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SHAN Xiaowen


Chair Professor

Department Head

Department of Machines and Aerospace Engineering

Room 503, Block 5, Wisdom Valley

shanxw@sustc.edu.cn

Brief Summary

Dr. Shan received his BS and MS degrees from Beijing University in 1985 and 1988, his Ph. D. degree from Dartmouth College in 1991. From 1991 to 1998 he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a postdoc fellow and then a research staff. From 1998 to 2005 he was a software engineer at Microsoft Corp., and from 2005 to 2012 a Senior Director at Exa Corporation. In 2012 he joined Commercial Aircraft Company of China (COMAC) as Director for Aerodynamics in COMAC’s Beijing Research Center. Since 2016 he has assumed his current position at SUSTech. Dr. Shan is best known for the Shan-Chen non-ideal gas lattice Boltzmann model. His work in establishing the connection between lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and classic kinetic theory laid a concrete foundation for the modern development of LBM, for which he was elected a Fellow of American Physical Society in 2009. At COMAC, Dr. Shan’s research interest is mainly around aerodynamics and aircraft design. He led the preliminary research and design for China’s lnext generation ong-range wide-body commercial aircraft. Dr. Shan published more than 60 research papers, which accumulated 7000+ citations, and is the holder of four US patents.

 

 

Education

Ph.D.   1988-1991      Physics                    Dartmouth College, USA

MSc     1985-1988      Fluid Mechanics        Peking University, China

BSc      1981-1985      Mechanics               Peking University, China

 

Professional Experience

2016-

Dept. Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, SUSTech

Chair Professor, Department Head

2012-

BASTRI, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC)

Director

2005-2012

EXA Corp.

Senior Director

1998-2005

Microsoft Corp. 

Software Development Engineer

1994-1998

US Air force Research Laboratory 

Physicist

1997-1998

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Consultant

1995-1998

Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Technical Staff Member

1991-1995

Dept. Physics, Dartmouth College 

Senior Research Associate

 

 

Awards

1000 Talents Program for Professionals

 

 

 

Research Fields

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