Leif Ristroph
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute

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Mailing Address:

  The Courant Institute
  New York University
  251 Mercer Street
  New York, NY 10012

  212-998-3317 (office),   212-998-3239 (AML Lab),
  212-995-4121 (fax)

  ristroph at cims.nyu.edu

Research Interests:
I'm an experimental physicist and applied mathematician who specializes in fluid dynamics, with a particular emphasis on fluid-structure interactions as applied to biological and geophysical flows. My biophysical work includes studies of the aerodynamics and stabilization of insect flight as well as the hydrodynamics of schooling and flow-sensing in swimming fish. Relevant to geophysical flows, I'm interested in problems ranging from instabilities of interfacial flows to the evolution of shape during fluid mechanical erosion.