Background

I am currently a third year PhD student at Control Group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Duncan. I am a member of St Hilda's College. Before joining Oxford, I received my B.Eng and M.Eng degrees in 2008 and 2011, respectively, both from Nanjing University, China. My research at Oxford focuses on stability analysis and passive control of viscous shear flows.

Research Interests

  • Lyapunov analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Control of distributed parameter systems
  • Spectral methods in irregular domains
  • Numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations
  • Large scale eigenvalue problems

Publications

  1. Zhao, S. and Duncan, S.R. (2014) "Revisiting the linear stability of channel flow over riblets." Physics of Fluids, under review.
  2. Zhao, S. and Duncan, S.R. (2014) "Energy amplification of Poiseuille flow in a pipe lined with riblets." UKACC Int. Conf. on Control, Loughborough, UK, accepted.
  3. Zhao, S. and Duncan, S.R. (2014) "Energy amplification of streamwise constant channel flow over riblets." 19th IFAC World Congress on Automatic Control, Cape Town, South Africa, accepted.
  4. Zhao, S. and Duncan, S.R. (2014) "On the accuracy of the calculation of transient growth in plane Poiseuille flow." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, pp. 857-871.
  5. Zhao, S. and Duncan, S.R. (2013) "Passivity of plane Poiseuille flow." European Control Conf., Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 1077-1082.

Technical Reports

  1. Zhao, S (2014) "A note on spectral methods in irregular domains." Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.
  2. Zhao, S. and Duncan, S.R. (2013) "Modelling Poiesuille flow in a pipe lined with riblets" Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

Contact

  • Email: shi.zhao@eng.ox.ac.uk, shi.zhao@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk
  • Address: Parks Road, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, OX1 3PJ