Floris van Breugel, PhD
Floris is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He runs the flies, robots, and data lab in Palmer Engineering 106. Floris is interested in biomechanics, controls, neuroscience, data, system identification, moving sensors, complex behavior, ecology, and data visualization. When not studying flies, programming robots, or analyzing data, you’ll find him in deserts or on mountains, on foot, skis, ropes, or bikes.
Current Lab Members
Austin is a Masters student in Mechanical Engineering, building a new kind of wind tunnel for studying how insects explore windy environments.
Florian is a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate studying the interactions between skis and snow.
Zach is a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate developing tools to use optogenetics to make flies sense virtual stimuli.
Luke is a highschool summer student from the Davidson Academy, helping with various projects around the lab.
Jessica is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate analyzing data from foraging flies to understand how they search complex environments.