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Cunbiao Lee
Ph.D., Professor
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, College of Engineering, Peking University
Executive deputy director, State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex System
  • Office Add: Room 313, Mechanics building
  • OfficeTel: +86-10-62755098
  • Fax: +86-10-62755098
  • Email: cblee@mech.pku.edu.cn

Education

  • Ph. D. Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 1995.
  • Master, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1990,
  • Bachelor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 1984.

Career

  • Executive Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems, 2011-Today.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hongkong, 2005-2006.
  • Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2003-2004.
  • Professor, Peking University, 2001-Today.
  • Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, 1998-2001.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1995-1998.
  • Research Fellow, Aerodynamics Research Institute, China, 1984- 1987.

Editorship

  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal, 2018-Today
  • Member of Advisory Board, Physics of Fluids, 2017-Today
  • Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (English Edition), 2015-Today.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experiments in Fluid Mechanics, 2015- Today.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 2011-Today.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Experiments in Fluids, 2008-2012

Committee Assignment

  • Member of Science and Technology Committee of Ministry of Education of China.
  • Final Review Committee Member of National Science Found of China.

Research Profile

  • Experimental research
  • Boundary layer transition
  • Hypersonic instability
  • Turbulent boundary layer interaction
  • Aerodynamic heating control

Professional Honors and Awards

•Chinese Academy of Sciences Science and Technology Progress Second Prize, 1998.

•National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2005


Patents

  • Method of designing a quiet hypersonic nozzle and the method of determine its transition position. (Patent number CN103954425A, 2014)
  • Method of designing a quiet hypersonic nozzle. (Patent number CN103926050A, 2014)
  • Method of extending the quiet testing section for hypersonic nozzle and its apparatus. (Patent number CN103954424A, 2014)
  • Method of calculating the suction flow rate for supersonic and hypersonic nozzle. (Patent number CN106596038A, 2017)

