Microscopic Organisms Navigating in a Turbulent Ocean

Time: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Type: Seminar Series
Presenter: Mimi Koehl, University of California, Berkeley
Room/Office: Room 107
Mason Lab
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

FALL 2022 Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Seminar

Mimi Koehl
University of California, Berkley

Microscopic Organisms Navigating in a Turbulent Ocean

Mimi Koehl, a Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at Duke University. She studies the physics of how organisms interact with their environments, focusing on how microscopic creatures swim and capture food in turbulent water flow, how organisms glide in turbulent wind, how wave-battered marine organisms avoid being washed away, and how olfactory antennae catch odors from water or air moving around them. Professor Koehl is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Her awards include a MacArthur "genius grant", a Presidential Young Investigator Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, John Martin Award (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, for "research that created a paradigm shift in an area of aquatic sciences"), Borelli Award (American Society of Biomechanics, for "outstanding career accomplishment"), Rachel Carson Award (American Geophysical Union, for "cutting-edge ocean science"), and Muybridge Award (International Society of Biomechanics for "career achievement in biomechanics").


September 28
Mason Lab, Room 107
9 Hillhouse Avenue

Host: Madhu Venkadesan