The idea of multi-level improves the convergence from where you are to what you dream.

Research Interest

Li Luo's research interest include Scalable Parallel Algorithms, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).


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Why did you choose your field of research?

Simulation of large flow problems is computationally demanding, such as the two-phase flow and the blood flow in realistic cases. The use of supercomputers and highly scalable parallel algorithms is necessary.

Research projects

P2Pflow: a Parallel two-Phase flow solver

P2Pflow is a parallel finite element solver for incompressible two-phase flow problems on 3D unstructured mesh. The solver is scalable on supercomputers such as Tianhe2 and Shaheen2 with 10,000+ cores. P2Pflow consists of the following two modules:

  • Module 1. A semi-implicit linear solver for the phase-field model with Cahn-Hilliard-Navier-Stokes equations, used for the simulation of liquid-gas-solid interaction.
  • Module 2. A fully implicit nonlinear solver for the two-phase flow problem in porous media, used for oil reservoir simulation. A two-level Newton-Krylov-Schwarz method is used for solving the algebraic system arising from the discontinuous Galerkin discretization.

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, 2017
  • MSc, Applied Mathematics, Chang’an University, China, 2010
  • BSc, Information and Computing Science, Jilin University, China, 2007

Awards and Distinctions

  • ​Best Paper Award, HPCChina2017 (2nd Author)
  • 1st Prize for the 2017 East Asia SIAM Student Paper Competition (1st Author)