©2018 BIOINSPIRATION LAB, MBARI

CORE TEAM MEMBERS

KAKANI KATIJA

Principal Investigator & Engineer

Kakani is a Bioengineer, specializing in the development of tools and technology that enable studying ecomechanics of marine organisms for applicationĀ to bio-inspired engineering design.

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ALANA SHERMAN

Electrical Engineering Group Lead & Co-PI

Alana is Project Manager for the DeepPIV project and specializes in developing deep sea scientific instrumentation and underwater vehicles like MBARI's Benthic Rover and MiniROV.

CLARA FANNJIANG

Computer Scientist & Research Assistant

Clara will be contributing to the JellyMove project, a collaboration between MBARI, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Goldbogen Lab at Hopkins Marine Station. As part of the effort, Clara will be developing algorithms to analyze ITAG data based on Loggerhead's OpenTAG architecture.

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JOOST DANIELS

Applied Physicist & Research Engineering Technician

Joining the lab in March 2018. More details about the position here

TBD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Open position. More details here.

ENGINEERING TEAM MEMBERS

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JON ERICKSON

Mechanical Engineer

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FRANK FLORES

Mechanical Engineering Technician

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DALE GRAVES

Manufacturing Group Lead

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CHAD KECY

Electrical Engineer

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DENIS KLIMOV

Optical Engineer

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MIKE RISI

Software Engineer