Dr. Lian-Ping Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware
126 Spencer Lab
Newark, DE 19716
Email: lwang@udel.edu

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Executive Summary

Dr. Lian-Ping Wang is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physical Ocean Science and Engineering at University of Delaware. He received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Zhejiang University, China in 1984, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 1990. He conducted post-doctoral work in turbulent dispersed flows at Brown University and in simulation and analysis of turbulence scaling dynamics at Pennsylvania State University, before joining University of Delaware in 1994. Dr. Wang uses advanced simulation tools and theoretical methods to study multiphase flows and transport in engineering applications and environmental processes. His research publications cover direct and large-eddy simulations of turbulence and particle-laden flow, modeling and parameterizations of dispersion and turbulent collision of inertial particles, and simulation of interfacial multiphase flows. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of American Physical Society and his honors include UD's junior-faculty Outstanding Teaching Award in 1996, UD's Francis Alison Young Scholars Award in 1998, NCAR Faculty Fellowship in 2005, Distinguished Oversea Scholar Award from China in 2006, and Top-50 Most Cited Articles in Atmospheric Research in 2010 and 2011. He is a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation.

Key Publications

J. Wang, L.-P. Wang, Z. Xiao, Y. Shi, S. Chen, 2010, A hybrid approach for direct numerical simulation of isotropic compressible turbulence, J. Comp. Phys., 229, 5257-5279.

L.-P. Wang and W. W. Grabowski, 2009, The role of air turbulence in warm rain initiation. Atmospheric Science Letters, 10, 1-8.

L.-P. Wang, B. Rosa, H. Gao, G.-W. He, and G.-D. Jin, 2009, Turbulent collision of inertial particles: point-particle based, hybrid simulations and beyond. Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 35: 854-867.

L.-P. Wang, O. Ayala, B. Rosa, and W. W. Grabowski, 2008 Turbulent Collision Efficiency of Cloud Droplets, New Journal of Physics, 10, 075013.

O. Ayala, L.-P. Wang, and W.W. Grabowski, 2007, A hybrid approach for simulating turbulent collisions of hydrodynamically-interacting particles, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 225, 51-73.

Research Areas

Biomedical Engineering
Modeling and analysis of multiphase flow and flow through porous media

Clean Energy
Simulation and modeling of complex and multiphase flows

Transport of nanoparticles in the environment

Aerospace Engineering
Dynamics of moving body, simulation of flows around moving objects

Fluid Mechanics
Turbulence, multiphase flow, particle-laden flow, and interfacial flow

Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, thermal power systems

Cloud physics, warm rain processes, turbulent collision-coalescence of cloud droplets, contaminant transport

Global Initiative
Interactions and research collaborations with institutions in China

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