Dr Yufeng Lin



  • March 2015 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow (Swiss NSF & Isaac Newton Trust), DAMTP, University of Cambridge


  • Oct 2010 - Feb 2015: PhD, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sep 2007 - Sep 2010: Master's degree, Geophysics, Peking University, China
  • Sep 2003 - Sep 2007: Bachelor's degree, Geophysics, Wuhan University, China


Yufeng is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in the Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics research group. His current research interests are rotating fluid dynamics, in particular waves and instabilities in geophysical and astrophysical fluids. 

Selected Publications


  • Lin, Y., Ogilvie, G. (2018). Tidal dissipation in rotating fluid bodies: the presence of a magnetic field. MNRAS, 474, 21. 

  • Lin, Y., Ogilvie, G. (2017). Tidal interactions in spin-orbit misaligned systems. MNRAS, 468, 1387-1397

  • Lin, Y., Marti, P., Noir, J., & Jackson, A. (2016). Precession-driven dynamos in a full sphere and the role of large scale cyclonic vortices. Physics of Fluids, 28, 066601

  • Lin, Y., Marti, P., & Noir, J. (2015). Shear-driven parametric instability in a precessing sphere. Physics of Fluids27(4), 046601. 

  • Lin, Y., Noir, J., & Jackson, A. (2014). Experimental study of fluid flows in a precessing cylindrical annulus. Physics of Fluids, 26(4), 046604.