Likun Zhang
Likun Zhang
Research Associate
Advisor : Prof. Swinney
Office: RLM 14.316
(512) 471-0619


My research lies in the fields of fluid mechanics and acoustics. I combine experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches to conducting inter-disciplinary research at the interface of fluid dynamics and acoustics engineering with applications in the areas of biomedicine, energy, environment, and oceans. My previous research included:
* sound beams for microparticle manipulations and biomedical applications
* acoustic scattering from cavities in elastic solids
* sound propagation in stratified oceans
* tidal-to-wave energy conversion in oceans
* nonlinear dynamics of water surface waves
* surface wave interaction with bottom topography
* capillary wave dynamics in open channels for flow control

A selection of research projects that I have finished:


(See my Google scholar page for a complete list of publications.)


Ph.D. (Physics)
Washington State University (2012)
M.S. (Physics, Acoustics)
Washington State University (2008)
Nanjing University (2007)
B.S. (Acoustics)
Nanjing University (2003)


F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics by Acoustical Society of America (2013-14)
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad by China Scholarship Council (2011)
Graduate School Doctoral Scholarship (WSU) (2011)
Outstanding Teaching Assistant by American Association of Physics Teachers (2009)
President’s Award (WSU) (2009)
Millennium Fellowship (WSU) (2006-07)
Best Paper Award by Acoustical Society of China (2005)
Cyrus Tang Foundation Scholarship (2000-03)
People’s Scholarship (NJU) (2000-02)