Welcome to the Breuer Lab at Brown University!  We are a lively group of researchers, active in a variety of research, loosely centered on the theme of experimental fluid mechanics, and covering topics that include:

    • Animal flight – the mechanics and dynamics of bat and bird flight
    • Bio-inspired fluid mechanics – Studying, modeling and emulating the fluid mechanics of sensing and actuation (locomotion) used by animals
    • Fluid structure interactions, with a special focus on the interactions of fluids with extremely compliant structures, such as membranes, whiskers (vibrissae)
    • Vortex dynamics, particularly, the formation, growth and behavior of leading edge vortices at high Reynolds numbers
    • Renewable energy harvesting,
    • Micron scale bio-fluid mechanics, including active matter and bacterial cell motility

Our lab is located on the West end of Prince Laboratory on the campus of Brown University, in Providence Rhode Island.