Dr. Chengyu Li Receives the University Summer Grant

03/05/2021

Dr. Li is awarded the University Summer Grant by Villanova University. With the support of this summer grant, he will investigate the hydrodynamics of ciliary flows.

Dr. Chengyu Li Receives NSF CAREER Award

11/13/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Li for being selected to receive the NSF CAREER Award. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. The objective of Dr. Li’s proposal entitled CAREER: Odor-Guided Flapping Flight: Novel Fluid Dynamic Mechanisms of Insect Navigation is to combine high-fidelity computational simulation and theoretical treatment to examine fluid dynamic principles of olfactory searching in nature.

College of Engineering Announcement

Dr. Chengyu Li selected as the "PI of the Month" 

10/13/2020

Dr. Li was selected as the "PI of the Month" for September 2020 by the Offices of Research Administration

Dr. Chengyu Li Receives Funding Support from Villanova Match Research Program

10/09/2020

Dr. Li's project has been selected for the Villanova Match Research Program for First-Year Students. It will provide opportunities for motivated first-year undergraduates to pursue undergraduate research on the numerical simulation of insect perching maneuvers in the spring semester of 2021.  

Menglong Lei Passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam! 

09/24/2020

Congratulations to Menglong Lei on passing his Thermo-Fluids Ph.D. Qualifying Exam!

Seth Receives the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship

04/09/2020

Congratulations to Seth Lionetti, who was selected to receive the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellowship (VURF) for Summer 2020. With the financial support of the VURF program, Seth will conduct his proposed study entitled "Numerical Investigations on the Unsteady Flow Physics of Insect Flight."

Dr. Chengyu Li Receives the University Conference Travel Grant

11/01/2019

Dr. Li is awarded the University Conference Travel Grant by Villanova University. With the support of this grant, he will present his work entitled "Why are long sequences of steady flight less common at higher speeds of forward flight in hawkmoth?" at the APS-DFD conference in Seattle, WA in November 2019. 

Dr. Chengyu Li Receives Funding Support from Villanova Match Research Program

10/08/2019

Dr. Li's project has been selected for the Villanova Match Research Program for First Year Students. It will provide opportunities for motivated first-year undergraduates to pursue undergraduate research on the numerical simulation of insect flight in the spring semester of 2020.  

Dr. Chengyu Li Wins 2nd Prize of the ASME Flow Visualization Competition

08/01/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Li on his 2nd place win in the ASME AJK Fluids Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2019.

Dr. Chengyu Li Wins ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

05/20/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Li, who was selected to receive a competitive ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. With this one-year seed grant, FSFP Lab will develop a virtual simulator to examine the mechanism of odor-tracking behavior of natural flyers. The findings from this research will provide insights into the design of odor-guided micro aerial vehicles.

ORAU Press Release

Dr. Chengyu Li Receives the University Summer Grant

02/20/2019

Dr. Li is awarded the University Summer Grant by Villanova University. With the support of this summer grant, he will investigate the navigation strategies of flying insects.

Villanova Provost Office Announcement

FSFP Lab Receives NVIDIA GPU Grant

02/11/2019

We are grateful to NVIDIA Corp. for donating a Titan V GPU to support our GPU accelerated flow simulation.

Dr. Chengyu Li Receives the University Conference Travel Grant

10/30/2018

Dr. Li is awarded the University Conference Travel Grant by Villanova University. With the support of this grant, he will present his work entitled "Dual functions of insect wings: balancing aerodynamics and olfaction" at the APS-DFD conference in Atlanta, GA in November 2018. 

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