Ph.D. Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, 2004
Professor Alben works in the area of biomechanics and biologically inspired systems. He is a Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow (2011).
Professor Alben’s research addresses problems from biology (especially biomechanics) and engineering which can be studied with the tools of applied mathematics and continuum mechanics. His work consists of modeling, theoretical analysis and development of numerical methods, with the general goal of obtaining new physical insight into these problems.
Flag flutter in inviscid channel flow, S. Alben, Phys. Fluids, (27) 033603, 2015
Bending of bilayers with general initial shapes, S. Alben, Adv. Comput. Math., 2014
Optimizing snake locomotion on an inclined plane, X.Wang, M.T. Osborne, and S. Alben, Phys. Rev. E, (89) 012717, 2014
Efficient kinematics for jet-propelled swimming, S. Alben, L.A. Miller, and J. Peng, J. Fluid Mech., (733) 100-133, 2013
Functional morphology of the fin rays of teleost fishes, B.E. Flammang, S. Alben, P.G.A. Madden, and G.V. Lauder, J. Morphology 2013