Guillermo Amador

Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Intelligence, Max Planck Institute

I am interested in the interactions between biological organisms and environmental fluids and aerosols. In my PhD work, I investigated the role of eyelashes in keeping the eyes of mammals wet and clean. Through this work, it was discovered that mammals have converged on an optimal eyelash length, of one-third the eye's width, that minimizes the airflow at the ocular surface. I also researched the methods in which honey bees effectively remove pollen from their sensory organs during grooming.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Intelligence, Max Planck Institute