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Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
801 22nd Street N.W.
Lab: Biologically Inspired Energy Laboratory (BIEL)
20101 Academic Way
Ashburn, VA 20147
(Lab under new construction and not complete)
Research Areas: Experimental fluid dynamics, biological flows: swimming and flying, the aerodynamics of groups, wind farm designs, high-energy fluid instabilities, shock-driven turbulence and mixing
Her research interests include: shock-driven fluid instabilities, mixing and turbulence, experimental techniques, and unsteady biological propulsion.
She received her Ph.D. in 2010 from Princeton University, where she held a Presidential Scholarship and served as the Senior Graduate Fellow at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Leftwich is currently an Agnew National Security Postdoctoral Fellow working for the Extreme Fluids Team at Los Alamos National Lab.
In 2012, she will begin an Assistant Professorship at The George Washington University.