DAVID L. HU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology and Adjunct Professor of Physics The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringOctober 24, 2013

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DAVID L. HU

Assistant Professor

of Mechanical Engineering and Biology

and
Adjunct Professor of Physics

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

October 24, 2013



Dr. David Hu is an experimental

flu
id dynamicist with expertise in surface
-
tension and friction
phenomena in the natural world. He seeks to be the
world's

leading researcher in the biomechanics of
animal locomotion. The study of flying, swimming and running dates back hundreds of year
s, and has
since shown to be an 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 but much simpler tasks are accomplished in their biological counterparts.

Dr. Hu h
as focused
on applying engineering techniques to outstanding biological questions regarding the interaction between
organisms and their environments. Dr. Hu’s
work in these areas has generated broad interest across the
fields of engineering, biology and r
obotics, resulting in over 20 publications, including several in high
-
impact interdis
ciplinary journals such as
Nature

(2003, 2005) and
P
roceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences

(2009, 2011
, 2012)

as well as popular journals such as
Physics Today

(20
10) and
American
Scientist

(2010).



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 d
iscuss his
research, including
Good
Morning America

(2010),
National Public Radio

(2009
-
2010),
The Weather
Channel

(2011), and
Discovery Channel

(2011). 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

magazine. Most recently, his laboratory appeared
on 3D TV as part of a nature documentary by 3DigitalVision, ``Fire ants: the invincible army.''


I.

EARNED DEGREES


Degree

Year

University

Field

Advisor

Doctor of Philosophy

2005

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

Adjunct 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

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


2

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.

TEACHING

A.

Individual Student Guidance

PhD Students Supervised


1.

Name:



Mlot, Nathaniel

Began Advising:


Fall 2008

Project:



Rheology

of Ants

Status:



Passed Qualifying exams in 2011,
scheduled PhD proposal in





2012

Publications:


Mlot, Tovey & Hu
PNAS
2011; Mlot, Tovey & Hu 2012

Comm.
Integr. Biology

Presentations:


APS 2009; APS 2010
; Fibers 2011
; SICB 2013


2.

Name:



Marvi, Hami
dreza

Began Advising:


Spring 2009

Project:



Locomotion of Snakes

Status:



Passed Qualifying Exams in 2010; Passed PhD proposal in





2011; Completed all classes

Publications:


Marvi
et al.

(2011)
ASME DSSC Proceedings
;

Marvi & Hu
(
2012

Proc. Roy. Soc

Interface
)
; Marvi & Hu (2013)

Proc. Roy S
oc Interface.

Presentations:


APS 2010, DSSC 2011; SICB 2012
; APS March 2012
;
Materials
Research Society (MRS
) 2012; APS 2012; SICB 2013


3.

Name:



Dickerson, Andrew

Began Advising:


Spring 2009

Project:



Active w
ater
-
repellency

Status:



Re
-
taking qualifying exams 2012

Publications:


Dickerson, Mills & Hu

(2012)
Proc Roy Soc Interface
;
Dickerson
et al
,

PNAS

(2012)

Presentations:


APS 2010; APS 2011; SICB 2012


4.

Name:



Amador, Guillerimo

Began Advising:


Fall 2010

Project:



Mechanics of seed dispersal

Status:



Taking
2
nd

qualifying exams
2013

Publications:


Amador
et al

(2013)
Proc. Roy. Soc: Interface

Presentations:


APS 2011
;

APS 2012


5.

Name:



Yang, Patricia

Began Advising:


Fall 2012

Project:



Fog
-
harvesti
ng plants

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


3

Status:



Taking classes

Publications:


NA

Presentations:


NA

M.S. Thesis Students Supervised
1

Name:



Hobbs, William
2

Began Advising:


Fall 2008

Graduated:



Winter

2009

Thesis:

Piezoelectric energy harvesting: vortex induced vibrations in
plants, soap films and arrays of cylinders

Publications/presentations: Hobbs & Hu
Fluid Struct. Interaction
2011; APS 2009

Position after graduation: Southern Company, Research Engineer


Name:



Mulcahey, Thomas

Began Advising:


Fall 2008

Graduated:



Winter 2009

Thesis:



Autonomous cricket biosensors for acoustic localization

Publications/presentations: SICB 2010

Position after graduation:

Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering PhD program

Undergraduate Special Problems and Research Students Supervised


Undergraduates in my lab are mentored by myself and one of my graduate students.
Students generally stay on for 1
-
3 semesters and during that time many undergraduates are
coauthors on papers. Many have also

won
competitive
university funding awards such

as



DURF denotes

NYU Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fellow



PURA

denotes Georgia Tech’s
Presidential Undergraduate Research Awardee

After graduation
,
students often go on to

graduate school in science or
engineering
.

In the table
below, “
Year


denotes
the
year
student
joined
the
lab.


Year

Student

Project

Publications and
Awards

After
graduation

Lab Quote

2013

Zhongyang
Jet Liu

Fog harvesting





Ke Xu

Flying fish





Sulisay
Phonekeo

Flying fish





Jason
Hsieh

Sidewinding
snakes





Abbey
Whitley

Ant bridges




2012

Jonathan
Pham

Micturition

CURE (2 semesters
in Hu’s lab and 1
semeste爠in meking
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䍨oo

jictu物tion




games
Ant simulations







1

Cited publications and contributions are in subsections of Section IV, unless otherwise noted

2

Publications for M.S. students who also
pursued

their Ph.D. are listed under their Ph.D. entries.

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


4

Morrison

Michael
Gerov

Ant towers




Eric Yi

Butterfly flight




Puja De

Eyelash allometry




Alex
Barberie

Puffball
mushrooms

DFD 2012



Bruce
Berry

Mosquitoes in fog

PURA



David Kim

Mosquitoes in
dew

PURA



2011

Peter
Shankles

Mosquitoes in rain

PURA



Daniel
Christ

Sugar bear
aerodynamics

PURA



Camille
Cruz

Ant

rafts

PURA; SURE



Abhishek
Kwatra

Eyelash
simulations




Paul Cook

Concertina
locomotion

PURA

Medical school


Yasukuni
Yamada

Splash cup seed
dispersal

Amador et al 2012;
PURA

Japan


2010

Paul Foster

CT
-
scans of ant
aggregations


CMU computer
science PhD


Sho
Shinotsuka

Ant towers


Japan


Micah
Streiff

CT
-
scans of ant
aggregations




Daniel
West

Mechanics of
Mexican jumping
Beans

Hu et al 2012;
SICB 2010; PURA

Cummins
Diesel and Fuel
Sys
tems, Pump
Development
Engineer


Ishan Lal

A
Mexican
Jumping Bean
Robot

Hu et al 2012;
PURA



Geoff
Russell

Scalybot

Marvi
et al.

2011;
Best Paper by
ASME

Hopkins MS in
ME


Gregory
Meyers

Scalybot

Marvi
et al.

2011;
Best Paper by
ASME



Peter
deMercurio

Eyelash allometry

PURA

Gilet


2009

Adrian
Martinez

Ant clump
assembly


Peace Corps


Zachary
Mills

Mechanics of the
wet
-
dog shake

Dickerson et al
2012; PURA

Georgia Tech
PhD


Paul
Mechanics of
Hu et al 2011;
Georgia Tech

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


5

Richards

giant pumpkins

PURA

Masters

2007
-
2008

Terri Scott


Mechanics of
slithering

Hu et al 2009;
DURF



Jasmine
Nirody

Mechanics of
slithering

Hu et al 2009;
DURF

Biophysics
PhD at
Berkeley


Michael
Gordon

Turtle shell
scaling

Hu et al 2011;
DURF

Master’s

program in
Statistics at
CUNY


Kelly
Sielert

Turtle
shell
scaling

Hu et al 2011;
DURF

Technology
consulting



High School students


Year

Student

School

Project

Publications and
Awards

After graduation













2012


Wheeler






Wheeler





Luke
Telljohann

Westminster

Mosquitoes in fog

DFD 2012



Frank
Chen

Chattahoochee
High School

Eyelash
aerodynamics


Yale Pre
-
med


Raghuveer
Gummadi

Wheeler

SEM of ant
linkages



2011

Nihar
Madhavan

Duluth high
school

Mosquitoes in
rain

Dickerson et al
2012

Princeton finance



B.

