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How can a fish direct the vortices shed from its body accurately enough to generate its rapid and flexible motion? How should planktonic organisms swim to create the smallest possible flow disturbance in the water around them, and how do zooplankton most efficiently create a feeding current? These questions are examples of the fluid dynamics problems that I am currently addressing experimentally and theoretically in my laboratory and in collaboration with biologists. My main research goals are to discover and explore new flow phenomena and to answer fundamental questions about fluid flows in nature and technology.


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2002 - 2005     Cornell University, USA

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Technical University of Denmark


M.Sc. in physics and chemistry, University of Copenhagen


External positions

Assistant Professor, Technical University of Denmark


Postdoc, Cornell University, USA



  • User defined:
  • Plankton hydrodynamics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Flows with free surfaces
  • Biological fluid dynamics
  • Vortices


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