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Andrew Dickerson

Assistant Professor


Aug. 2021-present
Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Aug. 2016-Jul. 2021
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida

Jan. 2014-July 2016
Sr. Graduate Engineer
Meggitt USA


  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Water entry
  • Biomechanics


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Professional Service

  • Member of APS
  • Reviewer for Physic of Fluids, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Nature Scientific Reports, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics

Awards and Recognitions

Faculty Fellowship to Israel, Jewish National Fund. Winter 2019/2020

NSF CAREER Award, 2019


Alam, MD E., Dickerson, A.K. (2020) Sessile liquid drops damp vibrating structures. Physics of Fluids. 10.1063/5.0055382. 

Watson, D.A. , Bom, J.M., Weinberg, M.P., Souchik, C., Dickerson, A.K. (2021) Water entry dynamics of spheres with heterogeneous wetting properties. Physical Review Fluids. 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.044003.    

Orkweha, P., Downing, A., Lebanoff, A.P., Zehtabian, S., Bacanli, S.S., Turgut, D., Dickerson, A.K. (2021) Ensemble machine learning predicts displacement of cantilevered fibers impacted by falling drops. Journal of Fluids and Structures.           10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2021.103253.    

Krsmanovic, M., Biswas, D., Ali H., Kumar, A.K., Ghosh, R., Dickerson, A.K. (2020) Hydrodynamics and surfaceproperties influence biofilm proliferation. Advances in Colloidal and Interface Science. 10.1016/j.cis.2020.102336.    

Smith, N.M., Balsalobre, J.B., Doshi, M., Willenberg, B.J., Dickerson, A.K. (2020) Landing mosquitoes bounce when engaging a substrate. Scientific Reports. 10.1038/s41598-020-72462-0.     

Lebanoff, A.P., Dickerson, A.K. (2020) Drop impact onto pine needle fibers with non-circular cross-section. Physics of Fluids.10.1063/5.0019310.     

Alam, MD E., Wu D., Dickerson, A.K. (2020) Predictive modeling of drop ejection from damped, dampened wings by machine learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. 10.1098/rspa.2020.0467.    

Watson, D.A., Souchik, C.J., Weinberg, M.P., Bom, J.M., Dickerson, A.K. (2020) Making a splash with fabrics in hydrophilic sphere entry. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2020.102907.    

Alam, MD E., Kauffman, J.L., Dickerson A.K. (2020) Drop ejection from vibrating damped, dampened wings. Soft Matter.10.1039/C9SM02253H.   

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