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 Geoff Spedding

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University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453


Office:
OHE 430B
Tel. (213) 740-4132
Fax. (213) 740-8071
email:
geoff@usc.edu
website:
http://DrydenWT.usc.edu

Academic rank: Professor

Education:

1981 Ph.D. in Zoology (with Civil Engineering Department) from the Department of Zoology, University of Bristol, Bristol, England.
1978 B.Sc.(Hons, 1st class) in Zoology from the Department of Zoology, University of Bristol, Bristol, England.

USC Academic Positions:

2010-: Professor and Chairman, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
2005-2008: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1998-2005: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1994-1998: Research Associate Professor, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1988-1994: Research Assistant Professor, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Member of Center for Neural Engineering
1981-1988: Research Associate, Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2008-2009: Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
1998-: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden.
1997: Stagiaire, Coriolis Research Laboratories, Institute de Mécanique Grenoble, France.

Research Interests:

Geophysical fluid dynamics, animal aero- and hydrodynamics, turbulence

Selected Publications:

F. Muijres, G.R. Spedding, Y. Winter & A. Hedenström, "Actuator Disk Model and Span Efficiency of Flapping Flight in Bats Based on Time-Resolved PIV Measurements," Exp. Fluids, 2011. [DOI 10.1007/s00348-011-1067-5]
P.J. Diamessis, G.R. Spedding & J.A. Domaradzki, "Similarity Scaling and Vorticity Structure in High Reynolds Number Stably Stratified Turbulent Wakes," J. Fluid Mech. 671, pp. 52-95, 2011.
G.R. Spedding & J. McArthur, "Span Efficiencies of Wings at Low Reynolds Number," J. Aircraft 47, pp. 120-128, 2011. [DOI: 10.2514/1.44247]
A. Hedenström, F. Muijres, R. von Busse, C. Johansson, Y. Winter & G.R. Spedding, "High-Speed Stereo DPIV Measurement of the Wakes of Two Bat Species Flying Freely in a Wind Tunnel," Exp. Fluids 46, pp. 923-932, 2009. [DOI 10.1007/s00348-009-0634-5]
A. Hedenström, L.C. Johansson & G.R. Spedding, "Bird or Bat: Comparing Airframe Design and Flight Performance," Bioinsp. Biomim. 4, pp. 015001, 2009. [DOI:10.1088/1748-3182/4/1/015001]
G.R. Spedding & A. Hedenström, "PIV-Based Investigations of Animal Flight," Exp. Fluids 46, pp. 749-763, 2009. DOI 10.1007/s00348-008-0597-y)
G.R. Spedding, A. Hedenström & L.C. Johansson, "A Note on Wind-Tunnel Turbulence Measurements With DPIV," Exp. Fluids 46, pp. 527-537, 2009.

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Professional Societies:

American Physical Society, Fellow
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Sigma Xi
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Royal Institute of Biology
Union of Concerned Scientists

Honors and Awards:

2001: Honorary Member of Sigma Gamma Tau

Courses Taught:

AME 341ab, Mechoptronics
AME 105, Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

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