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Interfacial Fluid Dynamics Lab

Hua Tan
Associate Professor


Phone: (360) 546-9144
Fax: (360) 546-9438
Located in Engineering and Computer Science (VECS) 301K


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PhD, Mechanical Engineering
  • Wuhan University of Technology, MS, Solid Mechanics
  • Wuhan University of Technology, BE, Engineering Mechanics


My research interests concern adoption of computer modeling and experimental techniques to enhance the fundamental understanding of microscopic multiphase flows and advanced manufacturing process (3D printing and advanced composites manufacturing). My research work spans a wide range of mechanical engineering including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Multiphase Flows, Porous Media Flow, Microfluidics, Additive Manufacturing, and Manufacturing Process for Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites.

  • Microfluidics
  • Multiphase flow
  • Wettability
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Porous media flow


MECH301 ThermodynamicsFall
MECH523 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat TransferSpring
MECH477 Manufacturing for CompositesSpring
MECH416/417 Senior designFall, Spring
MECH435 Introduction to MicrofluidicsFall
MECH532 Finite Element MethodSpring
MECH515 Advanced Heat TransferSpring