Teaching courses

Micro- and nanoscale transport in porous media and multiscale modeling [80310552] 32 course hours [In English]

The course "Micro- and nanoscale transport in porous media and multiscale modeling" is to introduce

the latest theoretical system and state of art in this field in the world to graduate students or senior under-

graduate students.


We are trying to lead students to this brand-new field through lectures, open discussions and research

training. The contents of this course include but not limited to:

characterization and reproduction of micro/nano porous media, single-phase flow in porous media,

multiphase flow in porous media, heat transfer in microporous media, phase change in porous flow,

diffusion and coupled mass transfer in micro/nanoporous media, frontier of thermodynamics in

micro/nanoscale porous flows, and multiscale modeling in corresponding topics.


Reference books: <Microflows and nanoflows>, <Analysis of transport phenomena>, <Heat Transfer Physics>, <Petrophysics>, …

Syllabus Lecture 1 Notes (PDF)

(Since Fall 2016)

Heat and Mass Transfer [30310803] 48 course hours [In English & Chinese]

Basic course for senior undergraduate students and graduate students

Textbook: "Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer" by Incropera and DeWitt

Syllabus Lecture 1 Notes (PDF)

(Since Fall 2015)


Heat Transfer [30310493] 48 course hours [In Chinese]

Basic course for undergraduate students

Syllabus Lecture 1 Notes (PDF)

(Fall 2014), (Fall 2013), (Fall 2012), (Fall 2011)


Scientific Computation with MATLAB [00310301] [In Chinese]

Open course for undergraduate students

(Since Fall 2014, 16 course hours)


Lecture 1 Notes (PDF), 2 Notes (PDF) , 3 Notes (PDF) , 4 Notes (PDF)

Scientific Computation with MATLAB [00310282] [In Chinese]

Open course for undergraduate students

(Fall 2013, 32 course hours), (Fall 2012, 32 course hours)


Teaching Philosophy

My interests in teaching have played a significant role in my decision to choose an academic career. Beginning when I was an undergraduate, I have always enjoyed sharing my ideas and knowledge of various subjects with fellow students. By means of discussions, I have gained clarity in my understanding of these subjects. Thus, I also treat teaching as an opportunity to enhance my own scientific understanding. I took many courses as a graduate student and in most I had excellent instructors. These courses and personal interaction with instructors played a major role in shaping my interests and research direction. I believe that teaching is an integral part of scientific contribution. It shapes the views of many young people, as it was in my case. Apart from research, my interests in teaching and enthusiasm to use teaching as a means of scientific contribution has motivated me to choose an academic career.

Teaching plans

Given my research and academic background, I will be comfortable teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of fluid mechanics and thermal science, which include Heat Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Scientific Computation with MATLAB for the undergraduate level, and some new courses in my teaching plans for the graduate level:

Heat Transfer Physics: This course will provide graduate students the basic concepts and background on heat transport, introduce physics of heat to the latest research progress in theory, modeling and experiments, and lead them to this interesting and promising area.


Transports in Porous Media: This course, which is for undergraduate students, will focus on multiphysical transports in micro porous media in addition to the conventional theories and models. Through in-class learning and out-of-class reading, students can gain background knowledge in multiphysical transports in microporous media.


Advanced method for Thermal-Hydro-Mechanical transport: In addition to introductions of basic theories, methods and recent progress, this course will also provide a platform for advanced discussion on numerical simulations, including background, methodology and future developments.