Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering II, Office 2341
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070
Professor Moehlis' research interests involve using techniques from dynamical systems theory to understand and control natural and technological systems. His application areas include neuroscience (developing algorithms for controlling neurons, inspired by deep brain stimulation of patients with Parkinson's Disease), turbulence (understanding the transition to and nature of shear flow turbulence), energy harvesting (converting vibrational energy to useful power), and collective behavior (fish schooling, social networks, group decision making).