Team

David Labonte
David Labonte

Principal Investigator

Keeping everyone motivated.

Frederik Püffel
Frederik Püffel

PhD Student

The biomechanics of herbivory in leaf-cutter ants

Andrea Attipoe
Andrea Attipoe

PhD Student

The role of viscoelasticity in insect adhesion

Collaborators

Mattia Bacca
Assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering | University of British Columbia | Canada | Website

Christofer J Clemente
Senior Lecturer in Animal Ecophysiology | Univeristy of the Sunshine Coast  | Australia | Website

Natalie C Holt
Assistant professor in Muscle Physiology | Northern Arizona University | USA | Website

Walter Federle
Reader in Comparative Biomechanics | University of Cambridge | United Kingdom | Website

Marleen Kamperman
Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter | Wageningen University | Netherlands | Website

Jörg Müssig 
Professor for Biological Materials | City University of Applied Sciences | Germany | Website

Dominic Vella
Professor in Applied Mathematics | University of Oxford | United Kingdom | Website

Severin Dressen
Vice Director| Zoological Garden Wuppertal | Germany