Selected Publications

  1. Jiang X Y, Lee C B, Chen X, et al. Structure evolution at early stage of boundary-layer transition: simulation and experiment[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2020, 890A11.
  2. Zhu W, Shi M, Zhu Y, et al. Experimental study of hypersonic boundary layer transition on a permeable wall of a flared cone[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2020, 32(1): 011701.
  3. Zou T, Lee C. Rotor boundary layer development in a two-stage compressor[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2019, 31(12): 123606.
  4. Lee C, Jiang X. Flow structures in transitional and turbulent boundary layers[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2019, 31(11): 111301.
  5. Jiang X, Lee C. Numerical simulation of K-, N-and O-regime boundary-layer transition at early nonlinear stage[J]. INCAS Bulletin, 2019, 11(3): 77-86.
  6. Si W, Huang G, Zhu Y, et al. Hypersonic aerodynamic heating over a flared cone with wavy wall[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2019, 31(5): 051702.
  7. Zhu Y, Jiang X, Zhang Y, et al. Iterative PIV interrogation for complex wall-bounded flows[J]. Measurement Science and Technology, 2019, 30(9): 095302.
  8. Chen X, Huang G, Lee C. Hypersonic boundary layer transition on a concave wall: stationary Görtler vortices[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2019, 865: 1-40
  9. Lee C, Xiao Z, Chen S. Preface: symposium on turbulence structures and aerodynamic heat/force (STSAHF2018)[J]. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2019, 40(2): 181-184.
  10. Zhu Y, Chen X, Wu J, et al. Aerodynamic heating in transitional hypersonic boundary layers: role of second-mode instability[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2018, 30(1): 011701.
  11. Zhu Y, Lee C, Chen X, et al. Newly identified principle for aerodynamic heating in hypersonic flows[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2018, 855: 152-180.
  12. Jia L, Zou T, Zhu Y, et al. Rotor boundary layer development with inlet guide vane (IGV) wake impingement[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2018, 30(4): 040911.
  13. Lee C, Chen S. Recent progress in the study of transition in the hypersonic boundary layer[J]. National Science Review, 2018, 6(1): 155-170
  14. Yang L, Shu C, Yang W, et al. An implicit simplified sphere function-based gas kinetic scheme for simulation of 3D incompressible isothermal flows[J]. Computers & Fluids, 2018, 160: 204-218.
  15. Shu C, Lee C B, Zhao N. Preface to Special Topic: Papers Selected from the 7th International Symposium on Physics of Fluids, Guiyang, China, 2017[J]. 2018.
  16. Shu C, Cai Q, Lee C, et al. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Physics of Fluids (ISPF7) Preface[J]. 2018.
  17. Chen, X., Zhu, Y., Lee, C. B. 2017 Interactions between second mode and low- frequency waves in a hypersonic boundary layer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 820: 693-735.
  18. Jia, L. C., Zhu, Y. D., Jia, Y. X., Yuan, H. J., C. B. Lee 2017, Image-processing method for near-wall PIV measurements around a moving interface. Meas. Sci. Technol. 28, 035201.
  19. Zhang, C. H., Zhu, Y. D., Chen, X., Yuan, H., Wu, J. Z., Chen, S. Y., Lee, C.B. and Gad-el-Hak, M. 2015, Transition in hypersonic boundary layers. AIP Advances 5,107137
  20. Tang, Q., Zhu, Y. D., Chen X., Lee, C. B. 2015, Development of second-mode instability in a Mach 6 flat plate boundary layer with two-dimensional roughness. Phys. Fluids 27, 064105.
  21. Zhu, Y. D., Yuan, H. J., and Lee, C. B. 2015, Experimental investigations of the initial growth of flow asymmetries over a slender body of revolution at high angles of attack. Phys. Fluids 27, 084103.Zhang, C. H., Tang, Q. & Lee, C. B. 2013, Hypersonic boundary-layer transition on a flared cone. Acta Mech. Sin. 29 (1), 48–53.
  22. Lee, C. B., Su, Z., Zhong, H. J., Chen, S. Y., Zhou, M. D. & Wu, J. Z. 2013, Experimental investigation of freely falling thin disks. Part 2: Transition of three- dimensional motion from zigzag to spiral. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 732, 77–  104.
  23. Zhu, Y.  D., Yuan,  H. J., Zhang, C. H. & Lee, C. B. 2013, Image preprocessing  method for near-wall particle image velocimetry (PIV) image interrogation with  very large in-plane displacement. Meas. Sci. Technol. 24, 125302.
  24. Zhong, H. J., Lee, C. B., Su, Z., Chen, S. Y., Zhou, M. D. & Wu,  J. Z.2013,  Experimental of freely falling thin disks. Part 1: The flow structures and Reynolds number effects on the zigzag motion. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 716, 228–250.
  25. Hong-Jie, Zhong, Cun-Biao. 2012, The wake of falling disks at low reynolds numbers. Acta Mech. Sin., 28(2), 367-371.
  26. Chen, S.Z., Xu, K. and Lee, C.B. 2012, The dynamic mechanism of a moving   Crookes radiometer, Phys. Fluids 24, 111701.
