George V. Lauder
Professor of Biology, Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor of Ichthyology
(On Sabbatical Academic Spring 2020)
Prof. Lauder’s research focuses on the biomechanics of fishes and the development of robotic models for studying aquatic locomotion. His current studies focus on the function of shark skin and other surface structures, the role of flexibility in improving the efficiency of aquatic propulsion, and how fishes control body and fin position as they maneuver through obstacles. Additional broad interests include biological fluid mechanics and theoretical approaches to the analysis of form and function in organisms.
Faculty Support: Margaret Starvish
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138