Pengfei Xue

Pengfei Xue


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  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Numerical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Great Lakes Research Center
  • PhD University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program
  • BS mathematics and applied mathematics , East China Normal University


Dr. Xue's research focuses on the development and application of numerical models to problems in the coastal ocean and the Great Lakes. His modeling-based research interests include estuarine and coastal ocean dynamics, observing system simulation experiments for optimal data sampling strategies, water quality and NPZD modeling, and ocean-atmosphere interaction and its impact on the climate change. Research projects he is currently involved in include ocean-atmosphere coupling dynamics over Maritime Continent and Persian Gulf, and the development of an integrated Water-Ice-Atmosphere-Biological modeling system for the Great Lakes.

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Teaching Interests

  • Introductory Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Hydrodynamic Modeling
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling

Research Interests

  • Hydrodynamic modeling
  • Coupled physical-biological modeling
  • Dynamics of coupled ocean-atmosphere models
  • Ocean data assimilation
  • Estuary and coastal ocean circulation
  • Bio-physical processes in the Great Lakes