Bio-inspiration from micro-fluidics in the insect tracheal system
Art Woods, University of Montana, organismal biologist
Shahriar Afkami, New Jersey Institute of Technology, computational and mathematical modeling
Kendra Greenlee, North Dakota State University, organismal biologist
The respiratory system of insects is evolved to deal with water in the tracheae. Our short term goals are to develop the model for fluid movement and prepare the first manuscript stemming from this project. Our long-term goals are to 1) understand the surface properties of the tracheal system that make it amenable to liquid movement, 2) identify the routes of liquid movement through the tracheal system, and 3) determine the mechanism of liquid movement using x-ray imaging.
Please contact Kendra Greenlee firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this research exchange.