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Durham University

Department of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Lian Gan

Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42438
Room number: E208A (Christopherson)

(email at

Lian obtained his BEng (UK MEng equivalent) degree from Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, specialised in aeronautics. This degree is supported by full-scholarship from Singapore government. He then obtained his PhD degree from University of Cambridge, Engineering Department fluid mechanics group on experimental investigation of pulsatile turbulent flows. After taking a postdoc in the same research group and subsequently a lecturership in Newcastle University UK, he joined Durham University in March 2015. 

Lian is taking PhD students. The annual university studentship application usually opens in late October and closes in early January. 

Research Interests

  • Experimental fluid mechanics: inhomogeneous turbulence, pulsatile turbulence, flow-structure interaction
  • Flow measurement technique development and applications


Selected Publications

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