Principal Investigator



Research Interest: AI in fluid mechanics

Research Interest: Vortical flow control and sensing

Research Interest: Bio-inspired aerial/aquatic robotics

Research Interest: Smart environmental monitoring

​​Potential Students:

We are always looking for self-motivated undergraduates, graduates (both MSc and Ph.D.), postdocs, and visiting scholars, as well as collaborators and sponsors, to join our research effort on AI in fluid mechanics, bio-inspired robots, and smart environmental monitoring. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Please send Dixia an email, if you are interested!


Dr. Ang Li


Research Interest: Fluid Mechanics

Research Interest: Reinforcement Learning in Fluid Experiment

Research Interest: Bioinspired Robotics

Graduate Students

Zhipeng Wang (Ph.D Candidate)


Research Interest: Reinforcement Learning in Flow Control

Research Interest: Fluid dynamics

Research Interest: Bio-inspired aerial/aquatic robotics

Rui Wang (Ph.D Candidate)


Research Interest: Bio-Inspired Robotics

Research Interest: Fluid Mechanics between Air/Water Interface 

Research Interest: Hopping Robot

Undergraduate Students

Zhangyang Qi


Research Interest: AI/ML in Fluid Control

Research Interest: Computer Vision

Research Interest: Embedded System Development

Haishuo Chen


Research Interest: Statistical physics

Research Interest: Computational fluid dynamics

Research Interest: Deep learning on image recognition

Jiaqi Xue


Research Interest: Bio-inspired Robotics

Research Interest: Mechatronics and Automation

Research Interest: Mobile Robots

Visiting Students/Scholars

Jiashun Guan

Affliation: PhD in Beijing Univ., China


Research Interest: Hydrodynamics Instability

Research Interest: Fluid Experiments Techniques

Research Interest: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Sparsh Agarwal

Affliation: MSc in Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India


Research Interest: Computational Fluid Dynamics/Mechanics

Research Interest: Flow Sensing

Jiarui Yang


Research Interest: Underwater Flow Sensing

Research Interest: AI in Fluid Mechanics

Research Interest: Fish Swimming Kinematics

Xiangyi Tang


Research Interest: Fluid mechanism

Research Interest: Effect of viscosity on fish swimming


At Queen's University:
Before Queen's University:


18. John R Paris (MIT, B.Sc.) - MIT

17. Juhan Wang (Tianjin Univ., B.Sc.) - M.Sc. Program at the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

16. Taylor Lauren V'Dovec (MIT, B.Sc.) - M.Sc. Program at Delft Univ., Netherlands

15. Lin Ke (Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Ph.D. co-supervised by Prof. Jiasong Wang) - PDF at Queen's Univ., Canada

14. Anthony C Kriezis (MIT, B.Sc.) - MIT

13. Kevin Lu (Webb Institute, B.Sc.) - MIT

12. Tianyi Zhang (Tianjin Univ., B.Sc.) - Ph.D. Program at the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

11. Peiseng Tan (Ocean Univ. of China, B.Sc.) - Ph.D. Program at Univ. of Southern Florida, USA

10. Miranda P Kotidis (MIT, M.Sc.) - Staff Engineer at Triton Systems, Inc., USA

 9. Divya Bachina (Boston Univ. Academy, High School Student) - B.Sc. Program at MIT

 8. Marion Tormento (École des Ponts ParisTech, M.Sc.) - Ph.D. Program at Univ. of Oxford, UK

 7. Xiaotong Zhang (Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., B.Sc. Co-supervised by Prof. Decheng Wan) - M.Sc. Program at MIT, USA

 6. Chong Sun (Tianjin Univ., B.Sc.) - M.Sc. Program at Tianjin Univ., China

 5. Honglin Du (Tianjin Univ., B.Sc.) - M.Sc. Program at the Duke Univ., USA

 4. Amanda Michelle Hamlet (MIT, M.Sc.) - Staff Engineer, Hull Division at U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center

 3. Baiheng Wu (Tianjin Univ., B.Sc.) - Ph.D. Program at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

 2. Jorlyn Le Garrec (MIT, B.Sc.) - Fullbright Scholar at National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

 1. Chenjie Lu (Imperial College London, B.Sc.) - M.Sc. Program at MIT, USA

© 2019 by Dixia Fan, a "lazy" fluid mechanist