Courses Taught



My recent
efforts towards curriculum development are given below.

Graduate Courses

Viscous flow, ME 6602




Spring 2013


I replaced this lecture
-
based course with a series of modules to be completed in a
problem
-
based learning environment. I took advantage

of the c
lassrooms in the Whitaker
building to allow the students to work in groups on their modules.

Graduate fluid mechanics, ME 6601


Fall 2011


I completely restructured this pre
-
existing course around a mathematical treatment of

fluid mechanics with an emphasi
s on the use of scaling, Einstein notation, and physical intuition.

Undergraduate Courses


Researc
h Project Laboratory, BIO 4590


Spring 2010


I completely restructured this pre
-
existing course around a new theme on mechanics of
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


6

ant aggregations, created a

semester’s worth of new lectures and built new laboratory equipment
for the course for the study of ant locomotion. Particular attention was paid to teaching biologists
to perform quantitative mechanical measurements.


Fluid Mechanics, ME 3340



Fall 200
8, Fall 2009


I taught this course with an emphasis on biomechanics and flows in nature. I introduced
a new 2
-
week module on scaling and dimensional analysis and its use in nature.


Thermal Fluids Engineering, ME3720:

Fall 2010


IV.

INTELLECTUAL PRODUCT
S
3

A. Published Books and Parts of Books


1.

Marvi. H.

& Hu, D.L.
The role of functional surfaces in the locomotion of snakes
.
Book
proposal accepted by Springer. Editor:
Ascheron, Claus
. (publication planned in 2013)

2.

Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. Slithering loco
motion. (2011)
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. Invited
15
-
page book chapter. Accepted in April 201
1.

B.

Refereed Publications

a. Refereed Journal Publications:


1.

Amador, G.
,
Yamada, Y., McCurley, M.,

Hu, D. L.
(2013) Raindrop acceleration in
splash
-
cup seed dispersal.
Proceedings of the Royal Society: Interface.

10
: 20120880

2.

Dickerson, A.
,
Mills, Z.
&
Hu, D. L. (2012)
Wet mammals shake at tuned
frequencies to dry.


Proceedings of the Royal Society: Interface.

9
: 3208
-
3218

3.

Mlot N.
, Tovey, C. & Hu, D. L.
(2012) D
ynamics
and circularity
of large ant rafts.
In press at

Communicative and Integrative
Biology
.

5

(6)
:

590

597
.

4.

Dickerson, A.
, Sh
ankles, P., Madhaven, N., Hu, D.
L.
(2012)
Mosquitoes survive
rain
drop collisions

by virtue of their low mass.
Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences, USA.

109

(25) 9822
-
9827
.

5.

Marvi, H.

& Hu, D. L.
(2012)
Friction enhancement in concertina locomotion of
snakes
.

Proceedings of the Royal Society: Interface.

9

(76), 3067
-
3080

6.

Gravish
, N.,
Franklin
, S.V.,

Hu,

D.L.

& Daniel I. Goldman.
(2012) Entangled
granular media
.
Physical Review Letters
.

108
, 208001
(journal cover)

7.

West, D
., Lal, I.
,
Leamy, M. & Hu, D.L.
(2012) Locomotion

of Mexican Jumping
Beans.
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.

7
: 036014 (12pp).

8.

Hobbs, W
. & Hu, D.L. (2012
) Tree
-
inspired Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting.
Journal of Fluids and Structures.
20
: 103
-
114.

9.

Niu, J

& Hu, D.L. (2011) Drag reduction of a hairy disk.
Physics of Fluids
.
23
:
101701 (4 pages).

10.

Mlot, N.
, Tovey, C. & Hu, D.L. (2011) Fire ants self
-
assemble into waterproof rafts
to survive floods.
Procee
dings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
108
:
7669
-
7673.

11.

Hu, D.L., Sielert, K., Gordon, M. (2011) The strength of turtle shells and mammal



3

Underlined name indicates student of the PI

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


7

skulls.
Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures
.
6

(9
-
10): 1197
-
1211.

12.

Hu, D.L.
Richards, P.

&

Alexeev, A. (2011). Mechanics of giant pumpkins: how
extreme weight determines shape.
International Journal of Nonlinear Science.

46:

637
-
647.



(Highlighted on
National Public Radio a
nd
Smithsonian
Magazine)

13.

H
u, D. L. & Bush, J. W. M. (2010) The hydro
dynamics of water
-
walking arthropods.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics

644
: 5
-
33







(journal cover, highlighted in
Journal of Fluid Mechanics

644
: 1
-
4).

14.

Hu., D. L., Nirody, J., Scott, T. & Shelley, M. J. (2009) The mechanics of slithering
locomotion.
Proceed
ings 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 Is
sue
66
, 4; New Scientist
“Secrets of slithering lie in weight of the scales” June 13, 2009, p11 ).

15.

Hu, D. L., Goreau, T. & Bush, J. W. M. (2008) Flow visualization using tobacco
mosaic virus.
Experiments in Fluids

46
, 477

484.

16.

Hu, D. L., Prakash, M., Chan
, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2007) Water
-
walking devices.
Experiments in Fluids

43
, 769

778.

17.

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

176
, 117

192.

18.

Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. (2006) Walking on water: Biolocomotion at the
interface.
Annual Reviews in Fluid Mechanics

38
, 339

369.

19.

Hu, D. L. & Bush, J. W. M. (2005) Meniscus
-
climbing insects.
Nature

437
, 733

736


(journal cover, highlighte
d in
What’s happening in the mathematical sciences.
6
,
87
-
93
; The New York Times
)

20.

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.

21.

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” Wate
r tight. Cover and p107
-
108).

22.

Hu, D. L., Chan, B. & Bush, J. W. M. (2003) Water
-
walking.
Physics of Fluids

15
,
S10.

23.

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 eva
luation of porosity
distribution in low density porous magnesium.
Reviews of Progress in Quantitative
Non
-
destructive Evaluation

16
, 1495
-
1501.

b. Refereed Conference Publications:
4

1.

Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M. J. (2008) “Snakeskin and snake locomotion” Proceedi
ngs of the first
ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. Ellicott
City, MD.




4

Most refereed conference publications were developed into archival journal publications, and appear
under section IV.B.a.

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


8

2.

Marvi, H.
,
Meyers, G.
,
Russell, G.

& Hu, D.L. (2011) Scalybot: a snake
-
inspired robot with
active frictional anisotropy.
ASME Dynamic Sys
tems and Control Conference Proceedings
.
Accepted 2011.

c. Submitted Refereed Publications:

24.

H. Marvi, D. Hu, " Propulsion using Multiple Traveling Waves: Rectilinear
Locomotion of Snakes, " Journal of the Royal Society Interface. (In Review)

25.


C.

Other Pub
lications

1.

Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. (2004) Walking on water. In
Multimedia Fluid
mechanics CD

(ed. G. M. Homsy). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2.

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”

3.

Bush, J. W. M. & Hu, D. L. 2010 Walking on water.
Physics T
oday

63
, 62

63.

4.

Goldman, D. I. & Hu, D. L. 2010 Wiggling through the world.
American Scientist

98
,
314

323.

5.

Hu, D.L. (2012) Electromechanics for the Twenty
-
first century.
Bioscience
.
62

(1):
94
-
95.

