President Chen Shiyi of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) was the guest speaker at Imperial College of London, for the Imperial College Lighthill Lecture 2019. President Chen spoke to over 200 faculty members on the topic of “Progress in Multiscale Physics and Modeling of Fluid Turbulence.”
The James Lighthill Lecture is a high profile annual event in the Imperial College of London events calendar. It is given by distinguished individuals in the area of Fluid Mechanics and celebrates the opening of their Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales (CDT) and the pioneering work in this area of Professor Sir James Lighthill FRS whilst at Imperial College.
The first James Lighthill Lecture held in May 2014 was given by Professor Stephen Davis (Member of the American Academy of Engineering) as a guest speaker. Subsequent speakers have been Professor Parviz Moin (Member of the American Academy of Engineering), Sir Brian Hoskins, Raymond Goldstein (Fellow of the Royal Society), and Elaine Oran (Fellow of the American Academy of Engineering).
President Chen Shiyi spoke about SUSTech and the progress of turbulence research in China to the assembled audience.
Imperial College of London faculty members and students attended the lecture, along with experts and scholars in the fluid mechanics field.