Congratulations to Colden and Ryan, who graduated with their ScB, to Jillian who received her ScM and to Rye who officially received his PhD. During the same weekend, we also got some nice press coverage of our new Bioinspriation and Biomimetics papers on bat flight (Brown website, NY Times, BBC NSF, Popular Science, and others). In other exciting news, our former Post Doc, Bin Liu accepted a faculty position at UC Merced

April Congratulations to Ryan McKeon and Ben Strom who have deciced to go to graduate school at Harvard and UW. Welcome to Zeynep Temel who joins the lab as a Post Doc, having completed her PhD studies at Sabanci University in Turkey.
March Our new project on hydrokinetic energy harvesting from the tides is getting some attention in the press!
February We had a wonderful two days of outreach, welcoming groups of middle school students and the Providence communityto our lab as part of the 250th celebration of Brown's founding. There are a bunch of nice photos in the "Open Labs" and "Day of Discovery" sections of the Brown 250th web archive

Belated news updates and farewells: congratulations to Ian Brownstein and Rebecca Corman who have moved on to graduate school at Caltech and UIUC respectively. Congratulations to Bin Liu who has moved to a new Post Doctoral reserach position with Itai Cohen at Cornell. Congratulations to Rye Waldman who defended his PhD thesis and will be moving to a Post Doc at Iowa State.

Welcome to DongFu Yin who is visiting for a year from Nanjin, China, and welcome to Junxing Su, a new graduate student in the lab.

March More coverage: Discover did a story on our robobat, and our lab was invited by NSF to have a booth at the AAAS annual meeting, and NSF did a little video piece.
February Wow - lots of news. Our new paper in Bioiospiration and Biomimetics on the robotic bat received some press on the Brown website, TheVerge.com, Slate.com, Gizmodo, Canada's Daily Planet, Spectrum IEEE, FastCoDesign and LiveScience.
December Congratulations to Oscar Curet who has moved to a faculty position at Florida Atlantic University in Miami!
May Congratulations to Joe Bahlman on his successful PhD defense. Best wishes to Alex in his new ventures at GaTech.
July Congratulations to Attila Bergou on his new position at D.E. Shaw.
September Welcome to our new lab members: Joonsik Park (from KIMM in S. Korea) and Kyohei Onoue (from USC). Welcome also to Professor Baltasar Mena, visiting from UNAM - the National Univeristy of Mexico
May Congratulations to Charles Peguero (PhD) and John DiBennedetto (ScM). Good luck to both (Charles is going to work for NSWC-Carderock, John is hiking the Appalacian Trail).
April Welcome back to Bian Qian, who is returing to Brown for a post doctoral research position.
Jan Welcome to Tony Yu, our new postdoc, fresh from Peko Hosoi's group at MIT, and Henrik van Lengerich, a visiting Post Doc from Paul Steen's group at Cornell.


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