D.

Presentations/Seminars


Invited University
Seminars

1.

Rice University.

2.

M.I.T.

3.

Brown University
.

4.

Brigham Young University.

5.

University of North Carolina
.

Department of Mathematics. Applied Math Seminar.
Mathematics of self
-
assembly in ant rafts
.
Host: Laura Miller. Feb 15, 2013

6.

Duke University
.

D
epartment of Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering seminar
series.
Ants weave waterproof rafts to survive floods
. Feb 14, 2013

7.

Boston University
.

Physics Department. Physics Colloquium.
Survival of the driest
. Host:
Sidney Redner. Jan 29, 2013
.

8.

Boston University. Physics Department. Physics Seminar.
Active control of friction by snakes
.
Host: Sidney Redner. Jan 28, 2013.

9.

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

10.

Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics.
Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics
Seminar
.
Staying dry to stay alive
. Host: Dan Goldman. Oct 17, 2012

11.

New York University. Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Applied Math Lab
Seminar.
Ant rafts and other biological flows
. Host: Steve Childress. July 9, 2012

12.

Haverford College. Departments of Physics and Biology, in conjunction with the Distin
guished
Visitors Program. Physics Colloquium.
Ant rafts and other water
-
repellent systems
. Host:
Jerry Gollub. Haverford, Pennsylvania. February 9, 2012

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


9

13.

Temple University. Department of Biology.
Ant rafts and other water
-
repellent systems
. Host
Tonia
Hsieh. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 8, 2012

14.

University of Toronto. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Ant rafts and
other water
-
repellent systems
. Host: Markus Bussman. Toronto, Canada. September 2, 2011.

15.

Kyung Hee Universi
ty. Department of Applied Mathematics.
Bio
-
inspiration from water
-
repellent insects.

Host: Hyea Hyun Kim. Bundang, Korea. June 24, 2011.

16.

Korea Institute Machinery & Materials (KIMM). Nanoconvergence Divison.
Active and
passive water
-
repellency in nature
.
Host: Hyuneui Lim. Daejeon, Korea. June 27, 2011.

17.

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.

18.

Korea Institute of Science and T
echnology (KIST).
Water
-
repellent adaptations: surface
structure and behavior.
Host: Myoung
-
Woon Moon. Seoul, Korea. June 29, 2011.

19.

National Korean University.
Water
-
repellency among insects.

Host: Sid Chung. Seoul, Korea.
June 30, 2011.

20.

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, Ko
rea.
July 1, 2011.

21.

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

22.

University

of Delaware. Department of Mathematical Sciences. Applied Mathematics Seminar.
Biological micro
-
fluidics: lessons from insects.
Host: P. Fok. Newark, Delaware. December
2010.

23.

George Washington University. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineerin
g. MAE
Seminar.
Capillary biology: lessons from insects.

Host: J. Lee. Washington, D.C., December
2010.

24.

University of Georgia. Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. NanoSEC Seminar.
Capillarity: lessons from insects.

Host: Z. Pan. Athens, Georgia. Dec
ember 2010.

25.

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 2
010.

26.

Tufts University. Department of Biology. Tufts Biomimetic Devices Laboratory Seminar.
Mechanics of snake locomotion.

Host: B. Trimmer. Medord, Massachusetts. March 2010.

27.

Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Mathematics. Applied and Computation
al
Mathematics Seminar.
Locomotion at interfaces: snakes and ants.

Host: S. Alben. Atlanta,
Georgia. November 2009.

28.

Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics. Physics Colloquium.
Snake locomotion.

Host: A. Fernandez de Las Nieves. Atlanta, Georg
ia. November 2009.

29.

Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Applied Physiology.
How snakes move using
friction
. Host: T. Burkholder. Atlanta, Georgia. October 2009

30.

National Chung Hsing University. Department of Physics. Biophysics Journal Club.
Structu
ral
strength in biology
. Host: Kai
-
Jung Chi. Tai Chung, Taiwan. May 2009.

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


10

31.

Chinese Academy of Sciences. Institute of Chemistry.
Hydrophobicity and Locomotion.
Host:
Lei Jiang. Beijing, China. April 2009.

32.

Tsinghua University. Department of Chemistry.
Water
-
r
epellency and Locomotion
. Host: Xi
Zhang. Beijing, China. April 2009.

33.

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics. Applied Dynamics Seminar
.
Snakes on a Plane.

Host: W Losert. College Park, MD. December 2008.

34.

University of Arizona. Depart
ment of Mathematics. Modeling and Computation Seminar.
How
Snakes Slither and How Shells Break
. Host: A Goriely. Tuscon, AZ. November 2008.

35.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Animal Flight Laboratory Seminar
Series.
Shell strength
.
Host: R Dudley. Berkeley, CA. October 2008.

36.

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.

37.

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Mathematics. Partial Differential
Equation (PDE) / Applied Math Seminar.
Snake Locomotion.

Host: P. Shipman. April 2008.

38.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics. Physics Colloquium
.
Water
-
walking
insects.

Host: S. Koehler. Worchester, MA. March 2008.

39.

Arizona State University (Polytechnic Campus). Applied Mathematics Job Talk. Mathematics.
Walking on water
. Host: M. Zandieh. Phoenix, AZ. March 2008.

40.

University of Pittsburgh. Mechanic
al Engineering. Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Science Department Seminar.
Walking on water and slithering on land
. Host: L. Schaefer.
Pittsburgh, PA. March 2008.

41.

University of Saskatchewan. Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Mathematics
Coll
oquium.

Snake locomotion

Host: R. Srinivisan. Saskatchewan, Canada. March 2008.

42.

Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Mechanical Engineering.
Snakes on a Plane
.
Atlanta, GA. February 2008.

43.

Montclair State University. Department of Mathematical Scie
nces. Departmental Seminar.
Snakes on a Plane.

Host: P. Yecko. Montclair, NJ. February 2008.

44.

Colorado State University. Mathematics Department. Mathematics Colloquium.

Snakes on a
Plane.

Host: S. Tavener. Fort Collins, CO. February 2008.

45.

Colorado State
University. Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management (BSPM).

How to walk
on water.

Host: D. Mykles. Fort Collins, CO. March 2008.

46.

Carnegie Mellon University. Mechanical Engineering. Departmental Seminar.
Snakes on a
Plane

Host: N. Aubry. Pittsburgh, PA.

February 2008.

47.

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.

48.

Michigan State University. Mathematics Department. Departmental Seminar. “Snakes on a
Plane” Host: C. Chiu. East Lansing, MI. February 2008.

49.

Indiana University. The Biocomplexity Institute and Physics Department. Biocomplexity
seminar series. Walking o
n water. Host: J Glazier. Bloomington, IN. February 2008.

50.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mathematics Department. Departmental
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


11

Seminar. “Snakes on a Plane” Host: A.Bertozzi. Los Angeles, CA. Jan 2008.

51.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. D
epartment of Mathematics. Brown bag seminar series.
Snakes on a Plane.

Host: J. Bush. Cambridge, MA. December 2007.

52.

Princeton University. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dynamics Seminar.
Snakes on a
Plane
. Host: P Holmes. Princeton, New Jersey. No
vember 2007.

53.

Colgate University. Physics Department. Science Colloquium.
Walking on water
. Host: B.
Parks. Hamilton, NY. November 2007

54.

Academia Sinica. Physics Department. Dynamical Systems Seminar Series.
Walking on water.

Host: Keng
-
Hui Lin. Taipei, Tai
wan. November 2007.Chiao Tung University. Department of
Applied Mathematics. Departmental Seminar.
Walking on water
. Host: Ming
-
Chih Lai.
Hsinchu, Taiwan. November 2007.

55.

Chung
-
Hsing University. One of four invited speakers for a Biophysics workshop. Taugh
t 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

56.

