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Haibo Dong

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Building, Room 330
130 Chemistry Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​Chengdu University of Science and Technology
M.S. University of Science and Technology of China
Ph.D. ​Aerospace Engineering, University of California in Los Angeles
Biography

Professor Dong joined UVA as an Associate Professor in August 2012. Prior to his position at UVA, Dr. Dong was an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Wright State University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA in 2003. After completing his doctorate, he spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at the George Washington University on an ONR sponsored MURI program. 

Collaborative Research: Flying Snakes: Fluid Mechanics of Deforming Articulated Bodies
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2020 – July 31, 2023
EN-MAE CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Towards optimal robot locomotion in fluids through physics-informed learning with distributed sensing
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2022
EN-MAE Collaborative Research: Fluid Dynamics-based analysis towards control of sleep apnea
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2016 – December 31, 2020
CAREER: An Integrated Study of Biological Fluid Dynamics in Nature
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 27, 2012 – May 31, 2017
EN-MAE Physics-Based Analysis and Adjoint-Based Optimization of Flexible Flapping Wings
Source: Wright State University
December 01, 2012 – May 31, 2016
Flow Modulation and Force Control of Flapping WIngs
Source: Purdue University
December 01, 2012 – May 14, 2014
MAE 2320: Dynamics
Credits: 3
Kinematic and kinetic aspects of motion modeling applied to rigid bodies and mechanisms. Focus on free-body-analysis. Use of work-energy and impulse-momentum motion prediction methods. Use of Cartesian and simple non-Cartesian coordinate systems. Rotational motion, angular momentum, and rotational kinetic-energy modeling; body mass rotational moment of inertia. Relative-velocity and acceleration. Prerequisite: MAE 2300
MAE 3420: Computational Methods in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 3
Introduces numerical modeling concepts used in engineering simulation tools like computational fluid dynamics and structural mechanics analysis software. Topics covered include discretization methods of partial differential equations, numerical solutions of linear matrix equations, and relaxation techniques for solving stiff equation sets. As part of the course, students will use Matlab, CFD, and mechanical analysis tools.
MAE 3730: Flight Vehicle Dynamics
Credits: 3
Introduces definitions and concepts and includes a review of longitudinal static stability; rigid body dynamics: general equations of motion, rotating coordinate systems; small disturbance theory; atmospheric flight mechanics, stability derivatives; motion analysis of aircraft; static and dynamic stability; aircraft handling qualities; and an introduction to flight control systems and automatic stabilization. Prerequisite: MAE 2010 and MAE 2320.
MAE 4511: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 4512: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 6720: Computational Fluid Dynamics I
Credits: 3
Includes the solution of flow and heat transfer problems involving steady and transient convective and diffusive transport; superposition and panel methods for inviscid flow, finite-difference methods for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations, elementary grid generation for odd geometries, primitive variable and vorticity-steam function algorithms for incompressible, multidimensional flows. Extensive use of personal computers/workstations, including interactive graphics. Prerequisite: MAE 6310 or instructor permission.
MAE 6993: Independent Study in Mechanical or Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 3
Independent study of first-year graduate level material under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Students must petition the department Graduate Studies Committee before enrolling.
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.

AIAA Foundation Abe M. Zarem Educator award 2016

APS/DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion Best Video Award 2015

UVA MAE Teaching Award 2014

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) 2011

Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education Teaching Award 2011