Lei Fang (principal investigator)[CV]

Lei Fang is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.


His research focuses on turbulence dynamics and transport and

mixing problems with particular emphasis on topics relevant to biology, environment, and health. Current interests include the transport of active non-spherical swimmers, biologically generated mixing, and the development of new experimental methods.


Prior to joining the faculty at Pitt, he received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Graduate Students


Xinyu Si is a graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh, he earned his MS degree at Stanford University and bachelor’s degree at Tongji University. His research focuses on the interplay between groups of active swimmers and turbulent flow.


Jamison Beveridge (undergraduate researcher)