Chair Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering   Research Group

Professor CHEN Shiyi studied mechanics and received his first degree in 1981 from Zhejiang University, followed by a MSc degree and a PhD degree from Peking University in 1984 and 1987.

From 1987 to 1994, he was post-doctoral fellow, Oppenheimer Fellow, research staff and group leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. Prof. Chen joined John Hopkins University in 2001, and was promoted to the Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Chair in Engineering and Science in 2005. From 2011 to 2015, Prof. Chen was Dean of Graduate School of Peking University and then Vice President for Research.

​In January, 2015, he took office as​ the President of the Southern University of Science and Technology.

Personal Profile

Professor CHEN Shiyi studied mechanics and received his first degree in 1981 from Zhejiang University, followed by a MSc degree and a PhD degree from Peking University in 1984 and 1987.

From 1987 to 1994, he was post-doctoral fellow, Oppenheimer Fellow, research staff and group leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. Prof. Chen joined John Hopkins University in 2001, and was promoted to the Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Chair in Engineering and Science in 2005. From 2011 to 2015, Prof. Chen was Dean of Graduate School of Peking University and then Vice President for Research.

​In January, 2015, he took office as​ the President of the Southern University of Science and Technology.

 

Research

Major research topics:

Turbulence theory; Large-eddy simulation and sub-grid-scale models; Direct numerical simulation; Engineering application of turbulence theory; Multi-phase flow and combustion; Multi-scale dynamic systems; Multi-scale simulation methods; Particle laden flows.


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Y. Yang, J. Wang, Y. Shi, Z. Xiao, X. T. He, and S. Chen, Acceleration of passive tracers in compressible turbulent flow, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 064503 (2013).

J. Wang, Y. Yang, Y. Shi, Z. Xiao, X. T. He, and S. Chen, Cascade of kinetic energy in three-dimensional compressible turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 214505 (2013).

J. Wang, Y. Shi, L.-P. Wang, Z. Xiao, X. T. He, and S. Chen, Scaling and statistics in three-dimensional compressible turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 214505 (2012).

J. Liu, M. Wang, S. Chen, and M. O. Robbins, Uncovering molecular mechanisms of electrowetting and saturation with simulations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 216101 (2012).

X. Nie, M. O. Robbins, and S. Chen, Resolving singular forces in cavity flow: multiscale modeling from atomic to millimeter Scales, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 134501 (2006).

S. Chen, G. L. Eyink, M. Wan, and Z. Xiao, Is the Kelvin theorem valid for high Reynolds number turbulence? Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 144505 (2006).

S. Chen, R. E. Ecke, G. L. Eyink, M. Rivera, M. Wan, and Z. Xiao, Physical mechanism of the two-dimensional inverse energy cascade, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 084502 (2006).

S. Chen, R. E. Ecke, G. L. Eyink, X. Wang, and Z. Xiao, Physical mechanism of the two-dimensional enstrophy cascade, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 214501 (2003).

Q. Chen, S. Chen, G. L. Eyink, and K. R. Sreenivasan, Kolmogorov’s third hypothesis and turbulent sign statistics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 254501 (2003).

Q. Chen, S. Chen, G. L. Eyink, and D. D. Holm, Intermittency in the joint cascade of energy and helicity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 214503 (2003).

X. Nie, E. Ben-Naim, and S. Chen, Dynamics of freely cooling granular gases, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 204301 (2002).

S. Chen, C. Foias, D. D. Holm, E. Olson, E. S. Titi, and S. Wynne, Camassa-Holm equations as a closure model for turbulent channel and pipe flow, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5338 (1998).

G. He, S. Chen, R. H. Kraichnan, R. Zhang, and Y. Zhou, Statistics of Dissipation and Enstrophy Induced by Localized Vortices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4636 (1998).

S. Chen and G. D. Doolen, Lattice Boltzmann method for fluid flows, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 30, 329 (1998).

S. Chen and N. Cao, Anomalous scaling and structure instability in three-dimensional passive scalar turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3459 (1997).

S. Chen, K. R. Sreenivasan, and M. Nelkin, Inertial range scalings of dissipation and enstrophy in isotropic turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1253 (1997).

S. Chen, K. R. Sreenivasan, M. Nelkin, and N. Cao, Refined similarity hypothesis for transverse structure functions in fluid turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2253 (1997).

N. Cao, S. Chen, and Z.-S. She, Scalings and relative scalings in the Navier-Stokes turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 3711 (1996).

N. Cao, S. Chen, and K. R. Sreenivasan, Properties of velocity circulation in three-dimensional turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 616 (1996).

N. Cao, S. Chen, and K. R. Sreenivasan, Scaling of low-order structure functions in homogeneous turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3799 (1996).

Y. Wu, F. J. Alexander, T. Lookman, and S. Chen, Effects of hydrodynamics on phase transition kinetics in two-dimensional binary fluids, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3852 (1995).

R. H. Kraichnan, V. Yakhot, and S. Chen, Scaling relations for a randomly advected passive scalar field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 240 (1995).

S. Chen, Gary D. Doolen, Robert H. Kraichnan, and Lian-Ping Wang, Is the Kolmogorov refined similarity relation dynamic or kinematic? Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1755 (1995).

S. Chen, G. Doolen, J. R. Herring, R. H. Kraichnan, Steven A. Orszag, and Z.-S. She, Far-dissipation range of turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3051 (1993).

Z.-S. She, S. Chen, G. Doolen, R. H. Kraichnan, and S. A. Orszag, Reynolds number dependence of isotropic Navier-Stokes turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3251 (1993).

S. Chen, H. Chen, D. Martnez, and W. Matthaeus, Lattice Boltzmann model for simulation of magnetohydrodynamics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3776 (1991).

H. Chen, S. Chen, and R. H. Kraichnan, Probability distribution of a stochastically advected scalar field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 2657 (1989).

Q. Chen, S. Chen, G. L. Eyink and D. D. Holm,``Resonant interactions in rotating homogeneous three-dimensional turbulence,''J. Fluid Mech., 542, 139 - 164 (2005).

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