77 Massechusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA, USA 02139
Phone : +1-617-223-3947
I am a Ph.D. Student working with Professor Michael S. Triantafyllou and Professor Nicholas M. Patrikalakis in the Center for Ocean Engineering at MIT Mechanical Engineering Department . My research interests currently focus on Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV), which is a major factor affecting all stages of development of offshore structures, especially risers. My major research interest is on creating a new VIV model, featuring cross-flow and inline coupled motion and combination of computation fluid dynamics and experimental data, based on structure analysis, hydrodynamic datasets and optimization algorithm development. I am also working on the effect of high harmonic and chaotic stress on fatigue life.
I am maintaining VIV Data Repository, a joint project with major offshore companies and academia and hosted by MIT. It offers the offshore extensive data sets from simplified laboratory experiment to full-scale for design, modeling and benchmarking.
I am also interested in developing and testing algorithms for planning cooperative adaptive sampling of the coastal zone ocean environment via multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and autonomous surface craft (ASCs). The sampling network includes oceanographic/chemical/biological sensors mounted on these vehicles, buoys and sea floor. I am also participating in sea trials, data analysis and cooperating on data assimilation, numerical ocean modeling and forecasting.
I received my Master of Science in Computation for Design and Optimization, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), under the supervision of Professor Klaus-Jurgen Bathe from MIT Mechanical Engineering Department in 2008. I had worked in the Ocean Engineering field as a research engineer at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre, Singapore. I was a member of Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) Interdisciplinary Research Group.
Prior to my graduate studies abroad, I obtained my dual Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering & Automation and Computer Application from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China.