Education

PhD in Bioengineering, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Stanford University | degree in progress
MS in Bioengineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology | 2015
BSE in Bioengineering, summa cum laude, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania | 2014

Research

I am an experimentalist studying the locomotion of adult jellyfish (medusae). I have assembled pseudokreisel tanks to house the animals and imaging setups to obtain kinematics using 3D particle tracking velocimetry (3D-PTV).

For more information about my background, please see my CV below.

Teaching & Mentorship

My academic teaching experience includes teaching assistantships (TA) in senior capstone at Stanford (Fall 2016, Winter 2018) and fluid mechanics at Penn (Spring 2014). I served as a critical writing tutor at Penn in 2013 after taking a training course on writing and pedagogy. I have also mentored undergraduate students in the Dabiri lab, and I regularly give lab tours to students, visitors, families, and service organizations.

Service

I am the President of the Stanford Women in Fluid Dynamics (SWiFD), an interdisciplinary graduate student organization funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, as well as the Civil & Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments. Our aim is to increase diversity and encourage inclusiveness by hosting networking events.

Group Fitness

I am the Vice President of Stanford Aerobics & Yoga, a student-run organization that provides group fitness classes to the community, not limited to Stanford. I currently teach Cardio Dance on Mondays at 7:10p and Wednesdays at 8:10p at Hacienda Commons in Rains. Visit the SAY website and/or calendar below for more up-to-date information.

Contact Information

nicolexu@stanford.edu