Family Portrait 2024

Taken on May 2024


Taken on May 28, 2023


S. A. Galindo-Torres S. A. Galindo-Torres

Associate Professor

Graduated from the National University of Colombia (School of Physics) in 2003 (2006) with a bachelor's (master's) degree; in 2010, received a PhD in computational physics from the National University of Colombia. Then he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has been a senior researcher and lecturer in applied mathematics at the University of Queensland from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, he was awarded the Advance Queensland Fellowship by the Queensland Government of Australia, the only fellowship granted in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering for that year. In 2017, he joined the University of Liverpool as a Senior Lecturer and as an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. Starting in early 2019, he joined Westlake as an Associate Professor in the area of Environmental and Resources Engineering.



Ms Tingting TANG

I am an executive assistant in M3 Lab. In 2019, I graduated from Henan Normal University. My major is English translation. After that I had a further study of MTI in Beijing International Studies University and got master degree. In 2023, I joined Westlake University.





Dr. Teng MAN

I am currently a research fellow in Prof. Galindo-Torres’ research group at Westlake University working on problems related to the mechanics and physics of granular-fluid systems and its application in soil mechanics and pavement engineering. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in the United States in 2019, and both master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Jilin University in China.



Mr Pei Zhang received his PhD in Hydraulic Engineering from Hohai University in 2017. He was a joint PhD student during 2015-2017 at the University of Queensland, Australia. Then he works as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland. In 2020, he joined Westlake University as a research scientist. His research mainly focuses on developing and applying numerical models for Multi-scale multi-physics modelling for complex geoenvironmental problems. His models include: Discrete Element Method (DEM) for particle motions, Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) for flows, Material Point Method (MPM) for soil (solid) Mechanics problems, Random Walking Method (RWM) for solute (heat) transports. These models are also combined together to solve complex processes in Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.


Dr. Tilsa Aryeni

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Galindo-Torres's group. I am currently working on microscale fluid dynamics in particular studying the multiphase and multicomponent flows of some fluid phenomena using lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Wyoming in December 2022. My Ph.D research is on the application of generalized finite element method to groundwater modeling. Bachelor degree is obtained in my home country Indonesia.



Zhuan GE

Mr Zhuan GE

I received my B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Sichuan University and my M.S. from Northeastern University in Engineering Thermophysics. I am currently pursuing my PHD in Environmental Engineering in Dr. Torres’ group. My research focuses on multi-physics interaction in different scales and phases through both discrete and continuum frameworks. In my spare time, I love fitness, playing soccer and cooking.


Yifeng ZHAO

Mr Yifeng ZHAO

I received my B.S. from Beijing University of Technology, China. Currently I am pursing my Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Westlake University. My general research interest is the AI application in the Geomechanics field. During my free time I enjoy live music, cooking, coding and travelling.



Tingchang YIN

Mr Tingchang YIN

YIN received his Bachelor's and Master's degree both from the Guangxi University, PR China. He used to study rock mass blockiness, rock mass quality classification, homogeneous structural domain, and so on. Now, his research interest includes the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN), percolation theory, flow and transport in DFN, etc. Besides, as a crazy fan of NBA, he likes playing basketball pretty much. His online CV


Hangtong LI

Ms Hangtong LI

I received my B.S. in Chemistry from University of Liverpool and my M.S. from University College London with a major in Materials for Energy and Environment. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering in Prof. Sergio Andres Galindo Torres' group. My research focuses on water-solid interactions at the nanoscale through Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations and fabrication of the nanoscale functional materials (eg. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)). Besides, I like photography and travel.


Ling QIU

Mr Ling QIU

QIU received his Master's degree from University of Sheffield in Environmental and Energy Engineering and Bachelor's degree from University of Nottingham in Environmental Engineering. His current research interest is the development of a model for floating offshore wind turbines, under the supervision of Prof. Sergio Andres Galindo Torres. Qiu enjoys music and scuba diving in his free time.


Ling QIU

Ms Zaohui ZHANG

I am a PhD student in Dr. Sergio's group. I focus on the properties of granular-fluid system and it's engineering applications. I received my B.S. in the University of South China with the major of Mineral Resources Engineering, and M.S. in the Wuhan University of Technology (with a joint program in the Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, majoring in Marine Geotechnical Engineering). After that, I engaged in the research and testing of materials, as well as the project management and consulting (in the Institute of Advanced Engineering Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, Zhongshan City).


Beichen JI

Mr Beichen JI

I received my B.S in Beijing university of chemical technology and my M.S. from Paris science and letter. Currently, I am pursuing my phd in Environmental science and engineering in prof. Sergio’s group. My research interest focus on modeling of multi-phase flow.


Xuwen CHEN

Mr Xuwen CHEN

I received my B.S. in Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering from Hohai University in 2021. Currently I am pursing my Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Westlake University. Now, my research interest focus on numerical modeling and visualization based on CFD-LBM method with CUDA-powered GPU programming.


Xuwen CHEN

Mr Jiangjiang Wang

Wang received his Master’s degree with distinction from the University of Liverpool. Currently, he is a PhD student of Cohort 2023 supervised by Prof. Sergio Andres Galindo-Torres. Wang’s research is focused on the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN). Specifically, his goal is to develop a mathematical and physical model to investigate the flow and transport of pollutants in DFN and verify it through numerical modeling. Besides, he likes traveling, climbing mountains, running, reading, and cooking.




Dr. Guanlong GUO

Postdoctoral fellow 2021-2023 Westlake University. Now Researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.




Songkai REN

Dr. Songkai REN

PhD 2023 Westlake University. Winner of the Su Wu Scholarship. Now Lecturer at the Hangzhou Dianzi University.





Dr. Mario Trujillo

PhD 2020 Universidad Javeriana Colombia and visitor at Westlake University. Now Lecturer at the South Colombian University.




Zhongrong Wang

Mr. Zhongrong_Wang

Master 2023 Shandong University and visitor at Westlake University. Now PhD student at RMIT University.



Zhuo Liu

Mr. Zhuo_liu

B.S. 2024 from Lanzhou University, summer research intern 2022 and visiting student at Westlake University. Incoming PhD student at UC Berkeley.



Mr. Liqun Fu

Summer research intern 2019 and visiting student at Westlake University. Now PhD student at Tsinghua University.


Mr. Fanyu Wu

Summer research intern 2020 and visiting student at Westlake University. Now PhD student at The University of Hong Kong.


Ms. Siqi Sun

Summer research intern 2020 and visiting student at Westlake University. Now PhD student at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.