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fluid locomotion laboratory

the Flammang Lab at NJIT

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Our research uses integrative approaches to address the physical basis of behavior in an evolutionary comparative context, investigating the ways in which organisms interact with their environment and drive the evolutionary selection of morphology and function. By combining the research expertise we have in comparative anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, hydrodynamics, and biologically-inspired robotics, we are able to approach broad-impact evolutionary questions from an experimental perspective and directly test the relationship between an organism and its environment, ultimately leading to the development of new technologies useful in ecological and organismal monitoring. Some of the research areas we are interested in include:

By Explorasub - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62439597
 
Functional morphology of fishes and other swimmers, living and extinct   Muscle biomechanics of swimming and walking
     
shark tail vortex
 
Volumetric fluid dynamics   Physics of the evolution of terrestrial locomotion
     
 

Bioinspired design technologies   Multiphasic autonomous vehicles
     

It requires a very unusal mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. (Alfred North Whitehead)