georgia State with Co-PI Hu $7,000

(Hu’s share: $3500)

March 2013- March 2014
NRI: Collaborative Research: Exploiting Granular Mechanics to Enable Robotic Locomotion NSF Robotics Initiative PI Goldman and Co-PI Hu $150 K 2014-2017
Engineering Research Center PI James Frost, Co-PI Hu and 3 other Co-PIs Hu’s share: $50 K 2015-2025
 Next Generation Biosensor SI IRAD Georgia Tech Research Institute PI Michael Farrell, Co-PI Hu and 5 others Hu’s share: $150 K 2019-2022

E3. As Senior Personnel or Contributor

None.

E4. Pending proposals

Materials, Mechanics, and Perception in the Elephant Trunk Army Research Office,

Multi-Dimensional and Dissipative Dynamical Systems

PI Hu $346,378

 

2019 –2021

 

F.             OTHER SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

None.

G.            SOCIETY AND POLICY IMPACTS

None.

H.            OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

None.

V.             Education

A.             COURSES TAUGHT

Semester taught Course number Course name No. enrolled
Undergraduate Courses
Fall 2020 ME 2801 How to walk on water
Fall 2020 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics
Spring 2020 BIO 4590 Research Project Laboratory
Spring 2020 VIP 4601 Science & Engineering of Animal Conservation
Fall 2019 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 55
Fall 2019 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 63
Fall 2018 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 55
Spring 2018 BIO 4590 Research Project Laboratory 8
Fall 2017 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 65
Fall 2016 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 58
Spring 2016 BIOL 4590 Research Project Laboratory 12
Fall 2015 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 64
Fall 2014 ME 3340 Fluid mechanics 69
Spring 2014 BIOL 4590 Research Project Laboratory 10
Spring 2012 BIOL 4590 Research Project Laboratory 6
Fall 2010 ME 3720 Thermal-Fluids Engineering 66
Spring 2010 BIOL 4590 Research Project Laboratory 18
Graduate Courses
Spring 2019 ME 8863 Interfacial Fluid Mechanics 7
Spring 2017 ME 6602 Viscous Flow 17
Spring 2015 ME 6602 Viscous Flow 16
Fall 2013 ME 8863 Interfacial Fluid Mechanics 13
Spring 2013 ME 6602 Viscous Flow 6
Fall 2011 ME 6601 Fluid Mechanics 28

B.             INDIVIDUAL STUDENT GUIDANCE

B1. Ph.D. Students

B1.a. Ph.D. Students Graduated

Name:                         Mlot, Nathaniel (2008 – 2013)

Project:                              Rheology of Ants

Status:                               Passed Qualifying exams in 2011 PhD proposal in 2012;

Defense passed in Aug 2013

Publications/Awards:      Mlot, Tovey & Hu (2011) PNAS;

Mlot, Tovey & Hu (2012) Comm Integr Biology

Foster et al. (2014) J. Exp. Biol.

ARCS Fellowship (2011-2012)

Presentations:                   APS 2009; APS 2010; Fibers 2011; SICB 2013

Position after graduation: RMF Engineering, Raleigh NC.  Commissioning Engineer.

Name:                         Marvi, Hamidreza (2009 – 2013)

Project:                              Locomotion of Snakes

Status:                               Passed Qualifying Exams in 2010; Passed PhD proposal in 2011;

Defense passed in Jul 2013

Publications/Awards:      Marvi et al. (2011) ASME DSCC Proceedings

Marvi & Hu (2012) Proc Roy Soc Interface

Marvi & Hu (2013) Proc Roy Soc Interface

Marvi et al. (2014) Science

                                          Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award, 2014, Georgia Tech

Presentations:                   APS 2010, DSCC 2011; SICB 2012; APS March 2012

Materials Research Society (MRS) 2012; APS 2012; SICB 2013

Position after graduation: Physics of Living Systems Postdoc at Georgia Tech

Current position:              Assistant professor of mechanical engineering at ASU

Name:                         Dickerson, Andrew (2009-2013)

Project:                              Mosquito flight in rain, fog and dew

Status:                               Passed qualifying exams in 2012; passed proposal in Fall 2012;

Defense passed Dec 2013

Publications/Awards:      Dickerson et al. (2012) Proc Roy Soc Interface

Dickerson et al. (2012) PNAS

Dickerson et al. (2014) Phys. Fluids

Dickerson and Hu. (2014) Int. Comp. Biol.

Dickerson et al. (2015) Phys. Fluids

Dickerson et al. (2015) J. Fluids. Struct.

Presentations:                   APS 2013,2012,2011,2010; APS 2011; SICB 2012

Position after graduation: Meggitt USA, Inc., UK

Current position:              Assistant professor at Central Florida University, CAREER award winner 2020

Name:                         Amador, Guillerimo (2010 – 2015)

Project:                              Self-cleaning of invertebrates and vertebrates

Status:                               Passed qualifying exams in 2013; passed proposal in Aug 2014; Defense passed in Mar 2015

Publications/Awards:     Amador et al (2013) Proc. Roy. Soc: Interface

                                          Amador et al (2015) Proc. Roy. Soc: Interface

                                          Amador et al (2016) J. Exp. Biol.

                                          Amador et al (2016) EPJ ST

Amador et al (2017) Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

                                          Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award, 2016, Georgia Tech

Presentations:                   APS 2011; APS 2012; APS 2013; 2014 NSF EAPSI (East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes) Fellow; SICB 2014

Position after graduation: Postdoc at Max-Planck with Metin Sitti, then Postdoc at TU Delft

Current position:  Assistant professor at University of Waningen

Name:                         Yang, Patricia (2012 – 2018)

Project:                             Hydrodynamics of excretion and digestion

Status:                              Proposal passed in Apr 2016. Defended April 3, 2018

Publications/Awards:     Yang et al., PNAS (2014)

Yang et al. Soft Matter (2017)

Yang et al. Theor. Appl. Mech. Lett. (2018)

Presentations:                     rSICB 2013; APS 2013; 2013 poster session as NSF EAPSI (East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes) Fellow; SICB 2014; APS 2014; SICB 2015; APS 2015; SICB 2016; APS March 2016; DDW 2016; rSICB 2016

Position after graduation:   postdoc in Hu Lab at Georgia Tech

Name:                         Noel, Alexis (2013 – 2018)

Project:                              Sweat, spines and saliva: how to grab with soft biomaterials

Status:                               Proposal passed in Dec 2017, Defended May 3, 2018

Publications/Awards:      NSF GRFP;

Noel et al., Proc. Roy. Soc: Interface (2017)

Noel and Hu, J. Exp. Biol. (2018)

Noel and Hu, PNAS (2018)

Georgia Tech Three-minute thesis competition, Third Place, 2018

Best Student Presentation Award for the Division of Comparative Biology, 2018

Presentations:                   ACS 2014, APSDFD 2014; SICB 2015, APSDFD 2015; SICB 2016, ISAM 2016, APSDFD 2016; SICB 2017, SICB 2017, Adhesion Society 2017, APS 2017

Position after graduation: Georgia Tech Research Institute, Research Engineer II

Name:                         Shishkov, Olga (2015 – 2020)

Project:                              Biomechanics of Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Status:                               Passed Quals Feb 2017. Proposal passed Oct 2017. Defended March 11, 2020

Publications/Awards:      2016 Junior Scientist Travel Award to Active and Smart Matter: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering

Outstanding poster award at Geilo school 2017

Shishkov et al. Interface (2019)

Shishkov et al. Integrative and Comparative Biology (2019)

Shishkov et al. European Physical Journal (Accepted)

DCB Best Student Poster at SICB 2019

Presentations:                   ESA 2019, APS March 2019, SICB 2019; APS DFD 2018; iPoLS 2018; APS March 2018; AIChE 2017; SES 2017; Georgetown Active Matter 2017; Active and Smart Matter 2016; DFD 2016; APS March 2017; Geilo school 2017

Position after graduation: postdoc in Peleg Lab at CU Boulder

Name:                         Spencer, Thomas (2015 – 2020)

Project:                              Fluid dynamics of biological and machine olfaction

Status:                               Passed Quals February 2018, Defended March 23, 2020

Publications/Awards:      NSF GRFP;

Spencer et al., Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2019)

Spencer et. al., Nature Communications (Under review)

Spencer et. al., IEEE proceedings (2017)

3rd place poster award at Oakridge National Lab

2nd place poster award at ECS conference ($1000 cash award)

ISOEN Sniffest Competition, Honorable Mention

Best Student Presentation Finalist for the Division of Comparative Biology, 2019

Presentations:                   APS 2015; SICB 2016; CNMS 2016; rSICB 2016, APS 2017, ISOEN 2017, SCIB 2018, APS 2018, ECS 2019

Position after graduation: WasteWizer, Co-founder and CTO

B1.b. Ph.D. Students In process

Name:                         Matherne, Marguerite (2016 – present)

Project:                              Bee-pollen interactions

Status:                               Passed Quals Nov 2018

Publications/Awards:      NSF GRFP

Matherne et al. J. Exp. Biol. (2018)

Presentations:                   Poster presentation at Oak Ridge CNMS User meeting 2016; SICB 2017 & 2020; SES 2017, DFD 2017 & 2018; AAAS 2019; International Conference on Pollinator Health and Policy 2019; APS March Meeting 2020.

Name:                         Lee, Alexander (2016 – present)

Project:                              Olfaction Underwater

Status:                               Proposal passed July 2018

Publications/Awards:      ISOEN Sniffest Competition, Honorable Mention

QBioS SPAGS Fellowship

Lee and Hu. Phys. Rev. Fluids (2018)

Presentations:                   2017 DFD, 2018 DFD, 2019 SICB, 2019 DFD

Name:                         Ko, Hungtang (2018 – present)

Project:                              Collective behavior of fire ants

Status:                               Passed Quals Spring 2019

Publications/Awards:      Ko and Hu, Proc. Roy. Soc: Interface (2020)(cover)

Presentations:                   2018 DFD, 2019 iPoLS, 2019 rSICB, 2019 DFD, 2020 APS March

Name:                         Schulz, Andrew (2018 – present)

Project:                              Elephant trunks & Arboreal Bear Biomechanics

Status:                               Passed Quals Spring 2020

Publications/Awards:      APS DBIO Travel Award

Presentations:                   2018 DFD, SICB 2019 & 2020

B2. M.S. Students[2]

B2.a. M.S. Students Graduated

Name:                         Hobbs, William[3]

Began Advising:               Fall 2008

Graduated:                        Winter 2009

Thesis:                               Piezoelectric energy harvesting: vortex induced vibrations in plants, soap films and arrays of cylinders

Publications/Awards:      Hobbs & Hu (2011) Fluid Struct. Interaction

Presentations:                   APS 2009

Position after graduation: Southern Company, Research Engineer

Name:                         Mulcahey, Thomas

Began Advising:               Fall 2008

Graduated:                        Winter 2009

Thesis:                               Autonomous cricket biosensors for acoustic localization

Publications/presentations: SICB 2010

Position after graduation: Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering PhD program

Name:                         Phonekeo, Sulisay

Began Advising:               Spring 2014

Project:                              Ant towers

Status:                               Defended MS thesis in Dec 2015

Publications:                     Phonekeo & Hu. (2014) ASME Proceedings

Phonekeo et al. Soft Matter (2016)

Hu et al, EPJ ST (2016)

Presentations:                   rSICB 2013, SICB 2014

B3. Undergraduate students

In my lab, undergraduate researchers learn science by doing experiments with myself and one of my graduate students.  Students generally stay on for 1-3 semesters to refine their experiments and further hone their skills.  Since 2008, I have coauthored journal papers with 8 of my undergraduates at Georgia Tech. Many have also won competitive university funding awards such as NYU Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow (DURF), Georgia Tech’s Presidential Undergraduate Research Awardee (PURA), Air Products Fellowships, China Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE), part of the GT-Emory-PKU joint venture, Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Sciences (SURE), Project Engaging New Generations at Georgia Tech through Engineering & Science (ENGAGES).

