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a bit about me:

Prof. Dr. Chunning Ji, is a full professor of computational fluid dynamics, Tianjin University, China. He was awarded a PhD degree in Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering by Tianjin University in 2006. He worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom, from 2009 to 2011. After that, he worked as a visiting professor in University of Michigan from 2015 to 2016 and in Cambridge University at 2023. He has a broad research interests, e.g., computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, multi-phase flow, sediment transport in an open channel, vortex-induced vibration of marine risers, marine current energy harnessing, deapsea mining, computational bio-fluids, etc. On these subjects, he has produced more than 140 peer-reviewed papers published by international journals and conference proceedings. He was awarded the best paper prize by the 35th IAHR world congress and the Tianhe Star prize by the Chinese National Super Computing Center.

His research focuses on the sediment transport in turbulent boundary layer and the underlying mesoscopic scale physics by using the cutting-edge direct numerical simulation of turbulent flows. In 2011, this research was evaluated by the UKTC (UK Turbulence Consortium) as ‘pushing the boundary of science’. His research also focuses on the design and optimization of an aquatic clean energy converter (VIVACE) - a new concept to generate clean renewable electricity from river and ocean flow utilizing vortex-induced vibration of cylinder schools. A series of work have been done experimentally and numerically in seeking the optimal designs of VIVACE in cross-flow with high (turbulent flow) and low (laminar flow) Reynolds number. Three related patents have been awarded. He also investigated the stability of marine structures, such as the vortex-induced vibrations of marine risers, the local scouring around piles, pipelines and etc.  


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