Mingjun Wei

Associate Professor


New Mexico State University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
P.O.Box 30001/Dept 3450
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Office: (575) 646-6034
Fax: (575) 646-6111
E-mail: mjwei@nmsu.edu


CV (pdf)


Education

  • Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
  • M.Engr. Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1998
  • B.S. Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, 1996 

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Flow Control
  • Optimization

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New Mexico State University, Aug. 2012 -- present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New Mexico State University, Aug. 2006 -- Aug. 2012
  • Invited Researcher, 2nd European Forum on Flow Control, Poitiers, France, June 2006
  • Research Associate (Postdoc), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Jan. 2005 -- Aug. 2006

Journal Publications

  1. B. R. Qawasmeh, and M. Wei, Low-dimensional models for compressible temporally developing shear layers, (pdf) (copyright), J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 731, pp. 364--393, 2013
  2. L. Zhou, M. Wei, and D. J. Sun, A simple model for mechanism study of sound generation in mixing layers (pdf), International Journal of Aeroacoustics, Vol. 11, No. 3--4, pp. 447--458, 2012
  3. L. Zhou, Z. Wan, D. Sun, and M. Wei, The effects of initial perturbation to mixing-layer noise (pdf), Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, Vol. 2, No. 032003, 2012
  4. M. Schlegel, B. R. Noack, P. Jordan, A. Dillmann, E. Gröschel, W. Schröder, M. Wei, J. B. Freund, O. Lehmann, and G. Tadmor, On least-order flow representations for aerodynamics and aeroacoustics (pdf) (copyright) (on cover page), J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 697, pp. 367--398, 2012
  5. M. Wei, B. R. Qawasmeh, M. Barone, B. G. van Bloemen Waanders, and L. Zhou, Low-dimensional model of spatial shear layers (pdf) (copyright), Physics of Fluids, Vol. 24, No. 014108, doi: 10.1063/1.3678016, 2012
  6. A. V. G. Cavalieri, P. Jordan, Y. Gervais, M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Intermittent sound generation and its control in a free-shear flow (pdf) (copyright), Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, No. 115113, 2010
  7. T. Yang, M. Wei, and H. Zhao, Numerical study of flexible flapping wing propulsion (pdf), AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 2909--2915, 2010
  8. B. N. Shashikanth, A. Sheshmani, S. Kelly, and M. Wei, Hamiltonian structure and dynamics of a neutrally buoyant rigid sphere interacting with thin vortex rings (pdf), Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics , Vol. 12, pp. 335--353, 2010
  9. C. Cai, K. R. Khasawneh, H. Liu, and M. Wei, Collisionless gas flows over a cylindrical or a spherical object (pdf), Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46, No. 6, Nov.-Dec., 2009
  10. J. D. Hooser, M. Wei, B. E. Newton, and G. J. A. Chiffoleau, An approach to understanding flow friction ignition: a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study on temperature development of high-pressure oxygen flow inside micron-scale seal cracks (pdf), Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 6, No. 10, Nov. 2009
  11. M. Wei, and C. W. Rowley, Low-dimensional models of a temporally evolving free shear layer (pdf) (copyright), J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 618, pp. 113--134, 2009
  12. A. Samanta, J. B. Freund, M. Wei, and S. K. Lele, Robustness of acoustic analogies for predicting mixing-layer noise (pdf), AIAA Journal, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 2780--2786, 2006
  13. M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, A noise-controlled free shear flow (pdf) (copyright), J. Fluid Mech. , Vol. 546, pp. 123--152, 2006
  14. X. Y. Yin, D. J. Sun, M. J. Wei, and J. Z. Wu, Absolute and convective instability character of slender viscous vortices (pdf) (copyright), Physics of Fluids, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2000
  15. M. Wei, D. Sun, X. Yin, and J. Wu, Stability analysis on supersonic trailing-line vortex (pdf), Acta Mechanica Sinica (Chinese), Vol. 31, No. 6, 1999

