Z. Jane Wang
- BS Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, (1989).
- PhD Physics, University of Chicago (1992-1996).
- NSF-NATO Fellow, Theoretical Physics, Oxford University (1996).
- Visiting Member, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences-New York University (1997-1999).
- Assistant (1999-2004), Associate (2004-2009), Professor (2009-), Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell (1999-2009),
- Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2009-),
- Professor Physics, Cornell (2010-)
Much of our work is driven by our desire to see and conceptualize the world around us. We strive to find sharp and intuitive answers to inter-connected puzzles in complex systems.
Current research: Insect Flight (Unsteady Aerodynamics, 3D Flight Dynamics and Control, From Dynamics to 'Brain'), Fluttering and Tumbling Objects in Fluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hydrodynamic Interactions, and Interactions Among Organisms.
Prior research: Statistical Physics of Turbulence, Turbulent Diffusion, Fokker-Planck Equation, and Random Non-Hermitian Matrices.
Biological Fluid Dynamics (MAE6270/PHYS7617), Physics of Living Organisms (PHYS7685), Fluid Dynamics (MAE6010), Applied Mathematics
- 2000. "Two dimensional mechanism for insect hovering." Physical Review Letters 85 (10): 2216-2219. .
- 2005. "Dissecting insect flight." Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 37: 183-210. .
- 2006. "An Immersed Interface Method for Simulating the Interaction of Fluids with Moving Boundaries." Journal of Computational Physics 201: 454-493. .
- 2009. "Flapping wing flight can save aerodynamic power compared to steady flight." Physical Review Letters 103 (11): 118102. .
- 2010. "Fruit Flies Modulate Passive Wing Pitching to Generate In-Flight Turns." Physical Review Letters 104: 148101. .
Selected Awards and Honors
- NSF Early Career Award (National Science Foundation) 2001
- ONR Young Investigator (Office of Naval Research) 2001
- David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (David and Lucile Packard Foundation) 2002
- Cornell Provost's Award for Distinguished Scholarship (Cornell University) 2005
- Radcliffe Fellowship for Advanced Study (Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University) 2007