FACULTY: Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lian Duan

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
231 Toomey Hall
400 West 13th Street  
Rolla, MO 65409-0050
(573) 341-7682 (voice)
(573) 341-4607 (fax)
duanl@mst.edu 
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/duanl

Research Interests

  • High-speed aerodynamics
  • Flow instability and transition
  • Turbulent ow simulation and modeling
  • Flow-generated sound
  • High performance computing
  • Machine learning and data-driven modeling

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, May 2011
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
  • M.A. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, April 2008
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
  • B.E. in Engineering Mechanics, July 2005
    Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (August 2013-present)
  • Research Scientist, National Institute of Aerospace, and Computational Aerosciences Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (November 2010 - July 2013)
  • Summer Intern, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Dayton, OH (June 2010 - August, 2010)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (September 2005 - October 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Henry J. E. Reid Award, NASA Langley Research Center (2017)
  • Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship (2016)
  • AIAA St. Louis Section Young Professional Engineer Award (2015)
  • Wright Patterson AFB Summer Visiting Faculty (2015)
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award (2014)
  • Fluid Dynamics Year in Review Highlight, AIAA Magazine Aerospace America (2013, 2016)
  • AIAA Hampton Roads Section Laurence J. Bement Young Professional Paper Award (2012)
  • Crocco Award for Teaching Excellence, Princeton University (2008)
  • Princeton University Graduate Fellowship (2005-2006)

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Selected Journal Publications
1. C. Zhang, L. Duan and M. M. Choudhari, "Effect of Wall Cooling on Boundary-Layer-Induced
Pressure Fluctuations at Mach 6", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 822, pp. 5-30, 2017.
2. F. Li, M. M. Choudhari, P. Paredes-Gonzalez, and L. Duan, "High-Frequency Instabilities of
Stationary Crossflow Vortices in a Hypersonic Boundary Layer", Physical Review Fluids, vol. 1,
053603, 2016.
3. L. Duan, M. M. Choudhari and C. Zhang, "Pressure Fluctuations induced by a Hypersonic
Turbulent Boundary Layer", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 804, pp. 578-607, 2016.
4. F. Li, M. M. Choudhari, L. Duan, and C-L Chang, "Nonlinear Development and Secondary
Instability of Traveling Crossflow Vortices", Physics of Fluids, vol. 26, 064104, 2014.
5. L. Duan, M. M. Choudhari and M. Wu, "Numerical Study of Acoustic Radiation due to a
Supersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 746, pp. 165-192,
2014.
6. L. Duan and M. P. Martin, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary
Layers. Part 4: Effect of high enthalpy", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 684, pp. 25-59, 2011.
7. L. Duan, I. Beekman and M. P. Martin, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Hypersonic Turbulent
Boundary Layers. Part 3: Effect of Mach number", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 672, pp.
245-267, 2011.
8. L. Duan, I. Beekman, and M. P. Martin, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Hypersonic Turbulent
Boundary Layers. Part 2: Effect of Wall Temperature", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 655,
pp. 419-445, 2010.


Refereed Conference Papers and Reports
1. F. Li, M. M. Choudhari, and L. Duan, "Stationary Crossflow Breakdown due to Interaction Be-
tween Secondary Instabilities", AIAA-2017-4302, AIAA AVIATION Forum, Denver, CO, June,
2017.
2. M. M. Choudhari, F. Li, P. Paredes, and L. Duan, "Computations of Crossflow Instability in
Hypersonic Boundary Layers", AIAA-2017-4300, AIAA AVIATION Forum, Denver, CO, June,
2017.
3. J. Huang, L. Duan, and M. M. Choudhari, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Acoustic Noise
Generation from the Nozzle Wall of a Hypersonic Wind Tunnel", AIAA-2017-3631, AIAA AVI-
ATION Forum, Denver, CO, June, 2017.
4. J. Huang, L. Duan, and J. Wang, R. Sun and H. Xiao, "High-Mach-Number Turbulence Mod-
eling using Machine Learning and Direct Numerical Simulation Database", AIAA-2017-0315,
AIAA Aerospace Sciences and Technology Forum and Exposition, Grapevine, TX, January,
2017.
5. J. Huang, C. Zhang, L. Duan, and M. M. Choudhari, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Hy-
personic Turbulent Boundary Layer inside an Axisymmetric Nozzle", AIAA-2017-0067, AIAA
Aerospace Sciences and Technology Forum and Exposition, Grapevine, TX, January, 2017.
6. C. Zhang, L. Duan and M. M. Choudhari, "Acoustic Radiation from a Mach 14 Turbulent
Boundary layer", AIAA Paper 2016-0048, AIAA Aerospace Sciences and Technology Forum and
Exposition, San Diego, CA, January, 2016.
7. L. Duan, M. M. Choudhari, and F. Li, "DNS of Laminar-Turbulent Transition in Swept-
Wing Boundary Layers", Proceedings of the Summer Program, Center for Turbulence Research,
Stanford University, 2014.
8. L. Duan, M. M. Choudhari, "Analysis of Numerical Simulation Database for Acoustic Radia-
tion from High-Speed Turbulent Boundary Layers", AIAA Paper 2014-2912, 44th AIAA Fluid
Dynamics Conference , Atlanta, GA, June, 2014.

Teaching

  • ME/AE 6135: Turbulent Flows
  • AE3131: Aerodynamics I
  • ME231: Thermo-Fluid Mechanics I