James (Jimmy) Feng



  Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1995
  Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (Adviser: 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: L. Gary Leal)


  CAIMS Research Prize, Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (2017)
  Tec 21 Visiting Scientist, Universit√© Grenoble Alpes, France (2017)
  Visiting Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2017)
  Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Peter Wall Institute (2014 - 2015)
  Fellow, American Physical Society (2013)
  Visiting Fellow, Newton Institute, Cambridge University (2013, 2015)
  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)

More details in online CV on personal page.

Our group carries out research in three broad areas: mechanics of biological cells and tissues, interfacial fluid dynamics, and mechanics and rheology of complex fluids. Our work has an inter-disciplinary flavor (as does our group), crosscutting applied mathematics, cell biology, soft-matter physics and chemical and biomedical engineering. I advise graduate students in the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Mathematics, and I am part of the Biomedical Engineering Program and a member of the Math Biology group. Our methodology involves numerical simulations and experiments. Computational work uses local clusters as well as the WestGrid. Much of the experimental work is done at the Laboratory for Complex and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow.

More information on recent and current projects, including a list of publications.

Cross Affiliations

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Students and Postdocs