Skip to Content

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Yue (Stanley) Ling

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-6110
Office: Room A126
300 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Website: Computational Thermo-Fluids Lab
Google Scholar
Headshot of Stanley Ling


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2010
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Beihang University, Beijing, China, 2004

Research Overview

Dr. Ling's research focuses on the high-fidelity modeling and simulation of a wide range of multiphase flows and heat transfer processes. This encompasses atomization and sprays, the aerodynamic deformation and breakup of droplets, flows containing droplets and bubbles undergoing phase change, and the impact of droplets on solid surfaces and thin films.

More specifically, his research group develops advanced numerical methods and simulation tools. They conduct large-scale simulations using state-of-the-art supercomputers, investigating the intricate thermal-energy challenges within multiphase flows. Moreover, they develop physics-based and data-driven models to efficiently predict outcomes in practical applications. 


  • Best Video Presentation Award in ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM), Virtual Conference, 2021
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2020
  • Most Quantitatively Descriptive Flow Visualization Award in the 3rd Flow Visualization Showcase in AIAA Aviation Forum 2019, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2019

Selected Publications

  1. B. Boyd, Y. Ling, “A consistent volume-of-fluid approach for direct numerical simulation of the aerodynamic breakup of a vaporizing drop”, Computers and Fluids, 254, 105807 (2023).
  2. H. Tran, Z. He, J. Sakakeeny, Y. Ling, M. Pack, “Oscillation dynamics of drops on immiscible thin liquid films”, Langmuir, 38, 1243-1251 (2022).
  3. B. Zhang, B. Boyd, Y. Ling, “Direct numerical simulation of compressible interfacial multiphase flows using a mass-momentum-energy consistent volume-of-fluid method”, Computers and Fluids, 236, 105267 (2022).
  4. J. Sakakeeny, C. Deshpande, S. Deb, J. L. Alvarado, Y. Ling, “A model to predict the oscillation frequency for drops pinned on a vertical planar surface”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 928, A28 (2021).
  5. D. Jiang and Y. Ling*, “Impact of inlet gas turbulence on the formation, development, and breakup of interfacial waves in a two-phase mixing layer”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 921, A15 (2021).

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.