Jeff Dusek

​Growing up on the shores of Lake Erie outside of Cleveland, Ohio, I developed a love for the water at a young age. This interest, combined with a passion for science, led me to the exciting field of Ocean Engineering, which I pursued at Florida Atlantic University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am now a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Self-organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard University under the guidance of Professor Radhika Nagpal.
 
Broadly, my areas of interest are experimental hydrodynamics, sensor development, and biomimetics. In all cases, I strive to apply lessons learned in the lab to real-world problems. 
 
I also I have a passion for assistive technology and the ability of emerging technologies and materials to improve the lives of those living with a disability.

Education:
I am a 2016 PhD graduate from Professor Michael Triantafyllou’s Towing Tank group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.
I was also a member of the Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) as part of the Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART).
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
PhD, Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, February 2016
Thesis: “Development of Bio-Inspired Distributed Pressure Sensor Arrays for Hydrodynamic Sensing Appplications”
Advisor: Professor Michael Triantafyllou
 
SM, Ocean Engineering, 2011
Thesis: “Leading Edge Vortex Detection Using Bio-Inspired On-Body Pressure Sensing”
Advisor: Professor Michael Triantafyllou 
 
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
BS, Ocean Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, May 2009