Year began Student Project Publications and Awards After graduation
2020 Wenxin Zhao pandas PURA 2020 fall
2020 Ting-Ying Yu ants PURA 2020 fall
2020 Olivia Gorneau Cat pouncing PURA 2020 fall
2020 Alex Ford IRAD PURA 2020 fall
2020 Stephen Puhalla ants PURA 2020 fall
2020 Caroline Dowell-Esquivel bees PURA 2020 summer (delayed till fall)
2019 Sara Singer elephant PURA, Biology research option
2019 Keyana Komilan Ant metabolism PURA
2019 Morgan Biagioni Cube feces PURA
2019 Nicolette Prevost Larvae feeding PURA travel award
2018 Jennifer Bell Stir-fry Robot PURA
2018 Michael Hu Black soldier fly PURA, Shishkov et al, 2019 CMU Master’s in BME, 2020
2018 John Joseph Watson Bubble sniffing PURA
2018 Cyrus Tanade Bubble sniffing PURA Duke Univ
2018 Benjamin Seleb Bubble sniffing PURA PhD in ME at GT
2018 Jasmine Pillarisetti Elephant sniffing PURA
2018 Miles Chan Elephant sniffing PURA 2015, PURA 2018 PhD in ME at Caltech
2018 Joshua Trebuchon Black soldier fly PURA
2017 Joyce McGill Smell PURA
2017 Joseph Haines Cecum PURA
2017 Yichao Zhao Elephants PURA, Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University
2017 Dhanusha Subramani Elephants PURA GWU medical school
2017 Sana Pournaghshband Elephants PURA
2017 Yunshu Zhang Elephants Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University
2017 Candice Kaminiski Feces PURA Emory U. College of Medicine
2017 Catherine Grey Bird flight PURA
2017 Yiyang Zhou Tails Air Products MS at UC Berkeley
2017 Stone Zan Flying fish Air products
2017 Anthony Chirumbole Fly larvae PURA MS at Georgia Tech
2016 Tony Chen Urethra PURA, NASA poop challenge seminfinalist PhD at Stanford
2016 Lauren Gagnon Liquid metal with Ase Henry MS at Berkeley
2016 Joseph Haines Urethra PURA Hyundai in Alabama
2016 Yi Zhou Moth antenna PURA 2016, 2017
2016 Manon Magill Dog smell PURA MS in Bioengineering at UC San Diego
2016 Sarah Basta Urethra PURA
2016 Gerina Kim Elephant trunks PURA UGA Veterinary school, 208 HHMI Medical Fellows Program
2016 Christopher Johnson Larvae SURE 2016, Shishkov et al, 2019 MS at Georgia Tech
2016 Sara Ha Elephants rSICB 2016 MS and PhD at Stanford ME
2015 Fall Youmei Zhou Fingertips Air Products, PURA summer 2016 Boeing, SpaceX
2015 Fall Sarah Basta PURA
2015 Spring Nina Mohebbi Moth antennae PURA consulting
2015 Spring Xiangyu Zhong Fluid mechanics of taste PURA
2015 Summer Nicholas R Hayes Beetle wings PURA
2015 Summer Zachary Butner Flying fish PURA 2015, 2017 Startup in Boston
2015 Summer McLean Davies Intestines PURA
2014 Fall Jishen Cheng Flying fish PURA
2014 Fall Jessica Imgrund Tongue saliva PURA MS in ME, William Randolph Hearst Fellow
2014 Fall Morgan LaMarca Intestines PURA, 2016 John H. Ridley award Elon Musk startup in San Francisco
2014
2014 Spring Lee Hagood-James Tongue flicking PURA
2014 Harsh Kaitan Ant bridges PURA
2014 Ricky Lehner PURA SpaceX, McKenney’s, Inc. Energy Services and Commissioning
2014 Marguerite Matherne Bees Air Products 2015 PhD in ME
Summer
2014 Tanvi Dave Ant bridge self-healing PURA 2014 (summer and fall) MS in MSE at GT.  Roa Tummala group. Dec 2017, Pratt and Whitney.
2014 Mari Nguyen Bee self-cleaning PURA 2014
2014 D’Andre Waller Scaling of body hair PURA 2014 Accenture
2013 Zhongyang Jet Liu Fog harvesting PURA 2013; DFD 2013 Pure Air Filtration, Norcross, GA
2013 Chengshi Wang Mosquitoes in fog
2013 Jong Ha Tongue mechanics Air Products Fellow 2014, PURA Fellow 2014 PhD in ME, GT
2013 Hyun Choe Tongue mechanics PURA 2014 MS in ME, GT
2013 Ke Xu Flying fish Air Products Fellow 2014
2013 Sulisay Phonekeo Flying fish PURA MS in ME
2013 Joel Clewis Eyelashes PURA Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, GA
2013 Xinbei Guan Snake hearing PURA
2013 Jonathan Pham Micturition CURE (2 semesters in Hu’s lab and 1 semester in Peking University); PURA Medical school of Georgia
2013 Jerome Choo Micturition CROmetrics, Texas
2013 James Morrison Ant simulations
2013 Michael Gerov Ant towers US Army
2013 Eric Yi Butterfly flight
2013 Puja De Eyelash allometry MS at Georgia Tech
2013 Alex Barberie Puffball mushrooms DFD 2012
2013 Bruce Berry Mosquitoes in fog PURA PhD program in ME at Alabama
2012 David Kim Mosquitoes in dew PURA
2012 Shivani Goswami Mosquitoes flying through bednets PURA
2012 Peter Shankles Mosquitoes in rain PURA; Dickerson et al 2012 PhD in ME at University of Tennessee
2012 Daniel Christ Sugar bear aerodynamics PURA
2011 Camille Cruz Ant rafts PURA; SURE
2011 Abhishek Kwatra Eyelash simulations
2011 Paul Cook Concertina locomotion PURA Medical school
2010 Yasukuni Yamada Splash cup seed dispersal Amador et al 2012; PURA Japan
2009 Paul Foster CT-scans of ant aggregations Foster et al, 2014 PhD in CMU computer science
2009 Sho Shinotsuka Ant towers Industry, Japan
2009 Micah Streiff CT-scans of ant aggregations Rubbermaid
2010 Daniel West Mechanics of Mexican jumping Beans Hu et al 2012; SICB 2010; PURA Cummins Diesel and Fuel Systems, Pump Development Engineer
2009 Ishan Lal A Mexican Jumping Bean Robot Hu et al 2012; PURA MS in GT EE
2009 Geoff Russell Scalybot Marvi et al.2011; Best Paper by ASME Johns Hopkins MS in ME
2009 Gregory Meyers Scalybot Marvi et al.2011; Best Paper by ASME Rochester Polytechnic Institute MS
2009 Solomon Adera Ant rafts MIT PhD with Evelyn Wang
2008 Peter deMercurio Eyelash allometry PURA Gilet, New York City
2008 Adrian Martinez Ant clump assembly Peace Corps
2008 Zachary Mills Mechanics of the wet-dog shake Dickerson et al 2012; PURA PhD in ME at Georgia Tech
2008 Paul Richards Mechanics of giant pumpkins Hu et al 2011; PURA Georgia Tech MS
2006 Terri Scott Mechanics of slithering Hu et al 2009; DURF PhD in astrophysics, then neuroscience
2006 Jasmine Nirody Mechanics of slithering Hu et al 2009; DURF PhD in Biophysics at Berkeley
2006 Michael Gordon Turtle shell scaling Hu et al 2011; DURF Master’s program in Statistics at CUNY
2006 Kelly Sielert Turtle shell scaling Hu et al 2011; DURF Technology consulting

High School students

Year Student School Project Publications and Awards After graduation
2018 Tara Pillai Westminster Mole bubbles
2017 Aveed Matinfar Westminster Tail swishing
2016 Mihir Bellamkonda Wheeler Tail swishing Duke ME
2015 Cydney Jones Moth antenna
Taren Carter tongues Third place, ENGAGES presentation competition
Avni Kakkar Westminster Animal Flatulence
2014 Nilai Sarda Westminster Ant rheology
Anti Ganti Alpharetta Physics of Poop UIUC EE
2013 Sam Beadles Westminster Mosquitoes in fog
2012 Madeline O’Connell Wheeler Sidewinding snakes
Kaitlyn Murdock Wheeler Fire ant grip force
Luke Telljohann Westminster Mosquitoes in fog DFD 2012 Georgia Tech
Frank Chen Chattahoochee High School Eyelash aerodynamics Yale Pre-med
Raghuveer Gummadi Wheeler SEM of ant linkages
2011 Nihar Madhavan Duluth high school Mosquitoes in rain Dickerson et al 2012 Princeton finance

B4. Service on thesis or dissertation committees

B4.a. Service on thesis or dissertation committees, Internal

Student School Advisor Proposal Thesis
Ph.D.
Prasoon Suchandra Mechanical Engineering Devesh Ranjan
Ersan Demirer Mechanical Engineering Alexeev May 11, 2020
Laksh Punith Robotics PhD Greg Sawicki PhD Exam committee March 2020
Alexander Chang Elec. and Comp. Eng. Patricio Vela April 7, 2020
Yueyi Sun Mechanical Engineering Alexeev Jan 29, 2000
Alexandra Carruthers QBios Goldman
Ki Tae Wolf Mechanical Engineering Alex Alexeev Dec 10, 2019
Bo Lee Biology David Hu July 18, 2018
Olga Shishkov Mechanical Engineering David Hu Oct 13, 2017
Perrin Schiebel Physics Dan Goldman NA Dec 18, 2018
Jeff Gau Bioengineering Simon Sponberg Dec 10, 2019
Andrea Welsh Physics Flavio Fenton June 2018
Megan Matthews Physics Simon Sponberg Nov 11, 2017
Alexis Noel Mechanical Engineering David Hu Dec 2016 May 3, 2018
Patricia Yang Mechanical Engineering David Hu Apr 2016 April 11, 2017
Tingnan Zhang Physics Daniel Goldman Mar 2016
Peter Yeh Mechanical Engineering Alex Alexeev Apr 2015 Oct 2016
Zachary Mills Mechanical Engineering Alex Alexeev Mar 2015 Dec 2016
Michael Tennenbaum Mechanical Engineering Alberto Fernandez-Nieves Nov 2014
Michael Culler Mechanical Engineering Jason Nadler May 2014
Guillermo Amador Mechanical Engineering David Hu May 2014 May 2015
Honchul Sohn Mechanical Engineering Lena Ting Jun 2013 2014
Nick Gravish Mechanical Engineering Daniel Goldman NA Mar 2013
Andrew Dickerson Mechanical Engineering David Hu Nov 2012 Dec 2013
Sarah Sharpe Bioengineering Daniel Goldman NA Nov 2013
Hassan Massoud Mechanical Engineering Alex Alexeev Mar 2012 Jul 2012
Yang Ding Physics Daniel Goldman Jun 2011 Oct 2011
David Murphy Civil Engineering Jeannette Yen Jul 2012 Nov 2013
Hamidreza Marvi Mechanical Engineering David Hu May 2011 Jul 2013
Nathan Mlot Mechanical Engineering David Hu Apr 2012 Aug 2013
Abtin Rahimian Computer Science George Biros Mar 2011 Feb 2012
M.S.
Ian Tomkinson Mechanical Engineering Dan Goldman Dec 2018
Ross Warkentin Mechanical Engineering Dan Goldman July 2017
Sulisay Phonekeo Mechanical Engineering David Hu July 2015
Rajat Ghosh Mechanical Engineering Alex Alexeev May 2010
Thomas Mulcahey Mechanical Engineering David Hu Dec 2010
William Hobbs Mechanical Engineering David Hu Dec 2010
B.S.
Benjamin McInroe Physics Dan Goldman May 2014

B4.b. External Ph.D. Committees

Student School Advisor Proposal Thesis
Ph.D.
Ray Subashkusum New Jersey Institute of Technology Biological Sciences Simon Garnier May 9, 2018

B5. Mentorship of postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars

B5.a. Postdoctoral fellows

Name:                         Ito, Shuto

Began Advising:         May 2020 –

Project:                        Honeybee hairs

Status:                         postdoc sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Publications:

Presentations:

Position:

Name:                         Wu, Jia Ning

Began Advising:         Dec 2015 – April 2018

Project:                        Elephant trunks

Status:                         postdoc initially sponsored by Chinese Scholarship Council, then sponsored by the US Army Research Office

Publications:               Wu et al. Interface (2018)

Presentations:             SICB 2016, SICB 2017

Position:                      Postdoc, Department of Machinery and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2018: Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

B5.b. Visiting scholars

Name:                         Niu, Jun (August 2010 -August 2011)

Project:                        Mechanics of the hairy coatings

Status:                         3rd-year PhD student visiting our lab, supported by the

China Scholarship Council, associated with the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China.

