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Research
Jason Li

My primary research interests lie in the following three overlapping areas:
          1. Nonlinear Pattern Formation in Thermal Convection
          2. Fluid Instability and Bifurcation Phenomena
          3. Complex and Non-Newtonian Fluids

These research interests have intrinsic relations with fundamental issues of heat transfer and fluid flow, which involve both numerical simulations and experimental studies. My research aims to understand the essential physical processes by applying exact, asymptotic and numerical methods to relatively simple mathematical models. Such analysis is most successful when it is strongly guided by laboratory observations: it is therefore naturally interdisciplinary, and in the course of my research, I have also focused in particular on detailed velocity measurements using 3-component Laser-Doppler Velocimetry, where laser light and the Doppler effects are used to measure instantaneous flow velocities non-intrusively.

2004 launch, afm/c.dybenko; 2004-2005 maintenance, j.dybenko; 2006-2010 maintenance, w.lin; 2010-2012 maintenance, k.elliott; 2012 - webmaster, s.ali; updated July 2014