News and Media Reports
Media Reports


1. Dr. Deng was promoted to be Associate Professor with tenure, April, 2013.
2. Jian Zhang receives the College of Engineering Magoon Awards for Excellence in Teaching, April, 2013.
3. Bo Cheng receives Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, December 2012.
4. Jesse Roll receives M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, December 2012.
5. Dr. Deng received NSF grant on "Flight Control in Hummingbirds", September 2012.
6. Jesse Roll receives School of Mechanical Engineering Ingersoll-Rand Fellowship, April 2012.
7. Bo Cheng receives College of Engineering Hugh W. and Edna M. Donnan Graduate Fellowship, Feburary, 2012.
8. 2011 JEB Outstanding Paper Prize Award Finalist, "The Mechanics and Control of Pitchign Maneuvers in Hawkmoth Manduca Sexta", by Bo Cheng, Xinyan Deng* and Ty Hedrick, Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB), December 2011. (pdf)
9. Dr. Deng Co-Chaired and organized the NSF Workshop on "Frontiers in Dynamic Systms and Control", November 2011.
Media Reports
1. Article, "Flapping counter-torque", Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Link)
2. Video, "When is moth like a hummingbird?", Science Friday, 11/4/2011. (Link)
3. Article, "Mechanical animals", Purdue Alumnus, May/June 2010.
4. Cover Article, "Taking flight", Purdue ME Impact, Spring 2010. (Link)
5. News Annoucement, "5 Purdue engineering faculty receives NSF CAREER Awards", Purdue College of Engineering, 2/3/2010. (Link)
6. Podcast Interview, "an interview with Xinyan Deng and Tyson Hedrick on modeling flight dynamics for a wide range of animals", Science Magazine Podcast, 4/10/2009. (Link)
7. Article, "Science: maneuverability and stability are birds of a feather", AAAS News, 4/9/2009. (Link)
8. Article, "Elegant flappers", Nature, vol.458, p.811, 4/15/2009. (Link)
9. Article, "Flight patterns", Nature Methods, vol.6, no. 6, p. 408, June 2009. (Link)
10. Article, "Symmetry in turns", Science, vol. 324, 4/10/2009. (Link)
11. Article, "Stability: just keep on flapping", Journal of Experimental Biology, 212 (13), iv, July 2009. (Link)
12. Article, "Bird maneuvers inspire next-gen flying robots", Discovery News, 4/9/2009. (Link)
13. Article, "Scientists glean secrets of flights from birds, bats, and bugs", Discover Magazine, 4/9/2009. (Link)
14. Article, "Scientists start to unlock secrets of bird flight", USA Today, 4/10/2009. (Link)
15. Article, "As the bird turns: scientists figuring out flight", NBC News, 4/9/2009. (Link)
16. Article, "Scientists start to unlock secrets of bird flight", PhysOrg, 4/9/2009. (Link)
17. Article, "Nature's best fliers share a shortcut to stability", Washington Post, 4/13/2009. (Link)
18. Article, "How do animals fly? Science deconstructs simple stability rule", Boston Globe, 4/14/2009. (Link)
19. Article, "Secret law of flying could inspire better robots", Wired, 4/9/2009. (Link)
20. Article and Podcast, "Birds and bugs use same flight manual", Scientific American,  4/10/2009. (Link)
21. Article, "A secret of flight finally revealed", Smithsonian Magazine, June 2009. (Link)
22. Article, "Birds do it, and now we know how", CBC News, 4/10/2009. (Link)
23. Article, "Das geheimnis des fliegens",, 4/9/2009. (Link)
24. Article, "Fliegen wie ein vogel",, 4/11/2009. (Link)
25. Article, Mechanical Engineering News Magazine, University of Delaware, Summer 2007
26. Article, University of Delaware Messenger Magazine, vol.14, no.2, 2006
27. Article: "UD's Deng presented NSF CAREER Award", UDaily (University of Delaware newspaper), 3/7/2006. (Link)
28. Class Notes on alumni updates, "Xinyan Deng receives NSF CAREER Award", Forefront, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley, Fall 2006.
29. Article: "What's bugging UD professor? Creating her own", The News Journal (local newspaper for Wilmington, Delaware), 3/29/2006.