Publications:               Niu & Hu (2011) Phys. Fluids

Presentations:             APS 2011

Position:                      Deputy Director of the oil production division, petroleum exploration & production research institute of SINOPEC

Name:                         Huang, Qiangqiang (August 2013- Sept 2013)

Project:                        Mechanics of the ant aggregations

Status:                         3rd-year PhD student visiting our lab, supported by the

China Scholarship Council, associated with the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China.

Presentations:             SICB 2014

Position:                      MIT PhD

Name:                         Arthur Barbosa de Almeida Campos (May – August 203)

Project:                        Ant bridges

Status:                         sponsored for one year by the BSMP-Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, ‘Ciencias sem Fronteira

Publications:               None

Presentations:             None

Position:                      M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of São Paulo

Name:                         Guo, Hao-Yuan (August – December 2014)

Project:                        solid mechanics of ant bridges

Status:                         3rd-year PhD student visiting our lab, supported by Tsinghua University the China Scholarship Council, associated with the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China.

Publications:               Noel et al. Interface (2016)

Presentations:             None

Position:                      China Aero Engine Research Institute 中国航空发动机研究院 for one year, then internet company, Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd., 北京搜狗科技发展有限公司

Name:                         Jing, Ren (Aug 2015 – Aug 2016)

Project:                        mechanics of jumping beetles

Status:                         3rd-year PhD student visiting our lab, supported by the

China Scholarship Council, associated with the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China.

Publications:               Jing et al, Zoological Science (2018)

Presentations:             SICB 2016

Position:                      Postdoc at Entomology branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Name:                         Guo, Lin (Nov 2017 – Dec 2017

Project:                        Earwax

Status:                         graduate student sponsored by Chinese Scholarship Council for 1.5 years

Publications:               None

Presentations:             None

Position:                      visiting scholar in Satish Kumar group at Georgia Tech

B6. Hosting of High School Teachers and Authors

Name:                         Reed, Sameela

Began Advising:         June 2010

Project:                        educational module entitled “Snakes on a Plane” for 8th graders

Status:                         High school teacher, now a nurse

Funding:                     GIFT (Georgia Internship for Teachers) Program

Position after:             Physician’s assistant

Name:                         Reynolds, Marlene

Began Advising:         June 2012

Project:                        BIO 4590 class presented at 3 booths at the KITES festival on April 27, 2012. 

Status:                         Founder of KITES (Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering, and Science)

Position after:             Unknown

Name:                         Shaw, Steven (June 2014-August 2014)

Project:                        fluid mechanics and art

Status:                         Art teacher, The Schenck School (for dyslexic children); funded provided by Bara Cola (NSF GT PRIME grant)

Publications:               Hands-on Activity: Surface Tension and Suminagashi

Presentations:             None

Position after:             Art teacher at Schenck School

Name:                         Wheeler-Toppen, Jodi (June 2018 – present)

Project:                        children’s books about animal movement

Status:                         Children’s author, https://onceuponasciencebook.com

Publications:

Books:

Wheeler-Toppen, J.L. Tongues: Not Just for Tasting. (2019). In Cat Science Unleashed. National Geographic Kids.  Slated for release in August, 2019.

Wheeler-Toppen, J.L. Energy’s Wild Ride. (In Press). In Wheeler-Toppen, J.L., Kraus, K., and Hackett, M. Once Upon a Physical Science Book: 12 interdisciplinary lessons to create confident readers. NSTA Press. No release date yet.

Children’s Periodicals:

Wheeler-Toppen, J.L. A Sensational Pet Picnic. (2019). ASK Magazine: Arts and Science For Kids. January, 2019 issue.

Wheeler-Toppen, J.L. How Does a Bee Brush Her Hair? (Submitted, no decision yet). Highlights for Children.

Presentations:             None

Position after:             Children’s author

C.             EDUCATIONAL INNOVATIONS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Graduate Courses

Interfacial fluids mechanics, ME 8863, Fall 2013, Spring 2019: This course covers the mechanics of small parcels of fluid where surface tension forces are dominant.  This material is useful across campus from microfluidics in chemical engineering to bacterial motion in biology.

Viscous flow, ME 6602, Spring 2013-present: This course concerns the mechanics of motion at low Reynolds number, with an emphasis on the use of asymptotic methods.

Graduate fluid mechanics, ME 6601, Fall 2011-present: Hu teaches a mathematical treatment of fluid mechanics with an emphasis on the use of scaling, Einstein notation, and physical intuition.

Scientific Communication Workshop. Fall 2016-present. The purpose of this bi-weekly workshop is to teach graduate students to communicate their work to the press.  Techniques taught include photography, mock interviews, and making webpages

Undergraduate Courses

Science & Engineering of Animal Conservation, VIP 4602, Fall 2019-present: Each fall and spring semesters, I teach a course on how to bring STEM majors to design, build, and test experiments that help with conservation. We are working with international leaders in the field of mammal and herpetology conservation with project based learning to get students more actively involved in conservation of species.

Research Project Laboratory, BIO 4590, Spring 2010-present: Biennially, I teach a biomechanics course on a rotating theme.  In 2012, I taught a course on mechanics of ant aggregations, created a semester’s worth of new lectures and built new laboratory equipment for the course for the study of ant locomotion. Particular attention was paid to teaching biologists to perform quantitative mechanical measurements.

Fluid Mechanics, ME 3340, Fall 2008-present:  I taught this course with an emphasis on biomechanics and flows in nature.  I introduced a new 2-week module on scaling and dimensional analysis and its use in nature.

Thermal Fluids Engineering, ME3720, Fall 2010: I taught an overview course of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer to mostly CS and ISYE majors.

ME 4698: PURA awardees.  I supervise 2-3 PURA awardees per semester on projects related to my graduate student theses.

ME 4699: research credit. I supervise 4-5 undergraduate students on independent research projects, in line with my graduate student theses.

VI.          Service

A.             PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

A1. Editorial Board Memberships

  • Integrative and Comparative Biology. Assistant Editor. July 3, 2020 – present. Host: Ulrike Muller and Suzanne Miller
  • Community Advisory Council for GoSTEAM at Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). November 14, 2018 – present. Host: Lizanne DeStefano
  • Georgia Tech Library’s Faculty Advisory Board (LFAB) Sept 11, 2018 – present. Host: Ameet Doshi and Dean Catherine Murray-Rust
  • PLOS ONE. Academic Editorial Board. Biophysics category. July 3, 2018 – present.
  • Journal of Experimental Biology. Advisory Editorial Board.  April 15, 2016 – present
  • Annals of Improbable Research. Editorial Board Member.  September 19, 2015 – present
  • Scientific Reports Editorial Board. Fluids and Plasma Physics category. Nature Publishing Group. July 2, 2015 – present
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters. Editorial Board. 2015 – present
  • Center for Creative Design of Materials, NYU Abu Dhabi. External Board member. 2016 – present

A2. Society Offices, Activities and Membership

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2007-present

  • Public Affairs Committee (PAC), 2014 – 2017
  • Judge for Best Paper Award, Division of Biomechanics, 2013, 2016

American Physical Society, 2002 – present

  • All the Faces of Fluid Dynamics Lunches, Founder and Chair, 2015 – present
  • APS DFD Video Gallery of Fluid Motion, Chair, 2018
  • APS DFD Student Luncheon Invited Mentor, 2017
  • APS DFD Nominating Committee, 2016 – 2018
  • APS DFD Committee on Media & Science Relations, 2013 – 2015, 2018-2021

Society for Engineering Science, 2011

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2000 – 2001

 

A3. Organization and Chairmanship of Technical Sessions, Workshops and Conferences

  1. Making forces visible: physics advances using photoelastic materials. Focus Session for the American Physical Society Division Annual March Meeting. Co-organized with Karen Daniels.  March 2020
  2. “Disgust: Fluid mechanics of the gross.” Focus Session for the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting. Co-organized with Megan Leftwich.  November 2016
  3. Southeast Regional SICB Conference (with Division of comparative biology and Division of vertebrate morphology), Conference co-organizer (with D. Goldman), 2014
  4. “Dripping, drinking and shaking: Capillary effects in Integrative Biology” for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Symposium co-organizer with R. Levy and L. Bouriouba. Austin, Texas. 2014
  5. Dynamics Days, An international conference on chaos and nonlinear dynamics. Co-organizer.2013
  6. Session chair of “Complementary to Symposium: Modeling Animal Locomotion III.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Charleston, SC, 2012
  7. Session co-chair, Biolocomotion and Biofluid Dynamics Symposium. Society of Engineering Science 2011 Annual Technical Conference. Evanston, IL.  October 2011
  8. Session chair of “Exotic morphology.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, 2010

A3. Organization and Chairmanship of Technical Sessions, Workshops and Conferences

  1. 93rd American Chemical Society Symposium for Colloid and Surface Science to be held June 16-19, 2019 at Georgia Tech. Organizer for Symposium on “Wetting and Adhesion.” Host: Valeria Milam.
  2. Army Research Office Science Storytelling Event at the Historic Academy of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia. Co-organizer with Olga Shishkov. February 28, 2018
  3. SIAM DS19 “Snowbird” dynamical systems conference. Organizing Committee (OC) member under lead organizers Mason Porter and Elaine Spiller. May 19 – 23, 2019
  4. Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, Session on “Science that makes you laugh then think! What can be found when science is seen through the looking glass of the Ig Nobel prizes?” Georgia Tech, Atlanta Georgia. Co-organizer with Phil Shapira and Jan Youtie. October 9-11, 2017
  5. 91st American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science, Symposium on “Wetting and Adhesion” at the City College of New York. Co-organizer with Noshir Pesika. July 9 – 13, 2017.
  6. Last Minute NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Workshops at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, at Georgia Tech. Attendees who received the award include 10 Georgia Tech students (Roxeanne Glazier (BME), Alexandra Atalis (BME), Charlsie Lemons (ME), Shekaib Musa (ME), Svetoslav Nikolov (ME), Alexis Noel (ME), Thomas Spencer (ME), Marguerite Mathene (ME), Tony Chen (ME)) Oct 1, 2015; Oct 2014.
  7. American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics 67th Annual Meeting. Luncheon on How to tell your news story. Co-organizers: Flora Lichtman, Rachel Levy, Jason Bardi. San Francisco, California. November 23, 2014
  8. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Symposium & Workshop: Shaking, dripping and drinking: surface-tension phenomena in organismal biology. Lunch workshop: Communicating your science to news outlets.  Co-organizers: Flora Lichtman and Rachel Levy. Austin, Texas. January 4, 2014
  9. Pohang University of Science and Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Complex biological surfaces and locomotion. A 6-hour workshop given to 28 faculty and students.  Topics covered included: walking on water, snake locomotion and cooperation of ants.  Host: Sang Joon Lee and Bojuk Kim.  Pohang, Korea. June 24, 2011.

