The Rowland Institute at Harvard has selected two new junior fellows for the institute’s fellowship program: Christopher T. Richards, a teaching fellow and research assistant in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard, and Yuki Sato, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, who concentrates on muscle mechanics and hydrodynamics of frog movements, will focus further on muscle mechanics, ultimately developing a robotic frog in the course of his research. Sato, who developed instruments to investigate superfluidity while at Berkeley, seeks to explore superfluid matter interferometery at Rowland.

Fellows are selected to perform independent experimental research for five years, with full institutional support and access to Rowland’s outstanding technical and scientific resources. Richards and Sato will join the nine junior fellows currently at Rowland.