A PhD candidate from Monash University in Melbourne will head to America later this year to join forces with engineers and researchers at the world-renowned Princeton University to initiate a collaborative research project in biologically inspired wind power technology.

Abel-John Buchner, who studies in the Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion (LTRAC) at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship. Buchner will spend 12 months working with fluid dynamics expert Professor Alexander Smits, extending and applying his PhD research…