Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS, PhD Zhejiang University
Research Areas: Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, PDEs, Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Physics
Weiren Zhao earned his PhD from Zhejiang University, after that he moved to Peking University and NYU Abu Dhabi as a postdoctoral researcher.
He studied Functional analysis, Harmonic analysis, and their applications to PDE problem. More specifically, his research interests focus on the stability of conherent structure in the fluid motions. He proved some famous conjectures with his collaborators such as the Case's conjecture on inviscid damping for monotone shear flow and the Beck & Wayne's conjecture on the enhanced dissipation rate and the metastability for the 2D Navier-Stokes equations around the bar state called Kolmogorov flow. He also confirmed some interesting phenomena in fluid dynamics mathematically with his collaborators such as the vorticity depletion predicted by Bouchet & Morita and the generation of magnetic island predicted by Hirota & Tatsuno & Yoshida.