Hu, David

David Hu is a mechanical engineer who studies the interactions of animals with water. He has discovered how dogs shake dry, how insects walk on water, and how eyelashes protect the eyes from drying. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, he earned degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from M.I.T., and is now Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Georgia Tech. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award for young scientists, the Ig Nobel Prize in Physics, and the Pineapple Science Prize (the Ig Nobel of China). He is the author of the book How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls. His profile is in the New York Times. And he gave a TEDx talk in 2018. He lives with his wife and two children in Atlanta, Georgia.


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On his book How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
(Our Cover Feature of March 27, 2019)