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The Science of Swimming
March 13, 2023
In Professor Megan Leftwich’s lab, she and her team of researchers work in a field called fluid dynamics, the study of how objects and animals travel through liquids, gasses and plasmas in order to explain phenomena of the natural world.
Pickleball Noise, Explained by Dr. Sarkar in WUSA9
March 2, 2023
Dr. Kausik Sarkar, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was quoted in a recent article by WUSA9 that addressed the question, why is pickleball causing so much annoyance in neighborhoods?
Using Microbubbles to Improve Ultrasound Images and Drug Therapy
February 1, 2023
Dr. Sarkar, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and head of the Rheology, Biofluids and Ultrasonics Lab in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, is researching injecting microbubbles into a patient’s bloodstream to enhance the contrast of ultrasound images.