Margaret Byron

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Summary

I study the transport of organisms and objects in environmental flows, particularly turbulence. Two current thrusts are 1) particle settling and sedimentation, and 2) animal locomotion at the millimeter scale.

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Recent Publications

Metachronal Coordination of Multiple Appendages for Swimming and Pumping

Byron, M., Santhanakrishnan, A. & Murphy, D., Nov 1 2021, In: Integrative and comparative biology. 61, 5, p. 1561-1566 6 p.

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Metachronal Motion across Scales: Current Challenges and Future Directions

Byron, M. L., Murphy, D. W., Katija, K., Hoover, A. P., Daniels, J., Garayev, K., Takagi, D., Kanso, E., Gemmell, B. J., Ruszczyk, M. & Santhanakrishnan, A., Nov 1 2021, In: Integrative and comparative biology. 61, 5, p. 1674-1688 15 p.

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Spatiotemporal Asymmetry in Metachronal Rowing at Intermediate Reynolds Numbers

Herrera-Amaya, A., Seber, E. K., Murphy, D. W., Patry, W. L., Knowles, T. S., Bubel, M. M., Maas, A. E. & Byron, M. L., Nov 1 2021, In: Integrative and comparative biology. 61, 5, p. 1579-1593 15 p.

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Editorial: Small Scale Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Particles, Plankton, and Other Organisms

Nayak, A. R., Jiang, H., Byron, M. L., Sullivan, J. M., McFarland, M. N. & Murphy, D. W., Mar 22 2021, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 8, 669530.

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Slip velocity of large low-aspect-ratio cylinders in homogeneous isotropic turbulence

Byron, M. L., Tao, Y., Houghton, I. A. & Variano, E. A., Dec 2019, In: International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 121, 103120.

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Canal neuromasts enhance foraging in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Carrillo, A., Van Le, D., Byron, M., Jiang, H. & McHenry, M. J., Apr 10 2019, In: Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 14, 3, 035003.

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Turbulent flow reduces oxygen consumption in the labriform swimming shiner perch, Cymatogaster aggregata

van der Hoop, J. M., Byron, M. L., Ozolina, K., Miller, D. L., Johansen, J. L., Domenici, P. & Steffensen, J. F., Jun 12 2018, In: The Journal of experimental biology. 221

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Shape-dependence of particle rotation in isotropic turbulence

Byron, M., Einarsson, J., Gustavsson, K., Voth, G., Mehlig, B. & Variano, E., Mar 2 2015, In: Physics of Fluids. 27, 3, 035101.

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Refractive-index-matched hydrogel materials for measuring flow-structure interactions

Byron, M. L. & Variano, E. A., Feb 2013, In: Experiments in Fluids. 54, 2

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Shape effects on turbulent modulation by large nearly neutrally buoyant particles

Bellani, G., Byron, M. L., Collignon, A. G., Meyer, C. R. & Variano, E. A., Dec 10 2012, In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 712, p. 41-60 20 p.

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