Dr. Xinfeng Gao
Principal Investigator


Research Interests
Parallel adaptive mesh refinement and high-resolution numerical algorithms for fluid dynamics; High-performance computing on energy-efficient parallel computer architectures; Computational combustion and turbulence-chemistry modeling; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-based design, analysis and optimization of practical low-emission and high-efficiency combustion systems and turbomachinery with geometric complexity.

Dr. Xinfeng Gao joined the Colorado State University in August 2011 as Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the university, she was a postdoctoral scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working with two groups: the Applied Numerical Algorithms Group and the Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering. She earned her Ph. D. in Aerospace Sciences and Engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 2008. Xinfeng is leading a CFD and Propulsion group with a primary focus on advancing CFD algorithms and their application to the design, analysis, and optimization of practical low-emission and high-efficiency chemical propulsion systems. Her research group has strong interactions with national laboratories and aerospace industries. She is a lifetime member in American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.