A4. Technical Journal or Conference Referee Activities

  1. Paper reviewer for Living Machines (LM) conference, Paris 2018. Host: Vicky Vouloutsi.
  2. Robotics Science and Systems, Abstract reviewer for meeting on June 24-28, 2013, Berlin, Germany
  3. ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Abstract Reviewer. Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  June 2012.
  4. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Abstract Reviewer & Session chair, Development and Characterization of Bio-Inspired Structures I. ASME 2008 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.  Ellicot City, MD. October 2008
  5. I review articles from over 40 serials, including Nature, Science, Science Advances, Science Robotics, Nature Communications, PNAS, JEB, Physics of Fluids, as well as journals of chemistry, biology, mathematics, robotics, engineering and general sciences. In 2018-present, I reviewed: Science, Science Advances (4 times), PNAS, Current Biology, Nature Physics, JEB, Langmuir, Biology Letters, Science Robotics (3 times), Nature Communications, Royal Society Interface, Soft Matter, European Journal of Wildlife Research
  6. 2020 reviewer: Scientific Reports, Soft Matter, Royal Society Interface, Phys Rev Fluids, Royal Society Open, Integrative and Comparative Biology, IEEE IROS, PNAS, Journal of Biomechanics, Extreme Mechanics Letters
  7. 2019 reviewer: Science Advances, Colloids and Surfaces A, Current Biology, Interface, Robotica, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Royal Society Open Science, PNAS, Colloid and Interface Science Communications, Research – a Science Partner journal, Insect Science
  8. Previous reviewer activities before 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2011), African Journal of Aquatic Science (2014), Animal Behaviour (2013), Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics Letters (2014), Biology Letters (2010), Biophysical Journal (2011,2014), Central European Journal of Biology, Chem (2016), European Physical Journal E (2014), Evolution (2010), Current Biology (2014), Current Nutrition & Food Science (2012), Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata IEEE Transactions on Robotics, European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids (2014), European Journal of Physics (2017), European Physical Journal E (2014), Experiments in Fluids (2014,2015), IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (2017), IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Insectes Sociaux (2012, 2013), Journal of Arachnology (2013), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2012), Journal of Experimental Biology (2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015), Journal of Experimental Mechanics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2013, 2014), Journal of Fluids and Structures (2012, 2014), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (2012), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (2012), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (JMBBM, 2012), Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2011,2013,2014), Journal of Theoretical Biology (2012), Insects (2017), Interface Focus (2014), Langmuir (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Mammalian Biology (2013), Nanoscale (The Royal Society of Chemistry) 2011, Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Scientific Reports (2013,2014,2015), Naturwissenschaften (2011), Physical Review E: Statistical, nonlinear and soft matter physics, Physics of Fluids (2012), PLoS ONE (2012), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (2011), Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical (2014), Physical and Engineering Sciences, Robotica (2011,2014), SIAM Review (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) (2011), Tribology Letters (2014), Zoology (2013,2014)

A5. Proposal Panel and Reviews

  • National Science Foundation
  1. Division of Materials Research. Biomaterials (BMAT) program. TMRP (Topical Materials Research Program) Contact: Steve Smith. February 18, 2020
  2. Division of Engineering, Particulate and Multiphase Processes. Proposal Reviewer and Panelist. Contact: William Olbricht. 2016
  3. Division of Physics. Physics of Living Systems. Panelist. Proposal Reviewer and Panelist. Contact: K. Blagoev. 2013.
  4. Division of Biology. Integrative and Organismal Systems. Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster. Mail-in reviewer in 2010, 2011. Contact: W. Zamer.
  5. Division of Biology. Integrative and Organismal Systems. Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster. Mail in reviewer in 2009. Contact: A. Summers,
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  1. Physics II Panel, January 23, 2020
  2. Physics II Panel, January 24, 2019
  3. Physics of living systems Panel, January 2018
  4. Physiology, Organismal & Developmental Biology Panel, Jan 24-25, 2017
  5. Physics 2 Panel, Jan 30, 2016
  6. Physics of Living Systems Panel, Jan 20, 2015.
  7. Organismal and Systematic Biology Panel, January 28-30, 2014
  8. Organismal and Systematic Biology Panel, January 9-11, 2013
  9. Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology Panel, January 11-13, 2012
  • Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship evaluation meeting.
  1. Mathematics Panel, February 25-26, 2012
  2. Biology Panel, January 26, 2013
  3. Mechanical Engineering mail-in reviewer, January 26, 2020
  • NSA Mathematical Sciences Grant Program. Contact: Ellen Maycock, 2011
  • National Research Foundation of Korea. Global Research Network Program, 2011
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Scholarship for SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation), Mechanical Engineering Panel, 2011
  • Department of Defense (DoD) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), application for a Veni grant in the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. Reviewer Feb 2014
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Reviewer 2014.
  • Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
    • Career Development Award (CDA) program, 2015.
    • Research Grant Awards, 2020
  • Army Research Office (ARO) Grant Reviewer, 2017
  • National Geographic Grants Program, Reviewer. 2015
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), 2016
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engineering Research Grants, 2017, 2018
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
  • New Frontiers in Research Fund2019 Exploration competition . October 25, 2019. Host: Melanie Ethier, Nadine Miville, Guillaume Romain
  • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program. The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) Host: Michelle Love. April 15, 2020
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Reviewer for “Matter-to-Life” May 20, 2020. $100 Honorarium Host: Erniee Glover.

A5. Other Involvement

None.

B.             PUBLIC AND COMMUITY SERVICE

B1. Invited commentary and consultation for Radio, Newspapers and Magazines

  • Paul Chisholm
  • New Scientist. Viviane Callier. July 5, 2020
  • Tenyun of Tencent. JuQiang. July 5, 2020
  • McKee Wallwork and Company. Jon Lewis. June 25, 2020
  • Chemistry World. Jamie Durrani. Drone blows clouds of pollen laden bubbles that could help farmers out. June 17, 2020
  • Chemistry World. ‘People ask me the strangest questions’. Jamie Durrani. May 29, 2020
  • New York Times. How Insects Cope When Blood Rushes to Their Heads. Jim Gorman. Jan 13, 2020
  • New York Times. Legless, Leaping Larvae. Jim Gorman. Aug 6, 2019
  • Ralph Woollcombe. Pimsoll Productions. National Geographic series. July 30, 2019
  • Quanta Magazine. How Swarming Insects Act Like Fluids. Jordana Cepelwicz. July 10, 2019.
  • Busan English Radio Broadcasting Station. Interview on fire ants appearing in South Korea. May 30, 2018. Host: David Kim
  • Physics Today. Rachel Berkowitz, contributing Editor. Consultation regarding paper in Phys Rev Fluids. February 8, 2018
  • Washington Post. Watch these bizarre flies dive underwater using bubbles like scuba suits. Ben Guarino. November 20, 2017
  • APS News. Sophia Chen. What Do You Do When A Senator Calls Your Research A Waste of Money? July 2016
  • “Water’s Tough Skin”. Elizabeth Pennisi. 14 Mar 2014.
  • Los Angeles Times. “Rafting ants use babies as floating life-preservers during floods.”. Amina Kahn. Feb 19, 2014
  • New Scientist. “Hummingbird performs the fastest ever shimmy.” Colin Barras. July 3, 2013
  • National Public Radio, Science Friday. “Plunging Into the Science of BASE Jumping” Flora Lichtman. October 25, 2012
  • Hydrophobicity of Mosquitoes: Multifaceted Menace. Science 317:301 (2007).
  • LiveScience. “How Mosquitoes Walk on Water and Up Walls” Andrea Thompson. July 18, 2007

B2. Coverage in Newspaper, Magazines, Television

Highlights:

  • Mysteries of Animal Movement. Profile in New York Times. Jim Gorman. November 6, 2018.
  • 2015 Best Documentary Segment at the New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. “Ant Engineers,” produced by Kelly Peckham at Discovery Channel, filmed in David Hu’s lab. https://youtu.be/5GnSf0lgafQ
  • Invited Contestant on “I am a speaker,” a Chinese game show similar to TED aired Saturday night at primetime. I am the first scientist and first American to be on the show.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUgB_eCT0p0 August 8, 2015
  • Animal Planet. Solved: Nature’s Greatest Mysteries. Filmed November 26, 2018.  David Johnson from Wall to Wall.

Other contributions from 2003 -present

 

Physics of Tossing Fried Rice

Article:

Feb. 28, 2020. Sputnik News “Arroz frito: cómo prepararlo a la perfección según la ciencia”

Feb. 26, 2020. de Volkskrant, Netherland newspaper “Zo werkt de natuurkunde van rijst bakken in een wok” George van Hal & Maarten Keulemans

Feb. 25, 2020. CafeBiz, Vietnam “Các nhà khoa học vừa chỉ ra cách lắc chảo để rang cơm ngon nhất cóthể”

Feb. 25, 2020. Gigazine, Japan “チャーハンを炒める時の「完璧な中華鍋の振り方」を本気で研究した物理学者が登場”

Feb. 23, 2020. Replicario, Brazil “Físicos da Georgia Tech desvendam o segredo para aperfeiçoar o arroz frito”

Feb. 23, 2020. arsTECHNICA “Georgia Tech physicists unlock the secret to perfect wok-tossed fried rice” Jennifer Ouellette

Feb. 19, 2020. DQ, Taiwan “這一次,搞笑諾貝爾獎得主解開「黃金炒飯」的秘密” 徽徽

Feb. 17, 2020. Ifanr, China “两届搞笑诺贝尔奖得主,这次找到了「黄金炒饭」的奥义”

Feb. 14, 2020. ZME Science “The physics of fried rice” Mihai Andrei

Feb. 12, 2020. GIZMODO, UK “Here’s the Best Way to Make Fried Rice, According to Hungry Engineers” Ryan F. Mandelbaum

Feb. 12, 2020. Popular Mechanics “Use Math and Physics to Flip the Best Fried Rice” Caroline Delbert

Feb. 11, 2020. Science News “How to make the best fried rice, according to physics” Emily Conover

Nov. 23, 2018. Lite News Hong Kong “完美炒飯不簡單?美研究:每0.32秒要秒拋一次鑊” 陳韻詩

Nov. 22, 2018. ETtoday, Taiwan “「完美炒飯」需要很大力氣! 美來台研究:每0.32秒就要甩1次”

Nov. 22, 2018. India Times “How To Cook The Perfect Fried Rice Every Single Time, According To Scientific Research” Gwyn D’Mello

Nov. 21, 2018. ZME science “Delicious chemistry: the science behind wok tossing” Mihai Andrei

Nov. 20, 2018. Cosmos Magazine “The physics of fried rice” Natalie Parletta

Nov. 20, 2018. Atlas Obscura “Breaking down the physics of wok tossing” Anna Kusmer

Nov. 20, 2018. Geek.com “How to cook perfectly fried rice, according to scientists” Genevieve Scarano

Nov. 20, 2018. Modgab “The physics of fried rice” Fusberta Charest

Nov. 20, 2018. MSN “Perfect stir-fried rice recipe is all a matter of maths, say scientists” Jane Clinton

Nov. 19, 2018. Dailymail “You’ve been cooking fried rice wrong! Flip It out of the wok like pancakes every .32 seconds for the best flavour, say scientists” Victoria Allen

Nov. 19, 2018. Phys.org “The subtle science of wok tossing” Steve Nadis

Nov. 19, 2018. Earth.com “The science behind cooking perfectly fried rice” Kay Vandette

Radio:

Mar. 16, 2020. PRX Number in the news “0.3: The secret ingredient to perfect fried rice? Physics.” Bianca Hillier

Mar. 3, 2020. 630 KHOW, iHeart Radio “HungTang Ko (GA Tech PhD candidate) on the science of the best fried rice” Ross Kaminsky

Feb. 28, 2020. Sveriges Radio, Sweden “Forskare har studerat wokning – ger hopp för kockars axlar”

Feb. 25, 2020. PRI The World “The secret ingredient to perfect fried rice is physical” Marco Werman

Feb. 13, 2020. 3AW Breakfast, Australia Ross Stevenson & John Burns

Feb. 12, 2020. Deutschlandfunk, Germany “Die Physik des Reisbratens” Frank Grotelüschen

June 11, 2019. ABC Radio Tasmania, Australia Jane Longhurst

TV:

Dec. 20, 2018. CGTN America “Hungtang Ko discusses his research on wok tossing” Mike Walter

Elephant trunks

7 January. 2020. LiveScience, “Elephants’ Trunks are like Super-Strong Gumby Arms” Kimberly Hickok

Panda Climbing

January 28, 2020 ScienceNews “How pands use their head as a kind of extra limb for climbing”, Susan Milius

January 8, 2020 LiveScience “Some Pandas Use Their Head to Climb. Others just can’t..and it’s so unbearably cute.” Kimberly Hickok

Wombats make cuboidal feces using intestines with periodic stiffness

November 20, 2018. Science, Wombats make cube-shaped poop, thanks to unique intestines. Frankie Schembri

November 20, 2018. BBC (United Kingdom), Wombats discovered to have cubs-shaped poo.

November 19, 2018. CBC Radio (Canada), Scientist figures out how wombats poop cubes. Kate Swoger

November 19, 2018. The Washington Post, Scientists stuffed balloons into dead wombats to learn why they poop cubes. Cleve Wootson Jr.

