Dean WEN Dongsheng winning fund from 2020 China-Germany Cooperation and Mobility Programme of the National Natural Science Foundation of China
In accordance with the consensus reached by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the German Research Federation (DFG), and approved by the China-Germany Joint Commission and the results reviewed and jointly consultated by two sides, and after being reported to the co-chairs of the Sino-Germany Joint Commission for approval, the programme was funded RMB 1.5 million yuan for 3 years (January 2021-December 2023). The German collaborator of the programme is Professor Nikolaus A. Adams, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. The programme is intended to work with researchers from Beihang University and Munich University of Technology to conduct multi-scale research on aircraft aerodynamic design through mutual visits, joint training of doctoral students, seminars organization and joint commitment programmes. The goal of this programme is, on the one hand, to develop new multi-scale methods and development procedures, and to open new ways of aerodynamic/thermal prediction with the help of data-driven models, and on the other hand, to explore the key factors affecting pneumatic performance from macro to micro, and to provide theoretical guidance for fine pneumatic design. The results of this programme will strongly support the pneumatic design innovation of advanced aircraft between China and Germany. The programme team includes academician Li Chunxuan, Professor Zhang Jun, Professor Jiang Chongwen and Associate Professor Zhao Jin.
Professor Wen Dongsheng Professor Nikolaus A. Adams
Professor WEN, the programme leader, is a national distinguished professor and a member of the "Aerospace Science and Technology" discipline review group of the Degree Committee of the State Council, and the head of the Ministry of Science and Technology's "Space Multi-Scale Mechanical and Thermodynamics Intelligence Program Base (Plan 111). He graduated from the Department of Aircraft Design and Applied Mechanical Sciences of Beihang University in 1997, received a master degree in engineering thermo-physics from Tsinghua University in 2000 and a doctorate degree in engineering science from the University of Oxford in 2003. He has been a research assistant at the University of Leeds since 2003, a lecturer, senior lecturer and professor-designation at Queen Mary University of London from 2005 to 2012, a principal professor at the University of Leeds in 2013 and returned to Beihang University in 2016. His main research direction is aerospace thermo-physics, including thermal coupling and thermal management, high-efficiency anti-ice technology, multi-scale simulation calculation, nano-fluids, nano-fuels, new energy drones and so on. Prof Wen has been granted three international patents, published more than 260 SCI articles, cited more than 14,000 times, H factor 52. He chaired several progarmmes of National Natural Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education. He is also Head of overseas cooperation projects of the Natural Science Foundation of China (formerly Overseas Outstanding Youth). He is a fellow of the British Energy Association (FEI), a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), a fellow of the Institution of Nanotechnology(FION), a part-time/guest professor at eight domestic and foreign research institutions, including Harbin University of Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a editor of Advances in Aerodynamics, Associate Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering and Aviation Engineering Progress, and guest editor of SCI journals such as Renewable Energy and Powder Technology.
The German collaborator Professor Nikolaus A. Adams, counterpart of Prof. WEN, is the Director of the Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Chief Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Overseas Core Member of Beihang's "Multi-scale Mechanics and Thermodynamics Innovation Intelligence Base". He is Professor of the Technical University of Munich, Germany, Member of the American Physical Society, Chief Scientist of the German Natural Science Foundation (DFG) Major Strategic Programme (SFB). Professor Adams has been Director of the Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich since 2004 and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich since 2016. His research interests include flowing physical dynamics, multi-scale flowing modeling and simulation, complex fluids and practical applications of basic research. He is currently the Executive Editor of Journal of Computational Physics. Professor Adams received the O.C. Zienkiewicz Award from the European Community of Applied Scientific Computing Methods in 2000 and the Gordon Bell Award, the highest academic award in the field of high-performance computing, in 2013. He is a recipient of the ERC Senior Grants Fund and author of three monographs and has published more than 200 papers (stated by SCOPUS) in internationally renowned journals such as Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, and Physics Review E. Programme team members include Professor Christian Breitsamter and Professor Christian Stemmer.
Founded in 1868, the German Cooperative School of the programme is the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a world-class university known for its outstanding natural sciences and engineering disciplines, a key funding target for the German government's Future Programme, and has been awarded the title of "Elite University" three times by the German Federation of Scientific Research, with 19 alumni winning the Nobel Prize. The Technical University of Munich is an important strategic partner of Beihang University, and since the establishment of the university-level cooperative relationship between the two universities, the two sides have carried out fruitful scientific research and personnel training cooperation in aviation, electronics, mechanics, physics and other disciplines. In 2018, the two sides formally signed an aerospace cooperation agreement between the two universities. President Xu Huibin led a delegation to visit the University of Munich and signed a joint training doctoral student agreement in 2019. At the end of July 2020, Huang Haijun, vice president of Beihang University and Juliane Winkelmann, vice president of the Technical University of Munich gathered online to witness the success of the "first Beihang-Munich University of Technology Aerospace Cooperation Seminar" on the line. More than 40 experts and scholars from 9 schools from Beihang University, including the School of Aeronautical Science and Engineering, School of Instrument Science and Photoelectrectrectric Engineering and the School of Aerospace and Geodesy of the Technical University of Munich, participated in the cooperative seminar.