Name: Xinhao Liao
Position: Professor
Phone: 021-34775003
E-mail: xhliao@shao.ac.cn
Postal Code: 200030
Mailing Address: 80 Nandan Road, Shanghai


  LIAO Xinhao received his Bachelor and Ph.D in Celestial Mechanics from Nanjing University in 1983 and 1989, respectively. He then served as a lecturer (1989-1992) and an associate professor (1992-1997) to study orbital Dynamics of celestial bodies in the Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, and spent one year as a visiting scholar at Northwestern University, USA, in 1995 – 1996. He joined Shanghai Astronomical Observatory in 1997 as awarded by Hundred Talent Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and served as a professor of dynamical astronomy.  His research Interests include Planetary Fluid dynamics, Planetary Rotation, Celestial Mechanics, Orbital Theory of artificial satellite, Numerical Computation of differential equations. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in refereed journals, such as Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, The Astrophysical Journal, Icarus and etc. Currently, he is the chief of The Key Laboratory for Planetary Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and serves on expert advisory committee, division of Mathematics and Physics, National Natural Science Foundation of China. 

Selected Publications: 

  1、 Dali Kong, Xinhao Liao, Keke Zhang, Gerald Schubert, (2013), Gravitational Signature of Rotationally Distorted Jupiter Caused by Deep Zonal Winds, Icarus, 226: 1425-1430.  

  2、 Liao Xinhao and Zhang Keke(2012)  Asymptotic solutions of differential rotation driven by convection in rapidly rotating fluid spheres with the non-slip boundary condition, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 106: 643-659.  

  3、 Liao Xinhao and Zhang Keke, (2012) On flow in weakly precessing cylinders:  the general asymptotic solution, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 709: 610-621. 

  4、 Liao Xinhao and Keke Zhang, (2010)  Asymptotic and numerical solutions of the initial value problem in rotating planetary fluid cores, Geophysical Journal International, 180: 181-192. 

  5、 Liao Xinhao, and Keke Zhang , (2009) A new integral property of inertial waves in rotating fluid spheres,  Proceedings of The Royal Society A, 465: 1075-1091. 

  6、 Liao Xinhao and Keke Zhang, (2008) On viscous decay factors for spherical inertial modes in rotating planetary fluid cores: Comparison between asymptotic and numerical analysis, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interior, 169:211-219 

  7、 Liao Xinhao, Zhang K., Chang Y., (2007) Nonlinear Torsional Oscillations in rotating Systems, Physical Review Letters., 98:094501-1-094501-4. 

  8、 Liao Xinhao, Feng T. and Zhang K., (2007) On the Saturation and Temporal Variation of Mean Zonal Flows: An implication for Equatorial Jets on Giant Planets, The Astrophysical Journal, 666:L41-L44. 

  9、 Liao Xinhao, Zhang K. and Y. Change, (2006),  On boundary layer convection in a rotating layer, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 549: 375-384 

  10、Liao Xinhao and Zhang K. (2006), On the convective excitation of torsional oscillations in rotating systems, The Astrophysical Journal, 638: L113- L116.