DAVID L. HU

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology

Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

  • October 4, 2015
    • David Hu is a fluid dynamicist with expertise in the mechanics of interfaces between fluids such as air and water. He is a leading researcher in the biomechanics of animal locomotion. The study of flying, swimming and running dates back hundreds of years, and has since been shown to be awn enduring and rich subject, linking areas as diverse as mechanical engineering, mathematics and neuroscience. Dr. Hu’s work in this area has the potential to impact robotics research.  Before robots can interact with humans, aid in minimally-invasive surgery, perform interplanetary exploration or lead search-and-rescue operations, we will need a fundamental physical understanding of how related tasks are accomplished in their biological counterparts.
    • Hu’s work in these areas has generated broad interest across the fields of engineering, biology and robotics, resulting in over 30 publications, including a number in high-impact interdisciplinary journals such as Nature, Nature Materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as well as popular journals such as Physics Today and American Scientist. Dr. Hu is on the editorial board for Scientific Reports. He has won the NSF CAREER award, Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty award, and best paper awards from SAIC, Sigma Xi, ASME, as well as awards for science education such as the Pineapple Science Prize and the Ig Nobel Prize.
    • Over the years, Dr. Hu’s research has also played a role in educating the public in science and engineering. He has been an invited guest on numerous television and radio shows to discuss his research, including Good Morning America, National Public Radio, The Weather Channel, and Discovery Channel. His ant research was featured on the cover of the Washington Post in 2011. His work has also been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Popular Science and Discover  Most recently, his laboratory appeared on 3D TV as part of a nature documentary by 3DigitalVision, “Fire ants: the invincible army,” available on Netflix.


 

  1. Table of Contents
  2. EARNED DEGREES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
  3. EMPLOYMENT………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

III.    Honors and Awards……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

  1. Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities………………………………………………………………. 5
  2. A) Published Books and Parts of Books………………………………………………………………………………… 5
  3. B) Refereed publications and submitted articles………………………………………………………………….. 5
  4. C) Other publications and creative products………………………………………………………………………… 7
  5. D) Presentations………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8
  6. E) Grants AND CONTRACTS………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18
  7. TEACHING……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
  8. A) Individual Student Guidance………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
  9. B) Courses Taught……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 26
  10. Service………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
  11. Professional Contributions……………………………………………………………………………………………. 27
  12. Campus Contributions…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 29
  13. Other Contributions………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30

C1. Invited guest on Television, Movie, and Radio shows………………………………………………………………………………………….. 30

C2. Outreach and Education…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37

C3. Scientific consulting work………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37

C4. Textbooks and books featuring the PI’s work……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38

  1. C) SUMMARY OF INSTRUCTION OPINION SURVEY for DAVID HU………………………………………. 41

 


 

I.       EARNED DEGREES

 

Degree Year University Field Advisor
Doctor of Philosophy 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mathematics John Bush
Bachelor of Science 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering L. Mahadevan
(Minor in Math)

II.            EMPLOYMENT

 

Title Organization Years
Associate Professor

(3/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biology

9/14-present
Associate Professor

(1/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Mechanical Engineering

9/14-present
Adjunct Assistant Professor Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Physics

12/12 – present
Assistant Professor

(3/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Mechanical Engineering

8/08-present
Assistant Professor

(1/4 appointment)

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biology

8/08-present
Instructor of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical

Sciences, New York University

9/07-8/08
National Science Foundation

Mathematical Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow

Courant Institute of Mathematical

Sciences, New York University

(Advisor: Michael Shelley)

9/05-08/07

III.          Honors and Awards

 

  • Annals of Improbable Research. Editorial Board member.  September 19, 2015
  • Ig Nobel Prize in Physics. September 17, 2015
  • Contestant on “I am a speaker,” a Chinese game show shown on CCTV. I am the first scientist and first American to be on the show.  August 8, 2015
  • Scientific Reports Editorial Board. Fluids and Plasma Physics category. Nature Publishing Group, 2015-2017
  • Biotribology Guest Editor of special issue. 2015
  • 2015 Pineapple Science Prize of Physics, awarded to the research team led by Prof David Hu for “why mosquitoes survive hits by raindrops.”   On April 11, 2015 the Pineapple Science Prize Awarding Ceremony, sponsored by Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum and Guokr Website, was held at Hangzhou.  I was one of ten international recipients, across science.
  • 2nd place poster (from 26 posters) for “Adhesion Mechanics: Relating Viscous and Viscoelastic Properties of Saliva to Adhesion” with Taren Carter, Alexis Noel. 2014 Project ENGAGES end of the summer celebration. $10 Gift Card. August 01, 2014.
  • 3rd place poster (from 20 posters) in Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Symposium for “To catch a fly: Viscosity and elasticity-based prey capture by frog tongue projection” with Hyun Choe, Jong Ha, and Alexis Noel.. $100. April 18, 2014.
  • Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award (Out of 10 at Georgia Tech in 2013, from 40 applicants and 500 PhD students at GT), with Hamid Marvi. $1K. March 11, 2013.
  • Honorable mention poster in Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Symposium for “Mosquito flight failure in heavy fog” with Bruce Berry and Peter Shankles. $50. April 18, 2013
  • 3rd place poster in Air Products ME Undergraduate Research Symposium for “Metabolic measurement of snake locomotion” with James Cook and Hamid Marvi. $100. April 18, 2013
  • 2nd place poster in College of Engineering in Georgia Tech Undergraduate research symposium with J. Hsieh et al, “Sidewinding snakes”. April 11, 2013.
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award by the Division of Physics. One of 600 nation-wide awards given in 2013.  $550K
  • Best Paper Award, awarded by the Sigma Xi Georgia Tech Chapter for “faculty authors of an outstanding paper.” $1500. March 1, 2013
  • Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award. “Award recipients are selected based upon contributions that inspire, recruit, develop, and uplift students to reach for their dreams and to excel.” $2500.  Feb 26, 2013
  • 1st place paper award in the 23rd Annual SAIC-Georgia Tech Best Paper Competition, with Nathan Mlot, $1000, Nov 15, 2012
  • 1st place poster award in the 23rd Annual SAIC-Georgia Tech Best Poster Competition, with Nathan Mlot, $500, Nov 15, 2012
  • Best Designed Poster (of over 100 posters) in GTRIC (Georgia Tech Research Innovation Conference) with Hamidreza Marvi for, $500, Feb 2012
  • GWW Teaching Fellow. $2 K.  Spring, 2012
  • Best Student Mechantronics Paper Award in ASME DSCC, with Hamidreza Marvi, awarded Oct 2012 on October 2011.
  • Most Viewed Video of the Week, National Public Radio Science Friday, 2010, 2011
  • Two-time winner of Gallery of Fluid Motion Award, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2004, 2005
  • MIT Student Mural Competition, winner with J. Aristoff, B. Chan, J Bush. “Aquabatics” 2005
  • NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, $108K, 2005
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. $121 K, 2002
  • Presidential Graduate Fellowship, MIT. $30 K, 2001
  • Ascher H. Shapiro Graduate Fellowship, MIT. $15 K, 2000.
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, 2000.
  • Burchard Scholarship, MIT Department of Humanities and Social Science, 1997.
  • Westinghouse Science Talent Search, Semifinalist. One of 500 awards given in 1997

