Astley Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Henry Astley
Assistant Professor
Biomimicry Research & Innovation Center
Depts. of Biology & Polymer Science
CV
Lab C301
Office C308
Office Phone: 330-972-8192
Aubrun Science Center
235 Carroll st.
Akron OH 44325-3908
Email: hastley@uakron.edu
Post-docs
Graduate Students
Stephen P. Howe
Biomechanics of Turning in Fish
BRIC Biomimicry Fellow
BS in Biology from Westmont College
Email: sph43@zips.uakron.edu
Derek J. Jurestovsky
Biomechanics of Snake Locomotion
IB Ph.D student
MS in Geosciences from East Tennessee State University
BS in Geology: Paleontology from Northern Arizona University
Email: djj64@zips.uakron.edu
Undergraduate Students
Sophie Cressman
Biomechanics of Underwater Walking in Salamanders
Major: Biochemistry & Applied Math
Email: sgc20@zips.uakron.edu
Dana Cressman
Biomechanics of Underwater Walking in Salamander Robots
Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: dcc58@zips.uakron.edu
Amith Rao
Biomechanics of Tree Frog Jumping
Major: Natural Science
LinkdIn
Email: ar176@zips.uakron.edu
Lab Alumni
Hamna SiddiquiSummer 2017 - Biomechanics of Tendons
REU student from Dennison University - Major: Chemistry
Emily Trenka2016-2017 - Force Sensing Gels
Major: Computer Science

Interested in joining the lab? We are always looking for enthusiastic students with an interest in animal locomotion, including both undergraduates and prospective graduate students. Email Dr. Astley for more information.