The State Key Laboratory for Turbulence was founded and officially approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1995, initiated by distinguished Chinese scientist - Peiyuan Zhou, one of the pioneers of turbulent models. Since its establishment, the laboratory has launched a series of initiatives to broaden the areas of research related to turbulence studies. Most notably, it has expanded to include the studies of other complex systems such as biological systems, ecological systems, and human systems. In 2001, the laboratory was officially renamed the State Key Laboratory of Turbulence and Complex Systems.
The laboratory is open to the international community and eager to promote exchange and cooperation. It strongly encourages innovative research ideas and supports academic freedom.
There are 44 full-time researchers, including one Chinese Academy of Sciences academician, four "National One Thousand Talents Plan" scholars, five "Cheung Kong Scholar" chair professors, and eight recipients of the "National Natural Science Foundation Outstanding Young Researcher” award.
Main Research Areas
Structure of turbulence and its multi-scale interactions mechanism; stability theory; compressible flow; high performance computing; high precision measurement; application in aerospace engineering
Modeling of multi-scale, multi-phase, multi-component problems in aerodynamic design, engine design, materials design and control.
Biological systems, medical materials, human kinesiology, intelligent control, ecosystem modeling.
Mechanics Building, College of Engineering, Peking University, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China