About

I’m a biomechanist and evolutionary biologist based in Chapman University at Orange, California. My main researches focus on explaining the origin of locomotor systems and complex biological designs. My interests are deeply rooted in the diversity of living organisms, and my research program integrates fundamental questions, biomechanics and engineering-inspired methods.

Yu Zeng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fudge Lab, Chapman University
Affiliated Researcher, Liu Lab, University of California at Merced
    Email: dreavoniz{at}berkeley.edu

Research
* Biomechanics and evolution of insect flight

* Biomechanics and ecology of controlled aerial behaviors (falling, righting and gliding)
* Biophysics and evolution of collective behaviors in unicellular organisms

* Biomechanics and evolution of jointed limb systems
* Biomechanics of capillarity phenomena in amphibians

Education
    * Ph.D., Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley, Co-advisors: Prof. Robert Dudley & Prof. David Wake
    * B.A., Biological Sciences, Sichuan University – University of Washington