Pengfei Xue

Pengfei Xue


  • Associate Professor, Civil and 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.

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

  • Hydrodynamic modeling
  • Regional climate modeling
  • Coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics
  • Data assimilation and machine learning
  • Biophysical processes in the Great Lakes
  • Estuary and coastal ocean processes