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Lian-Ping Wang

Lian-Ping Wang

207 Spencer Lab
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-8160

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PhD | Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University
BS | Engineering Mechanics from Zhejiang University


Dr. Lian-Ping Wang is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Physical Ocean Science and Engineering at University of Delaware. He received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Zhejiang University, China in 1984, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in 1990. He conducted post-doctoral work in turbulent dispersed flows at Brown University and in simulation and analysis of turbulence scaling dynamics at Pennsylvania State University, before joining University of Delaware in 1994. Dr. Wang uses advanced simulation tools and theoretical methods to study multiphase flows and transport in engineering applications and environmental processes. His research publications cover direct and large-eddy simulations of turbulence and particle-laden flow, modeling and parameterizations of dispersion and turbulent collision of inertial particles, and simulation of interfacial multiphase flows. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of American Physical Society and his honors include UD’s junior-faculty Outstanding Teaching Award in 1996, UD’s Francis Alison Young Scholars Award in 1998, NCAR Faculty Fellowship in 2005, Distinguished Oversea Scholar Award from China in 2006, and Top-50 Most Cited Articles in Atmospheric Research in 2010 and 2011. He is a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation.


  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Clean Energy & Environment
  • Nanotechnology


  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics


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