Conference Articles

  1. H. Gao, M. Wei, Global model reduction for flows with moving boundary, AIAA paper 2014-0222, National Harbor, MD, 2014
  2. M. Xu, M. Wei, Using adjoint-based approach to study flapping wings (pdf), AIAA paper 2013-0839, Grapevine, TX, 2013
  3. M. Xu, M. Wei, T. Yang, J. C. Riddick, and A. J. Hall, Numerical investigation for optimal sensor placement on flapping-wing MAVs (pdf), AIAA paper 2013-0360, Grapevine, TX, 2013
  4. T. Yang, M. Wei, A fully-coupled approach to simulate three-dimensional flexible flapping wings (pdf), AIAA paper 2013-0864, Grapevine, TX, 2013
  5. L. Zhou, Z. Wan, D. Sun, and M. Wei, Sound generation by different vortex interactions in mixing layers (pdf), AIAA paper 2012-1173, Nashville, TN, 2012
  6. M. Xu, M. Wei, T. Yang, Y. S. Lee, and T. D. Burton, Nonlinear structural response in flexible flapping wings with different density ratio (pdf), AIAA paper 2011-376, Orlando, FL, 2011
  7. M. Wei, and T. Yang, A global approach for reduced-order models of flapping flexible wings (pdf), AIAA paper 2010-5085, Chicago, IL, 2010
  8. Z. Liang, H. Dong, H. Wan, P. Beran, and M. Wei, Wing-wake interaction and its proper orthogonal decomposition (pdf), AIAA paper 2010-5084, Chicago, IL, 2010
  9. A. V. G. Cavalieri, P. Jordan, Y. Gervais, M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Intermittent sound generation in a free-shear flow (pdf), AIAA paper 2010-3963, Stockholm, 2010
  10. T. Yang, M. Wei, and H. Zhao, Numerical study of flexible flapping wing propulsion (pdf), AIAA paper 2010-553, Orlando, FL, 2010
  11. Z. Liang, H. Dong, and M. Wei, Computational analysis of hovering hummingbird flight (pdf), AIAA paper 2010-555, Orlando, FL, 2010
  12. K. Khasawneh, C. Cai, M. Wei, and Yang, S., Rarefied jet plume flows, AIAA Paper 2010-0986, Orlando, FL, 2010
  13. C. Cai, K. Khasawneh, H. Liu, and M. Wei, Collisionless gas flows over a cylinder and sphere, AIAA paper 2009-3603, 41st AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Antonio, 22-25 June, 2009
  14. M. Wei, B. R. Qawasmeh, M. Barone, and B. G. van Bloemen Waanders, Low-dimensional modeling for spatially developing free shear layers (pdf), AIAA paper 2009-363, Orlando, FL, 2009
  15. B. N. Shashikanth, A. Sheshmani, S. Kelly, and M. Wei, Hamiltonian structure and dynamics of a neutrally buoyant rigid sphere interacting with thin vortex rings (pdf), ITP-07-26, Proceedings of ITP-07, 2007 Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena V, Bansko, Bulgaria, October, 2007
  16. M. Wei, and P. Jordan, An optimally defined sound source in mixing layers (pdf), AIAA paper 2007-3869, Miami, FL, 2007
  17. D. Eschricht, P. Jordan, M. Wei, J. Freund, and F. Thiele, Analysis of noise-controlled shear-layers (pdf), AIAA paper 2007-3660, Rome, Italy, 2007
  18. S. Ahuja, C. W. Rowley, I. G. Kevrekidis, M. Wei, T. Colonius, and G. Tadmor, Low-dimensional models for control of leading-edge vortices: equilibria and linearized models (pdf), AIAA paper 2007-709, Reno, NV, 2007
  19. M. Wei, and C. W. Rowley, Low-dimensional models of a temporally evolving free shear layer (pdf), AIAA paper 2006-3228, San Francisco, CA, 2006
  20. J. Freund, A. Samanta, M. Wei, and S. Lele, The robustness of acoustic analogies, AIAA paper 2005-2940, Monterey, CA, 2005
  21. J. B. Freund, and M. Wei, Some small changes that make a mixing layer very quiet (pdf), AIAA paper 2005-0997, Reno, NV, 2005
  22. J. B. Freund, S. K. Lele, and M. Wei, The robustness of acoustic analogies (pdf), Center for Turbulence Research, Proceedings of the Summer Program 2004
  23. J. B. Freund, and M. Wei, An emperical "lower bound" on free-shear-flow noise (pdf), XXI ICTAM, Warsaw, Poland, 2004
  24. J. B. Freund, and M. Wei, Adjoint-based control of free shear flow noise(pdf), AIAA paper 2003-3570, Orlando, FL, 2003
  25. M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Noise control using adjoint-based optimization (pdf), AIAA paper 2002-2524, Breckenridge, CO, 2002
  26. M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Optimal control of free shear flow noise (pdf), AIAA paper 2002-0665, Reno, NV, 2002
  27. X. Y. Yin, D. J. Sun, M. J. Wei, and J. Z. Wu, Absolute/convective instability of incompressible and compressible swirling vortex, AIAA paper 99-0140, Reno, NV, 1999

