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Faculty:

Chengyu Li

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Villanova University

Office: Tolentine Hall Rm 111C

Email: chengyu.li@villanova.edu

Phone: (610) 519-5010

Ph.D. Students:

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Seth Lionetti

Graduate Research Assistant (2021 - present)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2019 - 2021)

Research topic: Unsteady Aerodynamics of hawkmoth in hovering and forward flight.

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Zhipeng Lou

Graduate Research Assistant
(2021 - present)

Research topic: Large-Eddy Simulation of odor-guided flapping flight.

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Naeem Haider

Graduate Research Assistant
(2023 - present)

Research topic: Fluid-structure interaction of flapping flight.

Alumni:

PhD Students:

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Dr. Menglong Lei
(May 2019 - Aug. 2023)

Dissertation: Unsteady aerodynamics and odor transport in odor-guided flapping flights.

Post-Grad: Postdoc at University of Virginia

Master Students:

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Paul Bakare

Graduate Research Assistant (2022 - present)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2021 - 2022)

Research topic: Reconstruction of free-flying insects and CFD simulation.

Undergraduate Students:

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Julia Lamparello, Class of 2025 
(Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

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Michael Gillin, Class of 2025 
(Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

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Kaya Robinson, Class of 2024 
(Spring 2021)

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Karoline Menze, Class of 2023 
(Spring 2020 - Fall 2020)

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Sebastian DiStefano, Class of 2023 
(Spring 2020)

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Michael Corbi, Class of 2022
(Summer 2019)

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