IV.          Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities[1]

A)   Published Books and Parts of Books

 

  1. Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. Slithering locomotion. (2012) Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Proceedings on “Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding” University of Minnesota Press. June 1-5, 2010.  p117-135.
  2. Greenawald, E. C., Levenberry, L. J., Poranski, C. F., Everett, R. K., Simmonds, K. E., Batra, N. K. & Hu, D.L. (1997) X-ray backscatter evaluation of porosity distribution in low density porous magnesium. Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-destructive Evaluation. Editor D.O. Thompson and E Chimenti.   16, 1495-1501.
  3. Hu, D.L. The Science of Animal Motion. (2017).  Princeton University Press.  Editor: Alison Kalett.

B)   Refereed publications and submitted articles

  • Published and Accepted Journal Articles
    • Guillermo, A.J., Durand, F., Mao, W., Sindhu, P, Hidetoshi, T., Vinh-Thanh, N., Shimayama, I., Alexeev, A., Hu, D.L. (2015) Insects have hairy eyes that reduce particle deposition.  European Physical Journal.
    • 
 Guillermo, A.J. and Hu, D.L. (2015) Cleanliness is next to godliness: mechanisms for staying clean.  Journal of Experimental Biology.
    • Tennebaum, M., Liu, Z., Hu, D.L. Fernandez-Nieves, A. (2015) Mechanics of fire ant aggregations. Nature Materials.
    • Dickerson, A.K, Shankles, P.G., Berry Jr, B.E., Hu, D.L. (2015) Fog and dense gas disrupt mosquito flight due to increased aerodynamic drag on halters.  Journal of Fluids and Structures.   1016/j.jfluidstructs.2015.03.016
    • Amador, G., Mao, W., DeMercurio, P., Montero, C., Clewis, J., Alexeev, A., Hu, D.L. (2015) Eyelashes divert airflow to protect the eye. Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
    • Dickerson, A.K., Liu, X., Zhu, T., Hu, D.L. Fog spontaneously folds mosquito wings. (2015) Physics of Fluids 27, 021901
    • Yang, P.J., Pham, J., Choo, J., Hu, D.L. (2014) Duration of urination does not change with body size. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 111(33):11932-11937.
    • Marvi, H., Gong, C., Gravish, N., Astley, H., Travers, M., Hatton, R. L., Mendelson, J.R., Choset, H., Hu, D.L., & Goldman, D. I. (2014). Sidewinding with minimal slip: Snake and robot ascent of sandy slopes. Science, 346(6206), 224-229.
    • Dickerson, A.D., Hu, D.L. (2014) Mosquitoes actively remove drops deposited by fog and dew. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu042
    • Foster, P. C., Mlot, N. J., Lin, A. and Hu, D. L. (2014). Fire ants actively control spacing and orientation within self-assemblages. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 2089-2100.
    • Dickerson, A.D., Shankles, P., Hu, D. L. (2014) “Raindrops push and splash flying insects.” Physics of Fluids. 26, 027104.
    • Marvi, H., Bridges, J., Hu, D.L. (2013) “Snakes mimic earthworms: Propulsion using Rectilinear Traveling Waves, ” Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10: 20130188.
    • Amador, G., Yamada, Y., McCurley, M., Hu, D. L. (2013) Raindrop acceleration in splash-cup seed dispersal. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 10: 20120880.
    • Dickerson, A., Mills, Z. & Hu, D. L. (2012) Wet mammals shake at tuned frequencies to dry. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9: 3208-3218.
    • Mlot N., Tovey, C. & Hu, D. L. (2012) Dynamics and circularity of large ant rafts. Communicative and Integrative Biology. 5 (6): 590–597.
    • Dickerson, A., Shankles, P., Madhaven, N., Hu, D. L. (2012) Mosquitoes survive raindrop collisions by virtue of their low mass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109 (25) 9822-9827.
    • Marvi, H. & Hu, D. L. (2012) Friction enhancement in concertina locomotion of snakes. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Interface. 9 (76), 3067-3080
    • Gravish, N., Franklin, S.V., Hu, D.L. & Daniel I. Goldman. (2012) Entangled granular media. Physical Review Letters. 108, 208001 (journal cover)
    • West, D., Lal, I., Leamy, M. & Hu, D.L. (2012) Locomotion of Mexican Jumping Beans. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 7: 036014 (12pp).
    • Hobbs, W. & Hu, D.L. (2012) Tree-inspired Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 28: 103-114.
    • Niu, J & Hu, D.L. (2011) Drag reduction of a hairy disk. Physics of Fluids. 23: 101701 (4 pages).
    • Mlot, N., Tovey, C. & Hu, D.L. (2011) Fire ants self-assemble into waterproof rafts to survive floods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 108: 7669-7673.
    • Hu, D.L., Sielert, K., Gordon, M. (2011) Turtle shell and mammal shell resistance to fracture due to predator bites and ground impact. Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures. 6 (9-10): 1197-1211.
    • Hu, D.L. Richards, P. & Alexeev, A. (2011). The growth of giant pumpkins: How extreme weight influences shape.  International Journal of Nonlinear Science. 46: 637-647.               (Highlighted on National Public Radio and Smithsonian Magazine)
    • Hu, D. L. & Bush, J. W. M. (2010) The hydrodynamics of water-walking arthropods. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 644: 5-33 (journal cover, highlighted in Journal of Fluid Mechanics 644: 1-4).
    • , D. L., Nirody, J., Scott, T. & Shelley, M. J. (2009) The mechanics of slithering locomotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106, 10081–10085. (Highlighted in Nature 459, 919-920; National Geographic; Smithsonian Magazine; The New York Times; National Public Radio; USA Today; Popular Mechanics; Scholastic Science World Special Issue 66, 4; New Scientist “Secrets of slithering lie in weight of the scales” June 13, 2009, p11 ).
    • Hu, D. L., Goreau, T. & Bush, J. W. M. (2008) Flow visualization using tobacco mosaic virus. Experiments in Fluids 46, 477–484.
    • Hu, D. L., Prakash, M., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2007) Water-walking devices. Experiments in Fluids 43, 769–778.
    • Bush, J. W. M., Hu, D. L. & Prakash, M. (2007) The Integument of Water-walking Arthropods: Form and Function. Insect Mechanics and Control: Advances in Insect Physiology 34, 117–192.
    • Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. (2006) Walking on water: Biolocomotion at the interface. Annual Reviews in Fluid Mechanics 38, 339–369.
    • Hu, D. L. & Bush, J. W. M. (2005) Meniscus-climbing insects. Nature 437, 733–736 (journal cover, highlighted in What’s happening in the mathematical sciences. 6, 87-93; The New York Times)
    • Hu, D. L., Mendel, L., Chan, B., Goreau, T. & Bush, J. W. M. (2005) Visualization of a fish wake using tobacco mosaic virus. Physics of Fluids 17, 0991103.
    • Hu, D. L., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2003) The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion. Nature 424, 663–666 (journal cover, highlighted in Nature 424, 621-622; The Scientist 92, 366; Discover 24, 11. The Washington Post, The Times, The Economist; The New York Times; Discover by Fenella Saunders p 18. Science Dong-A Sept 2003, p26-33; The Scientist Sizing up Nature’s Denizens Feature article. 17 (19) 18-20; Exploratopia More than 300 kid-friendly experiments and explorations for curious minds” Water tight. Cover and p107-108).
    • Hu, D. L., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2003) Water-walking. Physics of Fluids 15, S10.

