Xiaowen Shan

Chair Professor
Department Head
Email: shanxw@sustc.edu.cn
Office: Room 503, Wisdom Valley Block 5

Educational Background

◆  Ph.D. in Physics, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA 1991
◆  M.S. in Mechanics, Peking University, Beijing China 1988
◆  B.S. in Mechanics, Peking University, Beijing China 1985

Professional Experience

◆  2016-present, Chair Professor and Department Head, Dept. of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 
◆  2012-2016 Director, Aerodynamics, Beijing Research Center of Civil Aircraft Technology of COMAC, Beijing, China 
◆  2005-2012, Senior Director, Advanced Physics and Algorithms, Exa Corporation, MA, USA
◆  1998-2005, Software Develop Engineer, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA, USA 
◆  1995-1998, Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA 
◆  1991-1995, Postdoc Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA 

Honors & Awards

◆  Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society, 2017
◆  Fellow, American Physical Society, 2009

Research Interests

◆  Fluid Mechanics
◆  Kinetic theory
◆  Lattice Boltzmann method
◆  Aircraft Design

Selected Publication

◆  X. Shan, D. C. Montgomery, and H. Chen, “Nonlinear magnetohydrodynamics by Galerkin-method computation,” Phys. Rev. A, vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 6800–6818, Nov. 1991.

◆  X. Shan and H. Chen, “Lattice Boltzmann model for simulating flows with multiple phases and components,” Phys. Rev. E, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 1815–1819, Mar. 1993.

◆  X. Shan and X. He, “Discretization of the Velocity Space in the Solution of the Boltzmann Equation,” Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 65–68, Jan. 1998.

◆  X. Shan, X.-F. Yuan, and H. Chen, “Kinetic theory representation of hydrodynamics: a way beyond the Navier–Stokes equation,” J. Fluid Mech., vol. 550, p. 413, Feb. 2006.

◆  X. Shan, “The mathematical structure of the lattices of the lattice Boltzmann method,” J. Comput. Sci., vol. 17, pp. 475–481, Nov. 2016.