For University of Rochester engineering students interested in undergraduate summer research, the Hydro Lab has two potential projects available through the Xerox Engineering Research Fellowship Program. Please check the website for details and eligibility. Applications due soon!
Our fledgling project with fluid transport in the brain, with relevance to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, was recently funded by the NIH under an R01 award for five years. The project is headed by Maiken Nedergaard at the U of R Medical Center, and is also in collaboration with Doug Kelley and Jack Thomas also of Mechanical Engineering, among others. The project highlights the exciting overlap between the medical sciences and applied mechanics. Check out the article in URMC Newsroom.
A nascent multidisciplinary collaboration between Alice Quillen (Physics), Hesam Askari (Mech. Eng.), Scott Seidman (Biomedical Eng.), and Jessica Shang has been awarded a University Research Award to develop small robots that navigate complex media (sand, slime, mud, etc.) without conventional locomotion methods. The Hydro Lab will investigate the swimming mechanisms of these robots in viscous fluids.