Dr Min Luo obtained the B.Eng in Civil Engineering from the Honors School of Harbin Institute of Technology in 2010. Subsequently, he went to National University of Singapore for PhD study and got the degree in 2015 with the thesis entitled “A two-phase Consistent Particle Method for wave impact problems with entrapped air pockets”. He joined the Energy & Environment Group in the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, Swansea University in 2017.
Min’s research concentrates on the computational modelling and laboratory study of wave hydrodynamics, with the emphasis in extreme wave interactions with marine/coastal structures and shorelines. He has developed an accurate, robust and efficient (with parallel computing) numerical program for free-surface/two-phase flows and fluid-structure interaction problems. He believes that experimental studies and numerical simulations are complementary to each other. Hence he has conducted a large number of laboratory experiments on sloshing in scaled tanks and extreme wave impact on fixed/floating structures in a wave flume. The work not only enriches the knowledge of how ocean wave acts on marine/coastal structures in extreme circumstances but also provides a powerful numerical tool to analyse complex engineering problems.
Dr Luo is accepting applications for PhD students and visiting scholars/students.