Our lab publishes in comparative biomechanics, robot design, fluid mechanics, general engineering, and interdisciplinary journals.

Chang, E., Matloff, L.Y., Stowers, A.K., Lentink, D.* (2020) Soft biohybrid morphing wings with feathers underactuated by wrist and finger motion. Science Robotics, 5, eaay1246. 
[Cover article & with accompanying Science Report below]
Matloff, L.Y., Chang, E., Feo, T.J, Jeffries, L., Stowers, A.K., Thomson, C., Lentink, D.* (2020) How flight feathers stick together to form a continuous morphing wing. Science, 367, 291 – 297.
[with acompanying Science Robotics Article above]
Chin, D.D.*, Lentink, D. (2020) Fluid moment and force measurement based on control surface integration. Exp. Fluids., 61.1: 18.
Chin, D.D.*, Lentink, D.* (2019) Birds repurpose the role of drag and lift to take off and land. Nature Communications. 10.1; 1-10.
6.Roderick, W.R.T.*, Chin, D.D., Cutkosky, M.R., Lentink, D.* (2019) Birds land reliably on complex surfaces by adapting their foot-surface interactions upon contact. eLife, 8, p.e46415.
[Featured in Nature News & Views]
Quinn, D.B.*, Kress, D., Chang, E., Stein, A., Wegrzynski, M., Lentink, D.* (2019). How lovebirds maneuver through lateral gusts with minimal visual information. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201903422.
Baker, S.W, Tucci, E.R., Felt, S., Zehnder, A., Lentink, D., Vilches-Moure, J.A. (2019). Bird’s-Eye View of Avian Flight Research: Regulatory, Animal Care, and Training Considerations. Comparative Medicine.
Deetjen, M. E., & Lentink, D. (2018). Automated calibration of multi-camera-projector structured light systems for volumetric high-speed 3D surface reconstructions. Optics Express, 26(25), 33278-33304.
Ingersoll, R., Haizmann, L., & Lentink, D. (2018). Biomechanics of hover performance in Neotropical hummingbirds versus bats. Science advances, 4(9), eaat2980.
Ingersoll, R., and Lentink, D. (2018). How the hummingbird wingbeat is tuned for efficient hovering. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(20), jeb178228.
Lentink, D. (2018). Accurate fluid force measurement based on control surface integration. Experiments in Fluids, 59(1), 22.
Ingersoll, R. (2018). Biomechanics of hovering vertebrates. PhD Thesis Stanford University.
Quinn DB, van Halder Y, Lentink D. (2017). Adaptive control of turbulence intensity is accelerated by frugal flow sampling Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 14 20170621; DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0621.  
Skandalis DA, Segre PS, Bahlman JW, Groom DJ, Welch Jr KC, Witt CC, McGuire JA, Dudley R, Lentink D, Altshuler DL. (2017). The biomechanical origin of extreme wing allometry in hummingbirds. Nature Communications. 19;8(1):1047.
Hightower BJ, Ingersoll R, Chin DD, Lawhon C, Haselsteiner AF, Lentink D. (2017). Design and analysis of aerodynamic force platforms for free flight studies. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 10;12(6):064001.
Stowers AK, Matloff LY, Lentink D. (2017) How pigeons couple three-dimensional elbow and wrist motion to morph their wings. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 1;14(133):20170224.
Chin DD, Matloff LY, Stowers AK, Tucci ER, Lentink D. (2017). Inspiration for wing design: how forelimb specialization enables active flight in modern vertebrates. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 1;14(131):20170240.
Deetjen ME, Biewener AA, Lentink D. (2017) High-speed surface reconstruction of a flying bird using structured light. Journal of Experimental Biology. 1;220(11):1956-61.
Chin DD, Lentink D. (2017). How birds direct impulse to minimize the energetic cost of foraging flight. Science Advances. 1;3(5):e1603041 
AAAS Science | Video News Feature 
Quinn DB, Watts A, Nagle T, Lentink D. (2017). A new low-turbulence wind tunnel for animal and small vehicle flight experiments. Royal Society Open Science. 1;4(3):160960.
 Stowers AK. (2017). Avian inspired morphing wings. PhD Thesis Stanford University.
Lentink, D. (2016). Coevolving advances in animal flight and aerial robotics. J. R. Soc. Interface Focus. [Special Issue]
Roderick, W.R.T., Cutkosky, M.R. and Lentink, D. (2016). Touchdown to take-off: at the interface of flight and surface locomotion. J. R. Soc. Interface Focus. 
Gutierrez, E., Quinn, D.B., Chin, D.D. and Lentink D. (2016) Lift calculations based on accepted wake models for animal flight are inconsistent and sensitive to vortex dynamics. Bioinspir. Biomim. 12 016004 
AAAS Science | Video News Feature
Hawkes, E.W. and Lentink, D. (2016). Fruit fly scale robots can hover longer with flapping wings than with spinning wings. J. R. Soc. Interface, 13(123), p.20160730.
