Theoretical & Applied Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
May 2021: Taflab MEng Capstone team (Rita Chen, Michael Kotur, Ian Miller and Shifeng Ma) received Honorable Mention in the Fung Institute Mission Award for the project “Waves to Water: Extracting Drinking Water from the Ocean for Coastal Communities and Disaster Relief.”
March 2021: The UC Berkeley Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Team (MECC) taught two sessions on Marine Energy to 70 students at the Berkeley SPLASH! high school program. This was a virtual event where the highschool students learned about the different marine energy resources, the different designs for wave energy converters and tidal turbines, and proposed their own designs!
November 2020: Mehdi will give a talk in the upcoming (virtual) 73rd Annual meeting of the American Physical Society DFD [see more here] on “Learning to Cloak Swimming Objects in Viscous Environments using a Flock of Artificially Intelligent micro-Robots” [Online Abstract]
October 2020: Our new article, titled as “Active Cloaking in Stokes Flows via Reinforcement Learning”, is now published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics! [PDF]
July 2020: Our recently published paper (“Stealthy Movements and Concealed Swarms of Swimming micro-Robots”) is now highlighted as the Editor’s Pick by the Physics of Fluids editorial board at the American Institute of Physics publishing group. [Publisher Version]
December 2018. Michael attended the International Platform on Ocean Energy for Young Researchers held in Saga, Japan in December. He was awarded the best presentation for wave energy.
“CalWave Wave Carpet WEC – Prototype” team wins the “Best Project Presentation Audience Choice Award” in the Masters of Engineering Capstone Showcase hosted by UC Berkeley Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership on May 4, 2016. CalWave Wave Carpet WEC – Prototype team (M.Eng): 1) Sahil Kudroli 2) Matt Zebiak 3) Sugin Lou
Mathieu’s goodbye get-together
Also check out Focus BBC August 2012 issue. Refer to page 20, under “This Month Top Science Stories from around the Globe”. Link to the article (requires subscription).