Minping Wan

Associate Professor

Dr. Minping Wan is a recipient of the National One-Thousand Young Talents Program. He graduated from the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Tsinghua University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree. After that, he received his master’s degree in 2004 and doctoral degree in 2008, both from the Johns Hopkins University, in Mechanical Engineering. He served as PI and Co-I for several grants from NASA and NSF. He has published more than 40 papers, most of which are in high-impact journals, such as Physical Review Letters, Astrophysical Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and Physics of plasmas. Now he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, South University of Science and Technology of China. His research interest focuses on the study of turbulent flows in fluids and plasmas.


Research Interests:
◆ Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
◆ Turbulence theory and simulation
◆ MHD, plasma flows and solar wind
◆ High performance scientific computing

Professional Experience:
◆2008/9 – 2011/9,Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware
◆2011/10 – 2015/10,Research Associate III, University of Delaware
◆2015/10 - present, Associate Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

Educational Background:
◆ B. E.       Tsinghua University, 2002
◆ M. S. E.    The Johns Hopkins University, 2004
◆ Ph. D.      The Johns Hopkins University, 2008

Honors & Awards:
◆ Recipient of the National One-Thousand Young Talents Program, 2015
◆ Abel Wolman Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2002-2003

Selected Publication:

  1. ◆ Y. Yang, Y. Shi, M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, and S. Chen, “Energy cascade and its locality in compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence”, Physical Review E, 93 (061102R), 2016.
  1. ◆ S. Oughton, W. H. Matthaeus, M. Wan, and T. Parashar, “Variance anisotropy in compressible 3D MHD”, Journal of Geophysical Research, Space Physics, 121(5041), 2016.
  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 Plasmas23(042307), 2016.
  1. ◆ Y. Yang, M. Wan, Y. Shi, K. Yang, S. Chen, “A hybrid scheme for compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence”, Journal of Computational Physics,306 (73), 2016.
  1. ◆ 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..
  1. ◆ W. H. Matthaeus, M. Wan, S. Servidio, A. Greco, K. T. Osman, S. Oughton and P. Dmitruk, “Intermittency, nonlinear dynamics and dissipation in the solar wind and astrophysical plasmas”, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 373(20140154), 2015.
  1. ◆ 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. .
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ J. A. Tessein, W. H. Matthaeus, M. Wan, K. T. Osman, D. Ruffolo, and J. Giacalone, “Association of suprathermal particles with coherent structures and shocks”, Astrophysical Journal, 776(L8), 2013.
  1. ◆ M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, S. Servidio, and S. Oughton, “Generation of X-points and secondary islands in 2D magnetohydrodynamic turbulence”, Physics of Plasmas, 20(042307), 2013.
  1. ◆ S. Oughton, M. Wan, S. Servidio, and W. H. Matthaeus, “On the origin of anisotropy in MHD turbulence: the role of higher-order correlations”, Astrophysical Journal, 768(10), 2013.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ 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 .
  1. ◆ W. H. Matthaeus, D. C. Montgomery, M. Wan, and S. Servidio, “A review of relaxation and structure in some turbulent plasmas: magnetohydrodynamics and related models,” Journal of Turbulence, 13(N13), 2012.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ M. WanK. 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..
  1. ◆ 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. 
  1. ◆ K. T. Osman, M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, B. Breech, and S. Oughton, “Directional alignment and non-Gaussian statistics in solar wind turbulence”, Astrophysical Journal, 741(75), 2011.
  1. ◆ S. Servidio, M. Wan, W. H. Matthaeus, and V. Carbone, “Local relaxation and maximum entropy in two-dimensional turbulence.” Physics of Fluids, 22(125107), 2010.
  1. ◆ M. Wan, S. Oughton, S. Servidio, and W. H. Matthaeus, “On the accuracy of simulations of turbulence”, Physics of Plasmas, 17(082308), 2010.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ M. Wan, S. Servidio, S. Oughton, and W. H. Matthaeus, “The third-order law for increments in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence with constant shear: a numerical investigation”, Physics of Plasmas, 17(052307), 2010.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ 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.
  1. ◆ Y. Li, E. Perlman, M. Wan, Y. Yang, C. Meneveau, R. Burns, S. Chen, A. Szalay, G. L. Eyink, “A public turbulence database and applications to study Lagrangian evolution of velocity increments in turbulence”. Journal of Turbulence, 9(N31). 2008
  1. ◆ S. Chen, G. L. Eyink, M. Wan, and Z. Xiao. “Is the Kelvin theorem valid for high Reynolds number turbulence?” Physical Review Letters97(14). 2006.
  1. ◆ 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 Letters96(8). 2006.

 
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◆ Office:Room 507, Block 5, Wisdom Valley 
◆ Phone:88018278
◆ email: wanmp@sustc.edu.cn