Seminar Program


11.11.2020, 10h00 (note change in time from 14h00 to 10h00!)

Dr. Sridhar Ravi, School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Visually guided strategies for flight through cluttered environments in insects

25.11.2020, 10h00 CEST (=17h JST)

Ru Xu, Biomechanical Engineering Lab, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Title to be announced.

Abstract to be announced

09.12.2020, 14h00
Dr. Victor M. Ortega-Jimenez, Georgia Institute of Technlogy, USA
Animals Flying Through Waterfalls and other Multiphase Flows.
Abstract to be announced

16.12.2020, 14h00
Dr. Julien Serres, ISM (Institut des Sciences du Mouvement), Aix-Marseille Université
Title to be announced.

Abstract to be announced

27.01.2021, 14h00
Prof. Dr. Kunihiko Taira, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, USA
Title to be announced.

Abstract to be announced


Past talks

28.10.2020, 14h00

Dr. Chandan Bose, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Liège, Belgium
Dynamical Analysis of the Unsteady Flow Phenomena around a Flapping Wing

21.10.2020, 14h00

Dr. Liang Li, Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Konstanz, Germany
Robotic fish: from bio-inspiration to bio-understanding

14.10.2020, 14h00
Dr. Jorn Cheney, Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom
Avian-inspired flight suspension for small aircraft

07.10.2020, 14h00
Dr. Franck Ruffier, CNRS Senior Researcher, Aix-Marseille University
Biorobotics : from motion vision to motion camouflage

23.09.2020, 14h00
Dr. Ramiro Godoy-Diana, PMMH, ESPCI Paris
Fish and fish-like swimming interactions

16.09.2020, 14h00
Prof. Frédéric Boyer and Dr. Johann Hérault, IMT Atlantique, France
Strategies of locomotion for anguilliform aquatic robots: from model-based control laws to bio-inspired complex network of oscillators

09.09.2020, 14h00 (2 Talks, each 20+10min)

M. Sc. Gianmarco Ducci, UC Louvain, Belgium
Stability and Sensitivity Analysis of Bird Flight

M. Sc. Henja-Niniane Wehmann, Rostock U, Germany
Insect wing flexibility with an emphasis on flies

22.07.2020, 16h00 CEST
Prof. Dr. Vivek Prakash, University of Miami
Surprising tradeoffs and consequences of locomotion in simple, enigmatic marine animals

15.07.2020, 14h00
Prof. Dr. Emily Baird, Stockholm University, Sweden
Visually guided control of landing: Surprising lessons from bees

08.07.2020, 10h00
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gorb, Kiel University
Fly Walking on the Ceiling: Animal Attachment Devices and Biologically-Inspired Reversible Adhesives

01.07.2020, 10h00 CEST ( 5pm local time )
Prof. Dr. Kosuke Suzuki, Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Shinshu University
Numerical simulations of a butterfly-like flapping wing-body model: effects of wing planform, mass, and flexibility.

24.06.2020, 16h00 CEST
Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks,  Biological Structures and Biomimetics, HS Bremen, Germany
The insect exoskeleton – a versatile tool for locomotion

17.06.2020, 15h00 CEST
Prof. Dr. Florian Mujires,  Departement of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, NL
Maneuvering flight in flies and robots.

10.06.2020, 15h00 CEST ( 9am local time )
Prof. Dr. Alper Erturk, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Woodruff Professor of Mechanical Engineering // Smart Structures and Dynamical Systems Laboratory // G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Bio-inspired actuation and aquatic locomotion using piezoelectric materials

27.05.2020, 16h00 CEST ( 10am local time )
Ersan Demirer, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Fish-like locomotion using bio-inspired plates

29.04.2020, 14h00 CEST
Dr. Dmitry Kolomenskiy, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Chiba University, Japan
Quantitative estimates in the fluid dynamics of bristled wings of small insects

15.04.2020, 14h00 CEST
Truong Hung, Aix-Marseille University, France
Modelling of flexible insect wings using mass-spring system