Seminar - Wenxian Lin (James Cook University, Townsville) - Unsteady flows & convection, particle transport and realistic solar water heating
Monday 23 February 2009, 10.30 am - 11.30 am
PNR Tutorial Room T315
In the first part of this presentation, my research activities are briefly summarized. These include research interests, research techniques, computing and experimental facilities, competitive research grants and publications.
In the second part, my research work on the following four specific topics is then briefly described and highlighted:
(1) Unsteady fountain flows, both in the weak and transitional regimes;
(2) Unsteady natural convection under a wide range of configurations and operating conditions;
(3) Solar water heating under realistic application conditions;
(4) Particle transport in sheared flows.
Finally, my research plans in the future are outlined and several research topics aligned to ARC designated national priority areas are identified for the next five years.
Dr Lin got his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the University of Sydney in 2000. After that, he worked at Texas Tech University as a post-doc and as a research professor for two years. From 2004 to Jan 2006, he was an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship working at the Computational Fluid Dynamics group at the University of Sydney. Since Feb 2006, he has been a senior lecturer at the School of Engineering, James Cook University.
Dr Lin got his MEng in solar energy from Yunnan Normal University, China in 1988. From 1988 to 1996, he worked in the field of solar energy at Solar Energy Research Institute of Yunnan Normal University, progressing through the ranks of Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, Associate Professor and full Professor. Since 1996 he has held a role of Adjunct Professor at this university.