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Haixin CHEN

Ph.D, Professor

AEROLab, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University


Tel: +86 10 62789269


Conceptual Aeronautics, Conceptual Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerodynamics, Aero-model Building Practice, Advance Aerodynamics.

Education background

1996–1999: PhD, Fluid Mechanics, Northwestern Polytechnical University

1994–1996: M.S., Aerodynamics, Northwestern Polytechnical University

1991–1994: B.S., Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics, Northwestern Polytechnical University


2017.1– : Tenured Full Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University

2012.12–2016.12: Full Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University

2009.6–2010.6: Visiting Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

2004.12–2012.12: Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University

2002.1–2004.11: Lecturer, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University

1999.12–2001.12: Postdoc. Researcher, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University

Social service

Dr. Chen is a volunteer teacher of the school’s “center for Aero-Innovation and Realization for students (AIR)”, guiding the students’ research and practice activities on aero-models and UAVs.

Dr. Chen is the reviewer for more than 20 academic Journals, including AIAA Journal, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, ASME Journal of Turbomachine, Computers and Fluid, etc. He is the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power, Editorial Committee Youth Member of Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, guest editor of Journal of Mechanics.

Dr. Chen is the member of multiple important academic societies, including AIAA, ASME, China Aerodynamics Society (CAS), Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China Society of Thermo Physics. He is the member of AIAA INPSI Technical Committee, AIAA PAW Organizing Committee. He is the deputy director of the CAS CFD committee.

Dr. Chen is the member of the S&T Innovation Award Board of the China Championship of Aero-model since 2006

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Computational Fluid Dynamics (Methods and Applications), Aircraft Aerodynamics Design and Optimization, Turbo-machinery, Industrial Fluid Mechanics, UAV System Development

Research Status

Research Projects and Interests

Prof. Chen’s ongoing research projects cover the simulation, research and design for civil and military aircrafts, aero-engines, rotors and propellers, and other industrial problems. His published research papers range from numerical methods, flow mechanisms, optimization methodology, unsteady turbulence simulation, flow control, aircraft design and novel aircraft concept. He is also conducting research on Aero-model Flight Test of new concept aerodynamic configurations.

Honors And Awards

AIAA, Associate Fellow (2016 Class)

Tsinghua University, Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008, 2015, 2016)

Tsinghua University, Award for Excellent Class Mentor (2012)

China Ministry of Education, New Century Excellent Talents in University, 2010

AVIC, 1st class Award for Excellence in S&T (1999)

Academic Achievement

Professor Chen Haixin’s research works are mostly focused on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics. With more than 100 publications, he is an experienced researcher on the CFD code development and the CFD investigation about realistic complex configurations for both internal and external flow. He developed the CFD code named as NSAWET (Navier-Stokes Analysis based on Window Embedment Technology), which has been applied to the simulation of many aircrafts and turbomachines. Since the year 2008, he actively takes part in the China C919 Civil Jet program and its following projects. Both his GA/NS design platform and supercritical wing design results are adopted by C919 aircraft.