My research is focused on the development and application of numerical models to problems in the coastal ocean and the Great Lakes. A key component of my current research is to establish an integrated modeling system for the Great Lakes.

The research goals are
1) analyzing, predicting and better responding to short-term episodic physical and ecological events
2) projecting the long-term influence of the climate change on the great lakes ecosystem and helping the decision-making for the Great Lakes ecosystem management.

My modeling research experiences in other regions include Massachusetts Coastal Waters, Gulf of Maine, East China Sea, Maritime Continent, Persian Gulf.

If you are interested in working with me, please see the opportunities.

Pengfei Xue, PhD

Associate Director,
Great Lakes Research Center

Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Director, Numerical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory,
Great Lakes Research Center

Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Building GLRC 208
Houghton, MI 49931
Tel: 906-487-1837
Fax: 906-487-1029
Email: pexue@mtu.edu

Research Interests:
  • Hydrodynamic modeling
  • Bio-physical processes in the Great Lakes
  • Coupled physical-biological modeling
  • Dynamics of coupled ocean-atmosphere models
  • Ocean data assimilation
  • Estuary and coastal ocean circulation