Dr Zhihua Xie
Reader
 zxie@cardiff.ac.uk
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 Available for postgraduate supervision
Overview
Dr Zhihua Xie is a Reader in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University. He obtained Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in 2010 from the University of Leeds, funded by the Marie Curie EST Fellowship. He previously worked as a Research Associate in Computational Hydraulics at Cardiff University from 2010 to 2012 before working as a Research Associate in Numerical Modelling of Multiphase Flows at Imperial College London between 2013 and 2016. In January 2017, he was hired as a Lecturer of Fluid Mechanics in the School of Engineering at Cardiff University and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2019 and Reader in August 2022.
His main research interest is in development and application of CFD codes (FVM, FDM, FEM) for predicting interfacial and multiphase flows in environmental and industrial problems. His research is funded by EPSRC, Royal Society and British Council. He is a member of the UKRI Talent Panel College and EPSRC Peer Review College, Leadership Team of International Association for HydroEnvironment Engineering and Research (IAHR) Technical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics, and Technical Program Committee for International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).
Selected Publications:
 W. Doherty, T.N. Phillips, Z. Xie. A stabilised finite element framework for viscoelastic multiphase flows using a conservative levelset method. Journal of Computational Physics, 477:111936, 2023. DOI
 Z. Xie. An implicit Cartesian cutcell method for incompressible viscous flows with complex geometries. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 399:115449, 2022. DOI
 Z. Xie, P. Lin, T. Stoesser. A conservative and consistent implicit Cartesian cutcell method for moving geometries with reduced spurious pressure oscillations. Journal of Computational Physics, 459:111124, 2022. DOI
 Z. Xie, P. Lin. Eulerian and Lagrangian transport by shallowwater breaking waves. Physics of Fluids, 34:032116, 2022. DOI
 Z. Xie, B. Lin, R.A. Falconer, A.N. Nichols, S.J. Tait, and K.V. Horoshenkov. Largeeddy simulation of turbulent free surface flow over a gravel bed. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 60:205219, 2022. DOI
 Z. Xie, T. Stoesser. A threedimensional Cartesian cutcell/volumeoffluid method for twophase flows with moving bodies. Journal of Computational Physics, 416:109536, 2020. DOI
 Z. Xie, T. Stoesser, S. Yan, Q. Ma, and P. Lin. A Cartesian cutcell based multiphase flow model for largeeddy simulation of threedimensional wavestructure interaction. Computers & Fluids, 213:104747, 2020. DOI
 Q. Lei, Z. Xie, D. Pavlidis, P. Salinas, J. Veltin, A.H. Muggeridge, O.K. Matar, C.C. Pain, M.D. Jackson, K. Arland, and A.J. Gyllensten. The shape and motion of gas bubbles in a liquid flowing through a thin annulus. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 855:10171039, 2018. DOI
 Z. Xie. A twophase flow model for threedimensional breaking waves over complex topography. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, 471:20150101,2015. DOI
Research Interests:
 Computational Fluid Dynamics
 Turbulence Modelling and Simulation
 Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
 Water Wave Mechanics
 Hydrodynamics
 Hydraulics
 Coastal and Ocean Engineering
 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
 FluidStructure Interaction
 Chemical Engineering
 Numerical Methods and High Performance Computing.
Expert Reviewer for Journals:
 Journal of Fluid Mechanics (Cambridge University Press)
 Journal of Computational Physics (Elsevier)
 Computers & Fluids (Elsevier)
 International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids (Wiley)
 Journal of Hydraulic Research (IAHR)
 Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (ASCE)
 Advances in Water Resources (Elsevier)
 Journal of Hydroenvironment Research (Elsevier)
 European Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids (Elsevier)
 Ocean Modelling (Elsevier)
 Ocean Engineering (Elsevier)
 Applied Ocean Research (Elsevier)
 Applied Mathematical Modelling (Elsevier)
 International Journal of Multiphase Flow (Elsevier)
 Physics of Fluids (AIP)
 Journal of Geophysical Research (AGU)
 Water Resources Research (AGU)
 Water Research (Elsevier)
 Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ASCE)
 Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE)
 International Journal of Sediment Research (Elsevier)
 Computer Physics Communications (Elsevier)
 Computer Modelling in Engineering & Sciences (Tech Science)
 Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics (Elsevier)
 Proceedings of ICE  Water Management (ICE)
 Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics (Taylor & Francis)
 International Journal of River Basin Management (Taylor & Francis)
 Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research (Taylor & Francis)
 Journal of Scientific Computing (Springer)
 Journal of Hydrodynamics (Springer)
 Natural Hazards (Springer)
 Numerical Algorithms (Springer)
 International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier)
 Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier)
 Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier)
 Advanced Power Technology (Elsevier)
 Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (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)
 Scientific Reports (Nature)
 Engineering Computations (Emerald)
 Proc. IMechE, Part C: J. of Mechanical Engineering Science (SAGE)
 International Journal of Ocean and Coastal Engineering (World Scientific)
Biography
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
Honours and awards
 Baker Medal, The Institution of Civil Engineers (2021, 2022)
 Outstanding Contribution Award, Cardiff University (2018)
 Participant of GW4 Crucible Programme (2018)
 Marie Curie EST Fellowship, University of Leeds (20062009)
 KwangHua Scholarship, KwangHua Education Foundation (2006)
Professional memberships
 Member of the UKRI Talent Panel College (2023  )
 Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (2017  )
 Member of the International Association for HydroEnvironment Engineering and Research (IAHR)
 Member of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
 Member of American Physical Society (APS)
 STEM Ambassador
Academic positions
 08/2022  present: Reader, Cardiff University
 08/2019  07/2022: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
 01/2017  07/2019: 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
 12/2022: (Invited Speaker) 3rd International Workshop on Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Wave Structure Interaction, India.
