People

Principal Investigator

Hangjian Ling is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from Johns Hopkins University, where he worked with Joseph Katz. Before joining UMass Dartmouth, he held a postdoctoral position at Stanford University from 2017 to 2019. Ling has broad research interests in fluid dynamics at the interface of material, biological and environmental sciences.

 

 

Graduate Students

Aleksey Bourgoun is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Dartmouth. He graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 2020 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. His current research focuses on the gas diffusion of underwater super-hydrophobic surfaces.

 

 

 

 

 

Maxwell Shangraw is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Dartmouth. He graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 2020 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. His current research focuses on the study of behavior and locomotion of bacteria near super-hydrophobic surfaces using digital holographic microscopy.

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Nicholas Paternostro is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at UMass Dartmouth. His current research focuses on the drag reducing property of super-hydrophobic surfaces in turbulent flows.