Environmental and Biological Fluid Mechanics Lab

Particle-laden turbulence and biological propulsion



Dr. Margaret L. Byron earned her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California Berkeley in 2015 [CV].  She is interested in the fluid dynamics of animal locomotion at intermediate Reynolds numbers, as well as the dynamics of large particles in turbulent flows.  For more information on current lab projects, see the Research page.

Outside of the lab…
Margaret enjoys music, traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities like hiking and camping.


Dr. Byron’s availability (for meetings etc) can be accessed here.




Opportunities are available for motivated, excited students (both graduate and undergraduate) to join the lab!  Check out the Research page to learn more about what we do.  If you are interested in joining the group, send an email to mbyron [at] psu [dot] edu with a description of yourself and your interests, and how you think you could contribute to our work. Please note that generic form emails are extremely unlikely to yield a response.

NOTE FOR INTERESTED GRADUATE STUDENTS: Please be advised that EBFM lab (at this time) is an entirely experimental laboratory.  We do not do CFD.  If you are interested in the lab and your previous experience is in CFD only, that is not a problem; however, please explicitly outline how you think you could contribute to our experimental work.



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