Chin, D.D. and Lentink, D. (2016). Flapping wing aerodynamics: from insects to vertebrates. J. Exp. Biol., 219(7), pp.920-932.
van Bokhorst, E., de Kat, R., Elsinga, G.E., and Lentink, D.* (2015). Feather roughness reduces flow separation during low Reynolds number glides of swifts. J. Exp. Biol., jeb-121426. 
[JEB cover article]
Pete, A. E., Kress, D., Dimitrov, M. A., and Lentink, D.* (2015). The role of passive avian head stabilization in flapping flight. J. R. Soc. Interface, 12(110), 20150508.
Kress, D., van Bokhorst, E., and Lentink, D. (2015). How lovebirds maneuver rapidly using super-fast head saccades and image feature stabilization. PLOS ONE, 10(6), e0129287.
Kruyt, J. W., E. M., van Heijst, G. F., Altshuler, D. L., and Lentink, D.* (2015). Power reduction and the radial limit of stall delay in revolving wings of different aspect ratio. J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20150051.
Lentink, D.*, Haselsteiner, A.F., and Ingersoll, R. (2015) In vivo recording of aerodynamic force with an aerodynamic force platform: from drones to birds. J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20141283.

Stowers, A.K.* and Lentink, D. (2015) Folding in and out: passive morphing in flapping wings. Bioinspiration & biomimetics 10: 025001.
Leutenegger, S., Huerzeler, C., Stowers, A.K., Alexis, K., Achtelik, M., Lentink, D., Oh, P. and Siegwart, R. (2014). Chapter 26 Flying Robots. Springer handbook of robotics. Springer.
Kruyt, J. W., Quicazán-Rubio, E. M., van Heijst, G. F., Altshuler, D. L., and Lentink, D.* (2014). Hummingbird wing efficacy depends on aspect ratio and compares with helicopter rotors. J. R. Soc. Interface 11:  20140585.
Lentink, D.* (2014). Bioinspired flight control. Bioinspiration & biomimetics, 9(2), 020301. [Special Issue]
Lentink, D.* and de Kat, R. (2014). Gliding Swifts Attain Laminar Flow over Rough Wings. PLOS ONE, 9(6), e99901.
Lentink, D.* (2013). Flying like a fly. Nature doi:10.1038/nature12258.
Lentink, D.* and Biewener, A.A. (2010). Nature inspired flight – beyond the leap. Bioinspir. Biomim. 5. doi:10.1088/1748-3182/5/4/040201 [Special Issue]
Lentink, D.*, van Heijst, G.J.F., Muijres, F.T. and van Leeuwen, J.L. (2010). Vortex interactions with flapping wings and fins can be unpredictable. Biol. Lett. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0806.
Jongerius, S.R., and Lentink, D.* (2010). Structural analysis of a dragonfly wing. J. Exp. Mech. 50, 1323-1334.
Lentink, D.*, Dickson, W.B., van Leeuwen, J.L. and Dickinson, M.H. (2009). Leading-edge vortices elevate lift of autorotating plant seeds. Science 324, 1438 – 1440. [Science cover article]
Lentink, D.* and Dickinson, M. H. (2009). Rotational accelerations stabilize leading edge vortices on revolving fly wings. J. Exp. Biol. 212, 2705 – 2719.
Lentink, D.* and Dickinson, M. H. (2009). Biofluiddynamic scaling of flapping, spinning and translating fins and wings. J. Exp. Biol. 212, 2691 – 2704.
Lentink, D.*, Jongerius, S.R. and Bradshaw, N.L. (2009). The scalable design of flapping micro air vehicles inspired by insect flight. In: Flying insects and robots. Eds: Floreano, D., Zufferey, J.-C., Srinivasan, M.V. and Ellington, C., Springer.
Lentink D. (2008). Exploring the biofluiddynamics of swimming and flight. PhD Thesis. Wageningen University.
Lentink, D.*, Muijres, F.T., Donker-Duyvis, F.J. and van Leeuwen, J.L. (2008). Vortex-wake interactions of a flapping foil that models animal swimming and flight. J. Exp. Biology. 211, 267 – 273.
Fontaine, E., Lentink, D., Kranenbarg, S., Müller, U.K., van Leeuwen, J.L. Barr, A.H. and Burdick, J.W. (2008). Automated visual tracking for studying the ontogeny of zebrafish swimming. J. Exp. Biology. 211, 1305 – 1316.
 Muijres, F.T. and Lentink, D.* (2007). Wake visualization of a heaving and pitching foil in a soap film. Exp. Fluids 43, 665 – 673.
Lentink, D.*, Müller, U.K., Stamhuis, E.J., de Kat, R., van Gestel, W.,Veldhuis, L.L.M., Henningsson, P., Hedenström, A., Videler, J.J. and van Leeuwen, J.L. (2007). How swifts control their glide performance with morphing wings. Nature 446, 1082 – 1085. [Nature cover article]
Müller, U.K. and Lentink, D. (2004). Turning on a Dime. Science 306, 1899 – 1900.