Other Selected Talks and Thesis

  • M. Xu, and M. Wei, Using adjoint-based approach to understand flapping-wing aerodynamics, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 58, No. 18, the 66th APS-DFD annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
  • H. Gao, and M. Wei, Model order reduction for the coupled system of flow and moving structure, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 58, No. 18, the 66th APS-DFD annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013
  • M. Wei, To understand flapping-wing aerodynamics through adjoint-based optimization, invited talk at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Sept., 2013
  • M. Wei, and M. Xu, An adjoint-based approach for the understanding of flapping wings, SIAM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July, 2013
  • M. Wei, Numerical simulation and optimization of flapping wings, invited talk at Arizona State University, Feb., 2013
  • M. Wei, M. Xu, and T. Yang, Global model reduction for fluid-structure system, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 57, No. 17, the 65th APS-DFD annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • M. Xu, and M. Wei, Adjoint-based optimization for flapping wings, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 57, No. 17, the 65th APS-DFD annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • T. Yang, and M. Wei, Effects of wing flexibility on aerodynamic performance in hovering flight, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 57, No. 17, the 65th APS-DFD annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • M. Wei, Flexible flapping wings: simulation, optimization, and model reduction, invited talk at University of Texas at Austin, Oct., 2012
  • M. Wei, Global model reduction for fluid-structure systems, invited talk at U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Aug., 2012
  • M. Wei, A computational framework for adjoint-based study of flapping wings, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 56, No. 18, the 64th APS-DFD annual meeting, Baltimore MD, Nov., 2011
  • T. Yang, L. Martin-Alarcon, M. Wei, and F. Shu, Numerical simulation of a plunging flexible hydrofoil and its experimental validation, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 56, No. 18, the 64th APS-DFD annual meeting, Baltimore MD, Nov., 2011
  • L. Martin-Alarcon, T. Yang, F. Shu, and M. Wei, Experimental study of flow field around a plunging flexible hydrofoil, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 56, No. 18, the 64th APS-DFD annual meeting, Baltimore MD, Nov., 2011
  • M. Xu, and M. Wei, Fluid-Structure Interaction for Flapping Flexible Wings with Large Mass Ratio, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 56, No. 18, the 64th APS-DFD annual meeting, Baltimore MD, Nov., 2011
  • M. Wei, Numerical simulation for optimization in flapping-wing MAVs, invited talk at U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Nov., 2011
  • M. Wei, Simulation and optimization for flexible wings, invited talk at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, AFRL/RB, July, 2011
  • M. Wei, A fully-coupled approach to simulate flapping flexible wings, invited talk at U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, July, 2011
  • M. Wei, Reduced-Order Modeling for Fully-Coupled Fluid and Structural Dynamics of Flexible Flapping Wings, SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Baltimore, July, 2011
  • M. Wei, To fly like a bird, invited talk at Mesilla Valley Audubon Society, Las Cruces, NM, Feb., 2011
  • M. Xu, M. Wei, T. Yang, Y. Lee, and T. D. Burton, Effects of mass ratio to flexible flapping-wing propulsion, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 55, No. 16, Long Beach, CA, 2010
  • T. Yang, and M. Wei, A fully-coupled approach to simulate three-dimensional flexible flapping wings, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 55, No. 16, Long Beach, CA, 2010
  • B. R. Qawasmeh, and M. Wei, A least order model for temporally-developing compressible shear layers, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 55, No. 16, Long Beach, CA, 2010
  • M. Wei, Modeling and control in fluid dynamics and aeroacoustics, invited talk at University of Science and Technology of China, Dec., 2009
  • M. Wei, and T. Yang, Global model reduction for fluid-structure interaction in flapping flexible wings, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 54, No. 19, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • B. R. Qawasmeh, and M. Wei, Low-dimensional modeling of shear layers, SIAM conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, UT, May, 2009
  • M. Wei, T. Yang, and H. Zhao, A strong-coupling approach to simulate flexible flapping wing, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 53, No. 15, San Antonio, TX, 2008
  • B. R. Qawasmeh, and M. Wei, Projection of spatial shear layers in a symmetry-reduced space, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 53, No. 15, San Antonio, TX, 2008
  • M. Wei, Low-dimensional modeling for temporally developing free shear layers, invited talk at Computer Science Research Institute of Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, 2007
  • M. Wei, and C. W. Rowley, Low-dimensional modeling for both temporally and spatially developing free shear layers, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 52, No. 17, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2007
  • M. Wei, and C. W. Rowley, Low-dimensional models of a temporally evolving free shear layer using template-based methods, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 51, No. 9, Tampa Bay, FL, 2006
  • M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Jet noise mechanism studied by optimal control, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 48, No. 10, East Rutherford, NJ, 2003
  • M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Adjoint-based control and analysis of free-shear flow noise, 14th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA, 2002
  • M. Wei, and J. B. Freund, Adjoint-based control of noise from two-dimensional mixing layer, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 46, No. 10, San Diego, 2001.
  • My Ph.D. thesis, Jet Noise Control by Adjoint-Based Optimization (pdf)

