Andrew Dickerson

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Andrew Dickerson

Assistant Professor

Office: ENGR 1, Rm. 316
Phone: (407) 823-3524


Ph.D. (Mechanical Eng.), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2014
M.S. (Mechanical Eng.), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2012
B.S. (Mechanical Eng.), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2009

Research Interests

Physics of livings systems, multifunctional structures in biomechanics, bio-fluid mechanics, interfacial fluid mechanics, insect flight, locomotion, and heat transfer in nature.


  • Dickerson, A.K., Rajamani, R., Boost, M. & Jackson, J. (2015) Determining remaining useful life for Li-ion batteries. SAE Aerotech. Seattle, WA.
  • Dickerson, A.K., Shankles, P.G., Berry Jr, B.E., Hu, D.L. (2015) Fog and dense gas disrupt mosquito flight due to increased aerodynamic drag on halteres.  Journal of Fluids and Structures.   10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2015.03.016
  • Dickerson, A.K., Liu, X., Zhu, T., Hu, D.L. (2015) Fog spontaneously folds mosquito wings. Physics of Fluids 27, 021901
  • Dickerson, A.K., Hu, D.L. (2014) Mosquitoes actively remove drops deposited by fog and dew. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu042
  • Dickerson, A.D., Shankles, P., Hu, D. L. (2014) “Raindrops push and splash flying insects.”  Physics of Fluids. 26, 027104.
  • Dickerson, A.K., Mills, Z. & Hu, D. L. (2012) Wet mammals shake at tuned frequencies to dry.   Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9: 3208-3218.
  • Dickerson, A.K., Shankles, P., Madhaven, N., Hu, D. L. (2012) Mosquitoes survive raindrop collisions by virtue of their low mass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109 (25) 9822-9827.

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Member, American Physical Society

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, awarded by the Sigma Xi Georgia Tech Chapter.  March 1, 2013