November 19, 2018. Independent (United Kingdom), Scientists solve mystery of how wombats produce cubed poo. Chris Baynes

November 19, 2018. CNN, Wombat poop: Scientists have finally discovered why it’s cubed. Helen Regan

November 19, 2018. National Geographic, Why is wombat poop cubed-shaped? Tik Root

November 18, 2018. The Guardian (United Kingdom), Scientists unravel secret of cube-shaped wombat faeces. Ian Sample

November 18, 2018. Science News, Wombats are the only animals whose poop is cube. Here’s how they do it. Laurel Hamers

November 18, 2018. Le Monde (France), The wombat and its strange cubic droppings. Nathaniel Herzberg

November 18, 2018. NOVA PBS, Wombats Poop in Cubes. Scientists Are Figuring How. Katherine Wu

Hydrodynamics of defecation

December 27, 2017. Physics World, The 10 quirkiest physics stories of 2017. Michael Banks

May 11, 2017. Chemistry World, Deft defecators done in 12 seconds. Charlie Quigg

May 1, 2017. BBC (United Kingdom), Why doing a poo takes almost all animals roughly 12 seconds.

May 3, 2017. CNN, Big or small, animals take the same amount of time to poop

April 28, 2017. VICE, Healthy Mammals Poop in 19 Seconds or Less. Nick Keppler

April 26, 2017. Science, Most mammals need only 12 seconds to poop. Ryan Cross

April 26, 2017. New Scientist (United Kingdom), Most mammals big or small take about 12 seconds to defecate, Chelsea Whyte

 

The cat tongue

24 November 2018 The Economist “The microscopic structure of a cat’s tongue helps keep its fur clean”

21 November 2018 NPR “Freaked out by your cat’s scratchy tongue? Don’t be! It’s keeping them cleaner”

20 November 2018 The Smithsonian “Your cat’s tongue Is a rough, pink engineering marvel”

19 November 2018 The Seattle Times “The scoop on how your cat’s sandpapery tongue deep cleans”

19 November 2018 Mental Floss “Why your cat’s tongue is nature’s perfect hairbrush”

19 November 2018 Science Magazine “How do cats stay so clean? Video reveals secrets of the feline tongue”

19 November 2018 National Geographic “How cat tongues work – and can inspire human tech”

19 November 2018 PBS Nova “Cat tongues are covered in hundreds of body-cooling, moisture-wicking quill pens”

Spinning fire ant raft

Dec. 8, 2019. arsTECHNICA “The physics behind how fire ants band together into robust floating rafts” Jennifer Ouellette

Nov. 26, 2019. Phys.org “Fire ants’ raft building skills react as fluid forces change” American Physical Society

Mammal Tails

January 6, 2017. Science, “Watch a zebra turn its tail into a surprisingly effective fly swatter.” Elizabeth Pennisi.

October 16, 2018. The Scientist Image of the Day, “Swish Swish.” Kerry Grens.

October 17, 2018. Nature Research Highlights, “Why an elephant’s tail is a feeble fly-swatter.” Jeremy Rehm.

December 2018. Mechanical Engineering Magazine, Vol. 140 (12) “Animal Planet Engineering.” Alan Brown.

December 13, 2018. The Horse, “Horse Tail Swishing: More Than Meets the Eye.” Christa Lesté-Lasserre.

 

 

Fly larvae

February 6, 2019. LiveScience. “Thousands of Writhing Maggots Create the World’s Creepiest Fountain” by Mindy Weisberger.

February 6, 2019. ScienceNews. “How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a pizza so fast” by Susan Milius.

February 6, 2019. Phys.org. “Black soldier fly larvae found to maximize eating by forming a fountain” by Bob Yirka.

February 6, 2019. Fox News. “’Fountain’ of 10,000 maggots devour pizza in just 2 hours, reveal unique way fly larvae feed” by Jennifer Earl.

February 6, 2019. Yahoo News. “Watch 10,000 maggots devour a pizza in two hours”.

February 5, 2019. Science Magazine. “Watch a maggot ‘fountain’ devour a pizza in 2 hours” by Alex Fox.

April 13, 2018. Science Friday. “The Very Hungry Maggot” Luke Groskin and Lauren J. Young.

February 14, 2018. Gizmodo.  “Send This Video of Maggots Eating a Heart-Shaped Donut to Your Love” Ryan F. Mandelbaum.

 

Physics of Elephant Trunks

9 January 2017. NewScientist “The Trunk trick that lets elephants pick up almost anything” Andy Coghlan

8 January 2017.  Sciencemag.org “Watch an elephant pick up a tortilla chip with her trunk- without breaking it” Elizabeth Pennisi

16 March 2017. Daily Planet “Elephant trunks are so delicate” Discovery Canada

 

Frog tongue adhesion

January 31, 2017, Daily Mail. “Got it licked! How frogs catch flies with their sticky tongues: Amphibians have ‘reversible’ saliva that is like superglue when outside the mouth.” Colin Fernandez

January 31, 2017, Science Magazine. “A Frog’s Tongue is an Ultrasoft Shock Absorber.” Rachael Lallensack

January 31, 2017, Popular Science. “Frogs Use Elastic Tongues and Reversible Spit to Catch Prey.”

January 31, 2017, Science News. “What Gives Frog Tongues the Gift of Grab.” Susan Milius

January 31, 2017, NPR Weekend Update. “To Catch Prey, Frogs Turn To Sticky Spit.” Madeline K. Sofia

January 31, 2017, Scientific American. “Soft, Sticky Frog Tongues Slurp Supper.” Lydia Chain

February 1, 2017, The Guardian. “Special Spit is the Secret of Uniquely Sticky Frog Tongues, Study Reveals.” Hannah Devlin

February 1, 2017, Smithsonian Magazine. “Inside Every Frog’s Mouth is a Sticky, Grabby Bullet.”

February 1, 2017, Yahoo News. “Super-Sticky Frog Saliva Turns Watery in its Mouth.” Himanshu Goenka

February 1, 2017, The Atlantic. “Why Frog Tongues Are So Sticky.” Ed Yong

February 1, 2017, The Washington Post. “Scientist cracks mystery of the frog’s powerful tongue. It’s called spit.” Ben Guarino

February 2, 2017, Business Insider. “Slow-motion Footage Reveals the Unique Way Frog’s Capture their Prey.” Gene Kim and Jessica Orwig

February 3, 2017, Seeker. “Slo-Mo Video Shows Frog’s Sticky Saliva Snaring Prey.” Richard Farrell

February 3, 2017, LA Times. “What makes a frog’s tongue so sticky? The secret is in the spit.” Sean Greene

February 3, 2017, NPR Science Friday. “The Secrets of Sticky Frog Saliva.”

February 4, 2017, NPR Weekend Update. “’Pretty Disgusting Snot-Like Spit’ Lets Frog’s Catch Their Prey.” Scott Simon

February 6, 2017, The New York Times. “Of a Frog’s Slap Shot and Saliva.” James Gorman

February 6, 2017, Scientific American. “Frog Spit Behaves Like Bug-Catching Ketchup.” Christopher Intagliata.

February 9, 2017, How Stuff Works. “Reversible Saliva Lets Frog Switch Between Sticking Prey and Swallowing.” Melanie Radzicki McManus

 

Ants as a Fluid

27 October 2015. Newsweek.  “Video: ants act like both liquids and solids” Douglas Main

26 October 2015. Gizmodo.  “Everything in the future could be made of ants” Esther Inglis-Arkell

26 October 2015. Popular Mechanics.  “A teeming mass of ants acts like a liquid and a solid” Jay Bennett

28 October 2015. Physics World.  “Swarming fire ants show solid and liquid properties” Tim Wogan

27 October 2015. Futurity.  “Teeming ants act like both a liquid and a solid” Jason Maderer

26 October 2015. Phys.org .  “Ants: both solid-like and liquid-like”

26 October 2015. ScienceDaily.  “How ants and ketchup are alike: both solid-like and liquid-like”

 

Miscellaneous

March 4, 2016. .   PRI’s Science Friday.  Fluid mechanics of cheese. Host: Ira Flatow and Chirstopher Intagliata.

Jan 10, 2016.  The Sporkful.  WNYC – New York Public Radio. Anne Saini.

December 26, 2015.  The Pet Buzz on Brooklyn’s CortelyouRoadRadio.com.  Charlotte Reed.  30 minute interview

August 2015.  Phoenix Television.  Hour-long interview. 凤凰卫视采访提纲

Hairiness and cleanliness

May 15, 2017. The New York Times, “Why Honeybees Are Good at Grooming (It’s All in the Hair).” James Gorman.

March 29, 2017. Business Insider. “Scientists just discovered how bees clean themselves — and the slow-mo footage is mesmerizing.” Fernando Marinho and Jessica Orwig

March 31, 2017. Discovery Channel Canada. Bee Hair. Featured on Daily Planet. Hosts: Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin.

November 10, 2015.   PRI’s Science Friday.  How hair keeps animals clean.  30-min radio segment Host: Chirstopher Intagliata.

9 November 2015. The New York Times. “Animals Rely on Hair to Keep Clean, Study Finds.” Sindya N. Bhanoo

10 November 2015. Discovery News. “Hairy Animals Teach Us How to Keep Robots Clean.” Laine Bergeson

11 November 2015. Popular Science. “New Study Finds Cats Have the Surface Area of a Ping Pong Table.” Mary Beth Griggs

13 November 2015. NPR Science Friday. “Microscopic Hairs Keep Some Critters Clean.” Christopher Intagliata

21 November 2015. Los Angeles Times. “Dangerous dirt: Why the animal world is obsessed with staying clean.” Deborah Netburn

Insect ocular hairs

11 November 2015. Physics Buzz. “Do Not Shave a Fruit Fly’s Eye.” Jessica Orwig

Eyelashes:

5 March 2015. CNA (Taiwanese). “睫毛非越長越好 符黃金比例利護眼.”

3 March 2015. RCN Radio (Colombian). Radio interview.

2 March 2015. BBC Mundo (Spanish). “¿Realmente es bueno tener las pestañas largas?” Laura Plitt

2 March 2015. People.cn (Chinese). “研究人员警告:假睫毛可能损害视力.” Yang Xiaowen

28 February 2015. The Economist. “The origin of eyelashes: Mote prevention.”

28 February 2015. Saturday Night Live. “Weekend Update: Riblet.”

25 February 2015. Los Angeles Times. “Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes.” Deborah Netburn

25 February 2015. National Public Radio. “Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes.” Poncie Rutsch

25 February 2015. Smithsonian. “Determine Your Ideal Eyelash Length With Science.” Erin Blakemore

25 February 2015. New York Magazine. “Eyelashes: Not Just for Flirting, Say Scientists.” Maggie Lange

25 February 2015. Cosmopolitan. “Extra-Long Eyelashes Have a Dangerous Side Effect.” Elizabeth Narins

25 February 2015. Al Arabiya News (Arabic). “Biologists lift lid on ‘eyelash mystery’.”

25 February 2015. The Japan Times (Japanese). “Biologists lift lid on eyelash mystery.”

24 February 2015. New York Times. “Length of Lashes Keeps Eyes From Drying, Study Finds.” James Gorman

24 February 2015. National Geographic. “Longer Eyelashes May Be Sexier, But Not Always Better.” Traci Watson

24 February 2015. Science News. “The eyes have it: Long lashes not so lovely.” Susan Milius

24 February 2015. Discovery News. “Eyelashes and What They Do: Photos.” Jennifer Viegas

19 January 2015, Ogoniok (Russian). “Гильермо Амадор, исследователь из Технологического института Джорджии.” Nikita Aronov

9 January 2015. Today Health. “Jealous of long eyelashes? Why extensions may be a bad idea.” Linda Carroll

8 January 2015. Daily Mail. “Are your eyelashes making you ILL?” Jonathan O’Callaghan

7 January 2015. ScienceNOW. “The downside to long lashes.” Elizabeth Pennis

CT-scans of ant balls

Print

Apr 9, 2014. The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants. Singer, Emily.

Science News. Susan Milius

June 11, 2014. Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science, “Fire spacing and orientation.” Ed Young

June 11, 2014. Nature News, “Secrets of ant rafts revealed.” Emma Marris

June 11, 2014. Georgia Tech Press release, “Going inside an ant raft.” Jason Maderer

June 12, 2014. Los Angeles Times Inquiry, “X-rays reveal the mysteries of fire-ant rafts.” Amina Khan

June 12, 2014. Helsinki Daily Paper Online ,“Frozen fire ants.” Jani Kaaro

June 12, 2014. Ranger Rick Magazine, “Untitled.” Robyn Gregg

June 17, 2014. Science Recorder, “Fire ant structures.” Vicki Wright

TV

May 01, 2014. Discovery Channel Canada, “Fire ant engineering.” Ian Connacher

June 12, 2014. Discovery, “Fire ant raft.” Holly Almond

June 17, 2014. Here and Now , “Fire ants.” Robin Young

Radio

June 17, 2014. NPR: Here and Now, “Fire ants.” Robin Young

Ants as fluids

Dec 17, 2013, The New York Times, “Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid.” Gorman, James

Dec 2, 2013, MessageToEagle.com, “Fire Ants’ Super-Organism Form Self-Healing Living Bridges”

Dec 27, 2013, Environmental News Network, “Fire-ant rafts inspiring materials science research.” Debra Goldberg

Nov 27, 2013, Smithsonian, “Watch Fire Ants Use Their Bodies To Form Living Architecture” Joseph Stromberg

Nov 27, 2013, Nature World News, “Fire Ants Rafts Could Help Design Self-Assembling Robot [Video]”

Nov 27, 2013, redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports, “Amazing Viscoelasticity Observed In Structures Comprised Of Fire Ants”

Nov 26, 2013 Popular Mechanics, “A Mob of Fire Ants Becomes a New kind of Material” Ashley Taylor

Nov 26, 2013, Los Anglos Times, “Video: Fire ants’ superpowers could inspire self-healing bridges” Amina Khan

Nov 26, 2013, LiveScience, “How Bizarre Fire-Ant Rafts Survive Constant Floods” Laura Poppick

Nov 26, 2013, NewScientist, “Fire ants writhe to make unsinkable rafts” Alyssa Botelho

Radio: Feb 4, 2014.  Science Faction Radio Program.  Andrea Reid from McGill University and CKUT radio in Montreal, Canada.

Television: Discovery Channel Canada.  Producer Kelly Peckham.  Visit March 28, 2014

Law of Urination

Video/Radio.

Oct 22, 2014. German radio.  Martina Buttler’s (radio correspondent for ARD). Host: Diana Robbins.

Jul 21, 2014, Doug McIntyre Show – morning drive time news talk that airs on ABC Radio Networks affiliate–KABV (AM790)–Los Angeles and surrounding west coast markets–such as Orange County, CA.  Producer: Les Speigel

Jul 1, 2014,  Keith Larson. Keith larson Show. News Talk 1110 WBT.  Charlotte NC.

Nov. 15, 2013, NPR Science Friday, “The Other Golden Rule,” Flora Lichtman

Oct. 22, 2013, Discovery News, “All Mammals Obey Law of Urination”

Jan. 23, 2014, Deutschlandradio (Germany), “Law of Urination,” Rico Rau

Jan. 13, 2014, Smart Enough to Know (United Kingdom), Episode 59

Oct. 26, 2013, CBC Radio (Canada), “The Law of Urination,” Jim Lebans

Newspaper/Magazine.

United States:

Sep. 17, 2015, TIME, “The Best Science Contest You’ve Never Heard Of,” Olivia Waxman

Sep. 17, 2015, Science. “Ig Nobel prizes honor bee stings, elephant urination,” John Bohannon

June 25, 2014, Scientific American. “21-Second Rule Governs Mammals Micturition,” Karen Hopkin

June 25, 2014, Science.  “Large animals are no whiz at peeing,” Xochitl Rojas-Rocha

June 25, 2014, Los Angeles Times.  “Urination duration: Study finds most mammals need about 21 seconds,” Amina Khan

June 25, 2014, LA Times.  Urination duration: Study finds most mammals need about 21 seconds

Nov. 7, 2013, Nature World News, “When Nature Calls, Size Matters, New Research on Peeing Suggests”

Nov. 7, 2013, USNews, “The Tao of Pee: The Science Behind Urination,” Louanne Jenson

Nov. 7, 2013, Science Daily, “The Tao of Pee: The Science Behind Urination”

Oct. 24, 2013, Web Pro News, “Universal Law of Urination: 21 Seconds,” Mike Fossum

Oct. 24, 2013, Business Insider, “All Mammals Empty Their Bladders In The Same Amount Of Time,” Shaunacy Ferro

Oct. 22, 2013, National Geographic Daily, “New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee,” Carrie Arnold

Oct. 22, 2013, MiniPost, “Is there a mammalian ‘law of urination’? ” Susan Perry

Oct. 21, 2013, abcNEWS, “Everyone Poops. And Everyone Takes 21 Seconds To Pee,” Liz Neporent

Oct. 21, 2013, The Awl, “Ignorance Of The Law Of Urination Is No Excuse,” Alex Balk

Oct. 21, 2013, Global Post, “Mammals big and small take 21 seconds to pee, says study,” Alexander Besant

Oct. 21, 2013, Science Recorder, “Scientists discover the ‘universal law of urination’,” Ellen Miller

Oct. 20, 2013, KpopStarz, “New Golden Rule: Every Mammal Takes 21 Seconds To Urinate, Scientists Discover”

Oct. 19, 2013, USA News, “Mammals Pee For Same Duration Of 21 Seconds, Urination Study Finds,” Charles Catania

Oct. 19, 2013, Before It’s News, “Regardless Of Bladder Size, All Mammals Subject To The ‘Law Of Urination’”

Oct. 19, 2013, The Verge, “The Law of Urination: mammals take 21 seconds to pee,” Amar Toor

Oct. 19, 2013, DailyMail, “It takes 21 seconds to go: Scientists discover that all mammals urinate for roughly the same length of time,” Steve Nolan

Oct. 19, 2013, Nature World News, “All Mammals Follow the Law of Urination, Researchers Find”

Oct. 19, 2013, RedOrbit, “Regardless of bladder size, all mammals subject to the ‘law of urination’”

Oct. 18, 2013, Popular Science, “How Fast Does An Elephant Pee?” Shaunacy Ferro

Oct. 18, 2013, Physics Central (blog), “When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go . . . for about 21 Seconds”

Oct. 18, 2013, Scientific American (blog), “Canine Urination 101: Handstands and Leg Lifts Are Just the Basics”, Julie Hecht

Oct. 18, 2013, io9, “Shocking discovery: All mammals take about 21 seconds to go pee”

Oct. 18, 2013, Grist, “Every mammal on Earth takes an average 21 seconds to pee,” Sarah Laskow

Oct. 18, 2013, Smithsonian (blog), “There’s a Universal Law of Urination in Mammals,” Rose Eveleth

Oct. 18, 2013, The Blaze, “21 Seconds: How long scientists found it takes all mammals to do this,” Liz Klimas

Oct. 18, 2013, Newser, “Scientists Come Up With ‘Law of Urination’,” Neal Colgrass

Oct. 18, 2013, Houston Chronicle (blog), “Scientists find a ‘Law of Urination’,” Eric Berger

Oct. 18, 2013, Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog), “Georgia Tech physicists visit Zoo Atlanta, walk out with ‘Law of Urination’,” Jim Galloway

Oct. 18, 2013, University Herald, “Law Of Urination In Mammals, Could Help Treat Urinary Disorders,” Scott Bickard

Oct. 18, 2013, HNGN, “’Law Of Urination’ Shows Most Mammals Take 21 Seconds To Pee,” Rebekah Marcarelli

Oct. 18, 2013, Huffington Post, “Mammals Pee For Same Duration Of 21 Seconds, Urination Study Finds,” Ron Dicker

Oct. 18, 2013, Huffington Post, “The ‘Law Of Urination’: Elephants Pee As Quickly As Rats”

Oct. 18, 2013, Raw Story, “Mathematicians discover universal law of mammal urination,” David Ferguson

Oct. 17, 2013, Discover (blog), “Regardless of bladder size, all mammals pee for approximately 21 seconds”

Oct. 13, 2013, Improbable Research, “Birth-Fluid Dynamics, and the Splashy Hydrodynamics of Urination,” Aatish Bhatia

International:

United Kingdom-

Sep. 18, 2015, The Guardian, “Universal law of urination among Ig Nobel award winners”

Sep. 18, 2015, BBC, “Universal urination duration wins Ig Nobel prize.” Jonathan Webb

Oct. 21, 2013, Gizmodo UK, “‘Law of Urination’ Is a Real Thing, Says Science.” Chris Mills

Oct. 21, 2013, The Times, “Why answering the call of nature is all in the timing,” Tom Whipple

Oct. 17, 2013, New Scientist, “Universal law of urination found in mammals,” Jacob Aron

Netherland-Oct. 20, 2013, Altijd Opmerkelijk Nieuws, “Dieren plassen zo’n 21 seconden”

Spain-Oct. 21, 2013, lianformacion, “La ley de la micción: los animales tardan unos 21 segundos en orinar, sea cual sea su tamaño,” Antonio Martínez Ron

Mexico-Oct. 21, 2013, Vanguardia, “Descubren regla universal entre mamíferos: tardamos 21 segundos en orinar”

Chile-Oct. 21, 2013, La Tercera, “Estudio dice que los mamíferos se demoran en promedio 21 segundos en orinar”

China-

Nov. 7, 2013, Chongqing Daily; eNorth

Nov. 5, 2013, 365 Ji Lin; Sina

Nov. 4, 2013, People

Oct. 31, 2013, CN Yes News

Oct. 30, 2013, ZhengJian; Pop Yard

Oct. 28, 2013, Xin Hua Net

Oct. 23, 2013, Zibo Sky; World People News; News China

Oct. 22, 2013, ChinaNews

Oct. 21, 2013, Kaixian TV; Apple

Oct. 20, 2013, iFeng; Sharp Daily

Thailand-Oct. 27, 2013, ASTV

Japan-

Nov. 1, 2015, Asahi Shimbun, “And to think laugh (the science of door) Ig Nobel Prize 25 times, discovery and invention”

Japan-Oct. 20, 2013, Common Post

Korea-Oct. 20, 2013, etnews

Taiwan-Oct. 20, 2013, Now News, Oct. 19, 2013, ETToday; Apple Daily

Russia-Oct. 18, 2013, Вести.Ru

Mosquitoes flying in the rain

Print/Online.

Mar 14, 2012, Discover magazine. “How Mosquitoes Survive in a Downpour”

June 4, 2012, USA Today, “How do mosquitoes survive collisions with raindrops?” Doyle Rice

June 4, 2012, LA Times, “Why don’t mosquitoes die in the rain? They’re too small”

June, 4, 2012, Christian Science Monitor, “How military might benefit from study of hard-to-kill mosquitoes”

June 4, 2012, Scientific American, “How the Mosquito Survives Collisions with Raindrops”

June 4, 2012, Science AAAS, “Raindrops Don’t Swat Down Mosquitoes”

June 4, 2012, Science News, “How a mosquito survives a raindrop hit”

June 4, 2012, Fox News, “Why raindrops don’t kill mosquitoes”

June 5, 2012, LiveScience,”How Tiny Mosquitoes Survive Raindrops’ Blow”

June 5, 2012, New York Times, “For Mosquitoes, a Hard Rain Isn’t a Flight Risk”

June 5, 2012, NPR, “Splish Splat? Why Raindrops Don’t Kill Mosquitoes,” Robert Harris.

June, 5, 2012, Nature, “Mosquitoes don’t let the rain get them down”

June 5, 2012, Daily Mail, “Mosquito stays in the air after being hit by a drop of water 50 times its size.