 

  • Conference Presentation with Proceedings (Referreed) [2]
  • Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M. J. (2008) “Snakeskin and snake locomotion” Proceedings of the first ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Ellicott City, MD.
  • Marvi, H., Meyers, G., Russell, G. & Hu, D.L. (2011) Scalybot: a snake-inspired robot with active frictional anisotropy. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) Proceedings. DSCC2011-6174 pp. 443-450; 8 pages.
  • Phonekeo S., Hu D.L., “Fire ants repair bridges in response to vibration.” ASME 2014 International Design & Engineering Technical Conference and Computers & Information in Engineering Conference, Buffalo, NY, 08/2014
    • Other refereed material

None

  • Submitted Journal Articles (with date of submission)
    • Yang, P.J. Yi, E., Hu, D.L. “Butterflies draft oscillating flows” (2015)

 

C)   Other publications and creative products

  1. Articles
    • Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. (2004) Walking on water. In Multimedia Fluid mechanics CD (ed. G. M. Homsy). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. (2010). Walking on water in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. Ed: J. Weill. 409-412. This annually published text is described as “Approximately 150 articles from 200 leaders in their respective fields cover technical disciplines from Agriculture to Zoology”
    • Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. 2010 Walking on water. Physics Today 63, 62–63.
    • Goldman, D. I. & Hu, D. L. 2010 Wiggling through the world. American Scientist 98, 314–323.
    • Hu, D.L. (2012) Electromechanics for the Twenty-first century. Bioscience62 (1): 94-95.
    • Invited essay for “Object Lessons”, at the Atlantic.
    • Levy, R., Lichtman, F., Hu, D.L. (2014) The Scientist-Reporter Collaboration: A Scientist’s Guide to Working with the Press. Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) News, Volume 47, Number 3, April 2014, pages 5-7.
    • Bourouiba, L. Hu, D.L., Levy, R. (2014) Surface-Tension Phenomena in Organismal Biology: An Introduction to the Symposium. Integrative and Comparative Biology.
    • Hu, D.L. (2014)  Life below the ankles.  American Scientist.  Nov-Dec. p.469-470.
  2. Exhibitions

Ant Linkage is an art installation utilizing sculptural objects, sound and projected images that takes a fresh look at the ant world in an exhibition both poetic and enlightening. Come see this unique collaboration between Georgia State visual artists Joe Peragine and Craig Dongoski and Georgia Tech biologist David Hu that will have you looking at the ant world in a whole new way.  Art Exhibition: 
October 3 through November 15, 2013
Artist Talk: October 3, 3pm
Opening Reception: October 3, 5pm
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries

