We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We use hands-on experiments and equations to build physical and theoretical models of intriguing phenomena in nature. Currently our focus is on discovering unexpected flow patterns around plankton and exploring novel design principles for robotics. The research is aimed at elucidating the basic underlying mechanisms, offering new problems and solutions in various areas (such as applied math, biology, engineering, and physics), and promoting math and science in general to students and the wider community.
Funding is available for one graduate assistant starting in 2016. There are also opportunities for undergraduate research in the lab. To apply please email your resume and current interests.
Phone: (808) 956-4660
Office: PSB 401
Lab: PBRC Bekesy A101
2013-present: Assistant Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2010-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Courant Institute, New York University
2007-2010: PhD Applied Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK