Welcome to my lab website! My group uses mathematical models and laboratory experiments to discover intriguing patterns and phenomena in nature. Recent projects have focused on how microscopic organisms swim, feed and navigate effectively in the waters around Hawaii. We observe bacteria and plankton performing spectacular feats, develop mechanistic models, and build bio-inspired robots in the laboratory.
We offer research training to graduate students and undergraduates majoring in various fields, including engineering, life sciences and mathematics. Students interested in joining the the lab are welcome to contact me with a brief description of current interests.
In Spring 2023 I plan to teach a new graduate course on continuum mechanics (flyer).