Post Doctoral Scholars
Sergio joined the group in January 2016 after completing his PhD in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the University of Edinburgh (UK). His doctoral thesis explored the development of mathematical models to study sediment transport and bed morphological evolution in open channels. Sergio also holds a M.S. in Coastal Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM, Mexico). At Stanford, he works with The Natural Capital Project on the development and enhancement of numerical models aimed at quantifying the protective service provided by coastal ecosystems. His main goal is to investigate, through numerical and analytical means, the interaction between hydrodynamics, vegetation and sediment transport in the near-shore area.
Before joining Stanford in June 2015, Zhipeng Qin held a
position as research assistant in Prof. Amir Riaz's CFD group at University of
Maryland, and received his doctoral degree in the department of Mechanical
Engineering. His doctoral dissertation investigated numerical simulation for
multiphase flow, and was mainly focused on the development of interface
advection schemes and jump condition capturing methods.
At SIGMA, the goal of Zhipeng's research is to advance
the basic understanding and predictive capabilities of complex multi-phase
flows in geyser and lava lake. He is pursuing this goal by applying
computational methods for the solver of Navier-Stokes equation with high