My research looks at how biological systems interact with environmental fluid flows and how we can use bio-inspiration to improve engineered technologies, particularly in the area of small scale unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). I believe that major advances can be made in current UAV technology based on insights gained by studying the dynamics, sensing and control of animal flight and swimming.
My research interests can be divided into two streams; one applied, the other biologically based.
Dr Windsor obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. After a period as a researcher at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, he studied for a PhD in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland looking at the fluid mechanics of how fish are able to use fluid flows to sense their surroundings.
After completing his PhD in 2008, Dr Windsor moved to the University of Oxford where he developed image analysis techniques for measuring the flow of cytoplasm within cells, with application for improving the success rate of in vitro fertilisation ...
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