Georgia Institute of Technology. Department of Biology.
Biologically inspired Design Seminar
Series.
Walking on water.

Host: J Yen. Atlanta, GA. October 2007.

57.

Cornell University. Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Machines and
Organisms Seminar Series.
Snake locomotion
. Host: A Ruina. Ithaca, NY.

September 2007.

58.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biology. Dudley, Full and Koehl Lab
Seminar.
Hydrodynamics of walking on water.
Host: Dudley. Berkeley, CA. May 2007.

59.

Pennsylvania State University. Materials Science and Engineering Depa
rtment. Polymer
Physics Seminar.
Studies in Biolocomotion
. Host: R. Colby. January 2007.

60.

New Jersey Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics. Fluid dynamics Seminar.
Fluid mechanics of water striders
. Host: Y. Young. Newark, NJ. December 2006.

61.

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.


b.
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 tau
ght 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 con
straints). Host: Sang Joon Lee.
Pohang, Korea. June 24, 2011.


c
.
Plenary Talks





IEEE Aerospace

Plenary Speaker. Big Sky Montana


d.

Contributed Conference Presentations

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


12

1.

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.

2.

H. Marvi and Hu, D.L. “
Measuring energetic cost of snake lo
comotion using NMR
spectroscopy”
Georgia

Institute of Technology, Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering
and Biosciences, Wo
rkshop on Magnetic Resonance.

Host: Dr. J. Leisen, Atlanta, GA,
December 2012.

3.

Marvi,
H.
Streator,
J.,
Hu,

D.
L.


"Snakeskin Tribology," Materials Research Society (MR
S)
Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2012.

4.

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.

5.

Dickerson, A, Tellj
ohann, 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.

6.

Amador, G., Barberie, A., Hu, D.L.
, "
Aerodynamics of puffball mushroom spore disp
ersal
,
"
65th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, November 2012.

7.

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 Ha
ven,
CT, July 2012.

8.

Hu, D.L. Surfaces for reducing adhesion and friction. Locomotion Systems Science. NSF and
ARL funded workshop organized by Dan Goldman. May 2012.

9.

Marvi, H., Streator, J. & Hu, D.L. "
Snakeskin Tribology: How Snakes Generate Large
Frictio
nal Anisotropy,"
APS March Meeting
, Boston, MA, February 2012.

10.

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
.

11.

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
.

12.

Marvi, H., Cook, P., & Hu, D.L. “Rectilinear locomotion and the design of Sc
alybot 2”
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting
.
Charleston, SC
.
January
2012
.

13.

Marvi, H., Meyers, G., Russell, G. & Hu, D.L. “
Scalybot: a snake
-
inspired robot with active
frictional anisotropy
” ASME
Dynamic Systems and Control Con
ference
. Arlington, VA.
November 2011

14.

Hu, D. & Niu, J. “Drag reduction of a hairy disk.”
American Physical Society 64
th

Annual
Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.

15.

Dickerson, A.,
Shankles, P., Madhavan, N.,

& Hu, D.L.
“How mosquitoes fly in the rain.”
American Physical Society 63
rd

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
.
Baltimore, MD. November 2011.

16.

Amador, G., Yamada, Y., Hu, D. L. Hydrodynamics of splash
-
cup seed dispersal.
American
Physical Society 63
rd

An
nual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Baltimore, MD.
November 2011.

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


13

17.

Gravish, N., Franklin, S.V., Hu, D.L., & Goldman, D. I. “Packing and stability of
geometrically cohesive granular media”
American Physical Society 63
rd

Annual Meeting of
the Divi
sion of Fluid Dynamics
. Baltimore, MD. November 2011.

18.

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.

19.

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.

20.

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.

21.

Mlot, N., Shinotsuka, S. & Hu, D.L.
“Ant Towers and Adhesion Force.”
American Physical
Society 63
rd

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Long Beach, CA. November
2010.

22.

Dickerson, A., Mills, Z. & Hu, D.L. “Wet dog shake.”
American Physical Society 63
rd

Annual Meeting of the Divi
sion of Fluid Dynamics
. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.

23.

Vistarakula, K.C., Bergin, M. & Hu, D.L. “Filtration by eyelashes.”
American Physical
Society 63
rd

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Long Beach, CA. November
2010.

24.

Marvi, H. & Hu, D.L.
“Concertina locomotion of snakes.”
American Physical Society 63
rd

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Long Beach, CA. November 2010.

25.

Dickerson, A. & Hu, D.L. “Capillary cleaning and the wet
-
dog shake.”
Natural Locomotion
in Fluids and on Surf
aces: Swimming, Flying and Sliding
. Institute for Mathematics and Its
Applications (IMA). June 2010.

26.

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.

27.

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.

28.

West, D. & Hu, D.L.
“Thermotaxis of Mexican jumping beans.”
Society for Integrative and
Comparative Biology Annual Meeting
. Seattle, WA. January 2010.

29.

Mulcahey, T., Weissburg, M., Sabra, K. & Hu, D.L. “Autonomous Cricket Biosensors for
Acoustic Detection
.”

Society for Integ
rative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting
.
Seattle, WA. January 2010.

30.

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.
Atlan
ta, GA. November 2009.

31.

Hu, D.L. & Alexeev, A. “Giant Pumpkins: Plasticity
-
mediated plant growth
.


American
Physical Society 62
nd

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Minneapolis, MN.
November 2009.

32.

Mlot, N., Breedveld V. & Hu, D.L. “The Ant R
aft.”

American Physical Society 62
nd

Annual
Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Minneapolis, MN. November 2009.

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


14

33.

Hobbs, W. & Hu, D.L. “Tree
-
inspired Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting.”
American Physical
Society 62nd Annual Meeting of the Division of F
luid Dynamics
. Minneapolis, MN.
November 2009.

34.

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.

35.

Hu, D.L.
& Shelley M.J. “Large and limbless.”
American Physical Society March Meeting
.
Invited talk. New Orleans, LA. March 2008.

36.

Hu, D.L. & Sielert, K. “The strength of animal and plant shells.”
Society of Integrative and
Comparative Biology Annual Meeting
. San An
tonio, TX. January 2008.

37.

Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The mechanics of slithering.”
Society of Integrative and
Comparative Biology Annual Meeting
. Phoenix, AZ. January 2007.

38.

Hu, D.L. & Shelley, M.J. “The locomotion of snakes.”
American Physical Society March

Meeting
. Denver, CO. March 2007.

39.

Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hair layer of water
-
walking insects.”
American Physical
Society 58
th

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Chicago, IL. November 2005.

40.

Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hydrodynamics of

water
-
walkers.”
American Physical
Society 57
th

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics
. Seattle, WA. November
2004.

41.

Hu, D.L., Kreider, T. & Bush, J.W.M. APS DFD. “Meniscus
-
climbing insects.”
American
Physical Society 56
th

Annual Meeting of the Di
vision of Fluid Dynamics
. East Rutherford,
New Jersey. Nov 2003.

42.

Hu, D.L. & Bush, J.W.M. “The hydrodynamics of water strider locomotion.”
American
Physical Society 55
th

Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Dallas, TX. Nov
2003.


V.

SERVICE

A.

