There’s a beautiful physics to the synchronized movement of a flock of birds, or school of fish, travelling with mesmerizing precision to take advantage of aerodynamic factors that save energy.
What if cars could do the same?
That’s the question being asked by Andreas Malikopoulos, the Terri Connor Kelly and John Kelly Career Development Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Sociotechnical Systems Center at the University of Delaware (UD). Before joining UD in 2017, he was the Deputy Director and the Lead of the Sustainable Mobility Theme of the Urban Dynamics Institute at
Ask any professor in the College of Engineering, and they’ll tell you the University of Delaware attracts some of the most talented students in the world. However, just a few weeks ago, one professor had the chance to prove it.
Associate Professor Jenni Buckley is a favorite among students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A firm believer in the irreplaceable value of experiential learning, Buckley has been recognized as an exceptional educator and changemaker in engineering education during her 10 years teaching at UD, including as co-director of The Design Studio, the department’s primary training ground for engineering
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