Fluids and Biomechanics Lab

In the Fluids and Biomechanics Lab we study complex biomaterials and low-Reynolds number hydrodynamics, including the solid and fluid mechanics of swimming microorganisms and microengineered systems. Specific research projects involve swimming hydrodynamics in Newtonian and non-Newtonian biological fluids and gels, microrheology in gels, swimming hydrodynamics in shear flows, the behavior of chiral particles in shear flows, with application to chiral separation, microrobotic swimming, with application to drug delivery and microtransport and assembly, and flagella-based materials for bioenabled sensing and actuation.

Research Positions Available

Positions are currently available for graduate and undergraduate students interested in working in the lab. Please contact Prof. Fu directly: henry.fu@utah.edu.  

Recent News

  • New NIH award

    New NIH award

    As part of a group of investigators, we have received an award to develop mathematical models of the gastric mucus …
  • Publication on viscous constraints on microorganism interactions

    Publication on viscous constraints on microorganism interactions

    Mehdi has published a paper investigating how viscous constraints influence the ability of swimmers using different swimming strategies to closely …
  • New NSF award

    New NSF award

    We received a second NSF award to study how the physical constraints posed by viscous hydrodynamics influences the form and …