Mechanical Engineering


Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Flow sensing and control inspired by Nature.

14 February 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Join Prof. Christoph Bruecker from City, University of London, to explore his findings on biomimetics.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Dr Nelia Jurado, FHEA Associate Professor (Education), – UCL Mechanical Engineering

What the webinar will address

The topic of biomimetics is a growing area of interest in engineering sciences that requires interdisciplinary cooperation and training. We benefit from cooperation and mutual fertilization in the research team from biology and engineering. Examples of research are presented on the silent flight of owls, the reduction of drag by fish scales and the sensory detection of unsteady flow wakes by seals.

.The talk will be taking place online on 14th February, from 1–2pm via Zoom.

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About the Speaker

Professor Christoph Bruecker

at City, University of London

Portrait of Professor Christoph Bruecker
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Christoph Bruecker holds a doctoral degree (1993) and a Venia Legendi (2005) from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

After a postdoc fellowship at the Von Karman Institute in Bruxelles, Belgium, he returned to Aachen for becoming the head of the Biofluid Laboratory at the Aerodynamic Institute. From 2005 on he was for 10 years full professor (W3) at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg as the Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery, where he also served 3 years as the Director of the Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics. 

In August 2015, he got awarded, in a competition of over 150 international researchers, the BAE SYSTEMS Sir Richard Olver Chair on Aeronautical Engineering at City, University of London. In 2017, a further prestigious award was granted to Professor Christoph Bruecker as the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Nature-Inspired Sensing and Flow Control for Sustainable Transport at City, University of London.

Professor Bruecker's research aims to develop an aerodynamic ‘skin’ that can be evaluated for use on future aircraft. The award reflects the interdisciplinary work of his team including Biofluid Mechanics, Bio-Engineering, Micro-Fluidics, Aeroacoustics, natural flows, environmental flows and more.

Recently he got awarded an additional Adjunct Professorship at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, for his achievements in experimental fluid mechanics