Aerospace & Mechanical

Eva Kanso

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 214
Tel. (213) 821-5788
Fax. (213) 740-7774

Academic rank: Associate Professor


2003 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
2002 M.A., Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley
1999 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
1997 B.E., Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut

USC Academic Positions:

2010-: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering 2005-2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2003-2005: Postdoctoral Scholar, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

Mechanics, dynamical systems, fluid-structure interactions and aquatic locomotion

Selected Publications:

B. Colvert & E. Kanso, "Fishlike Rheotaxis," J. Fluid Mech. 793, pp. 656- 666, 2016.
A.C.H Tsang & E. Kanso, "Density Shock Waves in Confined Microswimmers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 048101, 2016. Featured on PRL cover page.
H. Guo & E. Kanso, "Evaluating Efficiency and Robustness in Cilia Design," Phys. Rev. E 93, 033119, 2016.
Y. Huang, M. Nitsche, & E. Kanso, "Stability Versus Maneuverability in Hovering Flight," Phys. Fluids 27, 061706, 2015.
Y.Ding & E. Kanso, "Selective Particle Capture by Randomly Beating Cilia," Phys. Fluids 27, 121902, 2015.
A.C.H. Tsang & E. Kanso, "Circularly-Confined Microswimmers Exhibit Multiple Global Patterns," PRE, 91, 043008, 2015.
A.C.H. Tsang & E. Kanso, "Flagella-Induced Transitions in the Collective Behavior of Confined Microswimmers," PRE rapid communication, 90, 021001(R), 2014.
H. Guo, J. Nawroth, Y. Ding &. E. Kanso, "Cilia Beating Patterns are not Hydrodynamically Optimal," Phys. Fluids 26, 091901, 2014. Featured on Physics of Fluids Editor's Picks and Most Read This Month.
Y. Ding, J. Nawroth, M. McFall-Ngai & E. Kanso, "Mixing and Transport by Ciliary carpets," J. Fluid Mech. 743, 124-140, 2014.
L. Heisinger, P.K. Newton & E. Kanso, "Coins Falling in Water," J. Fluid Mech. 742, 243-253, 2014.

Professional Societies:

American Physical Society
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Honors and Awards:

2011-now: Zohrab A. Kaprielien Fellow in Engineering
2007: National Science Foundation Career Award

Courses Taught:

AME 526, Engineering Analytical Methods

Eva Kanso