Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and
Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2;


Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics.
Dissertation: Numerical and experimental studies of the motion of solid particles in viscoelastic fluids.
Adviser: Professor Daniel D. Joseph

M. S. Peking University, Beijing, China, 1988
B. S. Peking University, Beijing, China, 1985


University of British Columbia, Professor, 2008 -
University of British Columbia, Associate Professor, 2004 - 2008
Levich Institute, City College of CUNY, Associate Professor, 1998 - 2003
University of California, Santa Barbara, Postdoc Researcher, 1995 - 1998 (Adviser: Professor L. Gary Leal)

Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Peter Wall Institute (2014 - 2015)
Fellow, American Physical Society (2013)
Visiting Fellow, Newton Institute, Cambridge University (June - August 2013)
UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship (2010 - 2011)
NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2009 - 2012)
CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund Award (2008)
Canada Research Chair - II (2004 - 2014)
NSF Career Award (2000 - 2004)
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (1999 - 2001)
Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota (1994 - 1995)
Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Performance, Peking University (1985 - 1988)







  • PIMS and PWIAS workshop:"Mathematics at the Frontier of Developmental Biology", Vancouver, July 2 - 4, 2014.

  • Institute for Advanced Study (HKUST) Program on Frontiers of Soft Matter Physics: from Non-equilibrium Dynamics to Active Matter, Hong Kong, January 13-17, 2014. Session chair.

  • 2014 International Conference on Modeling of Complex Biological Systems, Chern Institute of Mathematics, Tianjin, China, May 26-29, 2014. Session chair.

  • Banff International Research Station (BIRS) workshop:"Tissue Growth and Morphogenesis: from Genetics to Mechanics and Back" July 21 - 27, 2012.

  • APS/DFD Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, November 2010. Chair for Session on Drops.

  • Fifth Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology (PRCR5), Sapporo, Japan, August 2010. Chair for Session D-7: Suspensions, Emulsions, Foams.

  • APS/DFD Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 2009. Chair for Session on Non-Newtonian Flows.

  • APS/DFD Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 2008. Chair for Session on Non-Newtonian Flows.

  • XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterey, CA, August 2008. Session Chair on Computational and Multiscale Modeling.

  • Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Interfacial Fluid Dynamics, Mar del Plata, Argentina, August 2007. Session Chair.

  • APS/DFD Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, November 2006. Chair for Session on Drops and Bubbles.

  • Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, Portland, ME, October 2006. Program Committee member and co-chair for Symposium on Solution Rheology.

  • Banff International Research Station (BIRS) workshop: "Interfacial Dynamics in Complex Fluids" May 27 - June 01, 2006.

  • AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2003. Co-chair for Session on Flow of Liquid-Crystalline Materials.

  • AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2003. Meeting Program Chair for the program on Fundamental Research in Fluid Mechanics.

  • AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, November 2001. Co-chair for Session on Fundamental Research in Fluid Mechanics: Non-Newtonian Flows.

  • Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, Bethesda, October 2001. Program Committee member and co-chair for Symposium on Molecular Level Modeling and Theory.

  • AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, November 1999. Co-chair for Poster Session on Fundamental Research in Fluid Mechanics.

  • Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, Madison, October 1999. Program Committee member and co-chair for Symposium on Liquid Crystals and Liquid-Crystalline Polymers.

  • Workshop on Multiphase and Multicomponent Fluid Dynamics, Philadelphia, March 12-13, 1999. Organizing Committee member and moderator.


  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Physics of Fluids
  • International Journal of Multiphase Flow
  • Fluid Dynamics Research
  • Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
  • Journal of Fluids Engineering (ASME)
  • Journal of Applied Mechanics (ASME)
  • Journal of Heat Transfer (ASME)
  • Biophysical Journal
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Journal of Biomechanics
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Acta Mechanica Sinica
  • Mechanics Research Communications
  • SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
  • SIAM Journal on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
  • Communications in Mathematical Sciences
  • Journal of Engineering Mathematics
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamic Systems – Series B
  • AMS Contemporary Mathematics Series
  • Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Rheology
  • Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
  • Rheologica Acta 
  • Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics
  • Computers and Fluids
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science
  • Engineering Computations
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
  • Journal of Computational Physics
  • Physica D
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Physical Review E
  • Canadian Journal of Physics
  • Journal of Statistical Physics
  • Journal of Aerosol Science
  • Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology
  • Atomization and Sprays
  • AIChE Journal
  • Journal of Colloids and Interface Science
  • Colloids and Surfaces A
  • Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Science
  • Chemical Engineering Communications
  • Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Composite Materials
  • Macromolecules
  • Polymer Engineering and Science
  • Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
  • Polymer
  • Langmuir 
  • Journal of Chemical Physics
  • American Chemical Society Symposium Series
  • ANTEC (Society of Plastics Engineers) 
  • World Scientific Press (book series "Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics") 
  • NSF, NASA, ACS - Petroleum Research Fund, Canadian Space Agency, NSERC, Fonds de recherche sur la nature et les technologies (Quebec), Technology Foundation STW/NWO (the Netherlands)

Department of ChBE / Department of Mathematics / Fluids Lab / James J. Feng / Curriculum Vitae