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The goal of the Murphy Lab is to explore fluid mechanics in the context of biology, ecology, and the environment. Recent interests include the hydrodynamics of animal swimming and sensing and the dispersion of oil spills. 


By studying the intersection of life and fluid mechanics, we aim to draw design principles and inspiration to solve human engineering problems.

In our multidisciplinary investigations, we work collaboratively with biologists, ecologists, oceanographers, public health professionals, and medical doctors. 

We often use experimental tools such as high speed imaging, particle image velocimetry, and holography.

Ongoing Projects
Past Projects
at the University of South Florida
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