Chair Professor, Director of Center for Computational Science and Engineering Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Lian-Ping Wang received a Batchelor’s degree in Mechanics from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 1984, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, USA in 1990. He was then a Visiting Research Associate at Brown University, USA from 1990 to 1992, after which he was a Research Associate at Pennsylvania State University, USA from 1992 to 1994 and an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA from 1994 to 2001. He became an Associate Professor in 2001 and a Professor in 2010 at the University of Delaware. In 2017, he was appointed a Chaired Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, China. His main research interests include computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, particle-laden flow and immiscible multiphase flow. In recent years, he has focused on the mesoscopic CFD method based on Boltzmann equation and its application in direct numerical simulation of complex flows. Relevant applications include transport of colloids in saturated and unsaturated soil porous media, cloud microphysics, and modeling of complex flows. He has published over 130 refereed journal papers and delivered over 100 invited talks worldwide. Dr. Wang became an elected Fellow of American Physical Society in 2011 and an elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2016, and an Invitation Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (9/2016 – 3/2017). Currently he also served as Affiliate Scientist of NCAR.

Personal Profile

Chen Tao is the first author, Professor Liu Tianshu is the author of the communication, Professor Wang Lianping and Professor Chen Xie participated in the academic paper: "Relations between skin friction and other surface quantities in viscous flows", recently published in the journal Physics of Fluids (31, 107101 , 2019). This paper discusses the exact relations between skin friction and other important dynamical and kinematical quantities on a stationary curved surface in a viscous flow. These relations can be further used to explore the near-wall coherent structures in turbulent flows and understand its dynamical roles in turbulence production. This is the first academic paper by Chen Tao. This paper was selected as an Editor’s Pick paper when it was published.

                                                         

Dr. Wang uses advanced simulation tools and theoretical methods to study turbulent multiphase flows and transport in engineering applications and environmental processes. His research covers direct and large-eddy simulations of turbulence and particle-laden flows, modeling and parameterizations of dispersion and turbulent collision of inertial particles, and simulation of interfacial multiphase flows. He develops and applies Boltzmann-equation based kinetic schemes, pseudo-spectral, and finite-difference / finite-volume methods for a variety of applications, as well as their scalable implementations on parallel computers. Dr. Wang has published over 116 journal papers. He is a Fellow of American Physical Society and a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
 
Research Interests
◆  Multiphase Flows
◆  Turbulent Flows
◆  Computational Fluid Dynamics
◆  Mesoscopic Methods
◆  High-Performance Computing
Please see this SciPod Link for Dr. Wang's research interests and recent accomplishments :  http://www.scipod.global/understanding-particle-fluid-interaction-dynamics-in-turbulent-flow-dr-lian-ping-wang-university-of-delaware/
 
Educational Background
◆  Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, USA, 1990
◆  B.S. in Mechanics, Zhejiang University, China, 1984
 
Professional Experience
◆  2018-present, Chair Professor, South University of Science and Technology
◆  2009-present, Professor, University of Delaware, USA
◆  2001-2009, Associate Professor, University of Delaware, USA
◆  1994-2001, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, USA
◆  1992-1994, Research Associate, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
◆  1990-1992, Visiting Research Associate, Brown University, USA
 
Honors & Awards
◆  Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016
◆  Invitation Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2016
◆  Fellow, American Physical Society, 2011
◆  Distinguished Overseas Young Investigator Award, NSF of China, 2006
◆  Faculty Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 2005
◆  Francis Alison Young Scholars Award, University of Delaware, 1998
◆  Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1996
 
 
 

Research

Conventional (continuum) CFD and mesoscopic CFD methods

Compressible flow and heat transfer, particle-laden flow, immiscible multiphase flow

Environmental and Engineering applications:cloud microphysics, flow through porous media, air-sea interactions, fluidized bed, sediment transport

High-performance computing, code optimization, hybrid integrated computing


Teaching

MAE505/MAE403 Computational Fluid Dynamics(open to both undergraduates and graduate students)

Due to availability of high-speed computers and advanced algorithms, direct numerical simulation of complex flows along with theoretical analysis and physical experiments are considered the three pillars of fluid mechanics research. High-performance fluid-flow simulation is a rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field combining physics, mathematics, algorithms, computer science, and engineering. This course focuses on direct simulation methods of viscous fluid flows, including finite difference methods, finite volume methods, and Boltzmann equation-based mesoscopic methods; numerical convergence, physical accuracy and stability analysis; and programming experience with Fortran code. This course trains system analysis skills and classroom presentation skills.

MAE7001/MAE321 Multiphase Flow(open to both undergraduates and graduate students):

This course covers physical description of fluid-solid and fluid-fluid interfaces, diluted two-phase flow and dense two-phase flow with particles or droplets; local and average equations for mass, momentum and energy exchange, dimensionless parameters; numerical methods for two-phase flow and related industrial and environmental applications.


