Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Co-Director, Applied Math Laboratory
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Professor of Physics and Mathematics, NYU Shanghai
Jun Zhang is a Professor of Physics and Mathematics at NYU Shanghai and at NYU's campus in New York City. Since 2001 he has been the Co-Director of the Applied Math Laboratory in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
Professor Zhang’s research interests include the physics of ﬂuids, which covers biomechanics and bio-locomotion (organisms swimming, walking and ﬂying), geophysical ﬂuids (thermal convection, continental dynamics), solid-on-solid friction, and self-organized phenomena at different scales.