Professional Contributions


a. Reviewer for Scientific Journals



I review
articles from over 3
0 serials, including

Nature, Nature Communications,

and
PNAS

as well as journals of chemistry, biology, mathematics, robotics, engineering and general
sciences:


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2011)
,
Annals of Biomedical Engineering

Applied Physics Letters,
Biology Letters (2010)
,
Biophysical Journal (2011)

Ce
ntral European Journal of Biology
,
Evolution (2010)
,
Current Nutrition & Food Science

(2012),
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata IEEE Transactions on Robotics
,
IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control
,
Insectes Sociaux (2012)
,
Journal of the Mechanical
Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2012),
Journal of Experimental Biology (2011
, 2012
)
,
Journal of Experimental Mechanics
,
Journal of Fluids and Structures

(2012), Journal of
Physics D: Applied Physics (2012),
Proceedings of the Insti
tution of Mechanical En
gineers
Part C:

Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

(2012),
Journal of the Mechanical
Behavior of Biomedical Materials
(JMBBM, 2012),
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
(2011)
, Journal of Theoretical Biology (2012),
Langmuir

(2011, 2012),
Nanosca
le (The
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


15

Royal Society of Chemistry) 2011
,
Nature Communications
,
Nature
,
Naturwissenschaften
(2011)
,
Physical Review E: Statistical, nonlinear and soft matter physics
, Physics of Fluids
(2012), PLoS ONE (2012),
Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc
es, USA (2009,
2011
, 2012
)
,
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of
Mechanical Engineering Science (2011)
,
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical,
Physical and Engineering Sciences
,
Robotica (2011)
,
SIAM Review
(Society for Industrial
and Applied Mathematics) (2011)


b. Reviewer for Funding Agencies

National Research Foundation of Korea. Global Research Network Program, which supports
collaborative research between Korean scholars and their overseas counterparts.

Contact: Cheolho Kang, 2011

American Society for Engineering Education, Scholarship for SMART (Science,
Mathematics & Research for Transformation).

Mechanical Engineering
Panel, 2011

National Science Foundation, Division of
Physics
.

Physics of Living S
ystems
.

Panelist

reviewer
. Contact: K. Blagoev, 2013.

National Science Foundation, Division of Biology. Integrative and Organismal Systems.

Physiological

and Structural Systems Cluster.

Mail
-
in reviewer.
Contact: W. Zamer, 2010, 2011

Mail in reviewer.
Contact: A. Summers, 2009
.

National Science F
oundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program,

Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology Panel. Contact: Enoch Baldwin,
January 11
-
13, 2012

Organismal and Systematic Biology Panel, Contact: Virginia
Hayss
en
. January 9
-
11,
2013

Department of Defense (DoD) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship evaluation
meeting
.

Mathematics Panel, February 25
-
26, 2012



Biology Panel,
January 26, 2013


c. Society Memberships and Activities/ Conference Organization


Dynamics Days,
An international conference on chaos and nonlinear dynamics

Co
-
organizer. 2013


Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Session chair, Exotic morphology.
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Annual Meeting
. Seattle, WA. January 2010

Session chair, Complementary to Symposium:

Modeling Animal Locomotion III.
Charleston, SC.

January 2012

Judge, Best Paper Award

2
013


American Physical Society, 2002


present

Session chair, Drop Experiments, American Physical Society 64th Annual
Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics. Baltimore, MD. November 2011


APS/DFD Committee on Media & Science Relations
, elected 2013


Society for Engineering Science, 2011
-
present

Session co
-
chair, Biolocomotion and Biofluid Dynamics Symposium.

Society of
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


16

Engineering Science 2011 Annual Technical Conference.
Evanston, IL. October 2011


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Abstract
Reviewer & Session chair, Development and Characterization of Bio
-
Inspired
Structures I. ASME 2008 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and
Intelligent Systems. Ellicot City, MD. October 2008

Abstract Reviewer for
ASME Summer Bioengineering

Conference
. Fajardo, Puerto
Rico. June 2012.


Robotics Science and Systems


Abstract reviewer for meeting on
June 24
-
28, 2013, Berlin, Germany


Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2000


2001


B.

Campus Contributions

Institute
-
wide

“Hot Topic Dinner
” Speaker, Freshman Residence Dining Hall, Georgia Tech

Spring 2013


Host: Holly Shikano

SAIC Paper Competition Reviewer; contact: M

Molly L. O'Neal



Sept 2012

2
nd

annual TedX Georgia Tech speaker (1 of 6) at the Academy of Medicine.

Apr 7, 2012


Host:

Sharad Gopal







Georgia Tech Tzu Chi Foundation Chapter


Faculty advisor








02/12 to present

Georgia Tech Chapter of Society of
Asian Scientists and Engineers


Faculty advisor








08/10 to present

UROP Symposium, Judge







2010

“Ramblin’ Reck” Homecoming Parade Official Judge (elected by students)

2009




Contributions to Departments outside of Mechanical Engineering

Physics of Living Systems Student Network, Co
-
PI



2012
-
present

Contributed dog
-
shake movies to Intro Physics 221
1, taught by F. Fenton


2012

School of Physics, Adjunct Faculty Member




2012
-
present

BioengineeringQualifying Exam Committee, Member



2012
-
present

Bioengineering Program Faculty: courtesy appointment




2009
-
present

Biomedical Engineering Department: c
ourtesy appointment


2009
-
present

Center for Bio
-
Inspired Design (CBID), member



2008
-
present

Contributions in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Orientation for Thermal
-
Fluid Sciences (1 hour lecture)

2009, 2010, 2011

Member of Graduate Committee






08/
08


present

Member of Qualifying Exam Committee for mathematics


Fall 2008
, Fall 2012

Member of Qualifying Exam Committee for fluid mechanics


Fall 2009, Spring 2009,










Fall 2010
-
present

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


17

Ph.D. Reading Committee Memberships

1. Abtin Rahimian, CS,
Proposal presented in March 2011
; defended in Feb 2012

2.
Nathan Mlot, ME, Proposal presented in April 2012

3.
Hamidreza Marvi, ME, Proposal presented in May 2011


4
.

David Murphy, Civil E., Proposal presented in June 2011
; defended July 2012


5
. Yang Ding, Physics,
Thesis defended on Oct 31,

2011


6
. Hassan Massoud, ME, Proposal to be presented in Spring 2012
; defended July 2012


7. Sarah Sharpe, BioE, Thesis to be defended in 2013


8. Andrew Dickerson, ME, Thesis proposal presented in Nov 2012

M.S. Reading Committee Memberships

1.

William Hobbs, ME, Winter 2010 (chair)

2.

Thomas Mulcahey, ME, Winter 2010 (chair)

3.

Rajat Ghosh (Alexeev, ME) Spring 2010

C.

Other Contributions

a. Invi
ted guest on Television, Movie,
and Radio shows

My group has been inter
viewed for the following media segments. Nearly all segments can be
found by Googling the title of the article

or on

Hu’s lab website:
http://www.me.gatech.edu/hu/


1.

Mosquitoes flying in the rain
. The Weather
Channel. Show: “Your Weather Today”
with Mike Bettes. ``Mosquitoes and rain: science behind flight’’ Discover magazine.


Print/Online: June 4, 2012, USA Today, “How do mosquitoes survive collisions
with raindrops?” Doyle Rice June 4, 2012, LA Times, “Why

don't mosquitoes die in the
rain? They're too small”June, 4, 2012, Christian Science Monitor, “How military might
benefit from study of hard
-
to
-
kill mosquitoes” June 4, 2012, Scientific American, “How
the Mosquito Survives Collisions with Raindrops [video
]” June 4, 2012, Science AAAS,
“Raindrops Don't Swat Down Mosquitoes” June 4, 2012, Science News, “How a
mosquito survives a raindrop hit” June 4, 2012, Fox News, “Why raindrops don't kill
mosquitoes” June 5, 2012, LiveScience,”How Tiny Mosquitoes Survive
Raindrops’
Blow” June 5, 2012, New York Times, “For Mosquitoes, a Hard Rain Isn’t a Flight
Risk” June 5, 2012, NPR, “Splish Splat? Why Raindrops Don't Kill Mosquitoes,” Robert
Harris. June, 5, 2012, Nature, “Mosquitoes don't let the rain get them down” J
une 5,
2012, Daily Mail, “Video shows off how a mosquito stays in the air after being hit by a
drop of water 50 times its size. June, 5, 2012, BBC Nature, “How tiny insects survive the
rain” June 5, 2012, Yahoo News, “New study on mosquitoes and raindrops
could change
the future of robotics” June 5, 2012, Huffington Post, “How Bloodsuckers Stay Aloft
After Water Drop Collision” June 6, 2012, International Business Times, “Mosquito vs.
Raindrops: How the Tiny Pests Survive Head
-
On Colllisions” June 7, 2012,
Discover,
“Mosquitoes’ Clever Little Trick to Survive Collisions With Raindrops: Being Little”
June 16, 2012, The Citizen, “Study on mosquitoes could change the future of robotics”
June 17, 2012, Charlotte Observer, “Do raindrops crush mosquitoes? Think ag
ain” June
19, 2012, Washington Post, “Raindrops don’t swat down mosquitoes” Today's Science
on File (Facts on File). Robert Stoll. Audobon. Catherine Griffin Popular Mechanics The
Scientist. Hayley Dunning. Photo of the Day and most popular post of the
day.

