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Prof. Hanxin Zhang (CARDC)

Prof. Hanxin Zhang is a senior researcher in China Aerodynamic Research and Development Center and also an academician in Chinese Science Academy. He is one of the founders of the Chinese computational fluid dynamics and the honorary president of the Chinese Aerodynamic Society. He has devoted himself to hydrodynamic analysis and high order simulation combined with physical analysis. Important contributions have been made by him on the development of Chinese flight vehicles. His research interest includes: numerical schemes, separation flow and vortex, and flight stability. He proposed the general guides for the construction of difference schemes, which consist of criteria on dissipation control, dispersion control, shock relation control and frequency spectrum control. Based on the theoretical outcomes, he proposed second order non-oscillatory, non free-parameter and dissipative scheme (NND), series of third and fourth order essentially non-oscillatory, non free-parameter schemes, and weighted schemes like WCNND and WCENN. These schemes were utilized on the complex flow simulation and mechanism investigation domestically and internationally. He carried out series of works on flow topology which regards surface flow under steady state, the streamwise vortex evolution along its axis by bifurcation, the structural variation of the flow around slender body at high attack. Through the works, he resolved the 20-year-long dispute on whether the separation line is the limiting streamline or its envelope, and the theoretical outcome of which comprise the foundation of the complex flow analysis. High appraises were obtained by Lighthill and K. C. Wang. Recently, he analyzed the stability of pitching, rocking and the couple of them by using the nonlinear dynamic theory, and proposed the stability criterion on control parameters through Hopf or saddle-nodal bifurcations. He henceforth proposed suggestions to enhance the stability of the high speed vehicles, which showed important guidance on the layout design of the new generation of the aerobat.

Prof. Deng Xiaogang(NUDT)

Deng Xiaogang, professor of National University of Defense and Technology, has long been concentrating on the research of numerical simulation of aerodynamics, which is recognized as computational fluid dynamics(CFD). Theoretically, he has devoted a lot to constructing high-order nonlinear numerical schemes, such as compact nonlinear scheme(CNS), weighted compact nonlinear schemes(WCNS) and hybrid weighted compact nonlinear schemes(HWCNS). These schemes have been proved as efficient tools to capture shock waves without introducing nonphysical oscillations. Besides, he has also developed conservative metric method(CMM) and symmetrical conservative metric method(SCMM) to calculate metrics, which makes it possible to apply high-order finite difference methods to simulate flows around the complex geometry. What's more, he has made great contributions to developing large-scale software and building the first numerical wind tunnels in China.

He is the chief editor of Journal of Aerodynamics and the chairman of Aerodynamic Committee of China. He has been appointed as the Principal Scientist of the project of 973. The research team led by him has been rewarded for their innovative scientific achievements.

Prof. Sinisa Krajnovic(CTU)

Professor Sinisa Krajnovic is Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics at Chalmers University of Technology. The core of his research consists of development of unsteady numerical techniques and their applications in bluff body aerodynamics. Large part of his work is devoted to application of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for various bluff body flows and in particular flows around bodies with application in vehicle aerodynamics. His recent research interests has heavily focused on so called bridging models which combine RANS and LES. Detached-eddy simulation (DES), unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) and specially Partially-averaged Navier-Stokes (PANS) are examples of these bridging models used by Prof. Krajnovic in his research. He has also interest in aerodynamic shape optimization and flow control techniques. Professor Krajnovic has been appointed Visiting Professor at the UniversityofPoitiersand at theUniversityofBordeaux.

He is Deputy Editor for the International Journal of Flow Control. Prof. Krajnovic is the head of the Vehicle Aerodynamic Laboratory at Chalmers. Established in 2009, Vehicle Aerodynamic Laboratory is devoted to fundamental and applied numerical research in vehicle aerodynamics. More about activity of his research group can be read at

He has written large number of journal and conference papers and a selection of his publications can be found at

Prof.Chisachi Kato(U-Tokyo)

Dr. Chisachi Kato is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University Tokyo. In 1984, he graduated the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo and obtained a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He obtained another master's degree from Stanford University in August 1989. He was conferred his doctoral degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1995. Upon graduation from the mechanical engineering department at the University of Tokyoin 1984, Dr. Kato joined the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd. and had been working as a research engineer for about 15 years. In January 1999, Dr. Kato moved to the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo and was appointed as a professor in January 2003. Since then, he has also been a director of Center for Research on Innovative Simulation Software (CISS) .

Dr. Kato is engaged in research into large-scale numerical simulation of fluid flows as well as aeroacoustics and has led many collaborative research projects with the industrial partner in his specialized fields of research. Dr. Kato has also led many national projects that are aimed at developing and diffusing cutting-edge simulation software that is particularly designed for the high-performance computing environment ant can be easily utilized in the industries. The developed software has been published from the web-site of the CISS and widely used as freeware in the industries. The downloads of such software count more than 90,000.

        Prof. Bjorn Engquist(Utexas)

        Bjorn Engquist received his Ph.D. in numerical analysis from Uppsala University in1975. He has been professor of mathematics at UCLA, and the Michael Henry Stater University Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. He was director of the Research Institute for Industrial Applications of Scientific Computing and of the Centre for Parallel Computers at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. At Princeton University, he was director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Princeton
Institute for Computational Science.

Engquist is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He was a Guggenheim Fellow, received the first Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Prize in Scientific Computing and the Henrici Prize.

Engquist came to The University of Texas at Austin in 2004, where he holds the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair I, and is director of the ICES Center for Numerical Analysis. Engquist's research focuses on development and analysis of numerical methods for differential equations.

His earlier work includes the development of absorbing boundary conditions, homogenization theory and nonlinear high-resolution schemes for fluid dynamics. He is presently working on computational multi-scale methods and fast algorithms for wave propagation with applications in seismology.