Chair Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Brief Summary

Dr. Shan received his BS and MS degrees from Beijing University in 1985 and 1988, his Ph. D. degree from Dartmouth College in 1991. From 1991 to 1998 he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a postdoc fellow and then a research staff. From 1998 to 2005 he was a software engineer at Microsoft Corp., and from 2005 to 2012 a Senior Director at Exa Corporation. In 2012 he joined Commercial Aircraft Company of China (COMAC) as Director for Aerodynamics in COMAC’s Beijing Research Center. Since 2016 he has assumed his current position at SUSTech. Dr. Shan is best known for the Shan-Chen non-ideal gas lattice Boltzmann model. His work in establishing the connection between lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and classic kinetic theory laid a concrete foundation for the modern development of LBM, for which he was elected a Fellow of American Physical Society in 2009. At COMAC, Dr. Shan’s research interest is mainly around aerodynamics and aircraft design. He led the preliminary research and design for China’s lnext generation ong-range wide-body commercial aircraft. Dr. Shan published more than 60 research papers, which accumulated 7000+ citations, and is the holder of four US patents.

Education

Ph.D. 1988-1991 Physics Dartmouth College, USA

MSc 1985-1988 Fluid Mechanics Peking University, China

BSc 1981-1985 Mechanics Peking University, China

Professional Experience

2016-

Dept. Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, SUSTech

Chair Professor, Department Head

2012-

BASTRI, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC)

Director

2005-2012

EXA Corp.

Senior Director

1998-2005

Microsoft Corp.

Software Development Engineer

1994-1998

US Air force Research Laboratory

Physicist

1997-1998

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Consultant

1995-1998

Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Technical Staff Member

1991-1995

Dept. Physics, Dartmouth College

Senior Research Associate

Awards

1000 Talents Program for Professionals

Personal Profile

Dr. Shan received his BS and MS degrees from Beijing University in 1985 and 1988, his Ph. D. degree from Dartmouth College in 1991. From 1991 to 1998 he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a postdoc fellow and then a research staff. From 1998 to 2005 he was a software engineer at Microsoft Corp., and from 2005 to 2012 a Senior Director at Exa Corporation. In 2012 he joined Commercial Aircraft Company of China (COMAC) as Director for Aerodynamics in COMAC’s Beijing Research Center. Since 2016 he has assumed his current position at SUSTech. Dr. Shan is best known for the Shan-Chen non-ideal gas lattice Boltzmann model. His work in establishing the connection between lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and classic kinetic theory laid a concrete foundation for the modern development of LBM, for which he was elected a Fellow of American Physical Society in 2009. At COMAC, Dr. Shan’s research interest is mainly around aerodynamics and aircraft design. He led the preliminary research and design for China’s lnext generation ong-range wide-body commercial aircraft. Dr. Shan published more than 60 research papers, which accumulated 7000+ citations, and is the holder of four US patents.

Research

lattice Boltzmann method (LBM),Fluid Mechanics


Teaching

Autumn MAE5023 Large civil aircraft pneumatic design Graduate student

MAE417 Aircraft design team practice Undergraduate

Spring MAE5002 Advanced numerical analysis Undergraduate/Graduate


Publications Read More

Dr. Shan is best known for the Shan-Chen non-ideal gas lattice Boltzmann model. His work in establishing the connection between lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and classic kinetic theory laid a concrete foundation for the modern development of LBM, for which he was elected a Fellow of American Physical Society in 2009. At COMAC, Dr. Shan’s research interest is mainly around aerodynamics and aircraft design. He led the preliminary research and design for China’s lnext generation ong-range wide-body commercial aircraft. Dr. Shan published more than 60 research papers, which accumulated 7000+ citations, and is the holder of four US patents.

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  • nterview with Dean Shan Xiaowen of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering Department: Boost Education with Entrepreneurship

    He makes great contributions to developing and applying Lattice Boltzmann Methods. The classic Shan-Chen Model is named after him. Even more, he has made outstanding results in plasma physics, MHD and computer simulation of turbulent flow, etc. Because of his excellent work, he was elected in 2009 as the member of American Physical Society, APS. […]

    2018-03-25
  • Professor Shan's classical paper highlighted by Phys. Rev. E 25th Anniversary Milestones

    Professor Shan's classical paper highlighted by Phys. Rev. E 25th Anniversary Milestones

    2018-01-20
  • Independently Developed UAV Project Makes Important Progress

    Professor Xiao Xiaowen, Head of Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), has led a drone research team to develop drones for fully autonomous fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing flights. The drones will be able to be used for logistics and transportation. The research team has recently completed […]

    2017-10-23

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