Our research interests lie in the broad areas of animal aerial locomotion and biologically inspired micro air vehicles, which continuously spawn a treasure trove of scientific problems and inspirations for engineering design across multiple disciplines in engineering, physics and biology.


   In particular, we focus on unifying theories and experiments from engineering and biology to investigate the complex flight systems of insects and birds, which encompass many complex physical and biological processes that are poorly understood. These processes, from unsteady fluid flow and vibrating biomechanical flight apparatus to the behavior of nonlinear systems and fast neural processing,  are packaged into the miniature flying machines designed by nature, which are so commonplace and may escape our attention.









Locomotion Biomechanics and Control Lab (LBCL)


Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering,


Pennsylvania State University


126 Hammond Building, University Park, PA




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Locomotion Biomechanics and Control Lab