Shiyi Chen

Chair Professor

Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

APS Fellow

NSFC Distinguished Young Scholar



Professor Chen Shiyi studied mechanics and received his first degree in 1981 from Zhejiang University. He then had his postgraduate study at Peking University, receiving an MSc degree and a Ph.D. degree in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He was elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2013, a Fellow of American Physical Society (1995), and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (2004). He was also Vice President and Dean of Graduate School of Peking University. From 2015 to 2020, he took office as the President of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).

Research Field

Turbulence theory; Large-eddy simulation and sub-grid-scale models; Direct numerical simulation; Engineering application of turbulence theory; Multi-phase flow and combustion; Multi-scale dynamic systems; Multi-scale simulation methods; Particle laden flows.

Education Background

1984-1987: Ph.D. Mechanics, Peking University, China.

1982-1984: M.S Mechanics, Peking University, China.

1978-1982: B.S Mechanics, Zhejiang University, China.

Professional Experience

2022-Present: Chair Professor, Eastern Institute of Technology, Ningbo, China.

2020-Present: Chair Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.

2015-2020: President, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China.

2013: Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2013-2015: Chancellor, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, China.

2013-2015: Vice President and Dean of Graduate School, Peking University, China.

2011-2015: Dean, Graduate School, Peking University, China.

2005-2013: Founding Dean, College of Engineering, Peking University, China.

1999-2005: Dean and Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

1997-1999: Deputy Director, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.

1994-1999: Research Staff Member, IBM Research Division, USA.

1990-1997: Oppenheimer Fellow and Research Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Team Leader for Turbulence and Applied Lattice Method Program since 1992), USA.

1987-1990: Post-doctoral fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.  


  • Xu D, Wang J, Yu C, Li X, Chen S. Contribution of flow topology to the kinetic energy flux in hypersonic turbulent boundary layer[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2022, 34(4): 046103.

  • Bin Y, Xiao M, Shi Y, Zhang Y, Chen S. A new idea to predict reshocked Richtmyer–Meshkov mixing: constrained large-eddy simulation[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2021, 918.

  • Zhang S, Xia Z, Zhou Q, Chen S. Controlling flow reversal in two-dimensional Rayleigh–Bénard convection[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2020, 891.

  • Zhong L, Zhou C, Chen S. Large-Eddy simulations of inclined jets in crossflow with different holes[J]. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2018, 34(5): 1098-1108.

  • Chen L, Xiao Z, Shi Y, Chen S. Constrained large-eddy simulation of supersonic turbulent boundary layer over a compression ramp[J]. Journal of Turbulence, 2017, 18(8): 781-808.

  • Zhao Y, Yang Y, Chen S. Vortex reconnection in the late transition in channel flow[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2016, 802.

  • Xiong X, Tao J, Chen S, et al. Turbulent bands in plane-Poiseuille flow at moderate Reynolds numbers[J]. Physics of Fluids, 2015, 27(4): 041702.

  • Chen S, Xia Z, Pei S, et al. Reynolds-stress-constrained large-eddy simulation of wall-bounded turbulent flows[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2012, 703: 1-28.

  • Chen S, Ecke R E, Eyink G L, et al. Physical mechanism of the two-dimensional inverse energy cascade[J]. Physical Review Letters, 2006, 96(8): 084502.

  • Nie X B, Chen S, Robbins M O. A continuum and molecular dynamics hybrid method for micro-and nano-fluid flow[J]. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2004, 500: 55-64.

  • Chen S, Doolen G D. Lattice Boltzmann method for fluid flows[J]. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 1998, 30(1): 329-364.

  • Chen S, Kraichnan R H. Simulations of a randomly advected passive scalar field[J]. Physics of Fluids, 1998, 10(11): 2867-2884.

  • Chen S, Chen H, Martnez D, et al. Lattice Boltzmann model for simulation of magnetohydrodynamics[J]. Physical Review Letters, 1991, 67(27): 3776.

  • Chen H, Chen S, Kraichnan R H. Probability distribution of a stochastically advected scalar field[J]. Physical Review Letters, 1989, 63(24): 2657.