  27. Chen, S. Z., Xu, K., Lee, C. B., Cai, Q. D. 2012, A unified gas kinetic scheme with moving mesh and velocity space adaptation. J. Comput. Phys. 231(20): 6643-6664.
  28. Chen, S. Z., Jin, C. Q., Lee, C. B., Cai, Q. D. 2011, Gas kinetic scheme with discontinuous derivative for low speed flow computation, J. Comput. Phys, 230 (5): 2045-2059
  29. Lee, C. B., Peng, H. W., Yuan, H. J., Wu, J. Z., Zhou, M. D., Hussain, F. 2011, Experimental studies of surface waves inside a cylindrical container. Journal of  Fluid Mechanics. 677, 39–62.
  30. Zhong, H. J., Chen, S. Y. & Lee, C. B. 2011, Experimental study of freely falling thin disks: Transition from planar zigzag to spiral. Phys. Fluids 23, 011702.
  31. Peng, M., Lee, C. B. 2010, Frontal instability of lock-exchange gravity currents, Mod. Phys. Lett. B, 24 (13): 1369-1372
  32. Zhong, H. J., Lee, C. B. 2009, Paths of freely falling disks. Mod. Phys. Lett. B 23 (3), 373–376.
  33. Peng, H. W., Lee, C. B. 2009, Periodic tripling and jet eruption of forced steep gravity waves, Mod. Phys. Lett. B, 23 (3): 397-400
  34. Lee, C. B., Wu, J. Z. 2008 Transition in wall-bounded flows. Appl. Mech. Rev. 61, 030802.
  35. Peng, H. W., Li, R. Q., Cheng, S. Z., Lee, C. B.2008, Correlation dimension analysis and capillary wave turbulence in Dragon-Wash phenomena, Chinese Phys. B, 17 (2): 637-643
  36. Lee, C. B., Li, R. Q. 2007Dominant structure for turbulent production in a transitional boundary layer, J. of Turbulence., 8 (55): 1-34
  37. H. W. Peng, H. J.Yuan, D. J. Wang, S. Z. Chen, C. B. Lee 2006, Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, 18(3), 507-510
  38. J. B. Zhu, C. B. Lee 2006, PIV observation of instantaneous velocity structure of lock release gravity currents in the slumping phase, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 11(2), 262-270
  39. C. B. Lee, R. Li, 2006, Recent progress in dynamics of boundary layer transition, Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B, 18(3), 26-30
  40. Zhong, H. J., Yuan,  H. J., Lee, C. B. 2005, Breakup of oil film with holes on quiescent water surface, Mod. Phys. Lett. B, 19 (28-29): 1591-1594
  41. Peng, H. W., Wang, D. J., Lee, C. B. 2005, Nonlinear low frequency water waves in a cylindrical shell, Mod. Phys. Lett. B, 19 (28-29): 1615-1618
  42. Li, R. Q., Lee, C. B. 2005, Problems in the paper "A link between chaos dynamics and the onset of turbulence in a transitional boundary layer", Acta Phys. Sin. 54 (1): 481-482
  43. Meng, Q. G., Cai, Q. D., Lee, C. B.2004, Limitation for the energy spectrum analysis for the understanding of the turbulent cascade, Acta Phys. Sin., 53 (9): 3090-3093
  44. Meng, Q. G., Li, R. Q., Li, C. B. 2004, A link between the turbulent cascade and the dynamics of transition, Acta Phys. Sin., 53 (8): 2621-2624
  45. Lee, C. B. 2003, Breakdown of the chain of ring vortices in a transitional boundary layer, Chinese Physics, 12 (12): 1429-1434
  46. Li, R. Q., Lee, C. B. 2002, A link between chaos dynamics and the onset of turbulence in a transitional boundary layer, Acta Phys. Sin., 51 (8): 1743-1749
  47. Borodulin, V. I., Gaponenko, V. R., Kachanov, Y. S., Meyer, D., Rist, U., Lian, Q. X., Lee, C. B.2002, Late-stage transitional boundary-layer structures. Direct numerical simulation and experiment, Theroet. Comput. Fluid Dyn. 15 (5): 317-337
  48. Gong, A. L., Li, R. Q., Lee, C. B. 2002, On the generation of low-frequency signals in a transitional boundary layer, Acta Phys. Sin., 51 (5): 1068-1074
  49. Lee, C. B., Fu, S. 2001, On the formation of the chain of ring-like vortices in a transitional boundary layer, Exp. Fluids, 30 (3): 354-357
  50. Lee, C. B. 2001, On the formation of the streamwise vortex in a transitional boundary layer, Acta Phys. Sin., 50 (1): 182-184
  51. Lee, C. B. 2001. On the dynamics in a transitional boundary layer, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 6(3), 111-171
  52. Lee, C. B.2000 Possible universal transitional scenario in a flat plate boundary layer: Measurement and visualization, Phys. Rev. E, 62 (3): 3659-3670
  53. Lee, C. B., Fu, S.2000 Formation of the chain of ring-like vortices in a transitional boundary layer, Chinese Physics Letters, 17 (8): 583-585
  54. Lee, C. B., Fu, S. 2000 On the breakdown of a long streak in a transitional boundary layer, Chinese Physics, 9 (7): 508-514
  55. Lee, C. B., Hong, Z. X., Kachanov, Y. S., Borodulin, V. I., Gaponenko, V. V.  2000 A study in transitional flat plate boundary layers: measurement and visualization, Exp. Fluids, 28 (3): 243-251
  56. Lee, C. B.1998 New features of CS solitons and the formation of vortices, Phys.  Lett. A, 247 (6): 397-402
  57. Lee, C. B., Wang, S. 1995 Study of the shock motion in a hypersonic shock system/turbulent boundary layer interaction. Exp. Fluids,19(3), 143-149.