Associate Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Minping Wan, associate professor, graduated from the Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University in 2002 and received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University in 2008. Later on, he got the postdoctoral fellow at the University of Delaware. In 2015, he joined the Department of Physics of Southern University of Science and Technology as an associate professor and transferred to the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering in 2016. He won the "Qiushi" Outstanding Young Scholar Award. He has published more than 50 papers in some famous international journals, such as Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids and so on, and the papers have been cited more than 2400 times and his H-Index is 26 now.

Personal Profile

Research Interests    
    •  Turbulence    
    •  Computational Fluid Dynamics    
    •  Magnetohydrodynamics    
Working Experience     
    •  Jan. 2016 ~ Current                            Southern University of Science and Technology / Dept. of MAE           Associate Professor
    •  Oct. 2015 ~ Dec. 2015                       Southern University of Science and Technology / Dept. of Physics        Associate Professor
    •  Oct. 2011 ~ Oct. 2015                        University of Delaware  / Dept. of Physics & Astronomy                       Research Associate III
    •  Sept. 2008 ~ Sept. 2011                     University of Delaware  / Dept. of Physics & Astronomy                      Postdoc
    •  Sept. 2002 ~ Sept. 2008                     Johns Hopkins University / Dept. of Mechanical Engineering               Research Assistant
Education     
    •  Sept. 2004 ~ July 2009                       Johns Hopkins University / Dept. of Mechanical Engineering                Doctoral
    •  Sept. 2002 ~ July 2004        Johns Hopkins University / Dept. of Mechanical Engineering        Master
    •  Sept. 1998 ~ July 2002             Tsinghua University / Dept. of Engineering Mechanics                         Bachelor
Selected Publications     
  1. M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, V. Roytershteyn, T. N. Parashar, P. Wu, and H. Karimabadi, “Intermittency, coherent structures and dissipation in plasma turbulence”, Physics of Plasmas, 23(042307), 2016.
  2. M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, V. Roytershteyn, H. Karimabadi, T. Parashar, P. Wu and M. Shay, “Intermittent dissipation and heating in 3D kinetic plasma turbulence”, Physical Review Letters, 114(175002), 2015.
  3. M. Wan, A. F. Rappazzo, W. H. Matthaeus, S. Servidio, and S. Oughton, “Dissipation and reconnection in boundary-driven reduced magnetohydrodynamics”, Astrophysical Journal, 797(63), 2014.
  4. P. Wu, M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, M. A. Shay, and M. Swisdak, “von Karman energy decay and heating of protons and electrons in a kinetic plasma”, Physical Review Letteers, 111(121105), 2013.
  5. H. Karimabadi, V. Roytershteyn, M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, W. Daughton, P. Wu, M. Shay, B. Loring, J. Borovsky, E. L. Leonardis, S. Chapman, and T. K. M. Nakamura, “Coherent structures, intermittent turbulence and dissipation in high-temperature plasmas”, Physics of Plasmas, 20(012303), 2013.
  6. M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, H. Karimabadi, V. Roytershteyn, M. Shay, P. Wu,  W. Daughton, B. Loring, and S. C. Chapman, “Intermittent dissipation at   kinetic scales in collisionless plasma turbulence”, Physical Review Letters, 109(195001), 2012.
  7. K. T. Osman, W. H. Matthaeus, M. Wan, and A. F. Rappazzo, “Intermittency and local heating in the solar wind”, Physical Review Letters, 108(261102), 2012.
  8. M. Wan, S. Oughton, S. Servidio, and W. H. Matthaeus, “von Karman self-preservation hypothesis for MHD turbulence and its consequences for universality”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 697(296), 2012.
  9. M. Wan, K. T. Osman, W. H. Matthaeus, and S.  Oughton, “Investigation of Intermittency in MHD and Solar Wind Turbulence: Scale-Dependent Kurtosis”, Astrophysical Journal, 744(171), 2012.
  10. K. T. Osman, M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, J. M. Weygand, and S. Dasso, “Anisotropic third-moment estimates of the energy cascade in solar wind turbulence using multi-spacecraft data.” Physical Review Letters, 107(165001), 2011.
  11. M. Wan, S. Oughton, S. Servidio, and W. H. Matthaeus, “On the accuracy of simulations of turbulence”, Physics of Plasmas, 17(082308), 2010.
  12. M. Wan, Z. Xiao, C. Meneveau, G. L. Eyink and S. Chen. “Dissipation-energy correlations as evidence supporting the turbulent Lagrangian energy cascade”, Physics of Fluids, 22(061702), 2010.
  13. M. Wan, S. Servidio, S. Oughton, and W. H. Matthaeus, “The third-order law for increments in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence with constant shear”. Physics of Plasmas, 16(090703), 2009.
  14. M. Wan, S. Oughton, S. Servidio, and W. H. Matthaeus, “Generation of non-Gaussian statistics and coherent structures in ideal magnetohydrodynamics”. Physics of Plasmas, 16(080703), 2009.
  15. Z. Xiao, M. Wan, S. Chen, and G. L. Eyink. “Physical mechanism of the inverse energy cascade of two-dimensional turbulence: a numerical investigation.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 619(1), 2009.
  16. S. Chen, G. L. Eyink, M. Wan, and Z. Xiao. “Is the Kelvin theorem valid for high Reynolds number turbulence?” Physical Review Letters. 97(14). 2006.
  17. S. Chen, R. E. Ecke, G. L. Eyink, M. Rivera, M. Wan, and Z. Xiao. “Physical mechanism of the two-dimensional inverse energy cascade”. Physical Review Letters. 96(8). 2006.

