My Research Team

Faculty Advisors/Collaborators

DavidHu_edited.jpg

Dr. David Hu

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Dr. Hu is currently my faculty advisor at Georgia Tech. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology with an Adjunct Position in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech.

JoeZoo_edited.jpg

Dr. Joe Mendelson

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Dr. Joe Mendelson is currently the Director of Research at Zoo Atlanta and a professor of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech. Dr. Mendelson assists with all Zoo research including elephants, gorillas, and snakes.

RobertWAllace.jpg

Robert Wallace

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Robert Wallace is currently a GTRI researcher that assists in the two courses that I teach including HumaniTech and GaTech4Wildlife. Robert helps oversee projects with connections in 5 different continents. 

Joy.jpg

Dr. Joy Reidenberg

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Dr. Joy Reidenberg is the expert on elephant trunk anatomy that we collaborate with. She currently is a faculty member at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinah in New York and helps with many different elephant trunk dissection experiments we have performed. 

ClaireHigigins.png

Dr. Claire Higgins

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Dr. Claire Higgins is a faculty member of Bioengineering at Imperial College London that has assisted with morphological and compositional analysis of elephant trunk skin and hair. She is an expert on Vibrissal hair and scar tissue and has assisted with experiments on elephant trunk tissue. 

Craig.jpg

Dr. Craig McGowan

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Dr. Craig McGowan is the foremost expert in bear biomechanics. I work with Dr. McGowan to understand how bears are able to climb and walk so effortlessly. This is especially unique considering how large they are compared to other scansorial species. 

Graduate Collaborators

BenImage.jpg

Ben Seleb

  • Twitter
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Ben Seleb is currently a PhD student in Saad Bhamla' s lab at Georgia Tech. Ben is the TA for the GaTech4Wildlife Course at Georgia Tech and helps find new projects and lead new projects. He is an expert on conservation technology and is working towards expanding the scope of what we know how technology can help stop the sixth mass extinction on our planet. 

Current Undergraduate Researchers

SophiaPhoto.jpg

Sophia

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Sophia is currently an undergraduate Biology student at Brown University. Her project is examining the micro-structures inside elephant skin. 

Madeline.jpg

Madeline

Madeline is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech studying how the elephant trunk obeys conservation of volume during elongation.

HeadshotForJohn.jpg

John

John is an undergraduate student at UTSA that is working on an REU project focused on understanding the force-displacement relationship of the elephant trunk during elongation.

DanielImage.jpg

Daniel

Daniel is a Computer Science researcher from University of Florida working on an REU to work on constructing a new UI to examine tensile properties of non-linear skin 

Ajay.jpg

Ajay

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Ajay is an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech studying the relationship between force and extension of the elephant trunk.

Anais.jpg

Anais

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Anais is leading a research effort to understand how we can manage human-wildlife conflict in urban ecology settings focusing on fox populations at Georgia Tech.

XanderImage.jpg

Xander

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Xander is an undergraduate student creating bio-inspired elephant trunk skin to help with gripping and protection.

Alex.jpg

Alex

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Alex is studying how to create new types of detection devices to use a wetted wall cyclone to detect COVID-19 and other particles

MaggieImage.jpg

Maggie

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Maggie is an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech studying the difference between elephant neuro-perception of reaching tasks and the difference between sight and tough for precision reaching.

Hadley.jpg

Hadley

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Hadley is currently an undergraduate student working on understanding how we can design new enrichment methods to improve the lives of endangered species currently in captivity through technology for wildlife.

Pog128.png

Isabella

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Isabella is currently an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech studying how we can mitigate the feral hogs in the state of Georgia from destroying endangered plants and peanut farms.

Undergraduate Research Alumnus

Lauren.png

Lauren

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Lauren is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech that studied bear biolocomotion.

Cata Rincon.jpg

Cata 

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Cata is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech that studied elephant trunk elongation.

Alex Butterwick.jpg

Alex

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Alex is an undergraduate student at tech that studied elephant trunk movement around obstacles.

Yunshu.jpg

Yunshu

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Yunshu is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech that created bio-inspired robots based on the trunk's movement.

Sara.jpg

Sara

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Sara is an undergraduate student researching elephant cognition and the difference in the visual and olfactory precision during reaching tasks.

JuliaGlaze.jpg

Julia

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Julia is currently an undergraduate at Georgia Tech studying new ways to develop conservation technology.

BenImage.jpg

Ben

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Ben is an undergraduate student working on understand how intestines' can shape different materials inside the body.

EmilyFourney.jpg

Emily

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Emily is currently an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech studying the elephant trunk skin and how we can create models based on the skin's movement.

Concilia.jpg

Concilia

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Concilia is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech that researched elephant neuromechanics of reaching

Rose.jpg

Wenxin (Rose)

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Rose is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech studying bear biomechanics in both walking and climbing of all bear species. 

Headshot.JPG

Andrew

  • Grey LinkedIn Icon

Andrew is an undergraduate at Georgia Tech that researched creating a bio-inspired detection device.