Hanliang Guo

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science


  • B.E., Tsinghua University
  • M.S., University of Southern California
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California


Hanliang Guo joined the Ohio Wesleyan Faculty in 2022, after postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan. He is broadly interested in applied mathematics, with particular focuses on biological fluid mechanics and scientific computing. Much of his existing research is on mathematical modelings of cilia and ciliary flows. He is also interested in data-driven approaches applied to conventional and novel fluid mechanics problems, such as designing micro-robots in complex fluids. He teaches a mixture of Mathematics and Computer Science classes. He also serves as the industry liaison of the Department, striving to cultivate and develop a relationship between industry and students.

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/view/hanliang

Selected Publications

  • Guo, H., Zhu, H., Liu, R., Bonnet, M., & Veerapaneni, S. (2021). Optimal slip velocities of micro-swimmers with arbitrary axisymmetric shapes. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 910.
  • Guo, H., Man, Y., Wan, K. Y., & Kanso, E. (2021). Intracellular coupling modulates biflagellar synchrony. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 18(174), 20200660.
  • Nawroth, J. C., Guo, H., Koch, E., Heath-Heckman, E. A., Hermanson, J. C., Ruby, E. G., Dabiri, J. O., Kanso, E., & McFall-Ngai, M. (2017). Motile cilia create fluid-mechanical microhabitats for the active recruitment of the host microbiome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(36), 9510-9516.
  • Guo, H., Nawroth, J., Ding, Y., & Kanso, E. (2014). Cilia beating patterns are not hydrodynamically optimal. Physics of Fluids, 26(9), 091901.

Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 382
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3664
E hguo@owu.edu