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Dr. Lian-Ping Wang’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics and turbulent multiphase flow. Over the years, he has visited and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, NASA Langley Research Center, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

He developed and applied direct numerical simulation methods including mesoscopic methods based on Boltzmann equations, and conducted a series of original work to advance computational models and to reveal physical mechanisms of multiphase and turbulent flows.

His work on the effects of turbulent small-scale structures on particle transport, preferential concentration, and sedimentation has been widely cited by researchers in the fields of engineering, geophysics, aerosol science, and marine ecology.

Dr. Wang’s work on turbulent collision of cloud droplets and its theoretical modeling has motivated developments of next-generation numerical weather forecasting models. Because of his pioneering work in atmospheric cloud physics, he was invited to write a review article in Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics in 2013.

In recent years, he has devoted his efforts to advance mesoscopic computational fluid dynamics methods based on the Boltzmann equation (LB method and DUGKS method), and made a series of original theoretical contributions. His group has successfully applied the mesoscopic approaches to wall-bounded particle-laden turbulent flows and immiscible two-phase flows.

Meanwhile, he is interested in high-performance computing and is serving as the founding director of Center for Computational Science and Engineering at SUSTech.

He has published over 130 refereed journal papers, with over 4000 ISI citations and H-index of 35; Google Scholar citations over 6,300 times and H index of 42. He has also delivered over 100 invited talks worldwide.

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  • PhD student Tao Chen have his first academic paper in Physics of Fluids

    Chen Tao is the first author, Professor Liu Tianshu is the author of the communication, Professor Wang Lianping and Professor Chen Xie participated in the academic paper: "Relations between skin friction and other surface quantities in viscous flows", recently published in the journal Physics of Fluids (31, 107101 , 2019). This paper discusses the exact […]

    2019-10-29

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Join us

Postdoctoral Researchers, Research Assistants, and Ph.D. and Master’s students are welcome to join Chair Professor Lian-Ping Wang’s Group Postdoctoral Researchers
 
Research fields
CFD, Mesoscopic simulation methods, Dispersed two-phase flow, Fluid-solid coupling, Computational heat transfer, Environmental fluid mechanics, Flow through Porous media.
 
Recruitment positions
 
1. Presidential Excellent Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Annual salary: 300,000 RMB; Duration: 2 years.
  • Requirements:
    Engaging in advanced and innovative research work;
    Having gained outstanding academic achievements in research areas concerned;
    Having made excellent achievements as a doctoral student;
    Priority will be given to those received a Ph.D. from renowned universities outside mainland China.
 
2. Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Annual salary: at least 250,000 RMB (including the subsidies granted by Finance Commission of Shenzhen Municipal: 120,000/year).
  • Competitive benefits similar to the package offered to the SUSTech teaching and administrative staff.
  • Requirements: Having made excellent achievements as a doctoral student.
 
3. Doctoral students co-educated by SUSTech and universities outside mainland China. (http://gs.sustc.edu.cn/brochure)
  • Students will receive their education in SUSTech and universities outside mainland China: HKU (The University of Hong Kong), HKUSK (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), NUS (National University of Singapore), University of Macau, HKBU (Hong Kong Baptist University), The University of Queensland, Temple University.
  • Students will be granted diplomas by universities outside mainland China.
  • Students will be educated in two universities, supervised by two supervisors and guided by both of them to make their research plans.
  • Generous amount of scholarship and student subsidies will be provided.
 
4. Doctoral students co-educated by SUSTech and universities within mainland China. (http://gs.sustc.edu.cn/brochure)
  • SUSTech and HIT (Harbin Institute of Technology) co-recruit and co-educate students applying for doctoral degree.
  • Students will receive generous amount of scholarship and student subsidies.
  • Students have chances to go to universities outside mainland China as exchange students and receive assistance from Student Entrepreneurship Foundation and Student Entrepreneurship Innovation Platform.
  • Student recruitment: students may contact Professor Wang to initiate the application.
 
5. Master’s studentshttp://www.sustc.edu.cn/announcements/1018
  • SUSTech and HIT co-educate undergraduates applying for Master’s degree, and they need to first take the GEE.
  • Joint-supervised student will be granted generous scholarship and student subsidies.
  • Students have chances to go to universities outside mainland China as exchange students, receive assistance from Student Entrepreneurship Foundation and Student Entrepreneurship Innovation Platform.
  • Students applying for other universities and having passed the admission requirements are permitted to apply.

 

 If you are interested, please send your detailed resume  to the email : liy31@mail.sustc.edu.cn, the title of the resume, please indicate: name + graduate + professional + application post.

 

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