John Dabiri is Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on science and technology at the intersection of fluid mechanics, energy and environment, and biology. Honors for this work include a MacArthur Fellowship, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Popular Science magazine named him one of its “Brilliant 10” scientists for his research in bio-inspired propulsion. For his research in bio-inspired wind energy, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine listed him among its Technology Innovators, and MIT Technology Review magazine named him one of its 35 innovators under 35. In 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Fluid Mechanicsand the Journal of the Royal Society Interface; he is a member of the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; and he is an Advisor to X, the Moonshot Factory at Alphabet.
Dabiri received his B.S.E. summa cum laude in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University; his M.S. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering with a minor in Aeronautics from Caltech.