June, 5, 2012, BBC Nature, “How tiny insects survive the rain”

June 5, 2012, Yahoo News, “New study on mosquitoes and raindrops could change the future of robotics”

June 5, 2012, Huffington Post, “How Bloodsuckers Stay Aloft After Water Drop Collision”

June 6, 2012, International Business Times, “Mosquito vs. Raindrops: How the Tiny Pests Survive Head-On Colllisions”

June 7, 2012, Discover, “Mosquitoes’ Clever Little Trick to Survive Collisions With Raindrops: Being Little”

June 16, 2012, The Citizen, “Study on mosquitoes could change the future of robotics”

June 17, 2012, Charlotte Observer, “Do raindrops crush mosquitoes? Think again”

June 19, 2012, Washington Post, “Raindrops don’t swat down mosquitoes” Today’s Science on File (Facts on File). Robert Stoll.

September-October 2012 issue. Audobon. “Mosquitoes Ride the Rain.” Catherine Griffin.

September 20, 2012.  Popular Mechanics “Free-flying mosquitoes survive raindrop collisions”

The Scientist.  Hayley Dunning.  Photo of the Day and most popular post of the day.

International:

France. Le Monde, “Pourquoi les gouttes de pluie n’ecrasent pas le moustique.” Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Robert Czepel. Australia – Stephen Hutceon.

Brazil  Ciência Hoje das Crianças – Fernanda Turino.

Brazil -Folhinha, the supplement for children at Folha de São Paulo.  Luisa Massarani.

Denmark – Ud & Se.  Kristoffer Lottrup.

Finland – Finnish popular science magazine Tiede. Mikko Puttonen.

France – Science et Vie. Audrey Dufour.

France  – Biofutur.  Safi Douhi.

Germany – Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau (cover).  Klaus Rehfeld

Germany – Stern. Astrid Viciano.

Germany – Der Spiegel .magazine. Jörg Blech. Germany –

West German Broadcasting Station, WDR. Monika KunzeNorway – www.forskning.no.   Arnfinn Christensen

Spain – La Razón, a spanish national newspaper. Belen Tobalina.

Radio:June 5, 2012.  Westdeutscher Rundfunk and magazine “Leonardo” with Rainer Langen.  5 min.

June 5, 2012.  National Public Radio Morning Edition with Richard Harris.  1 min.

June 5, 2012.  BBC World Service with host Giles Dilnot. 5 min.

June 6, 2012.  CBC North Radio – Yellowknife.  Show: The Trailbreaker, Host: Joslyn Oosenbrug. 5 min.

June 8, 2012.  Mooney Goes Wild, a weekly Science & Wildlife radio show on RTE Radio One, Ireland’s National Broadcaster.  Host: Katriona McFadden.  15 min.

June 24, 2012.  National Academy of Engineering with WTOP news.  Randy Atkins. 1 min.

June 11, 2012.  CBS San Francisco, KCBS with Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor, 5 min. August 22, 2012, Connecticut Public Radio, Where We Live Morning Edition, Host: Tucker Ives, 20 min.

TV:

June 4, 2012.  Fox News. Alec Liu.  French TV programme “Le Magazine de la Santé” / “Health Magazine” which is daily broadcasted on the France 5 channel (an educative channel).  Host: David Zavaglia.  Oct 25, 2012 Quarks & Co. Dr. Mario Koppen

The Weather Channel.  Show: “Your Weather Today” with Mike Bettes.  “Mosquitoes and rain: science behind flight’’

Scalybot

Nov. 10, 2011Hats off, By Rifat Sipahi, ASME.

Jan. 19, 
2012. Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots, By Jason Maderer, Georgia Tech News Room,

Jan. 19, 
2012.  Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots: New Design Uses Less Energy, Science Daily

Jan. 19, 2012. Snake’s Rectilinear Locomotion Inspires More Efficient All-terrain Robot Design, By Darren Quick, 
Gizmag,

Jan. 19, 2012. Snake Movement Inspires Robot Makers, UPI.

Jan. 19, 2012; Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots, Science News Line, 

Jan. 20, 2012. Georgia Tech Rescue Robot Moves Like a Snake, Doesn’t Look Like One, By Evan Ackerman, IEEE 
Spectrum

Jan. 20, 2012. Scales Pull Scale Bot Forward, By Jesse Emspak, Discovery News

Jan. 20, 2012.  Search-and-Rescue Robots Inspired By Snakes, By Kate Taylor, TG Daily

Jan. 20, 2012. Search-and-Rescue Robots Mimics Movement of Snakes, The Engineer,

Jan. 20, 2012 Snake Locomotion Inspires More Efficient Robot Design, By Laura Hopperton, Eureka.

Jan. 20, 2012 Snake Movement Helps Search-and-Rescue Work, Reptile Channel

Jan. 20, 2012. New Robot for Search and Rescue Missions, Homeland Security News Wire

Jan. 20, 2012 Scalybot 2 Replicates the Movements of Snakes, World of Robotics

Jan. 20, 2012 Snake Locomotion Inspires New Design for More Efficient All-terrain Robots, Sify

Jan. 21, 2012; Scientist Designs Search and Rescue Robot that Use Less Energy, By Andy Choi, The A to Z Robotics,

Jan. 22, 2012; Energy-efficient Ant-Snake Robots to Rescue!, By Tina Casey, Clean Technica,

Jan. 22, 2012; Snake’s Rectilinear Locomotion Inspires More Efficient All-terrain Robot Design, Innovation Toronto,

Jan. 23, 2012; How Snakes are Helping Scientists Build Energy-efficient Robots, By Kirsten Korosec, Smart Planet,

Jan. 23, 2012; Snakes Improve Search and Rescue Robots, Space Daily

Jan. 25, 2012;  Scalybot 2: Researchers Prove How Snakes ‘Can Help People’, World Daily

Feb. 3, 2012;  Georgia Tech Team Builds Snakebots that Slither and Rescue, By Henri Kenyon, Government 
Computer News,

Feb. 3, 2012; Snakebots Would Assist With Rescues, By Henri Kenyon, Defense Systems

Feb. 28, 2012 Snakes on an Inclined Plane, By Ben Stein, Inside Science

Feb. 28, 2012 Physicists Investigate How Snakes Move, By Ralf Krauter, Germany Radio;

Feb. 29, 2012; Better Rescue Robots Mimic Snakes’ Great Grip, By Jaymi Heimbuch, Tree Hugger,

Feb. 28, 2012; Snakes on an Inclined Plane, Physics Central,

March 1, 2012 Biomimetics: A Snake in Darwin’s Garden, By David Klinghoffer, Evolution News,;

March 1, 2012; Rescue Robots that Mimic Snake Movement, By Charlie Osborne, Smart Planet, March 2, 2012; New Robot to Search and Rescue, Inspired by Snakes, By Adriana, Ultra Future World,  

March 2, 2012; Scales Pull Snake Bot Forward, The Daily Globe

March 
2, 2012 Was This Robotics Research Done Just as Setup for Pun?, By Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science

March 2, 
2012 Snakes on an Inclined Plane Control Scales to Climb, By Lisa Grossman, New Scientist

March 5, 2012 Snake Inspires Climbing Robot, Laboratory Equipment;

March 6, 2012 Robotic Zoo: Ten Animal-inspired Robots, By Charlie Osborne, Smart Planet

March 6, 2012 Discoveries, By Dragana Kovacevic, Discovery Channel Canada

March 6, 2012 Snakes Consciously Control Their Scales, British Science Association

April 1, 2012 Robotics in Motion, By Frances Richards, Motion System Design;

April 1, 2012Rescue Snakes, By Ann Thompson, WVXU, the Cincinnati NPR Affiliate.

May, 2012; The Physics of Creepy Crawlies and Ravenous Plants, By Michael Lucibella, APS News,

June 12, 2012;  Snake’s Scales Propel Them Up Tree Trunks, By Jennifer Welsh, Yahoo News,

June 12, 2012;  Snake’s Scales Propel Them Up Tree Trunks, By Jennifer Welsh, MSNBC,

June 21, 2012. Robots Can Scale Challenging Inclines, Inside Science Television

Ant rafts

April 25th, 2011.  Discover Magazine.  “Fire ants assemble into living waterproof rafts.”  Ed Yong.

April 26th, 2011.  Geek.com.  “Fire ant floating rafts study may lead to better waterproof materials/robot behavior.” Matthew Humphries.

April 25, 2011. InsideScience.org. “Fire Ants Assemble as a ‘Super-Organism’.” Katharine Gammon.

April 25th 2011.  National Geographic Daily News. “Pictures:  Fire Ant Swarms Form Living Life Rafts.”

April 26, 2011.  Nature News. “Ants team up to stay dry.”  Lizzie Buchen.

April 2011.  National Public Radio Online Blog. “Water Can’t Put Out a Fire-Ant Raft.” Jonathan Makiri.

April 2011. NPR Science Friday.  Short radio segment.

April 2011. Quirks & Quarks. Short Radio Segment with Bob McDonald.

April 26, 2011. Popular Science. “Fire Ants Behave Like:  Gore-Tex, a Liquid, a Woven Material, and a Waterproof Raft.” Dan Nosowitz.

April 2011. Reuters. “Fire ants form rafts to defy floods.” Popular video of the day.

April 25, 2011. Science.  “Fire Ants Surf Floods on Rafts of Their Own Bodies.” Catherine Meyers.

April 26, 2011. Scientific American. “ Ferry Tale:  Fire Ants Aggregate into Living Rafts to Escape Floods.” Nina Bai.

April 2011.  Scientific American podcast.

April 25, 2011. The Guardian UK. “Fire ants stick together to sail through stormy weather.” Ian Sample.

April 25, 2011. The Washington Post. “The incredible floating fire ant.” Front page article. Brian Vastag.

April 25, 2011. Wired Science. “Ant Rafts Repel Water Like Gore-Tex.” Lisa Grossman.

“Fire Ants 3D: The Invincible Army”: Produced and Directed by Michael Watchulonis.

August 31, 2012.  Vickie Frantz. Accuweather.com

Wet dog shake

Nov 2010. National Public Radio. All Things Considered. 2-minute segment.

Nov 2010. Good Morning America. 5-minute segment. “The Wet Dog Shake: Scientists Uncover Secret.”

Oct 2010. CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Host Jim Lebans

Oct 2010. Popular Science.

Oct 2010. Science News. “Doing the Wet-Dog Wiggle.” Alexandria Witze.

Oct 2010. Neatorama. “How Fast Should a Wet Dog Shake to Get Dry?” John Farrier.

Oct 2010. Technology Review. “Physicists Discover Universal ‘Wet-Dog Shake’ Rule.”

Oct 2010. Wired UK. “Physics of Wet Dogs Shake Out in High-Speed Videos.” Duncan Geere Oct 2010. Discover Magazine (online).

Oct 2010. ABC News online. “The Wet Dog Shake: Scientists Uncover Secret.” Ki Mae Heussner.

Nov 2010. Discovery Channel Canda. Slo-Mo Tuesdays.

Nov 2010. Discovery News. “The Wet Dog Shake: Physics Revealed.” Jennifer Viegas

Nov 2010. “Как отряхиваются собаки?”

Mar 2011Gizmag. “Scientists shake up fluid dynamics of wet dogs.” Grant Banks.

Mar 2011. Popular Mechanics.

Know Magazine. “How Much Shake Should a Wet Dog Make?”

Aug 30, 3012: Mara Grrunbaum, Scholastic Magazine.  \

Radio and TV:

Aug 30, 2012, Connecticut Public Radio, Patrick Skahill, 20 min.

Aug 30, 2012 Faye Flam, weekly column on evolution, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Aug 15, 2012 Science: Dogs Can Shake 70% of the Water from Their Fur in 4 Seconds, Here’s How. The Atlantic. Alexis Madrigal.

August 15, 2012.  Nature News Charlotte Stoddart Scientists do the wet-dog shake High-speed video probes how mammals shake water from their fur.

August 17, 2012 CNN  Furry friends shake in slow motion. Jeanne Moos.

August 24, 2012. Sytse Wilman 7days. Dutch Newspaper for teenagers Superschuddersen natte kangoeroes.

September 12, 2012: Weather Channel with Dave Malkoff – “wet dog shake”.

October 5, 2012: American Institute of Physics.  Wet dog shake 2 minute film with Jackie Thomas.

Giant Pumpkins

·       Nov 2010. USA Today.

·       Dec 2010 NRC Handelsblad a Dutch National Newspaper, written by Carola Houtekamer.

