Xueying Wang

I am a PhD student in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I work with Professor Nigel Goldenfeld.

You can find my CV here.

Research Interests

I am interested in pattern formation, non-equilibrium phase transition and turbulence.

I am currently working on transition to turbulence in pipe flow from the prospective of non-equilibrium phase transition. By viewing the dynamics near the critical point as a result of the interaction and competition for energy between different modes, I model and analyze verious behavior of turbulent structures.

In my undergraduate years, I worked on dynamics of large-scale circulation in rotational Rayleigh-BĂ©nard convection. By studying experimental data and a revised stochastic model, my collaborator and I were able to explain how rare stochasitc events like cessation and reversal of the circulation structure contribute to the mean retrograde rotation speed of the circulation plane.

Publication

Jin-Qiang Zhong, Hui-Min Li, Xue-Ying Wang. Enhanced azimuthal rotation of the large-scale flow through stochastic cessations in turbulent rotating convection with large Rossby numbers. Phys. Rev. Fluids 2, 044602(2017).