Biological and bio-inspired fluid mechanics


Henry Fu, University of Utah

Arezoo Ardekani, Purdue University

Hassan Masoud, Michigan Technological University


A myriad of biological systems and processes take the mechanics of fluids into their advantage in order to fulfill their function. Man-made systems inspired by these systems strive to do the same in order to bring to bear similar functionalities. These highlight the importance of the role that fluid dynamics plays in understanding the function of biological systems and in how to derive inspiration from them. This symposium aims at bringing together engineers, mathematicians, and (bio) physicists to discuss recent theoretical, computational, and experimental studies related to biological and bio-inspired fluid mechanics.