Hua-Dong Yao is the leading researcher in two fundamental-research oriented projects and the SNIC expert. He has been working on computational aero-acoustics (CAA), turbulence modelling, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) since 2003. His interests are wide and covers the fields: aero-acoustics, aero-vibro acoustics, noise-reduction devices and strategies for aircrafts and auto vehicles such as trucks and cars, boundary element method, sub-grid scale models for the large eddy simulation (LES), and the advanced CFD techniques on both compressible and imcompressible flow. He has also extended the interests to whiplash nerve injury due to vehicle collisions, fluid-structural interaction, and OpenFOAM. He is taking part of the responsibilities for developing the open-source incompressible flow code CALC++ in our division that is initially advocated and developed by Prof. Lars Davidson and Niklas Andersson.