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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 with a Ph.D. minor in Computational and Mathematical Engineering.

Postdoctoral Researcher(s)

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Ayan Kumar Banerjee
 

Ayan Kumar Banerjee is a postdoc associate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming here, he worked as a postdoc fellow in Tel Aviv University, Israel. He earned his PhD degree at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and M.Tech degree at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His current research focuses on the physics of bubble bursting at air-water interface. His earlier research focused on rotating convection, convection in pulsatile flow, buoyant jet in stratified environment etc.

Graduate Students

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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.

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Ze-Xu Li

Ze-Xu Li has undergraduate study at Sun Yat-sen University. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in 2019, he went to the Southern University of Science and Technology and earned his master's degree in 2022. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, studying crowd dynamics. 

Undergraduate Students

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Tianyi Bi

Tianyi is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on socially distanced crowd simulation. 

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Wenhe Ma

Wenhe is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on remote sensing technology for crowd measurement. 

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Brandon Chai

Brandon is an undergraduate student in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently working on E. coli measurement. 

Visiting Scholar(s)

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Xinyue Yuan

Xinyue got her M.S. degree in Mechanical and Material Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on a bubble tank design. 

Alumni

Jamison Beveridge (undergraduate researcher): they worked on the non-spherical swimmer simulation summer of 2021.