Department of Mathematics
College of Natural Sciences
My research program examines the effects of fluid flow on microscopic organisms, specifically their feeding behavior, locomotion, and sensory capabilities.
Our work combines laboratory experiments and mathematical modeling, which can be tailored to study particular algae, fungi, and bacteria of interest to other members of the team.
IMPACT TO HAWAII
Our activities involve participation of local students. A long-term goal of our research is to design nature-inspired robots for removing marine debris and other environmental causes for the benefit of Hawaii.