B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. (Dalian), PhD (Dalhousie), P.Eng.
I obtained a B.A.Sc. in naval architecture in 1990 and a M.A.Sc. in ship structural mechanics in 1993 both from Dalian University of Technology, China. I received a PhD in marine hydrodynamics from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Dalhousie University in 2001. Before coming to Memorial University of Newfoundland, I worked at Martec Limited as senior Hydrodynamicist and then Product Manager for seakeeping software. For three years prior to that, I worked as a Hydrodynamicist at the Centre for Marine Vessel Development and Research at Dalhousie University.
I joined the Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering discipline at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in 2004 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associated Professor in 2007.
My research is in the area of marine hydrodynamics and its applications to ship and offshore structures. I work on a range of research projects including wave/body interaction, water shipping on deck, hydrodynamics of deepwater platforms, high-speed marine vehicles, small vessel motion, propeller vortex flow, wave energy conversion and vortex induced vibration of marine risers.
I am also involved in several professional associations including the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.