D)   Presentations

Invited University Seminars

  1. Institute Curie. Host: Francoise Brochard-Wyart. TBD.
  2. University of Colorado. TBD. Host: Daria Kotys-Schwartz
  3. College of Charleston. TBD. Host: Jason Vance.
  4. Chelsea
  5. University of California in San Diego. qBio program.  April 25, 2016.  Host: Eva-Maria S. Collins.
  6. University of Maryland. Ants as inspiration for modular and soft robotics.  November 6, 2015. Host: Derek Paley.
  7. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Colloquium. University of Pennsylvania. Ants that can flow like a fluid, or spring back like a solid. October 27, 2015. Host: Mark Yim
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology. Physics Colloquium and public lecture.  From Urination to Georgia Tech’s first Ig Nobel Prize. Oct 17, 2016.  Host: Predrag Cvitanovic and Ed Greco.
  9. Pohang University of Science and Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Everyday fluid mechanics: Eating, cleaning and waste generation.  July 8, 2015.  Host: Sang Joon Lee
  10. Aeroscpace Department. Tsinghua University. “Fluid mechanics of the body: tongue, eyelash and urethra” June 26, 2015.  Host: Xi-Feng Qiao.
  11. State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University. Fluid mechanics within arm’s reach. June 23, 2015.  Host: Tian Yu.
  12. Mechanical Engineering Seminar. University of Nevada, Reno.  Dripping and Solidification of Fire Ants. May 1, 2015.  Host: Henry Fu.
  13. Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Seminar. Ant Turbulence. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. April 24, 2015. Host: Don Webster
  14. Weizmann Institute of Science. Israel. Physics Colloquium. Are ants fluid or a solid?  April 16, 2015. Host: Ofer Feinerman.
  15. Johns Hopkins University.  Ants as a viscoelastic fluid.  March 5, 2014. Host: Rajat Mittal.
  16. Georgia Institute of Technology. Integrated BioSystems Institute. Ant rafts. March 4, 2015.  Host: Jeffrey Skolnick and Eberhard Voit
  17. Brandeis University. Fire ant rafts assemble, morph and repair.  Host: Daniel Chen.  November 6, 2014
  18. I.T. Department of Civil Engineering. Fire ants as inspiration for construction and repair. Host: Lydia Bourouiba. November 5, 2014
  19. University of Massachuessetts Amherst. Physics Colloquium.  Fire ants as active matter. Oct Host: Don Candela, Narayanan Menon. November 4, 2014
  20. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Department of Mathematics. Assembly of rafts and bivouacs by fire ants. Oct 14, 2015.  Host: Daisuke Takagi.
  21. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Applied Physiology. Biomechanics of mammalian waste excretion. Oct 1, 2014.  Host: Boris Prilutsky
  22. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Zoology. Ant rafts, wet-dog shaking and urination: A tutorial on scaling principles for biologists.  Host: Chao-Dong Zhu.  July 18, 2014
  23. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Mechanics.  New scaling principles in biology: grooming, shaking and urination. Host: Guowei He.  July 3, 2014.
  24. Beijing Institute of Technology. School of Mechanical engineering.  Active materials and internal flows:  A tutorial on scaling and modeling in biological systems. Host: Baohua Ji. July 1, 2014
  25. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Maryland. Ant Engineers. Host: Samuel Stanton. April 18, 2014.
  26. Yale University. Self-healing of fire ant rafts: a novel ant-elastic material. Host: Doro Noble, Eric Dufrense.  March 4, 2014.
  27. Harvard University. School of Engineering and Applied Science. Assembly and repair of fire ant networks. Host: Katia Bertoldi. November 13, 2013
  28. Rice University. Center for Theoretical Biophysics. Ant rafts as inspiration for self-healing materials. Host: Eshel Ben-Jacob. November 19, 2013
  29. Texas A&M University. Host: Daniel A. McAdams. Swarming self-assembly by fire ants. November 20, 2013
  30. Zhejiang University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. How animals stay dry, from ant rafts to wet dog shakes. Host: Deqing Mei.  July 31, 2013
  31. I.T. Department of Mechanical Engineering. From ant rafts to wet-dog shakes: a decade after choosing MIT’s multidisciplinary course 2-A. Host: Evelyn Wang. April 10, 2013
  32. Brown University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. From ant rafts to wet-dog shakes: a decade after double-majoring in mathematics and mechanical engineering. Host: Kenny Breuer. April 9, 2013
  33. Brigham Young University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical engineering seminar. Survival of the Driest: How dogs invented washing machines and other tales from capillarity.  Host: Tad Truscott.  March 5, 2013
  34. University of North Carolina. Department of Mathematics.  Applied Math Seminar.  Mathematics of self-assembly in ant rafts.  Host: Laura Miller.  Feb 15, 2013
  35. Duke University. Department of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering seminar series.  Ants weave waterproof rafts to survive floods.  Feb 14, 2013
  36. Boston University. Physics Department. Physics Colloquium. Survival of the driest.  Host: Sidney Redner. Jan 29, 2013.
  37. Boston University. Physics Department. Physics Seminar.  Active control of friction by snakes.  Host: Sidney Redner. Jan 28, 2013.
  38. Rockefeller University. Center for Studies in Physics and Biology.  Physics seminar series.  Ant architects cooperate to build rafts and bivouacs.  Host: Alex Petroff.  Jan 22, 2013
  39. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics. Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics Seminar.  Staying dry to stay alive.  Host: Dan Goldman.  Oct 17, 2012
  40. New York University. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.  Applied Math Lab Seminar.  Ant rafts and other biological flows.  Host: Steve Childress.  July 9, 2012
  41. Haverford College. Departments of Physics and Biology, in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program. Physics Colloquium.  Ant rafts and other water-repellent systems.  Host: Jerry Gollub.  Haverford, Pennsylvania.  February 9, 2012
  42. Temple University. Department of Biology. Ant rafts and other water-repellent systems. Host Tonia Hsieh.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  February 8, 2012
  43. University of Toronto. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.  Ant rafts and other water-repellent systems.  Host: Markus Bussman.  Toronto, Canada.  September 2, 2011.
  44. Kyung Hee University. Department of Applied Mathematics. Bio-inspiration from water-repellent insects. Host: Hyea Hyun Kim.  Bundang, Korea. June 24, 2011.
  45. Korea Institute Machinery & Materials (KIMM). Nanoconvergence Divison. Active and passive water-repellency in nature.  Host: Hyuneui Lim.  Daejeon, Korea.  June 27, 2011.
  46. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Ant rafts and other water-repellent biological systems. Host: Sang Yong Lee. Daejeon, Korea. June 28, 2011.
  47. Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). Water-repellent adaptations: surface structure and behavior.  Host: Myoung-Woon Moon. Seoul, Korea.  June 29, 2011.
  48. National Korean University. Water-repellency among insects. Host: Sid Chung.  Seoul, Korea.  June 30, 2011.
