RESEARCH FOCUSES

> Aerodynamics at small scale
> Biofluid dynamics
> Novel aircraft design for future transport
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Announcements

06/2014
See the new photo gallery of "Dryden 'Outside the Lab'" found under "Research Group" or at the following link. [learn more]

05/2014
Congratulations to the graduates of the lab:

AWADI RATHUGAMAGE
BRENDAN PLECQUE
CHRISTOPH EFSTATHIOU

05/2013
3rd Annual Playa Vista Bash was a success!
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09/2013
Congratulations to DR. SHANLING YANG who successfully defended her PhD thesis. [learn more]
Congratulations to Dr. Yang


Recent Press and Media

9/20/2013
"Tales of Aerodynamic Efficiency in Birds and Planes"
Swedish Public Television
Din sökning på ”härma naturen”

[watch online]

12/31/2011
"Early Aircraft Aerodynamics"
National Geographic
Lone Wolf Productions

10/2011
"Emergency Aircraft Landing"
Discovery Channel (US)
Penn & Teller: Secrets of the Universe

10/27/2010
"Interview on Future of Aircraft Design"
CNN (International) Los Angeles Studio
Today's Big Idea, with TJ Holmes

Recent Lecture Series and Conferences

May 9th, 2014
Design and Evolution in Flying Devices (large and small) Seminar (50 minutes)
Mechanical Engineering Department UC Riverside

Apr 15th, 2014
Aerodynamic Efficiency in Small and Large Aircraft Seminar (50 minutes)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department University of Florida

Apr 8th, 2014
Bird Design and Aircraft Evolution Seminar (50 minutes)
Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series Stanford University

Mar 10th, 2014
Robust Pattern Formation and Detection in Wakes in Nature Invited Talk (40 minutes)
Fundamental Aspects of Geophysical Turbulence Nagoya, Japan

Jan 11th, 2014
On Bird Flight Invited Talk (15 minutes)
Micro Air Vehicle Workshop AIAA SciTech Meeting

Nov 7th, 2013
Design and Evolution in Flying Devices Seminar (50 minutes)
Engineering School Technical Seminar Cal State Long Beach

June 10-11th, 2013
Tales of Aerodynamic Efficiency in Birds and Planes Keynote Address (40 minutes)
Final Workshop on Bioinspired Energy Conversion Pufendorf Institute, Lund University [learn more]

June 6th, 2013
Wake Signature Detection Seminar (50 minutes)
Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique (LadHyX) Ecole Polytechnique de Paris

May 31st, 2013
Aerodynamic Efficiency in Large and Small Aircraft Seminar (50 minutes)
Colloquium at Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes (PMMH) Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI)

Sponsors:

Guez Family Undergradute Research Fund
Rose Hills Scholarship Fund
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Links

University of Southern California [visit site]
Viterbi School of Engineering [visit site]
USC Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department [visit site]
Dr. Geoff Spedding's Faculty Page [visit site]

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