·       Dec 2010. Science News: “Supersizing pumpkins: Engineers model extreme growth in fruits” by Alexandera Witze,

·       Oct 2010: Physics of giant pumpkins on NPR, by Flora Lichtman.

·       Oct 2010 CBS Atlanta and CNN.  Smithsonian Magazine by Brendan Borrell.

Snake locomotion

  • April 25, 2014. National Public Radio. 30-minute show “Disappearing fear” on Invisibilia, hosted by Lulu Miller. https://www.npr.org/2015/01/16/377519199/disappearing-fear
  • June 2009. Discover Channel Canada television show Daily Planet 5-minute film.
  • June 2009 National Academy of Engineering show on WTOP, Washington’s news and traffic station, “ Snake Secrets” 40-second radio segment. Host: Randy Atkins.
  • June 2009. National Science Foundation film “The Secret of a Snake’s Slither” Produced by Lisa Raffensperger.
  • June 2009. National Science Foundation show “Science Nation”. 5-minute film on snake experiments and interview.
  • June 2009. National Public Radio show “Science Friday”. 5-minute description of work played to US audiences. Online video voted Most Watched of the Week. Produced by Flora Leichtman.
  • June 2009. British Broadcasting Company show “Drive”. 5-minute live interview to UK

Water striders

·       July 2006. VPRO Dutch Public Television show. “Lopen over Water.” 40-minute film. Produced by Karin Schagen.

·       July 2005. Discover Channel Canada television show Daily Planet. “Walking on water” 5-minute film. Produced by Maria Sotiropoulos and Dennis Porter.

B3. Outreach and Education

  • MIT Educational Council member (2018-present) for Alpharetta, Georgia. Every fall, I conduct 1-hour interview to over 20 students applying for MIT undergraduate admissions.
  • I contributed at photo for illustration of cooperation to be used in Foster Parent Training Curriculum for The Mountains and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center. Contact: Teresa Buehler, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington. Jan 2013.
  • I spoke at Zhongguancun middle school in Beijing, China about my research. June 25, 2015
  • I gave a 15 minute plenary lecture on my eyelash research to Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy (ACCA) in Atlanta GA on Feb 28, 2016. http://www.acca-web.org/uploads/NewsFiles/News_2016Spring/ACCACelebrate2016SpringFest_Wei_Wei.html

B4. Scientific consulting work

 

I provided consultation for several nature documentaries and books that replicated experiments originally from my lab.

  • Monsoon by BBC, with Robert Wilcox, Aug 21, 2012 -mosquitoes
  • Hidden Kingdoms, BBC Natural History Unit, with Katrina Bradley -mosquitoes
  • Information is Beautiful, BBC Focus, with Andy Ridgeway, Aug 21, 2012 – wet dogs
  • DARPA, Jennifer Lynn Klamo Lead Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton. Interview on “innovation in biomimetics”.  Feb 25, 2012
  • BBC Two, The Wonder of Dogs. 3-part series.  Laura Voek
  • Brighthouse consulting. Amanda Wikman. April 2014.
  • Interviewed for feature in book chapter on interdisciplinary science. Lisa Margonelli.  “’Underbug”
  • Contributed mission statement to Carol Vecchio, AuthorThe Time Between Dreams, Life Design and Master Career Counselor
  • Content consultant on Search-and-rescue robots. Book written by Brett. S. Martin. Written for grades 3-6.  November 3, 2017.  Fee: $100 Host: Bradley Cole
  • BBC Natural History Unit. Consultant on “Secrets of Skin”. Host: Emma Fry. September 7, 2019
  • Platypus Media. Long and short of it, mammal penis book. Host: Amy Nash. July 25, 2019
  • Content consultant on 6-book series on “The Science of animal movement” for grades 2-5. Editor: Marie Pearson. October 8, 2019.  Fee: $50/book.  How Birds Fly. How Fish Swim. How Mammals Run. How Bugs Jump. How Critters Climb. How Snakes Slither.

I also provide expert consulting for the following companies on an hourly rate of $300 per hour.

  • AlphaSights (thermal imaging consultation on Aug 2, 2018)
  • Yeltah Inc, Feb 5, 2020. Contact: Bill Hatley
  • Georgia Aquarium, Jan 25, 2020 – Jan 25, 2021. Contact: Michael Lewis

B5. Textbooks and books featuring the PI’s work

  • Lancaster, J. & Downes, B.J. (2013) Aquatic Entomology. Oxford University Press. p.133-136
  • Lautrup, B. (2011). Physics of Continuous Matter: Exotic and Everyday Phenomena in the Macroscopic World. Taylor & Francis US.
  • Young, Okiishi & Heubsch. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. Edition: 6th.  Don Fowley, 2009.
  • Hölldobler, B., & Wilson, E. O. (2013). Auf den Spuren der Ameisen: die Entdeckung einer faszinierenden Welt. Springer Spektrum.
  • Hands-On Science/Activity Book Exploratopia. Pat Murphy, Ellen Macaulay, and the Staff of the Exploratorium. Little, Brown, New York, 2006. 383 pp.

B6. Book artwork contributions

  • Cover photo for: Sohns, Joachim. Zufall, Selbstorganisation und die Entstehung des Lebens (book title in translation: “Chance, self-organization and the origin of life” (2017).https://www.amazon.de/Zufall-Selbstorganisation-Emergenz-Einführung-naturwissenschaftlicher/dp/3775153829
  • Cover photo for: Robert Branche. Les radeaux de feu : Diriger par émergence (2013).  https://www.amazon.fr/radeaux-feu-Diriger-par-émergence/dp/2354490437
  • Photos for: Luc Passera (2017)  Formidable Fourmis. (2016). https://www.amazon.fr/Formidables-fourmis-conquérant-Alex-Wild/dp/2759225127
  • Bert Holldobler (2015) Die Entdeckung einer faszinierenden Welt.
  • Cover photo for Munson, Young, Okiishi & Heubsch. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. Edition: 6th.  Don Fowley, 2009. https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Fluid-Mechanics-Bruce-Munson/dp/0470926538
  • Album cover photo for Australian Experimental/Post Metal band “Meniscus”, single “Absence of I” 2007. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDA59LJwxy0

B7. Artist Consultations

  • Givan Carerro, U. Mass Amherst, architecture installation. Consulted on September 14, 2017.
  • Lilian Vandal, Designer in Netherlands. September 11, 2017

B8. Civic Activities

  • Invitation to lead discussion on Public Engagement with Science Group on Trellis, the AAAS online science communication platform. Host: Elana Kimbrell. June 20, 2017
  • Presenter, Kincaid STEM Career Day Marietta Elementary, “Urination,” host: Alena Lee. Nov 15, 2012
  • Presenter, First Annual KITES (Kids interested in Technology and Science) Science and Engineering Festival. April 5, 2012

C.             INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTIONS

C1. Institute Community Service

  • M. Keck Research Awards. June 29, 2020. Rob Butera
  • Sigma Xi Best Undergraduate Research Award Committee. February, 2019. Host: Wenshan Cai
  • IRIM Seed Grant, reviewer. Aug 13, 2019. Seth Hutchinson
  • FASET (freshmen orientation) faculty panel session, hosted by Steven Girardot. 2016 – present.
  • Packard Fellowship Selection Committee for College of Engineering (Host: Rob Butera), Feb 2017
  • Institute Research Awards Selection Committee. Representative from COE. Host: Stephen Cross. 2016-2019
  • High Museum of Art, Science Photography Competition. Judge. Host: Roxanne Glazier Feb, 2016
  • Sigma Xi Awards, Judge under Chair: Hang Lu. March, 2014.
  • SAIC Paper Competition Reviewer. Host: M Molly L. O’Neal. Sept 2012
  • Georgia Tech Tzu Chi Foundation Chapter, Faculty advisor. 2012-present
  • Georgia Tech Chapter of Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, Faculty advisor. 2010-present
  • Georgia Tech PURA Symposium, Judge. 2010
  • “Ramblin’ Reck” Homecoming Parade Official Judge (elected by students). 2009

C2. College Committee Service

College of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council        2019-2020

Robotics Program Faculty                                                                  2013-present

Physics of Living Systems Student Network, Co-PI                          2012-present

School of Physics, Adjunct Faculty Member                                      2012-present

Bioengineering Qualifying Exam Committee, Member                    2012-present

Bioengineering Program Faculty: courtesy appointment                 2009-present

Biomedical Engineering Department: courtesy appointment           2009-present

Center for Bio-Inspired Design (CBID), member                               2008-present

C3. School Committee Service

Periodic Peer Review, Member                                                                      2020

Math Qualifying exam committee, Member                                                  2013 – present

Graduate Student Recruitment and Development Committee, Member      2018 – present

Graduate Student Recruitment and Development Committee, Chair          2017 – 2018

Faculty Honors and Awards Committee, Chair                                            2014 – 2017

Fluid mechanics Research Area, Chair                                                          2014 – 2017

Math Qualifying exam committee, Chair                                                      2013 – 2016

Graduate Orientation for Thermal-Fluid Sciences (1 hour lecture)               2009, 2010, 2011

Graduate Committee, Member                                                                      2008 – 2013

Ziegler Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, Member                         2011- 2013

IV.          E5. Proposals submitted but not funded

Funding Agency Descriptive Title of Project Status Received Date Requested Amount
NSF IGE: Creating Transformative STEM Communicators Declined 10/25/2017 $499,408
NSF Feeding Frenzies Not Invited 01/18/2017 $2
NSF Engineering tunable particle interactions with 3D printed pollen (3DPP) Declined 10/20/2016 $299,999
NSF Physics Frontier Center: Center for Living Dynamical Systems (CLDS) Declined 01/30/2017 $25,000,000
NSF Collaborative Research: PoLS Student Research Network Declined 10/25/2016 $1,551,948
NSF CAREER: Locomotion Through Particulate Environments by Invertebrates and Vertebrates Returned 04/25/2014 $61,080
NSF IOS Preliminary Proposal: From food to feces, the biomechanics of digestion Not Invited 01/15/2016 $2
NSF To catch a fly: Viscosity and elasticity-based prey capture by frog tongue projection Declined 11/05/2014 $414,860
NSF To catch a fly: Viscosity and elasticity-based prey capture by frog tongue projection Declined 11/13/2013 $377,819
NSF IOS Preliminary Proposal: Dripping, jetting and spraying: biomechanics of fluid ejection Not Invited 01/17/2014 $2
NSF NRI: Small: Collaborative Research: Getting Down and Dirty: Exploiting Granular Mechanics to Enable Robotic Locomotion Declined 12/10/2012 $592,349
NSF IOS Preliminary Proposal: Aero-hydrodynamics of Flying Fish Not Invited 01/18/2013 $2
NSF IOS Preliminary Proposal: Sidewinding is an anti-slip system Not Invited 01/18/2013 $2
Other proposals
AIR FORCE DURIP: OPTICAL SPHERICAL MIRROR TO MEASURE FLOW FIELD Declined 07/07/2017 114,830
ARMY HIGH-FORCE VERSATILITY OF ELEPHANT TRUNKS Declined 07/07/2017 446,661
EMORY UNIVERSITY DEVELOPING A NOVEL NASAL SUCTION DEVICE TO REDUCE INFECTION. . . Declined 12/18/2017 65,000
US DEPT OF ENERGY LIQUID METAL BASED CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER Declined 07/31/2015 3,998,111
GTRI SCIENCE & ENGINEERING OF ANIMAL CONSERVATION VWE RESEARCH FACULTY TEACHING FELLOWS Submitted 11/13/2019 20,000
ARMY MECHANICS, MATERIALS, AND PERCEPTION OF THE ELEPHANT TRUNK Submitted 8/15/2019 450,000
GEORGIA TECH PUBLIC HEALTH INPROVEMENTS THROUGH IMPROVING HUMAN-LIVEST0CK-WILDLIFE WELFARE WHILE REDUCING CONFLICT AND CONTAMINATION Submitted 3/14/2020 75,000
BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUND TEACHING GRADUATE STUDENTS HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PRESS Declined 3/7/2019 30,000

[1] Most refereed conference publications were developed into archival journal publications, and appear under section IV.B.a.

[2] Cited publications and contributions are in subsections of Section IV, unless otherwise noted

[3] Publications for M.S. students who also pursued their Ph.D. are listed under their Ph.D. entries.