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John O. Dabiri

John O. Dabiri

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Bioengineering with minor in Aeronautics (2005)
M.S., California Institute of Technology, Aeronautics (2003)
B.S.E. summa cum laude, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2001)


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John Dabiri is Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on science and technology at the intersection of fluid mechanics, energy and environment, and biology. Honors for this work include a MacArthur Fellowship, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Popular Science magazine named him one of its "Brilliant 10" scientists for his research in bio-inspired propulsion. For his research in bio-inspired wind energy, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine listed him among its Technology Innovators, and MIT Technology Review magazine named him one of its 35 innovators under 35. In 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and in 2018 he won the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, and he is an Advisor to X, the Moonshot Factory at Alphabet.