International
: June 18, 2012, LeMonde, “Pourquoi les gouttes de pluie n’ecrasent
pas le moustique.” Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Robert Czepel. Australia
-

Stephen Hutceon.Brazil
-

Ciência Hoje das Crianças
-

Fernanda Turino. Brazil
-
Folhinha,

the supplement for children at Folha de São Paulo. Luisa Massarani. Denmark
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


18

-

Ud & Se. Kristoffer Lottrup. Finland
-

Finnish popular science magazine Tiede. Mikko
Puttonen.France
-

Science et Vie. Audrey Dufour. France
-

Biofutur. Safi Douhi.
Germany
-

Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau (cover). Klaus RehfeldGermany
-

Stern.
Astrid Viciano. Germany
-

Der Spiegel .magazine. Jörg Blech. Germany
-

West German
Broadcasting Station, WDR. Monika KunzeNorway
-

www.forskning.no. Arnfinn
Christensen Spain
-

La

Razón, a spanish national newspaper. Belen Tobalina.

Radio
:June 5, 2012. Westdeutscher Rundfunk and magazine "Leonardo" with
Rainer Langen. 5 min. June 5, 2012. National Public Radio Morning Edition with
Richard Harris. 1 min. June 5, 2012. BBC World

Service with host Giles Dilnot. 5 min.
June 6, 2012. CBC North Radio
-

Yellowknife. Show: The Trailbreaker, Host: Joslyn
Oosenbrug. 5 min. June 8, 2012. Mooney Goes Wild, a weekly Science & Wildlife radio
show on RTE Radio One, Ireland’s National Broa
dcaster. Host: Katriona McFadden. 15
min. June 24, 2012. National Academy of Engineering with WTOP news. Randy
Atkins. 1 min.

June 11, 2012. CBS San Francisco, KCBS with Stan Bunger and Susan
Leigh Taylor, 5 min. August 22, 2012, Connecticut Public R
adio, Where We Live
Morning Edition, Host: Tucker Ives, 20 min.







TV
:

June 4, 2012. Fox News. Alec Liu. French TV programme "Le Magazine
de la Santé" / "Health Magazine" which is daily broadcasted on the France 5 channel (an
educative channel). Host
: David Zavaglia.

Oct 25, 2012 Quarks & Co.
Dr. Mario
Koppen

2.

Scalybot.

Hats off
, By Rifat Sipahi, ASME, Nov. 10, 2011
;

Snakes Improve
Search
-
and
-
Rescue Robots
, By Jason Maderer, Georgia Tech News Room, Jan. 19,

2012.


Snakes Improve
Search
-
and
-
Rescue Robots: New Design Uses Less Energy
,
Science Daily, Jan. 19,

2012;

Snake’s Rectilinear Locomotion Inspires More
Efficient All
-
terrain Robot Design
, By Darren Quick,

Gizmag, Jan. 19, 2012;


Snake
Movement Inspires Robot Makers
, UPI, J
an. 19, 2012;

Snakes Improve Search
-
and
-
Rescue Robots
, Science News Line, Jan. 19, 2012;


Georgia Tech Rescue Robot
Moves Like a Snake, Doesn't Look Like One
, By Evan Ackerman, IEEE

Spectrum, Jan.
20, 2012;

Scales Pull Scale Bot Forward
, By Jesse Ems
pak, Discovery News, Jan. 20,
2012;


Search
-
and
-
Rescue Robots Inspired By Snakes
, By Kate Taylor, TG Daily, Jan.
20, 2012;


Search
-
and
-
Rescue Robots Mimics Movement of Snakes
, The Engineer, Jan.
20, 2012;


Snake Locomotion Inspires More Efficient Robot
Design
, By Laura
Hopperton, Eureka, Jan. 20, 2012;

Snake Movement Helps Search
-
and
-
Rescue Work
,
Reptile Channel, Jan. 20, 2012;

New Robot for Search and Rescue Missions
,
Homeland Security News Wire, Jan. 20, 2012;


Scalybot 2 Replicates the Movements
of
Snakes
, World of Robotics, Jan. 20, 2012;

Snake Locomotion Inspires New Design for
More Efficient All
-
terrain Robots
, Sify, Jan. 20, 2012;

Scientist Designs Search and
Rescue Robot that Use Less Energy
, By Andy Choi, The A to Z Robotics,

Jan. 21,
20
12;


Energy
-
efficient Ant
-
Snake Robots to Rescue!
, By Tina Casey, Clean Technica,
Jan. 22, 2012;

Snake’s Rectilinear Locomotion Inspires More Efficient All
-
terrain
Robot Design
, Innovation Toronto,

Jan. 22, 2012;


How Snakes are Helping Scientists
Build Energy
-
efficient Robots
, By Kirsten Korosec, Smart Planet,

Jan. 23, 2012;


Snakes Improve Search and Rescue Robots
, Space Daily, Jan. 23, 2012;


Scalybot 2:
Researchers Prove How Snakes ‘Can Help People’
, World Daily, Jan. 25, 2012;


Georgia Tech

Team Builds Snakebots that Slither and Rescue
, By Henri Kenyon,
Government

Computer News, Feb. 3, 2012;


Snakebots Would Assist With Rescues
,
By Henri Kenyon, Defense Systems, Feb. 3, 2012;


Snakes on an Inclined Plane
, By
Ben Stein, Inside Science, Fe
b. 28, 2012;


Physicists Investigate How Snakes Move
, By
Ralf Krauter, Germany Radio, Feb. 28, 2012;


Better Rescue Robots Mimic Snakes’
Great Grip
, By Jaymi Heimbuch, Tree Hugger, Feb. 29, 2012;


Snakes on an Inclined
Plane, Physics Central
, Feb. 28, 2
012;


Biomimetics: A Snake in Darwin’s Garden, By
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


19

David Klinghoffer
, Evolution News, March 1, 2012;


Rescue Robots that Mimic Snake
Movement
, By Charlie Osborne, Smart Planet, March 1, 2012;


New Robot to Search
and Rescue, Inspired by Snakes
, By Adrian
a, Ultra Future World, March 2, 2012;


Scales Pull Snake Bot Forward
, The Daily Globe, March 2, 2012;


Was This Robotics
Research Done Just as Setup for Pun?
, By Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science, March

2,
2012;


Snakes on an Inclined Plane Control Scales

to Climb
, By Lisa Grossman, New
Scientist, March 2,

2012;


Snake Inspires Climbing Robot, Laboratory Equipment
,
March 5, 2012;


Robotic Zoo: Ten Animal
-
inspired Robots
, By Charlie Osborne, Smart
Planet, March 6, 2012;


Discoveries, By Dragana
Kovacevic
, Discovery Channel
Canada, March 6, 2012;


Snakes Consciously Control Their Scales
, British Science
Association, March 6, 2012;


Robotics in Motion
, By Frances Richards, Motion System
Design, April 1, 2012;


Rescue Snakes
, By Ann Thompson, WVX
U, the Cincinnati NPR
Affiliate, April 22, 2012;

The Physics of Creepy Crawlies and Ravenous Plants
, By
Michael Lucibella, APS News, May, 2012;


Snake’s Scales Propel Them Up Tree
Trunks
, By Jennifer Welsh, Yahoo News, June 12, 2012;


Snake’s Scales Pr
opel Them
Up Tree Trunks
, By Jennifer Welsh, MSNBC, June 12, 2012;

Robots Can Scale
Challenging Inclines
, Inside Science Television, June 21, 2012.

