Publications in 2014

Journal Publications

Xu Dong, Zhang Shaoguang and Li Wen.
"Propulsive efficiency of a two-joint robotic fish propelling with adjustable stiffness"
Advances in Mechanical Engineering  in press
Li Wen, James Waver, George Lauder.
"Biomimetic shark skin: design, fabrication and hydrodynamic function"
The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217,?1656-1666.
Click on the links below for media coverage of this research:
Reported by Nature as “research highlights” with the title of “Biophysics: fast swimming with fake shark skin” in Nature 509, 7501 (2014) at
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7501/full/509402a.html
Reported by?Science?with the title of “Swimming with shark skin” at
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/05/scienceshot-swimming-sharkskin
Cover image of Journal of Experimental Biology at
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10.cover-expansion
Highlighted in?Journal of Experimental Biology by editor with the title of “Simulated shark skin boosts swimming” at
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/10/1637.2.full
Reported by?BBC with the title of “3D printing reveals the power of shark skin” at
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27412460
Reported by?Nature World News with the title of “Harvard Scientists 3D Print Artificial Shark Skin” at
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/7057/20140515/harvard-scientists-3d-print-artificial-shark-skin.htm
Reported by?Discover magazine with the title of “3D printing shark skin boosts swimming speed” at
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/05/15/3-d-printed-shark-skin-boosts-swimming-speeds/#.U6JQzZSSwfB
Reported by?Popular Mechanics with the title of “Shark Skin Will Inspire Faster Swimsuits and Airplanes” at
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/news/shark-skin-will-inspire-faster-swimsuits-and-airplanes-16792156
Reported by?Harvard University Wyss News with the title of “Researchers use multi-material 3D printing to fabricate the first biomimetic shark skin” at
http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/537/

Paper submitted and in preparation

Chuck Witt, Li Wen and George Lauder.
"Understanding hydrodynamics of C-start behavior in fish locomotion by using robotic flexible membrane"
In Preparation.
Li Wen, Patrick Thornycroft, James Weaver and George Lauder.
"Biomimetic shark skin: effect of denticle distributions and pattern"
In Preparation.

Conferences and Proceedings

Zhu Qichao, Cai Yingjie, Ding Rui, Ren Ziyu, Wang Tianmiao, Li Wen
“Bio-inspired flexible robotic caudal fin with three-dimensional locomotion”
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA)  pp. 1881 – 1886, 2014.