Whitney’s Liao Lab: Dr. Otar Akanyeti and Dr. James Liao Publish in Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Dr. Otar Akanyeti (former Postdoctoral & Research Faculty of the Liao Lab, now faculty at Aberystwyth University, UK) and Dr. James Liao’s research paper in Journal of Fluid Mechanics focusing on a local Florida Jackfish’s movement was selected for the publication’s cover this month! Dr. Liao’s laboratory collaborated with University of Virginia Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University for this research using the flow tank and expertise here at Whitney Lab. Using three-dimensional full body simulations at UVA, the team identified new insights into how body-fin and fin-fin interactions enhance thrust in swimming.