3.

Ant rafts
. April 2
5th
, 2011.

Discover Magazine
. “Fire ants assemble into living
waterproof rafts.” Ed
Yong. April 2
6th
, 2011.

Geek.com.
“Fire ant floating rafts study
may lead to better waterproof materials/robot behavior.” Matthew Humphries. April 25,
2011.

InsideScience.org.
“Fire Ants Assemble as a ‘Super
-
Organism’.” Katharine
Gammon. April 2
5th

20
11.

National Geographic Daily News.
“Pictures: Fire Ant
Swarms Form Living Life Rafts.” April 26, 2011.

Nature News.

“Ants team up to stay
dry.” Lizzie Buchen. April 2011.

National Public Radio Online Blog.

“Water Can’t Put
Out a Fire
-
Ant Raft.” Jon
athan Makiri. April 2011.

NPR Science Friday.

Short radio
segment. April 2011.

Quirks & Quarks.

Short Radio Segment with Bob McDonald.
April 26, 2011.

Popular Science.
“Fire Ants Behave Like: Gore
-
Tex, a Liquid, a Woven
Material, and a Waterproof
Raft.” Dan Nosowitz. April 2011.

Reuters.
“Fire ants form
rafts to defy floods.” Popular video of the day. April 25, 2011.

Science.

“Fire Ants Surf
Floods on Rafts of Their Own Bodies.” Catherine Meyers. April 26, 2011.

Scientific
American.
“ Ferry Tal
e: Fire Ants Aggregate into Living Rafts to Escape Floods.” Nina
Bai. April 2011.

Scientific American podcast.

April 25, 2011.

The Guardian UK.

“Fire
ants stick together to sail through stormy weather.” Ian Sample. April 25, 2011
. The
Washington Post.

“The incredible floating fire ant.” Front page article. Brian Vastag.
April 25, 2011.

Wired Science.

“Ant Rafts Repel Water Like Gore
-
Tex.” Lisa Grossman.
"Fire Ants 3D: The Invincible Army": Produced and Directed by Michael Watchulonis.
Worldwide relea
se date for 3D TV is 12/1/11.

August 31, 2012. Vickie Frantz.
Accuweather.com





4.

Wet dog shake.

Nov 2010.
National Public Radio.
All Things Considered. 2
-
minute
segment. Nov 2010.
Good Morning America.
5
-
minute segment. “The Wet Dog Shake:
Scientists Un
cover Secret.” C
BC's Quirks & Quarks, H
ost Jim Lebans on Oct 2010.
Popular Science.

Oct 2010.
Science News
. “Doing the Wet
-
Dog Wiggle.” Alexandria
Witze. Oct 2010.
Neatorama.

“How Fast Should a Wet Dog Shake to Get Dry?” John
Farrier. Oct 2010.
Technolog
y Review.
“Physicists Discover Universal ‘Wet
-
Dog Shake’
Rule.” Oct 2010.
Wired UK
. “Physics of Wet Dogs Shake Out in High
-
Speed Videos.”
Duncan Geere. Oct 2010.
Discover Magazine

(online). Oct 2010.
ABC News online.
“The
Wet Dog Shake: Scientists Uncover
Secret.”

Ki Mae Heussner. Oct 2010.
Discovery
Channel Canda.

Slo
-
Mo Tuesdays. Nov 2010.
Discovery News.

“The Wet Dog Shake:
Physics Revealed.” Jennifer Viegas. Nov 2010. “Как отряхиваются собаки?”. Nov
2010.
Gizmag
. “Scientists shake up fluid dynamics of
wet dogs.” Grant Banks. Mar 2011.
Popular Mechanics.
Mar 2011.
Know Magazine
. “How Much Shake Should a Wet Dog
Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


20

Make?” Radio: Aug 30, 2012, Connecticut Public Radio, Patrick Skahill, 20 min. Aug
30, 3012: Mara Grrunbaum, Scholastic Magazine. Aug 30, 2012 Faye Flam, weekly
column on evolution, Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug 15, 2012

Science: Dogs Can Shake
70% of the Water from Their Fur in 4 Seconds, Here's How.
The Atlantic.

Alexis
Madrigal. August 15, 2012.
Nature News

Charlotte Stoddart Scientists do the wet
-
dog
shake

High
-
speed video probes how mammals shake water from their f
ur.

August 17,
2012
CNN

Furry friends shake in slow motion
.
Jeanne Moos
. August 24, 2012.
Sytse
Wilman

7days
. Dutch Newspaper for teenagers
Superschuddersen natte kangoeroes
.
September 12, 2012: Weather Channel with Dave Malkoff


“wet dog shake”. Octo
ber
5, 2012: American Institute of Physics. Wet dog shake 2 minute film with Jackie
Thomas.

5.

Giant Pumpkins.
Nov 2010.
USA Today
. Dec 2010 science section for
NRC
Handelsblad

a Dutch National Newspaper, written by Carola Houtekamer. Science
News: “Supe
rsizing pumpkins: Engineers model extreme growth in fruits” by Alexandera
Witze, Oct 2010. Oct 2010: Physics of giant pumpkins on NPR, by Flor Licthman. Oct
2010 CBS Atlanta and CNN.
Smithsonian Magazine

by Brendan Borrell.

6.

Snake locomotion.
June 2009.

Discover Channel

Canada

television show Daily Planet
5
-
minute film. June 2009
National Academy of Engineering

show on WTOP,
Washington’s news and traffic station, “ Snake Secrets” 40
-
second radio segment. Host:
Randy Atkins. June 2009.
National Science Fo
undation

film “The Secret of a Snake’s
Slither” Produced by Lisa Raffensperger. June 2009.
National Science Foundation

show
“Science Nation”. 5
-
minute film on snake experiments and interview. June 2009.
National Public Radio

show “Science Friday”. 5
-
minute description of work played to
US audiences. Online video voted Most Watched of the Week. Produced by Flora
Leichtman. June 2009. British Broadcasting Company show “Drive”. 5
-
minute live
interview to UK

7.

Water striders.
July

2006.
VPRO

Dutch Public Television show. “Lopen over Water.”
40
-
minute film. Produced by Karin Schagen. July 2005.
Discover Channel Canada

television show Daily Planet. “Walking on water” 5
-
minute film. Produced by Maria
Sotiropoulos and Dennis Porter.

I
also provided commentary for various news articles
and radio shows
such as:

-

Wing suits. National Public Radio Science Friday with Flora Lichtman. October 25, 2012.

-

Hydrophobicity of Mosquitoes: Multifaceted Menace.
Science

317
:301 (2007).

-

National Public

Radio, Cat drinking, 2010

-

Insect drinking, Technology Review, MIT News, Jennifer Chu, October 2011

b.
Outreach and Education


-

I spent a day at MIT developing a 1
-
hour long educational module for MIT
BLOSSOMS, (Blended Learning Open Source Science or
Math Studies), a series of freely
available interactive lessons presented in a widely accessible video format. I spent one day at
MIT filming a module based on my PNAS article on mosquitoes flying in the rain. The module
involves a Teaching Duet Pedagogy

in which each video is designed for viewing in brief
segments, allowing the in
-
class teacher between segments to engage the class in an active, goal
-
oriented exercise. My host was Richard Larson, Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems,
Director, Center f
or Engineering Systems Fundamentals.

