Wen Yan

Research Scientist

Flatiron Institute



  • Soft Matter
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Super Computing


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2016

    California Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 2012

    California Institute of Technology

  • B.Eng in Energy, Power System and Automation, 2011

    Tsinghua University

Recent Publications

Complex Dynamics of Long, Flexible Fibers in Shear

The macroscopic properties of polymeric fluids are inherited from the material properties of the fibers embedded in the solvent. The …

Computing Collision Stress in Assemblies of Active Spherocylinders: Applications of a Fast and Generic Geometric Method

In this work, we provide a solution to the problem of computing collision stress in particle-tracking simulations. First, a formulation …

Universal Image Systems for Non-Periodic and Periodic Stokes Flows above a No-Slip Wall

It is well-known that by placing judiciously chosen image point forces and doublets to the Stokeslet above a flat wall, the no-slip …