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Early-Career Research Fellow - David Murphy

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University of South Florida


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Murphy is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He completed a double B.S. in mechanical and biomedical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, an M.Phil. in biological science from Cambridge University, and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Georgia Tech. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Murphy is an expert in fluid mechanics whose research has biological, ecological, and environmental applications. For example, he has worked on crude oil spill dispersion in marine environments and potential human health effects of exposure to oily marine aerosols. Through a variety of methods, including advanced flow visualization and measurement techniques, he has also investigated zooplankton swimming, insect flight, and prosthetic heart valves.


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