Dr Zhihua Xie

Dr Zhihua Xie

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
zxie@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9375
Location:
W/2.36, Queen's Buildings - West Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

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Dr Zhihua Xie took up his lectureship in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University in January 2017 from Imperial College London. He obtained Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in 2010 from the University of Leeds, funded by the Marie Curie EST Fellowship. He worked as a research associate in computational hydraulics at Cardiff University from 2010 to 2012 and a research associate in numerical modelling of multiphase flows on the EPSRC MEMPHIS Programme Grant (www.memphis-multiphase.org) at Imperial College London between 2013 and 2016. His main research interest is in developing CFD codes for predicting interfacial and multiphase flows in environmental and industrial problems.

Dr Xie’s research interests span a broad range of topics in:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulence Modelling
  • Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
  • Water Wave Mechanics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Hydraulics
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Numerical Methods and High Performance Computing.

Dr Xie is an expert reviewer for a wide variety of journals, including:

  • Computers & Fluids (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Hydraulic Research (IAHR)
  • Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE)
  • Ocean Modelling (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research (Wiley)
  • Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ASCE)
  • International Journal of Sediment Research (Elsevier)
  • Computer Physics Communications (Elsevier)
  • Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics (Taylor & Francis)
  • International Journal of River Basin Management (Taylor & Francis)
  • Numerical Algorithms (Springer)
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier)
  • Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Engineering Research and Design (Elsevier)
  • Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Food and Bioproducts Processing (Elsevier)
  • International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)

Education and qualifications

  • 2010: PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • 2006: Postgraduate study in Hydrodynamics, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China
  • 2003: BEng Environmental Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China

Professional memberships

  • Member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College (2017 - )
  • Member of American Physical Society (APS)
  • STEM Ambassador

Academic positions

  • 01/2017 - present: Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 01/2017 - present: Honorary Research Associate, Imperial College London
  • 01/2013 - 12/2016: Research Associate, Imperial College London
  • 01/2010 - 12/2012: Research Associate, Cardiff University
  • 11/2006 - 10/2009: Marie Curie EST Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Speaking engagements

  • 11/2017: (Invited talk) School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK.
  • 11/2017: (Invited talk) BP Institute for Multiphase Flow, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 07/2017: (Invited talk) UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group "Fluid Mechanics for Cleaning and Decontamination", University of Manchester, UK.
  • 04/2017: (Invited talk) State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, China
  • 11/2016: (Invited talk) Workshop on Drop Impact: from Coalescence to Splashing, Imperial College London, UK
  • 08/2016: (Invited talk) BIRS - Enabling Process Innovation through Computation workshop, Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada
  • 01/2016 (Invited talk) State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Undergraduate courses

  • EN1091 - Engineering Analysis
  • EN1914 - Professional Studies (Fluid Mechanics)
  • EN3100 - Project

Postgraduate courses

  • ENT602 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Research interests include computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modelling, interfacial flows, multiphase flows, water wave mechanics, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, coastal and offshore engineering, marine renewable energy, and environmental fluid mechanics.