以第一作者发表学术论文二十余篇，代表成果发表在物理海洋及流体力学等领域国际著名期刊上，如Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, International Journal of Thermal Sciences等。
1、Yadan Mao, Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Unsteady near-shore natural convection induced by surface cooling, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 213-233, 642 , 2010. (SCI，EI)
2、Yadan Mao , Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Characteristics of instability of radiation-induced natural convection in shallow littoral waters, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 170-181, 49 , 2010. (SCI, EI)
3、Yadan Mao , Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Unsteady natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by absorption of radiation – a revisit by improved scaling analysis, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 75-102, 622 , 2009. (SCI, EI)
4、Yadan Mao and Malcolm L. Heron, The Influence of Fetch on the Response of Surface Current to Wind Studied by HF Ocean Surface Radar, Journal of Physical oceanography, 1107–1121, 38 , 2008. (SCI, EI)
5、Yadan Mao , Understanding the Anisotropy, Journal of Applied Sciences 207-214, 5 , 2005.
6、Bin Xiong and Yadan Mao , Some issue on 2.5-D transient electromagnetic forward, Journal of Central South University of Technology 177-182, 12 , Suppl. 1, 2005. (SCI)
7、Bin Xiong, Yadan Mao , Inverse spline interpolation for all-time resistivity of central-loop TEM. J. China Univ. of Mining & Tech. 172-176,15 , 2005. (EI)
1、Yadan Mao , Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Natural thermal siphon in littoral waters induced by solar radiation, 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand of Solar Energy Society, Sep.29-Oct.2, CDROM, Townsville, Australia, 2009.
2、Chengwang Lei, Yadan Mao and John C. Patterson, Natural Convection in a wedge-shaped domain induced by constant isothermal surface heating, 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Dec. 5-9, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010.
3、Yadan Mao, Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Spectral analysis of radiation-induced natural convection in littoral waters, International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, May 27-29, Tokyo, Japan, 2009.
4、Yadan Mao , Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Natural convection in the littoral regions induced by surface cooling, 7th International Symposium on Heat Transfer, Oct 26-29, Beijing, China, 2008.
5、Yadan Mao , Chengwang Lei and John C. Patterson, Natural convection in a triangular enclosure induced by solar radiation, Proc. 16th Australasia Fluid Mechanics Conf. Gold Coast, Australia, Dec. 3-7, 406-410, 2007.
6、Yadan Mao , Mal Heron and Peter Ridd, Empirical modelling of surface currents for maritime operations. Proc. Coasts and Ports Conf. CDROM, Melbourne, Australia, July 18-20, 2007.