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21


-

contributed ant photo for illustration of cooperation. Used in
Foster Parent Training
Curriculum for The Mountains and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center
. Contact:
Teresa
Buehler
,

School of Social Work
,
The

University of Texas at Arlington


c. Scientific consultant


I provided consultation for several nature documentaries and books that replicated
experiments originally from my lab.



Monsoon by BBC, with Robert Wilcox, Aug 21, 2012
-
mosquitoes



Hidden Kingdoms
, BBC Natural History Unit, with Katrina Bradley
-
mosquitoes



Information is Beautiful, BBC Focus, with Andy Ridgeway, Aug 21, 2012


wet dogs

d
. Cover artwork contributions

Experiment flow visualizations from our lab have been used as cover art for numerou
s scientific
and engineering textbooks as well as books/album covers for the general public.



Cover photo for Munson, Young, Okiishi & Heubsch
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics.
Edition: 6
th
. Don Fowley, 2009.



Album cover photo for Australian Experimental/
Post Metal band “Meniscus”, single
“Absence of I” 2007.



Cover photo for
German textbook
Zufall, Selbstorganisatio
n und die Entstehung des
Lebens
edited
by

the Studiengemeinschaft Wort und Wissen (book title in translation:
"Chance, self
-
organization and the origin of life"
)

e
. Hosting of high school teachers/international guests


GIFT (Georgia Internship for Teachers)

Program. Summer 2010. We hosted a hig
h
-
school teacher, Sameela Reed, in a our lab for 4 weeks and co
-
wrote an educational module
entitled “Snakes on a Plane” for 8
th
-
graders.


KITES (Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering, and Science)
Program, April 27,
2012. I hosted KITES founder Marl
ene Reynolds to Georgia Tech to meet faculty. Our group
presented at 3 booths at the annual KITES festival.


Name:



Niu, Jun

Began Advising:

Fall 2010

Project:


Mechanics of the hairy coatings

Status:



3rd
-
year PhD student visiting our lab, supported by the

China Scholarship Council, associated with the Ministry of Education of the P. R. China.

Publications:


Niu & Hu
(2011)
Phys. Fluids

Presentations:


APS 2011

e. Civic Activities


Presenter,
Kincaid
STEM Career Day

Marietta Elementary
, host
:

Alena Lee

Nov 15, 2012


Westminster Schools speaker, host: Chanley Small




Apr 17, 2012

Wheeler High School speaker, host: Dawn Adams




Jan 2008

Georgia Tech ASME speaker, host: Jinwoo Lee





Feb 2010

Dr. David Hu

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22

VI.

GRANT
S AND CONTRACTS

A.

As Principal and Co
-
Principal Investigator


Funded Proposals

Title

Funding
Organization

Level of
Funding

Dates

Mathematical Sciences
Postdoctoral Research
Fellowship

National Science
Foundation,
Mathematical
Sciences Division

$108,000

Oct 2005
-

Oct 2008

0920402

Rheology of Ants:
structural properties of
cooperative networks

National Science
Foundation
Biological Sciences
Directorate

$212,000

Sept 2009
-

Sept 2011

0848894

Complex Surface
structure and locomotion

National Science
Foundation Physics
Directorate

$390,000

Sept 2009
-

Sept 2012

Novel mechanism for
drag reduction using a
hairy surface

Coulter Foundation;
Georgia Tech
-
Emory
-
Peking
University Seed
Grant

$50,000

June 2011


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and Sciences at
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$1,042
,000


Industry donations:
$1000 from Autodesk in 2010

B. Pending Proposals as Principal Investigator or
Co
-
PI


CAREER: Novel mechanism for flying insects to repel water. Under review at NSF Physics of
Living Systems.


VII.

HONORS AND AWARDS


1st place award in the 23rd Annual SAIC
-
Georgia Tech Best
Poster

Competition
, with Nathan
Mlot, $1000 K, Nov 15, 2012

1st place award in the 23rd Annual SAIC
-
Georgia Tech Best Paper Competition
, with Nathan
Mlot, $500 K, Nov 15, 2012

Best Designed Poster (of over 100 posters), with Hamidreza Marvi for GTRIC (Georgia Tech
Researc
h Innovation Conference),
$500,
Feb 2012

Best Student Mechantronics Paper Award with Hamidreza Marvi, awarded Oct 2012

for
presentation to
ASME DSSC
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 Humaniti
es and Social Science, 1997.

Westinghouse Science Talent Search, Semifinalist, 1997

Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


24

SUMMARY

OF

INSTRUCTION

OPINION

SURVEY

Undergraduate Courses

Semester taught

Course name

No.
enrolled

No.
responded

Median
score

Fall 2008

Undergraduate fluids ME
-
3340

89

63

4.6

Fall 2009

Undergraduate fluids ME
-
3340

94

74

4.1

Spring 2010

Research Project Lab BIO
-
4690

18

18

4.9

Fall 2010

Thermal
-
Fluids Engineering ME 3720

66

47

3.7

Fall 2011

Graduate

fluid mechanics ME
-
6610

28

27

4.3

Spring 2012

Biomechanics of Insect
Flight

BIO
-
4690

6

6

5.0






Lifetime
average:

4.4

Student comments

2009:I really enjoyed the course. I liked that your personality was incorporated into the structure and flow
of the class. Made it more exciting. I liked that we started off with jokes.
Because of this class I really
want to understand Fluid Mechanics further in my Graduate years.


He is an inspiring professor. He genuinely cares about whether students are really learning the class
materials and made some appropriate changes in schedules
and class tactics along with the course
-

he is
pretty considerate of what students say. I recommend you take him!


You have a very different teaching style than any other class I have been in. I like it. I learned a lot about
problem solving in general.


Hu was an effective teacher with a desire to not only better us as students but also as people. His insight
on grad school/life has definitely changed me and really pushed me in the direction to pursue grad school


2010:This class was very informative and

at the same time fun. Professor Hu's approach to teaching
certainly made this class easier to digest the material.


Dr. David Hu is a great professor. Attending his lectures has been a pleasure. The most enjoyable part
was the final research project.... I

think Georgia Tech should hire and retain more people like him in the
future.


2011:Dr. Hu was simply a great teacher. I really admire him as a teacher and for his communication
skills. His effective and confident delivery, wide gamut of knowledge and mos
t importantly his ability to
CREATE LIFE IN CLASS just makes him stand out of the lot.


This is one of the only classes that I look forward to attend. I was apprehensive because of mathematical
rigor, but I could pick up the pace of the class.


One of the

most interesting classes I have taken.


Overall a good course taught enthusiastically by a friendly and understanding professor.


The idea of a class picture and a letter is fantastic. One day when I become a faculty, I’ll do the same and
tell my class a
bout you!


Dr. David Hu

10/24/2013


25

I love your style of teaching. Its well organized, full of examples and you know how to have fun.


2012:
Dr. Hu is an excellent professor with a special gift for articulating all the necessary components of
a project that must be completed for
it to be successful. I especially enjoyed listening to the perspectives
he shared with regard to the rigors of having work accepted by peer reviewed publications. Dr. Hu's
dedication to his work and his students is simply unparalleled.


This has been my
favorite lab class at Tech. I liked how you would give us suggestions but never ordered
us to do anything. This was the best part of lab and where I really grew in regards to doing research.


This class was such a joy because we were able to bring in appl
ications and concepts from other fields.
Having hands on experience in seeing biology tied into other scientific fields was awesome.