  49. Purdue University. School of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering Special Seminar.  Walking and floating on water: ant rafts and other water-repellent systems.  Host: X. Ding. West Lafayette, Indiana.  May 16, 2011
  50. University of Delaware. Department of Mathematical Sciences. Applied Mathematics Seminar. Biological micro-fluidics: lessons from insects. Host: P. Fok. Newark, Delaware. December 2010.
  51. George Washington University. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. MAE Seminar. Capillary biology: lessons from insects. Host: J. Lee. Washington, D.C., December 2010.
  52. University of Georgia. Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. NanoSEC Seminar. Capillarity: lessons from insects. Host: Z. Pan. Athens, Georgia. December 2010.
  53. University of Pennsylvania. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM). General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception Laboratory Seminar.  Robotic applications of snake locomotion. Host: M. Yim. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 2010.
  54. Tufts University. Department of Biology. Tufts Biomimetic Devices Laboratory Seminar.  Mechanics of snake locomotion. Host: B. Trimmer. Medord, Massachusetts. March 2010.
  55. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Mathematics. Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar. Locomotion at interfaces: snakes and ants. Host: S. Alben. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2009.
  56. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics. Physics Colloquium. Snake locomotion. Host: A. Fernandez de Las Nieves. Atlanta, Georgia. November 2009.
  57. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Applied Physiology. How snakes move using friction. Host: T. Burkholder. Atlanta, Georgia. October 2009
  58. National Chung Hsing University. Department of Physics. Biophysics Journal Club. Structural strength in biology. Host: Kai-Jung Chi. Tai Chung, Taiwan. May 2009.
  59. Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Chemistry. Hydrophobicity and Locomotion. Host: Lei Jiang. Beijing, China. April 2009.
  60. Tsinghua University. Department of Chemistry. Water-repellency and Locomotion. Host: Xi Zhang. Beijing, China. April 2009.
  61. University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics. Applied Dynamics Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: W Losert. College Park, MD. December 2008.
  62. University of Arizona. Department of Mathematics. Modeling and Computation Seminar. How Snakes Slither and How Shells Break. Host: A Goriely. Tuscon, AZ. November 2008.
  63. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Animal Flight Laboratory Seminar Series. Shell strength. Host: R Dudley. Berkeley, CA. October 2008.
  64. Harvard University. Department of Biology. Concord Field Station Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Seminar. Hydrodynamics of walking on water. Host: A Biewener. Cambridge, MA. April 2008.
  65. University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Mathematics. Partial Differential Equation (PDE) / Applied Math Seminar. Snake Locomotion. Host: P. Shipman. April 2008.
  66. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics. Physics Colloquium. Water-walking insects. Host: S. Koehler. Worchester, MA. March 2008.
  67. Arizona State University (Polytechnic Campus). Applied Mathematics Job Talk. Mathematics. Walking on water. Host: M. Zandieh. Phoenix, AZ. March 2008.
  68. University of Pittsburgh. Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department Seminar. Walking on water and slithering on land. Host: L. Schaefer. Pittsburgh, PA. March 2008.
  69. University of Saskatchewan. Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Mathematics Colloquium. Snake locomotion Host: R. Srinivisan. Saskatchewan, Canada. March 2008.
  70. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Mechanical Engineering. Snakes on a Plane. Atlanta, GA. February 2008.
  71. Montclair State University. Department of Mathematical Sciences. Departmental Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: P. Yecko. Montclair, NJ. February 2008.
  72. Colorado State University. Mathematics Department. Mathematics Colloquium. Snakes on a Plane. Host: S. Tavener. Fort Collins, CO. February 2008.
  73. Colorado State University. Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management (BSPM). How to walk on water. Host: D. Mykles. Fort Collins, CO. March 2008.
  74. Carnegie Mellon University. Mechanical Engineering. Departmental Seminar. Snakes on a Plane Host: N. Aubry. Pittsburgh, PA. February 2008.
  75. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM). Departmental Seminar. Snakes on Plane. Host: M. Hajj. February 2008.
  76. Michigan State University. Mathematics Department. Departmental Seminar. “Snakes on a Plane” Host: C. Chiu.  East Lansing, MI. February 2008.
  77. Indiana University. The Biocomplexity Institute and Physics Department. Biocomplexity seminar series. Walking on water. Host: J Glazier. Bloomington, IN. February 2008.
  78. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mathematics Department. Departmental Seminar. “Snakes on a Plane” Host: A.Bertozzi. Los Angeles, CA. Jan 2008.
  79. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics. Brown bag seminar series. Snakes on a Plane. Host: J. Bush. Cambridge, MA. December 2007.
  80. Princeton University. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dynamics Seminar. Snakes on a Plane. Host: P Holmes. Princeton, New Jersey. November 2007.
  81. Colgate University. Physics Department. Science Colloquium. Walking on water. Host: B. Parks. Hamilton, NY. November 2007
  82. Academia Sinica. Physics Department. Dynamical Systems Seminar Series. Walking on water. Host: Keng-Hui Lin. Taipei, Taiwan. November 2007.Chiao Tung University. Department of Applied Mathematics. Departmental Seminar. Walking on water. Host: Ming-Chih Lai. Hsinchu, Taiwan. November 2007.
  83. Chung-Hsing University. One of four invited speakers for a Biophysics workshop. Taught 2 lectures as part of a 3-day interdisciplinary workshop in biology and physics to over 100 Taiwanese faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Host: Kai-Jung Chi. Taipei, Taiwan. November 2007
  84. Georgia Institute of Technology. Department of Biology. Biologically inspired Design Seminar Series. Walking on water. Host: J Yen. Atlanta, GA. October 2007.
  85. Cornell University. Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Machines and Organisms Seminar Series. Snake locomotion. Host: A Ruina. Ithaca, NY. September 2007.
  86. University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Dudley, Full and Koehl Lab Seminar. Hydrodynamics of walking on water. Host: Dudley. Berkeley, CA. May 2007.
  87. Pennsylvania State University. Materials Science and Engineering Department. Polymer Physics Seminar. Studies in Biolocomotion. Host: R. Colby. January 2007.
  88. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics. Fluid dynamics Seminar. Fluid mechanics of water striders. Host: Y. Young. Newark, NJ. December 2006.
  89. Cornell University. Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Machines and Organisms Seminar Series. The hydrodynamics of water striders. Host: Z. Wang. Ithaca, NY. March 2003.

