Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Chan Wai Lee

Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Asst Prof Chan Wai Lee

CHAN Wai Lee is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his degrees of B.S.E., summa cum laude and M.S.E. in 2011 and 2012, respectively, from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan (UofM), Ann Arbor. In 2016, he obtained his Ph.D. from the UofM, working on the development of turbulence-chemistry interaction closures, fundamental analyses of combustion models, and high-fidelity numerical simulations of turbulent reacting flows and high-speed propulsive engines. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Stanford University, before returning to Singapore to join NTU in 2017.
Research Interests
Combustion modeling; Combustion instability; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Flamelet models; Fluid-structure interactions; Gas turbine engines; High-fidelity simulations; High-speed air-breathing vehicles; Large-eddy simulations; Numerical combustion; Pollutant emission; Turbulent non-/reacting flows
Current Projects
  • Development of Predictive Numerical Tools for Acoustics in Compressible Reacting Flows
  • Development of an Electric Propulsion Unit with a Hybrid Engine System and Rim-Driven Fan System for an Aerial Flight System
  • Fusing Communication Skills and Engineering Knowledge: A Co-teaching Program
  • Incorporation and Development of Computational Fluid Dynamics Techniques for Studies of Flow in Aircrafts, Combustion Devices, and Urban Planning
  • Lattice Boltzmann simulation and experimental study of aeroacoustic damping of Helmholtz cavity-backed perforated orifices in combustion systems (LBADH)
  • Numerical Simulation of Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) Process
  • Understanding Thermoacoustics: Numerical Simulations with Acoustic-Thermofluid Coupling Using a Domain-Decomposition Technique
Selected Publications
  • T.D. Thanapal, J. Heng, B. Elhadidi, W.L. Chan. (2019). Efficacy of perforated liners with different porosity: Experimental analysis. The 15th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization (FLUCOME 2019).
  • J. Heng, T.D. Thanapal, W.L. Chan, B. Elhadidi. (2019). Efficacy of perforated liners with different porosity: Lattice Boltzmann analysis. The 15th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization (FLUCOME 2019).

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