OSyM Participants

    • Type of Researcher
    Members
    Jeannette Yen
    Organismal Biologist
    Professor
    Center for Biologically Inspired Design at Georgia Tech
    jeannette.yen@biosci.gatech.edu
    Center for Biologically Inspired Design
    Research Summary

    Jeannette Yen is a Professor of Biology at Georgia Tech. Her Ph.D. is in interdisciplinary environmental science of biological oceanography where she studies how fluid mechanical and chemical cues transported at low Re flow serve as communication channels for micro-aquatic organisms, primarily zooplankton: key link in aquatic food webs.


    Biographical Info

    Jeannette Yen
    Center for Biologically Inspired Design at Georgia Tech
    Jeannette is the Director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design. The Center brings together a group of biologists, engineers, designers and physical scientists who seek to facilitate interdisciplinary research and education for innovative products and techniques based on biologically-inspired design solutions. The participants of Georgia Tech’s Center for Biologically-Inspired Design believe that science and technology are increasingly hitting the limits of approaches based on traditional disciplines, and Biology may serve as an untapped resource for design methodology, with concept-testing having occurred over millions of years of evolution. Experiencing the benefits of Nature as a source of innovative and inspiring principles encourages us to preserve and protect the natural world rather than simply to harvest its products. Jeannette team-teaches the interdisciplinary course in biologically inspired design [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMlvUJ9_GSk].
    Jeannette Yen is a Professor of Biology and has been at Georgia Tech since 2000. Her Ph.D. is in interdisciplinary environmental science of biological oceanography where she studies how fluid mechanical and chemical cues transported at low Re flow serve as communication channels for micro-aquatic organisms, primarily zooplankton: key link in aquatic food webs. She has been to all 7 continents, including Antarctica for her research and education. [http://www.rh.gatech.edu/news/307781/antarctica-quest-bottom-food-chain]. She recently collaborated with Mel Chin where her plankton swim above Times Square as augmented