Faculty Profile


Jun Zhang

Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Co-Director, Applied Mathematics Laboratory
jun@cims.nyu.edu
Warren Weaver Hall, Office 1118

Education

Ph.D., Physics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1994.
B.S., Physics and Optics, Wuhan University, China, 1985.

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of physics of fluids and complex systems, which includes biomechanics or bio-locomotion (organismal swimming and flying, and walking), geophysical fluids (thermal convection, continental dynamics, and erosion), solid-on-solid friction, urban heat-island effect, and self-organization phenomena at different scales.

Selected Publications

D. Takagi, A. Braunschweig, J. Zhang, and M. Shelley, "Dispersion of self-propelled rods undergoing fluctuation-driven flips", Physical Review Letters 110, 038301 (2013)
B. Liu, L. Ristroph, A. Weathers, S. Childress, and J. Zhang, "Intrinsic stability of a body hovering in an oscillating airflow", Physical Review Letters 108, 068103 (2012)
M. Shelley, and J. Zhang, "Flapping and bending bodies interacting with fluid flows", Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 43, 449 (2011)

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