Co-organizer, Assistant Professor, Westlake University
Dixia Fan obtained his Ph.D. (2019) and MSc (2016) from MIT Mechanical Engineering and BSc (2013) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering. He is an assistant professor at Queens University (the director of i4-FSI Lab), a research associate at MIT Sea Grant, the 2019 Energy fellow at MIT Energy Initiative and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) research fellow. He founded the MIT “lab of pink coach” in 2019, featuring the world's first intelligent towing tank (ITT) and is in charge of the i4-FSI lab at Queen's University (intelligent, informational, integrative, and interdisciplinary fluid-structure interaction). His research interests focus on physics-informed (and -informative) machine learning and bio-inspired design of vortical flow control and sensing for marine and aerospace applications. Recently he has been awarded the de Florez prize from MIT and the Nico van Wingen prize from Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and his work has been featured in multiple media, including the cover page of the 40 years anniversary of the Discover Magazine.
Fig. 1 Front view of the Intelligent Towing Tank