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Fluid mechanics around animals

How animals jump out of water [RSI]

How birds dive into water [PNAS RSI]

How dogs drink water [PNAS PRF]

How cats drink water [Sci, CIB]

Fluid mechanics around plants

How spores are dispersed [PNAS RSI]

Wettability on plants
[RSI PlosOne]

Bubbles clean fruits
[PRF Front]

A raindrop impacts biological surfaces [PNAS]/leaf [PRA BB]

Water entry or exit

Water entry [JFM1, JFM2]

Water exit [RSI, PRF]

A sinking particle [APL]

Other fluid mechanics

Cavitation bubble pulls a particle [PRL PoF]

Bouncing jets [PRL PRE]

Vortex shedding [PRL EiF]

Our group’s research interest is to investigate mechanics problems emerging from the interaction of biological systems with surrounding environments. Specifically, our research efforts are dedicated to
(1) exploring and understanding how biological systems interact, harness, and cope with fluidic surroundings,
(2) investigating the underlying mechanics principles through combined theoretical and experimental approaches, and
(3) translating bio-inspired ideas and concepts to sustainable engineering solutions.

Please contact Dr. Jung if you would like to join our group as a postdoc, a graduate or undergraduate student.