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Drinking is the principal route for water intake for most animal, a critical feature for their sustenance. The rules that govern this challenge, however, are not the same for all creatures, depending on their size and habitat. While suction is a common strategy, water uptake can thus take many forms, such as the use of hairy tongues. If you want to know more on the fluid mechanics that govern this phenomenon, refer to the recent work of Prof. Brun in collaboration with Alice Nasto and
At the 2017 American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting in Denver, Brun's group has been awarded the Milton van Dyke award for its submission at the Gallery of Fluid Motion. According to the APS website: "The Gallery of Fluid Motion is intended to be a visual record of the aesthetic and science of contemporary fluid mechanics, to be shared both with fellow researchers and the general public." Come and see the poster next to the Liquid and Elasticity La
The CBE department will be joined by two new faculty on August 1, just ahead of the upcoming academic year.  Pierre-Thomas (PT) Brun, currently an instructor at MIT, has research interests in fluid mechanics, flexible solid mechanics, non-linear physics, and biological design, and will be teaching CBE 341 (“Mass, Momentum, and Energy Transport”) in the Fall.  Sujit S. Datta, currently a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech, has research interests in the interactions between comp