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Jake Socha


Dr. Socha is an organismal biomechanist studying the relationship between form and function in animals, with a broad range of projects involving locomotion, breathing and feeding. Current work focuses on gliding flight in snakes, mechanics of convection in compressible tracheal structures in insects, and dynamics of pumping in liquid feeders such as butterflies and ants. Other interests include 3D morphology using microtomography and synchrotron imaging of small animals.

Courses Taught

Course NumTitle
ESM 5984SS: Adv Biomotn/Life Mvng Fluid
ESM 5984SS: Adv Biomotion/Life Moving Fluid
ESM 5406Biomed Engr Intern
ESM 5405Biomed Engr Intern
ESM 4984SS: Biomotion/Life in Moving Fluid
ESM 4984SS: Biomotn/Life in Movng Fluid
ESM 4106Eng Analy Physiol Sys
ESM 4105Eng Analy Physiol Sys
ESM 2104Statics

Professional Service

  • Professional Membership: American Association for the Advancement of Science International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Entomological Society of America Sigma Xi