Research

Minping Wan is mainly engaged in the fundamental investigations of turbulence theory and numerical simulation, computational fluid dynamics, magnetic fluid, plasma flows, and so on. Focusing on the nonlinear, unsteady and intermittent behaviors of turbulence and magnetic flow. He conducted some original studies on the mechanism of energy inverse cascade and lagrangian characteristics in two-dimensional turbulence and made important contributions in the exploration of the relationship between the energy dissipation and coherent structures in space plasma turbulence. He also pays attention to the complex turbulence and its application in the field of space and geophysics, environment and renewable energy.


Teaching

MAE303 Fluid Mechanics

MAE5003 Advanced Methods in Applied Mathematics

MAE5004 Advanced Fluid Mechanics


Publications Read More

M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, V. Roytershteyn, H. Karimabadi, T. Parashar, P. Wu and M. Shay, “Intermittent dissipation and heating in 3D kinetic plasma turbulence”. Physical Review Letters, 2015, 114(17): 175002

M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, H. Karimabadi, V. Roytershteyn, M. Shay, P. Wu, W. Daughton, B. Loring, and S. C. Chapman, “Intermittent dissipation at kinetic scales in collisionless plasma turbulence”. Physical Review Letters, 2012, 109(19): 195001

M. Wan, S. Oughton, S. Servidio, and W. H. Matthaeus, “von Karman self-preservation hypothesis for MHD turbulence and its consequences for universality”. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2012, 697: 296-315

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  • Congratulations to Sanmu Chen, Yushu Lin, Jinxun Yao and Chunhua Ying on their graduation!

    (From left to right: Chunhua Ying, Yushu Lin, professor Minping Wan, Sanmu Chen, Jinxun Yao)

    2019-06-28
  • Doctor Yan Yang's paper about Scale Dependence of Energy Transfer in Turbulent Plasma published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 482, Issue 4, February 2019, Pages 4933–4940, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2977

    2018-12-28
  • Prof. Wan Won 2018 Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award

    On September 15th, 2018, the Qiushi Awards Ceremony is held by the Qiushi Science & Technologies Foundation in the University of Science and Technology. Professor Minping Wan from the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology is awarded by 2018 Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award.    Related news: Prof. Wan […]

    2018-09-19

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