Megan Leftwich

Megan Leftwich

Title:
Assistant Professor
Office:
738
Address: Phillips Hall
Phone: 202-994-9830
Email:
mleftwich@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Propulsion

Background

Professor Megan Leftwich's Biologically Inspired Energy Laboratory investigates natural fluid dynamics phenomena and applies their findings to engineering problems. Curent projects include the wake dynamics of vertical axis wind turbines is standard and complex configurations, the hydrodynamics of pinniped swimming (in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Zoo), and the fluid dynamics of human birth.

Current Research

Experimental fluid dynamics, biological flows: swimming and flying, the aerodynamics of groups, wind farm designs, high-energy fluid instabilities, shock-driven turbulence and mixing

Education

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010