Andrew Dickerson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he heads up the Fluids and Structures (FaST) Laboratory within the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr Dickerson is a fluid dynamicist with expertise in the mechanics of interfaces between fluids such as air and water, and a researcher in the biomechanics of animal locomotion. This research links areas of mechanical engineering, mathematics and biology to make an impact in medicine, robotics and conservation. His work has resulted in publications in a number of high-impact journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, and Physics of Fluids.
Over the years, his research has also played a role in educating the public in science and engineering. Dr Dickerson has been an invited guest on numerous television and radio shows to discuss his research, including Good Morning America, National Public Radio, The Weather Channel and Discovery Channel.