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Engineering | Undergraduate Research

Force Measurement of Basilisk Lizard Running on Water

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Force Measurement of Basilisk Lizard Running on Water

Dr. Hamid Marvi, a Professor for the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy has a research opening for the following project:

This ongoing research aims to measure the force interactions when a basilisk lizard runs across water. The end goal of the research is to build a robot that can run across water in a similar manner.


  • Robotics
  • Biomimicry

Student qualifications/requirements:

  • Resume

Semester(s) or start/end date of position: Students can start in Spring 2019 and continue in subsequent semesters

Number of hours per week: 10 hours

Stipend amount/hourly wage/volunteer position: $1500 for FURI or MORE

Lab/Center website:

How to apply: Please send your resume to Dr. Marvi at


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