News

June 20, 2017 - Morgane Grivel successfully defended her thesis: "On the Effect of Large-Scale Patterned Wettability on Contact Line Hydrodynamics." Congratulations!

June 16, 2017 - Caltech commencement starts at 10am on the Beckman Mall. Come out and watch our two recent graduates walk! More information here: https://commencement.caltech.edu

June 15, 2017 - Chris Roh has received the Richard Bruce Chapman award. This award is given annually to an EAS graduate student who has distinguished himself or herself in hydrodynamics research. Damian Hirsch has received the William F. Ballhaus Prize, awarded to an outstanding doctoral dissertation in Aeronautics, as well as the Hans G. Horning Prize, given for the best oral PhD defense presentation in Aeronautics as determined by a committee of current Aeronautics students. Congratulations!

May 30, 2017 - Damian Hirsch passed his PhD defense concerning the "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Active Flow Control." Congrats, Damian!

May 18, 2017 - Chris Roh successfully defended his thesis, titled: "Hydrodynamics of insects." Congratulations, Chris! 

May 16, 2017 - David Boyd has been invited to speak at this year's Business for Peace Summit in Oslo! Find more information here

Fall, 2017 - Jinglin Huang is featured in ENGenious, the Engineering and Applied Sciences Division's publication. Read the article here! 

November 19, 2016. On our way to Portland for the annual APS DFD meeting!

November 20-22, 2016 - We're heading to Portland, Oregon for the 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. Come find us!

November 18, 2016 - Graduate students Jinglin Huang and Cong Wang are runner ups for the 2016 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA). SISCA is an annual prize program which rewards students for innovative research in sustainable solutions. Congratulations!

November 18, 2016. Jinglin (left) and Cong (right) receive the SISCA runner-up award. 

September 26, 2016 - Professor Jay Nadeau received an F1000 Prime Recommendation for her Astrobiology publication entitled "Microbial Morphology and Motility as Biosignatures for Outer Planet Missions". The recommendation, and comments from the reviewer can be found here

July 14, 2016 - Professor Mory Gharib steps down from Caltech's Vice Provost after serving six years. More information can be found here.

March 23, 2016 - Professor Mory Gharib is interviewed by Caltech's Breakthrough campaign for creating the Gharib Family Endowment together with his wife and two daughters. The fellowship supports students in the field of bioinspired engineering.

March 23, 2016 - "Sending SHAMU to Look for Alien Life" A news article published in Seattle Space and Astronomy News about the SHAMU project's Arctic Excursion.

January 22, 2016 - "How Holograms Could Aid Alien Life Hunt" A news article, written by Mike Wall, published on Space.com regarding the SHAMU project's Arctic Excursion.

November 22-24, 2015 - We are heading to Boston for the 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics. We'll be giving 9 talks, showcasing 2 videos, and presenting 1 poster. Professor Gharib will also be giving the invited Otto Laporte Award Talk, titled "In light of Fluid Mechanics." Come check out our work!

November 15-18, 2015 - Graduate student Chris Roh wins the Graduate Ten-Minute Paper competition for the President’s Prize at the annual Entomological Society of America meeting. Congratulations, Chris!

November 5, 2015 - "Cancer Treatment in a Painless Patch" A news article about Caltech Senior Teo Silkening's summer research on drug delivery patchs, conducted in Professor Mory Gharib's group.

October 29, 2015 - Professor Mory Gharib has been selected to receive the Society of Engineering Science's G.I. Taylor Medal in recognition for his outstanding research contributions to fluid mechanics. Read the news article here.

October 26, 2015 - "Building a Microscope to Search for Signs of Life on Other Worlds" Front page article of caltech.edu (at time of publication) regarding the SHAMU project's Arctic Excursion.

October 19, 2015 - Professor Mory Gharib is announced as the new Director of GALCIT.

June 26, 2015 - The American Physical Society (APS) has selected Professor Mory Gharib to receive the 2015 Fluid Dynamics Prize for outstanding contributions to fundamental fluid dynamics research. Read the news article here.

February 5 2015 - Professor Mory Gharib has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to fluid flow diagnostics and imagery, and engineering of bioinspired devices and phenomena. Find the press release here.

November 23-25, 2014 - Come find us in San Francisco for the 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics!

October 31, 2014 - Professor Mory Gharib will give the Hans W. Liepmann Lecture in Aerospace, titled "In Light of Fluid Mechanics" from 3-4pm in the Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium. Find the lecture series information page here.

October 20, 2014 - Graduate student Morgane Grivel is awarded the Shirley Thomas Academic Scholarship by the Aerospace Historical Society at the 30th Annual International von Karman Wings Awards banquet. Congratulations!