Biomedical fluid mechanics
There is an increasing evidence that bio-fluids motion is nearly turbulent, even at relatively low Reynolds numbers, mainly due to its three-dimensionality, pulsation and complexity of geometry.
Fluid mechanics in biology
We study turbulence effects on biology: fish swimming, moth anemotaxis (odor tracking), seaweed growth rates and green tides, birds flight and attachment of plankton.
Inertial particles in turbulence
Motion of inertial particles, droplets and bubbles in turbulent flows
MEMS flow velocity sensors
Micro-Electrical-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) flow velocity sensors are at the core of the revolution in industry, autonomous driving and flying
Seaweeds and turbulence
We study how turbulence and fluid mechanics affect the seaweed biology
Three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry
Turbulence is highly three-dimensional and time varying phenomenon. For many years are develop three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry methods to access Lagrangian structure of turbulence
Turbulence in stratified fluids
Stratification, the layering of fluid by density, affects turbulence in several ways and on multiple scales. Every single fluid element wants to return to the height of neutral buoyancy, but it is not simple to do in turbulent cases. Turbulence that mixes fluids can feel a positive or a negative feedback from stratification and this leads to very peculiar effects.
Turbulent canopy flows
Turbulence inside and above the urban or forest canopy has a peculiar structure