Pengfei Hao
Associate Professor
Tsinghua University: Department of Engineering Mechanics

Education background

Ph.D., Fluid Mechanics, Tsinghua University of China, 2006
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University of China, 1997
B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University of China, 1994


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, worked as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, 1997-Present, full time

Concurrent Academic

Member of Chinese Aerodynamics Research Society
Member of Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Microfluidics, experimental fluid mechanics, wetting and interface, superhydrophobic material

Research Status

Currently Professor Hao is mainly interested in bio-inspired superhydrophobic materials and nano-/microsystems. To be more specific, he studies the wetting, impact, condensation, evaporation and freezing of the droplet on the superhydrophobic surfaces with micro/nano structures, which is of great importance to a wide variety of industrial applications such as anti-icing, self-cleaning and spray cooling. 

Academic Achievement

[1] Lv Cunjing, Zhang Xiwen, Niu Fenglei, He Feng, Hao Pengfei*. From Initial Nucleation to Cassie-Baxter State of Condensed Droplets on Nanotextured Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Scientific Reports, 2017, 7:42752
[2] Sun XM, Dong YJ,  Hao PF*, Shi L, Li F, Feng YT. Three-dimensional numerical simulation of quasi-static pebble flow. Advanced Powder Technology, 2017, 28:499-505
[3] Zhang Jingxian, Yao Zhaohui, Hao, Pengfei. Drag reductions and the air-water interface stability of superhydrophobic surfaces in rectangular channel flow. Physical Review E, 2016, 94:053117 
[4] Zhang Rui, Hao Pengfei, He Feng. Rapid Bouncing of High-Speed Drops on Hydrophobic Surfaces with Microcavities. Langmuir,2016,32 : 9967-9974
[5] Zhang Xiwen, He Feng, Hao Pengfei. Characteristics of Liquid Flow in Microchannels at very Low Reynolds Numbers. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2016, 39 : 1425-1430
[6] Lv Cunjing, Hao Pengfei*, Zhang Xiwen. Drop impact upon superhydrophobic surfaces with regular and hierarchical roughness. Applied Physics Letters,2016, 108: 141602  
[7] Zhang Rui, Hao Pengfei, Zhang Xiwen. Dynamics of high Weber number drops impacting on hydrophobic surfaces with closed micro-cells. Soft Matter, 2016, 12: 5808-5817
[8] Zhang, Jingxian, Tian Haiping, Yao Zhaohui, Hao Pengfei, Jiang Nan. Mechanisms of drag reduction of superhydrophobic surfaces in a turbulent boundary layer flow. Experiments in Fluids.2015,56(9)
[9] Cunjing Lv, Pengfei Hao*, Xiwen Zhang, Feng He, Dewetting transitions of dropwise condensation on nanotexture enhanced superhydrophobic surfaces. ACS Nano, 9 (12), 12311-12319 (2015).
[10] Cunjing Lv, Pengfei Hao*, Zhaohui Yao, Fenglei Niu. Departure of condensation droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces. Langmuir, 31(8): 2414-2420 (2015).
[11] Hao PF, Lv CJ, Niu FL, Yu Y. Water droplet impact on superhydrophobic surfaces with microstructures and hierarchical roughness. Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 2014, 57:1376-1381
[12] Hao PF, Lv CJ, Yao ZH, Niu FL. Wetting property of smooth and textured hydrophobic surfaces under condensation condition. Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 2014, 57:2127-2132
[13] Hao PF, Lv CJ, Zhang XW. Freezing of Sessile Water Droplets on Surfaces with Various Roughness and Wettability. Applied physics letters, 2014, 104:161609
[14] Cunjing Lv, Pengfei Hao*, Zhaohui Yao, Yu Song, Xiwen Zhang et al. Condensation and jumping relay of droplets on lotus leaf. Applied physics letters, 2013, 103,:021601
[15] Pengfei Hao*, Cunjing Lv, and Zhaohui Yao. Droplet Detachment by Air Flow for Microstructured Superhydrophobic surfaces. Langmuir, 2013, 29: 5160–5166
[16] Lv Cunjing, Hao Pengfei*. Driving Droplet by Scale Effect on Microstructured Hydrophobic Surfaces. Langmuir, 2012, 28:16958-16965 
[17] Hao PengFei*, Lv CunJing, He Feng. Evaporating behaviors of water droplet on superhydrophobic surface. Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 2012, 55: 2463-2468 
[18] Hao, Pengfei*, Lv, Cunjing, Zhang, Xiwen. Driving liquid droplets on microstructured gradient surface by mechanical vibration. Chemical Engineering Science, 2011, 66: 2118-2123  
[19] Hao PengFei*, Yao Zhao Hui, Zhang XiWen. Study of dynamic hydrophobicity of micro-structured hydrophobic surfaces and lotus leaves. Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 2011,  54: 675-682
[20] Zheng Quan Shui*, Lv CunJing, Hao PengFei, Sheridan John, Small is beautiful, and dry.  Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 2010, 53: 2245-2259
[21] Lu Si, Yao ZhaoHui*, Hao PengFei. Drag reduction in ultrahydrophobic channels with micro-nano structured surfaces. Science China-Physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 2010, 53: 1298-1305 
[22] Hao, Pengfei*, Lv Cunjing, Yao Zhaohui. Sliding behavior of water droplet on superhydrophobic surface. Europhysics Letters, 2010, 90: 66003 
[23] Lv Cunjing, Yang Changwei, Hao Pengfei*. Sliding of Water Droplets on Microstructured Hydrophobic Surfaces. Langmuir, 2010, 26: 8704-8708.
[24] Yang ChangWei, Hao PengFei, He Feng. Effect of upper contact line on sliding behavior of water droplet on superhydrophobic surface. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009, 54(5) : 727-731
[25] Peng-Fei Hao*, Catherine Wong, Zhao-Hui Yao, Ke-Qin Zhu. Laminar drag reduction in hydrophobic microchannels. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 2009, 32(6):912-918
[26] Hao Peng-Fei*,  Zhang Xi-Wen, Yao Zhao-Hui, He, Feng. Transitional and turbulent flow in a circular microtube. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2007, 32: 423-431
[27] P-F Hao*, Zhao-Hui Yao, K-Q Zhu,Feng He. Experimental investigation of water flow in smooth and rough silicon microchannels. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2006, 16(7), 1397~1402
[28] P-F Hao*, Zhao-Hui Yao, Feng He., K-Q Zhu. Experimental study on transitional flow in a circular microtube. Chinese physics letters. 2006 23(10) 2815~2818
[29] 25 P-F Hao*, F He, K-Q Zhu. Flow characteristics in a trapezoidal silicon microchannel. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2005,15 (6): 1362~1368
[30] P-F Hao*,Ying-Tao Ding,Zhao-Hui Yao,Feng He. Size effect on gas flow in micro nozzles. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2005, 15(11): 2069~2073