Associate Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Shi-Di Huang had his undergraduate study at Fudan University, majoring in Physics. After obtaining his Bachelor degree in 2009, he went to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to pursue his Ph.D degree and then worked as a postdoc. in CUHK after graduating in 2014. He joined Southern University of Science and Technology in 2017. His research covers a wide variety of topics, including turbulence research and its applications in engineering and physical oceanography, dynamics and statistical behaviors of plankton and active particles, non-linear dynamics and complex network.

Personal Profile

♦2005.09-2009.06 Fudan University, B.S.
♦2009.08-2014.01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ph. D.

Research and Professional Experiences
♦2014.02-2015.01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Postdoctoral Fellow
♦2015.01-2017.02 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Research Associate
♦2017.02-2017.12 Southern University of Science and Technology, Assistant Professor
♦2018.01-Present Southern University of Science and Technology, Associate Professor

Awards and Honors
♦2016 Hong Kong Young Scientist Award
♦2014 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Young Scholars Thesis Awards (One for Each Faculty Only)

Research Areas
Turbulence : Boundary layer Dynamics, Turbulent Coherent Structure and Statistics, Engineering Applications
Density-Stratified Flow: Laboratory modeling Physical oceanography phenomena
Plankton: Swimming Dynamics, Collective Motion, Hydrodynamic Interaction
Others: Nonlinear Self-Organization, Complex Networks, Statistical Social Mechanics

Selected Publications

♦Fei Wang, Shi-Di Huang and Ke-Qing Xia, "Contribution of surface thermal forcing to mixing in the ocean", Journal of Geophysical Research: 
 123, 855-863 (2018). (cover article)

♦Kai-Leong Chong, Yan-Tao Yang, Shi-Di Huang, Jin-Qiang Zhong, Richard J. A. M. Stevens, Roberto Verzicco, Detlef Lohse, and Ke-Qing Xia, "Confined 
  Rayleigh-Bénard, rotating Rayleigh-Bénard, and double diffusive convection: A unifying view on turbulent transport enhancement through coherent 
  structure manipulation", Physical Review Letters119, 064501 (2017).

♦Fei Wang*, Shi-Di Huang*, Sheng-Qi Zhou and Ke-Qing Xia, "Laboratory simulation of the geothermal heating effects on ocean overturning 
  circulation", Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans121, 7589-7598 (2016). (*: equal contribution)

Shi-Di Huang and Ke-Qing Xia, "Effects of geometric confinement in quasi-2-D turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection", Journal of Fluid
794, 639 (2016).

♦Kai-Leong Chong, Shi-Di Huang, Matthias Kaczorowski and Ke-Qing Xia, "Condensation of coherent structures in turbulent flows", Physical Review 
, 115, 264503 (2015).

Shi-Di Huang, Fei Wang, Heng-Dong Xi and Ke-Qing Xia, "Comparative experimental study of fixed temperature and fixed heat flux boundary conditions 
  in turbulent thermal Convection", Physical Review Letters115, 154502 (2015).

Shi-Di Huang, Matthias Kaczorowski, Rui Ni and Ke-Qing Xia, "Confinement-induced heat-transport enhancement in turbulent thermal 
  convection", Physical Review Letters, 111, 104501 (2013). This paper was selected as a recommendation in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 
  (22 / 09 / 2013).

Professional Services
Reviewer for Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review E, Physical Review Fluids, Experiments in Fluids, Journal of Turbulence, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, New Journal of Physics, Chemical Engineering Science, Scientific Report and others.


Turbulence: Boundary layer, Coherent Structure, Small-scale Statistics, Engineering Applications

Physical Oceanography: Diapycnal Mixing, River Plumes, Abyssal Circulation and Waterfall, Hydrothermal, Wave-Vortex Interactions

Active Matter (Plankton & Micro-Robot): Swimming Dynamics, Collective Motion, Hydrodynamic Interaction, Environmental Response

Others: Nonlinear Dynamics, Complex Networks


Undergraduate level: Engineering Thermodynamics, Mathematical Foundation in Engineering

Postgraduate level: Turbulent Flows, Advanced Experimental Mechanics (joint lecture)

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