Yan Hong



The basic information

Yan Hong

School of Power and Energy




Vice Dean



Work Experience

2010.12-presentProfessor, Northwestern Polytechnical University, The School of Power and Energy, China

2005.05-2010.11Research professorWright State University, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, USA 

1999.09-2005.04Associate research professor, The State University of New Jersey, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, USA

1997.09-1999.08, Postdoctor, Tsinghua University, Deparment of Engineering mechanics, China

Education Experience

1997, Ph.D, The School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China 

1994, ME, The School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University,  China  

1991, BE, The School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China 

Education And Teaching

Teaching courses

Course for undergraduates: Introduction to computational fluid dynamics (in English)

Course for postgraduates: Turbulence mechanics, Turbulence theory

Admission Information

For graduate students:

Theory and Engineering of Aeronautical and Astronautical Propulsion 

Engineering Thermophysics

Awards Information

Best paper, “Control of High-Speed Aerodynamic Interaction by Pulsed Energy Deposition”, 

The 2nd Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium, Dayton, OH, Oct 2006.

Scientific Research

Research interest

The mechanism, method and application of the supersonic and hypersonic flow

The flow control mechanism of plasma

Computational fluid dynamics

Computational combustion

High precision numerical scheme

High performance large scale parallel computing

Research projects

1. Principal Investigator, "Experimental and Theoretical Study of Particles with high Temperature and Speed Impinging onto Surface", awarded by the Science Challenge Program, 2016.09-2017.12.

2. Principal Investigator, "Mechanism and law of Shock Wave/Boundary Layer Interaction Instability Control", awarded by the National Science Foundation of China, 2017.01-2020.12.  

3. Principal Investigator,  5 projects awarded by National High Technology Research and Development Program, 2012.01-2016.12

4. Principal Investigator, “Mechanisms of Thermal Actuator in High-Speed Jets Control”, awarded by the National Natural Science Fundation of China, 2012.01-2015.12

5. Principal Investigator,  “Laser Energy Deposition in Drag and Thermal Load Reduction of Hypersonic Flights”, awarded by the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, 2011.11-2013.10

6. Principal Investigator, 9 projects awarded by Air Force Research Laboratory of United States, 1999-2010

Academic achievements

70+ paper are published, of which 30+ are indexed by EI, 10+ are indexed by SCI。

Selected publications:

1. Wang, Z.,Yan, H., Li, Q.B. and Xu, K., “Application of unified gas-kinetic scheme for hypersonic non-equilibrium flow”, AIAA-2017-2245, 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference , Xiamen, China, March 6-9, 2017.EI(20171603578416)

2. Yan, H., Liu, F. and Xu, J., “Investigation on Oblique Shock Wave Control by Surface Arc Discharge Plasma”ICAS 2016Daejeon, Korea, September 25-30, 2016. EI(20170903387019)

3. Yan, H., Liu, F. and Xu, J., “Oblique Shock Control by Surface Arc Discharge Plasma”, AIAA-2016-3776, AIAA Aviation 2016, Washington, D.C., June 13-17, 2016. EI(20163202681662)

4. Yan, H. and Lin, K.,“Control Mechanism of Thermal Actuator in Supersonic Round Jet”, Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol.47, No.4,2015,pp.557-570. EI(20153201110809)

5. Yan, H. and Wang, S., “Effect of Constant Pressure Specific Heat in Shock Wave Control Using Surface Discharge”, Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol.47, No.1,2015,pp.51-60. EI(20151000594313)

6. Yan, H. and Gaitonde, D., “Parametric Study of Pulsed Thermal Bumps in Supersonic Boundary Layer”, Shock Waves, Vol.21, No.5, 2011, pp.411-423. SCI(ISI:000294260900002)

7. Yan, H. and Gaitonde, D., “Effect of Thermally-Induced Perturbation in Supersonic Boundary Layer”, Physics of Fluids, Vol.22, 064101, June 2010. SCI(ISI:000280143100019)

8. Yan, H., Boguszko, M., Adelgren, R., Elliott, G. and Knight, D., “Laser Energy Deposition in Quiescent Air”, AIAA Journal, Vol.41, No.10, Oct. 2003, pp.1988-1995. SCI(ISI:000185612300015)

9. Knight, D., Yan, H., Panaras, A. and Zheltovodov, A. A., “Advances in CFD Prediction of Shock Wave Turbulent Boundary Layer Interactions”, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol.39, Issues 2-3, February, 2003, pp.121-184. SCI(ISI:000181909900002)

Social Appointments

Asian Editor, International Journal of Flow Control

AIAA Associate Fellow