Christina Hamlet

Christina Hamlet

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Biofluids and Biomechanics
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About Christina Hamlet

I joined Bucknell in 2016 after a four year post-doc at Tulane University

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina, Ph.D.
  • University of South Florida, M.A.
  • University of South Florida, B.S./B.A. (Chemistry/Math)
  • University of Louisville B.A. (Psychology/Anthropology)

Research interests

My research focuses on using mathematical modeling and computational techniques to model fluid-structure interaction problems in biology. Some recent research projects include jellyfish feeding, lamprey locomotion and nematocyst firing. Each of these systems presents interesting challenges in modeling how animals interact with their fluid environment, shedding light on basic physical principles that influence behavior as well as insights into bio-inspired designs.

Selected Publications

Christina L. Hamlet, Kathleen A. Hoffman, Eric D. Tytell, Lisa J. Fauci, The role of curvature feedback in the energetics and dynamics of lamprey swimming: A closed-loop model, PLoS Computational Biology, 2018, 14(8), e1006324

Christopher Strickland, Laura Miller, Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Christina Hamlet, Nick Battista, Virginia Pasour, Three-dimensional low Reynolds number flows near biological filtering and protective layers, 2017, Fluids 2(4), 62.

Eric D Tytell, Megan C Leftwich, Chia-Yu Hsu, Boyce E Griffith, Avis H Cohen, Alexander J Smits, Christina Hamlet, Lisa J Fauci, Role of body stiffness in undulatory swimming:insights from robotic and computational models, Physical Review Fluids, 2016, 1(7), 073202.

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