Catherine Loudon (UCI)

Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Catherine Loudon

Phone: (949) 824-0371

University of California, Irvine
5215 McGaugh Hall
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697

Catherine Loudon, Ph.D.

Professor of Teaching, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

School of Biological Sciences

Biography: Ph.D., Duke University (Zoology, minor in Mechanical Engineering)

Research Interests: Biomechanics, Insect Physiology, and Biomimetic Design

My research interests are in the area of physical biology, or biomechanics: the application of physical principles in the study of biological processes. Physical laws determine to a large extent where and how organisms can eat, move, and sense their environment. I am particularly interested in insect sensory biology and bioinspired design. I am also interested in innovative and effective teaching methods.