Major Funded Projects

  • Acquisition of an Integrated System for Laser-Assisted Non-Intrusive Experimentation and Data-Driven Reduced-Order Modeling (Co-PI, PI: Dr. Young Lee), DoD Research and Education Program for HBCU/MI Equipment/Instrumentation, 2014 ~ 2015, $493,567 (total)
  • Comprehensive Reduced-Order Modeling and Validation for Loads and Flight Stability of a Flapping Wing, Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) CTA, ARL, 2012 ~ 2015, $285,000 (MW)
  • Physics-Based Morphology Analysis and Adjoint Optimization of Flexible Flapping Wings, AFOSR, 2012 ~ 2015, $159,837 (MW)
  • HPC-Enabled Parametric Studies of Under Body Blasts: From High-Fidelity to Reduced-Order Models, Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC), ARL, 2012 ~ 2017, $625,000 (MW)
  • Flapping and Twisting Aeroelastic Wings for Propulsion, Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC), ARL, 2007 ~ 2012, $759,141
  • Reduced-Order Modeling of Shear Layers, SURP, Sandia National Laboratories, 2007 ~ 2009, $80,000

Scientific Societies

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) senior member
  • AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee member (2013 -- )
  • AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee member (2007-- 2011)
  • American Physical Society (APS) member
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) member
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) member

Computer/Lab Facilities

  • Linux Cluster: (picture)
    • Head node (1): Dell PowerEdge 6950, 4 dual-core AMD Opteron 8216 (2.4GHz), 8G memory
    • Compute nodes (40): Dell PowerEdge SC 1435, 2 dual-core AMD Opteron 2216 (2.4GHz), 4G memory
    • Storage: Dell Power Vault MD1000 External Storage, 3U, 6x500GB Raid 5 (can hold upto 15 disks).
 
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