 

  1. Workshop Organization
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.  I organized and taught a 6-hour workshop entitled Complex biological surfaces and locomotion to 28 faculty and students.  Topics covered included: walking on water, snake locomotion and cooperation of ants.  Tools taught included: animal experiments (visualization, tracking kinematics), mathematical modeling (differential equations, mechanics), scaling arguments (limits in force, mass, size), biological diversity (mega-charts) and simple robots (satisfying physical constraints).  Host: Sang Joon Lee.  Pohang, Korea. June 24, 2011.
  • Communicating your science to news outlets. 2014 SICB meeting.  Co-taught with a freelance reporter Flora Lichtman and Harvey Mudd mathematics professor Rachel Levy.  The workshop teaches the audience how to successfully and efficiently collaborate with science reporters.
  • How to tell your news story. 2014 APS DFD meeting.  Brought together science journalist Flora Lichtman, whose work has appeared on NPR, The New York Times and Popular Science; Jason Bardi, writer and Director of Media Services at AIP; Nicole Sharp, author of “F*** yeah Fluid Dynamics!”; Rachel Levy, creator of “Grandma got STEM” for a workshop on disseminating your research to news outlets.

 

  1. Plenary Talks
  • Seoul National University. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center for Biomimetic Mechanical Systems. Fluid mechanics under your nose:  tongue, eyelash and urethra. I was one of 6 invited international speakers.  Host: Ho-Young Kim. Seoul, Korea.  July 10, 2015.
  • 2015 Science of Adhesion Gordon Conference, Emphasizing Soft Materials and Bio-Adhesion. July 25, 2015 – July 31, 2015. Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts. Fire ants, networks that rearrange themselves Host: Anand Jagota.
  • Invited lecturer at the Geilo School “Cooperative particles: Patchy colloids, active matter and nanofluids. ” March 16-26, 2015. Three-hour seminar.  I was one of 15 invited international speakers.  Fire ants Host: Arne Skjeltorp.
  • Symposium “Modular and Swarm Systems — from Nature to Robotics “. IROS 2014, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems (Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL, September 14th. Ants morph and repair rafts.   Host: Roderich Gross
  • Physics of Living System Junior Faculty Symposium. Princeton University.  How to build a raft: ants as architects of living, self-healing structures PoLs student research network meeting.  August 5-8, 2013
  • IEEE Aerospace Plenary Speaker for program “Science and Aerospace Frontiers” in Big Sky Montana. Audience of 500 engineers, managers and families.  Walking on water Host: David Woerner, Jet Propulsion Lab.  March 4, 2013.
  • Seoul National University. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Center for Biomimetic Mechanical Systems. Walking on water: water-repellent adaptations among insects. I was one of 6 invited international speakers.  Host: Ho-Young Kim. Seoul, Korea.  July 1, 2011.
  1. Invited Conference Presentations
  2. Invited speaker for Adhesion Conference in Potsdam, Germany. Sept 25-30, 2016.  Host: Stas Gorb.
  3. Invited speaker for Adhesion Society annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Feb 21-24, 2016.  Host: Chelsea Davis
  4. Invited Speaker for International Congress of Entomology (ICE) to be held in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 25-30, Host: Marianne Alleyne
  5. Mini-symposium on Emerging collective patterns in dynamic swarms. SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems. Fire ants build, morph, and repair to survive floods  Hosts: Klimka Szwaykowska and Luis Mier-y-Teran.  May 17-21, 2015 in Snowbird, Utah.
  6. , T., Phonekeo, S., Hu, D.L. 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Self-Healing of Ant Clusters.  Nov, 2014. Host: A. Adrekani
  7. UMD Workshop on Distributed Sensing, Actuation, and Control for Bio-­inspired Soft Robotics. Fire ants as soft materials.  University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Sept 11-12, 2014
  8. Hu, D. Fire ants as an active self-healing material. Invited speaker to symposium “Biologically inspired design: from algorithms to architecture,” held at the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) meeting in Cairns, Australia on 13-18 July 2014. Host: Tanya Latty
  9. Fire ants as intelligent building materials. AmeriMech 2014: Mechanics in Biology.  Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, Virginia, May 22- 23, 2014
  10. Invited speaker. The 80th Annual Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) Conference held in Bowling Green Kentucky.  Nov 20-23, 2013
  11. Invited speaker on “Ants as architects of living, self-healing structures” to 5th Sino-American Workshop on Biomedical Engineering and China-Oversea Joint Workshop on Biomechanics will be held in Xijiao Hotel, Beijing, China on August 1–5, 2013
  12. Invited speaker on “Ants flow and thicken to form rafts and towers” Workshop on fluid structure interactions (FSI) from July 27- 30, 2013 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
  13. Invited dinner speaker on “From ant rafts to wet-dog shakes: animal physics as an educational tool” at Mechanics Division Awards Dinner for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Annual conference in Atlanta, GA. June 25, 2013.
  14. Invited speaker on “Ants flow and solidify to build living rafts and bivouacs” at SIAM Materials Science Mini-symposium “Motility and mechanics of biomolecular complexes.” Host: Prashant Purohit. Philadelphia, PA.  June 9, 2013
  15. Invited speaker on “Ants cooperate to build rafts and towers” at Minisymposium in Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics. Host: Simon Garnier. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ. May 31, 2013
