Anette (Peko) Hosoi
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Anette (Peko) Hosoi is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests include fluid mechanics, biomimetics, and locomotion, with a recent focus on optimization of crawling snails and swimming microorganisms.
During her fellowship, Hosoi plans to expand her research on optimizing locomotion to include swimming populations and burrowing mollusks. In the first case—by exploring hydrodynamic interactions among multiple swimmers—she will investigate whether it is advantageous to “swim with friends.” The second project will focus on the fast, efficient digging strategies employed by clams.
Hosoi received her PhD in physics from the University of Chicago and went on to become a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (at MIT and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences). She is a recipient of the 3M Innovation Award and has held the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization at MIT. In addition, she has won numerous teaching awards, including the Ruth and Joel S. Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Fall term only.