Z. Jane Wang

Professor
Physics, College of Arts & Sciences/Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

517 Clark Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-5354

Z. Jane Wang

Professor
Physics, College of Arts & Sciences/Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Physics of living organisms; biological fluid dynamics; computations

Current Research Interest

Insect flight—how do they fly, why do they fly so well, and how can we infer their thoughts from their flight?

Distinction

American Physical Society Fellow
Radcliffe Fellowship for Advanced Study
David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
National Science Foundation Early Career Award
Cornell Provost's Award for Excellence in Research

Selected Publications

Z. Jane Wang. “Insect Flight: From Newton's law to Neurons.” Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 7 (2016): 281-300.

Z. Jane Wang. “Two-Dimensional Mechanism for Insect Hovering.” Physical Review Letters 85, no. 10 (2000): 2216-2219.

Cornell Research Website Article

Insect Flight—Still a Mystery