  16. Hu, D., Mlot, N. & Tovey, C. “The ant raft: a self-assembly hydrophobic surface.”  48th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES2011) held October 12-14, 2011 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  Invited speaker by A. Adrekani.
  17. Hu, D.L & N. Mlot. “Swarming on the water surface.” Georgia Tech Workshop. Microbes to Metazoans: regulation, dynamics and evolution of social behavior. 30-min Invited talk. Atlanta, GA. November 2009.
  18. Hu, D.L. & Shelley M.J. “Large and limbless.” American Physical Society March Meeting. Invited talk, host: A. Kudrolli. New Orleans, LA. March 2008.
  19. Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The mechanics of slithering.” National Tsing-Hua University. Interdisciplinary Conference on Applied Analysis and Mathematics. Invited speaker. Hsinchu, Taiwan.  May 2009.
  20. I2CAM (http://www.i2cam.org/) Workshop on “Active and Smart Matter: A New Frontier for Science and Engineering.” The Workshop will be held at Syracuse University June 20-13, 2016. Invited speaker.  Host: Cristina Marchetti
  21. Contributed Conference Presentations
  22. Amador, G.J., Mao, W., Demrcurio, P., Montero, C., Clewis, J., Alexeev, A., Hu, D.L. Eyelashes divert airflow to protect the eye. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  23. Astley, H.C., Gong, C., Travers, M., Serrano, M.M., Vela, P.A., Choset, H., MEndelson, J., Hu, D.L., Modulation of orthogonal body waves enables versatile and rapid maneuverability in sidewinding locomotion. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  24. Dave, T., Phonekeo, S., Hu, D.L. Self-healing of fire ant aggregations.  The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  25. Yang, P., Dao, D., Lehner, R., Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Neives, A., Hu, D.L. The hydrodynamics of defecation. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  26. Noel, A., Wagner, C., McKinley, G., Mendelson, J., Hu, D.L. The role of extensional viscosity in frog tongue projection. The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2015 Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, January 3-7, 2015.
  27. Yang, P., Dao, D., Lehner, R., Tennenbaum, M., Fernandez-Neives, A., Hu, D.L. The hydrodynamics of defecation. 67th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, CA, November 2014.
  28. Noel, A., Wagner, C., McKinley, G., Mendelson, J., Hu, D.L. The role of extensional viscosity in frog tongue projection. 67th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, CA, November 2014.
  29. Tennenbaum, Fernandez-Nieves, A., and Hu, D. Rheological Properties of Fire Ant Aggregations. The Society of Rheology. October 2014.
  30. Noel, A. and Hu, D. “How frogs catch flies.” International Physics of the Living Systems (PoLS) meeting in Munich. July 21-24, 2014.
  31. Noel, A. and Hu, D.L. “To catch a fly: Viscosity and elasticity-based prey capture by frog tongue projection oral presentation at the 88th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. June 22-25, 2014.
  32. Phonekeo, S; Cantor, A; Huang, Q; Hu, D. L., “Fire ants repair bridges in response to vibration.” The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2014 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 3-7, 2014.
  33. Pham, J., Yang, P., Choo J., Hu, D.L., “The Hydrodynamics of Urination: to drip or jet.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  34. Yang, P., Phonekeo, S., Xu, K., Chang, S.-K., Hu, D.L., “Flying fish accelerate at 5 G to leap from the water surface.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  35. Phonekeo, S; Cantor, A; Huang, Q; Hu, D. L., “Fire ants repair bridges in response to vibration.” The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology 2014 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 3-7, 2014.
  36. Pham, J., Yang, P., Choo J., Hu, D.L., “The Hydrodynamics of Urination: to drip or jet.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  37. Yang, P., Phonekeo, S., Xu, K., Chang, S.-K., Hu, D.L., “Flying fish accelerate at 5 G to leap from the water surface.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2013.
  38. Marvi, H., Gong, C., Gravish, N., Mendelson, J., Hatton, R., Choset, H., Goldman, D., Hu, D.L., “Sidewinding as a control template for climbing on sand.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  39. Dickerson, A., Beadles, S., Clement, C., Hu, D.L. “Dew-driven folding of insect wings.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  40. Amador, H., Durand, F., Mao, W., Alexeev, Hu, D.L. “How flies clean their eyes.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  41. Liu, Z., Hyatt, J., Mlot, N., Gerov, M. Fernandez-Nieves, A., Hu, D.L. “Ants cushion applied stress by active rearrangements.” 66th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.
  42. Marvi, H., Chrystal, R., Shieh, J., Mendelson, J., Hatton, R., Choset, H., Goldman, D., Hu, D.L., “Sidewinding snakes on sand,” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2013.
  43. Marvi and Hu, D.L. “Measuring energetic cost of snake locomotion using NMR spectroscopy” Georgia Institute of Technology, Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Workshop on Magnetic Resonance. Host: Dr. J. Leisen, Atlanta, GA, December 2012.
  44. Marvi, H. Streator, J., Hu, D.L. “Snakeskin Tribology,” Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2012.
  45. Marvi, H., Dimenichi, D., Chrystal, R., Mendelson, J., Goldman, D., Hu, D.L., “Sidewinding snakes on sand,” 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.
  46. Dickerson, A, Telljohann, L., Thronton, L.-E., Moyer, C., Hu, D.L., ” Mosquito flight failure in heavy fog,” 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.
  47. Amador, G., Barberie, A., Hu, D.L., “Aerodynamics of puffball mushroom spore dispersal,” 65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.
  48. Marvi, H. and Hu, D.L. “The Role of Functional Surfaces in the Locomotion of Snakes,” Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network (PoLS SRN) meeting, New Haven, CT, July 2012.
