Our recent award from DOE was recently profiled in Hajim Highlights, alongside a medley of other high-energy density physics awards won by the MechE faculty. More detail here. Congratulations to all!
Jeong-Hyun’s manuscript on “Dynamics of a Flexible Superhydrophobic Surface during a Drop Impact” [pdf] has been accepted for publication in Physics of Fluids. It has also been selected as an AIP SciLight. (Jeong-Hyun is now a Hibbitt Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University.) Congratulations, Jeong-Hyun!
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!
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.