The logo symbolizes the intersection between health sciences and fluid dynamics.
Many believe that the origin of the symbol of medicine and health worldwide (e.g. WHO, Pharmacy, etc.) is the Rod of Asclepius, which takes root in the ancient common Guinea worm parasitic disease. Healing was performed by medicine men using a stick or rod to wrap the parasite around as it was extracted from the victim's limb (e.g. CDC).
Instead of a rod, the logo for our group is the mathematical symbol of an integral, representing our central use of mathematical modeling. The tail of the worm changes into water droplets, which symbolizes the central role of fluid fragmentation and interfacial fluid dynamics in the problems of disease transmission examined by the group. The colors change form red to blue to symbolize the link between health and diseases (in red) and fluids (in blue).