  49. Hu, D.L. Surfaces for reducing adhesion and friction. Locomotion Systems Science. NSF and ARL funded workshop organized by Dan Goldman. May 2012.
  50. Marvi, H., Streator, J. & Hu, D.L. “Snakeskin Tribology: How Snakes Generate Large Frictional Anisotropy,” APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, February 2012.
  51. Dickerson, A., Mills, Z. & Hu, D.L. “Wet mammals shake at tuned frequencies to dry.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. January 2012.
  52. Dickerson, A., Shankles, P., Madhavan, N., & Hu, D.L. “How insects fly in the rain.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. January 2012.
  53. Marvi, H., Cook, P., & Hu, D.L. “Rectilinear locomotion and the design of Scalybot 2” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. January 2012.
  54. Marvi, H., Meyers, G., Russell, G. & Hu, D.L. “Scalybot: a snake-inspired robot with active frictional anisotropy” ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Arlington, VA.  November 2011
  55. Hu, D. & Niu, J. “Drag reduction of a hairy disk.” American Physical Society 64th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  56. Dickerson, A., Shankles, P., Madhavan, N., & Hu, D.L. “How mosquitoes fly in the rain.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  57. Amador, G., Yamada, Y., Hu, D. L. Hydrodynamics of splash-cup seed dispersal. American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  58. Gravish, N., Franklin, S.V., Hu, D.L., & Goldman, D. I. “Packing and stability of geometrically cohesive granular media” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.
  59. Mlot, N., Foster, P., Streiff, M, Hu, D.L. Ant-Tex: 3-D Visualization of the Water-Repellent Network of Fire Ants. International Symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science. October 11–13, 2011.
  60. Nick Gravish, Geoffrey Russell, Scott Franklin, David Hu, Dan Goldman. “Vibrofluidized melting of geometrically cohesive granular media.” American Physical Society March Meeting. Dallas, TX. March, 2010.
  61. Mlot, N., Shinotsuka, S. & Hu, D.L. “Ant Towers and Adhesion Force.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  62. Dickerson, A., Mills, Z. & Hu, D.L. “Wet dog shake.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  63. Vistarakula, K.C., Bergin, M. & Hu, D.L. “Filtration by eyelashes.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  64. Marvi, H. & Hu, D.L. “Concertina locomotion of snakes.” American Physical Society 63rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.
  65. Dickerson, A. & Hu, D.L. “Capillary cleaning and the wet-dog shake.” Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying and Sliding. Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA). June 2010.
  66. Shelley, M.J. & Hu, D.L. “Snakes crawling and worms pushing on surfaces.” Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying and Sliding. Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA). June 2010.
  67. Hu, D.L. & Mlot, N. “The ant raft: cooperative flotation and self-assembly.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting.  Seattle, WA.  January 2010.
  68. West, D. & Hu, D.L. “Thermotaxis of Mexican jumping beans.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.  January 2010.
  69. Mulcahey, T., Weissburg, M., Sabra, K. & Hu, D.L. “Autonomous Cricket Biosensors for Acoustic Detection.” Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.  January 2010.
  70. Hu, D.L. & Alexeev, A. “Giant Pumpkins: Plasticity-mediated plant growth. American Physical Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
  71. Mlot, N., Breedveld V. & Hu, D.L. “The Ant Raft.” American Physical Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
  72. Hobbs, W. & Hu, D.L. “Tree-inspired Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting.” American Physical Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.
  73. Hu, D.L. & Sielert, K. “The strength of animal and plant shells.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. January 2008.
  74. Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The mechanics of slithering.” Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. January 2007.
  75. Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The locomotion of snakes.” American Physical Society March Meeting. Denver, CO. March 2007.
  76. Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hair layer of water-walking insects.” American Physical Society 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Chicago, IL. November 2005.
  77. Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hydrodynamics of water-walkers.” American Physical Society 57th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Seattle, WA. November 2004.
  78. Hu, D.L., Kreider, T. & Bush, J.W.M. APS DFD. “Meniscus-climbing insects.” American Physical Society 56th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. East Rutherford, New Jersey. Nov 2003.
  79. Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion.” American Physical Society 55th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Dallas, TX. Nov 2003.

 

 

E)   Grants AND CONTRACTS

  • As Principal Investigator

 

Funded Proposals
Title Funding Organization  

Investigators

Level of Funding Dates
Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship National Science Foundation, Mathematical Sciences Division PI $108,000 Oct 2005 – Oct 2008
0920402

Rheology of Ants: structural properties of cooperative networks

National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Directorate PI Hu with Co-PI V. Breedveld, Georgia Tech $212,000

(Hu’s share: $212,000)

Sept 2009 – Sept 2011
0848894

Complex Surface structure and locomotion

National Science Foundation Physics Directorate PI Hu $390,000 Sept 2009 – Sept 2012
Novel mechanism for drag reduction using a hairy surface Coulter Foundation; Georgia Tech-Emory-Peking University Seed Grant PI $50,000 June 2011 – June 2012
Wind assessment and tree-inspired energy generators for urban energ