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Yaomin Zhao
Ph. D., Assistant Professor
Center for Applied Physics and Technology
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•    2020/10-Present  Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Peking University
•    2017/07-2020/10  Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne

•    2011/09-2017/07  PhD in Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science at Peking Univeristy in 'Lagrangian Investigation on Transitional Wall-Bounded Flows' (with Prof. Shiyi Chen and Prof. Yue Yang)
•    2007/09-2011/07  B.S. in Yuanpei College at Peking University, major in Physics

Research Areas and Interests
High-fidelity simulation of turbomachinery flows, turbulence model development with machine learning methods, transition, etc.

Professional Honors and Awards
•    2018  Outstanding PhD Thesis, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, China
•    2017  Outstanding PhD Thesis, Peking University, China

Selected Publications
1. Y. Zhao* and R. D. Sandberg, Bypass transition in boundary layers subject to strong pressure gradient and curvature effects, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 888, A4, 2020
2. Y. Zhao*, H. D. Akolekar, J. Weatheritt, V. Michelassi, and R. D. Sandberg, RANS turbulence model development using CFD-driven machine learning, Journal of Computational Physics, 411, 109413, 2020
3. Y. Zhao* and R. D. Sandberg, Using a new entropy loss analysis to assess the accuracy of RANS predictions of an high-pressure turbine vane, Journal of Turbomachinery, 142, 081008, 2020
4. J. Weatheritt, Y. Zhao, R. D. Sandberg*, S. Mizukami, and K. Tanimoto, Data-driven scalar-flux model development with application to jet in cross flow, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 147, 118931, 2020
5. R. Pichler, Y. Zhao, R. D. Sandberg*, V. Michelassi, R. Pacciani, M. Marconcini, and A. Arnone, Large-eddy simulation and RANS analysis of the end-wall flow in a linear low-pressure turbine cascade cascade, part I: flow and secondary vorticity fields under varying inlet condition, Journal of Turbomachinery, 141, 121005, 2019
6. Y. Zhao, S. Xiong, Y. Yang*, and S. Chen, Sinuous distortion of vortex surfaces in the lateral growth of turbulent spots, Physical Review Fluids, 3, 074701, 2018
7. Y. Zhao, Y. Yang*, and S. Chen, Vortex reconnection in the late transition in channel flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 802, R4, 2016
8. Y. Zhao, Y. Yang*, and S. Chen, Evolution of material surfaces in the temporal transition in channel flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 793, 840-876, 2016
9. Y. Zhao, Z. Xia*, Y. Shi, Z. Xiao, and S. Chen, Constrained large-eddy simulation of laminar-turbulent transition in channel flow, Physics of Fluids, 26, 095103, 2014