 01/2022 (Keynote Speaker) The 5th Symposium on Computational Marine Hydrodynamics.
 05/2021 (Invited talk) College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, UK.
 12/2020 (Invited talk) Water Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University, UK.
 11/2020 (Invited talk) Computational Science Series Seminar, University of Leeds, UK.
 03/2019 (Invited talk) State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China.
 03/2019 (Invited talk) State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China.
 06/2018: (Invited talk) Resilience Engineering Seminars, University of Tokyo, Japan.
 02/2018: (Invited talk) Chemical Engineering Department Seminars, University of Bath, UK.
 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.
Committees and reviewing
CoChair, ChinaUK Newton Fund Researchers Link Workshop on Coastal and Offshore Renewable Energy Systems under Extreme Events (CORESEE 2019) in Dalian, China 2831 July 2019. http://coresee2019.wordpress.com
External PhD Examiner for:
 University of Cambridge, UK (2018, 2022)
 University College Dublin, Ireland (2021)
 Bournemouth University, UK (2021)
 University of Warwick, UK (2022)
 Cranfield University, UK (2022)

Queen Mary University of London (2023)
Editorial Board for:
 Scientific Reports
Grant reviewer for:
 EPSRC
 British Council
 UKRI COVID19 Proposals
 Czech Science Foundation
Committee member for:
 Leadership Team of IAHR Technical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics
 Technical Program Committee for International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
Publications
2023
 Doherty, W., Phillips, T. N. and Xie, Z. 2023. A stabilised finite element framework for viscoelastic multiphase flows using a conservative levelset method. Journal of Computational Physics 477, article number: 111936. (10.1016/j.jcp.2023.111936)
2022
 Zhang, C., Kang, Z., Ni, W. and Xie, Z. 2022. Coupling effects of topend dynamic boundary with a planar trajectory of "8" on threedimensional VIV characteristics. Marine Structures 86, article number: 103304. (10.1016/j.marstruc.2022.103304)
 Sun, C. et al. 2022. Acoustically accelerated neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cells. Acta Biomaterialia 151, pp. 333345. (10.1016/j.actbio.2022.07.041)
 Xie, Z. 2022. An implicit Cartesian cutcell method for incompressible viscous flows with complex geometries. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 399, article number: 115449. (10.1016/j.cma.2022.115449)
 Xie, Z., Lin, P. and Stoesser, T. 2022. A conservative and consistent implicit Cartesian cutcell method for moving geometries with reduced spurious pressure oscillations. Journal of Computational Physics 459, article number: 111124. (10.1016/j.jcp.2022.111124)
 Brocchini, M., Marini, F., Postacchini, M., Zitti, G., Falchi, M. and Xie, Z. 2022. Interaction between breakinginduced vortices and nearbed structures. Part 1. Experimental and theoretical investigation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 940, article number: A44. (10.1017/jfm.2022.260)
 Ai, C., Ma, Y., Yuan, C., Xie, Z., Dong, G. and Stoesser, T. 2022. An efficient 3D nonhydrostatic model for predicting nonlinear wave interactions with fixed floating structures. Ocean Engineering 248, article number: 110810. (10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.110810)
 Xie, Z. and Lin, P. 2022. Eulerian and Lagrangian transport by shallowwater breaking waves. Physics of Fluids 34(3), article number: 32116. (10.1063/5.0086434)
 Ai, C., Ma, Y., Yuan, C., Xie, Z., Dong, G. and Stoesser, T. 2022. Vortex shedding and evolution induced by the interactions between a solitary wave and a submerged horizontal plate. Journal of Hydraulic Research 60(2), pp. 311325. (10.1080/00221686.2021.2001594)
 Li, Q., Xia, J., Xie, Z., Zhou, M. and Deng, S. 2022. Hazard and vulnerability in urban inundated underground space: Hydrodynamic analysis of human instability for stairway evacuation. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 70, article number: 102754. (10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102754)
 Li, Q., Xia, J., Zhou, M., Deng, S., Zhang, H. and Xie, Z. 2022. Physical modelling of energy losses at surcharged threeway junction manholes in drainage system. Water Science and Technology 85(4), pp. 10111026., article number: 639. (10.2166/wst.2021.639)
 Ai, C., Ma, Y., Ding, W., Xie, Z. and Dong, G. 2022. Threedimensional nonhydrostatic model for dambreak flows. Physics of Fluids 34(2), article number: 22105. (10.1063/5.0081094)
 Xie, Z., Lin, B., Falconer, R., Nichols, A., Tait, S. and Horoshenkov, K. 2022. Largeeddy simulation of turbulent free surface flow over a gravel bed. Journal of Hydraulic Research 60(2), pp. 205219. (10.1080/00221686.2021.1908437)
 Adzic, F., Stoesser, T., Liu, Y. and Xie, Z. 2022. Largeeddy simulation of supercritical freesurface flow in an openchannel contraction. Journal of Hydraulic Research 60(4), pp. 628644. (10.1080/00221686.2022.2041496)
2021
 Ai, C., Ma, Y., Ding, W., Xie, Z. and Dong, G. 2021. An efficient threedimensional nonhydrostatic model for undular bores in open channels. Physics of Fluids 33(12), article number: 127111. (10.1063/5.0073241)
 Christou, A., Stoesser, T. and Xie, Z. 2021. A largeeddysimulationbased numerical wave tank for threedimensional wavestructure interaction. Computers and Fluids 231, article number: 105179. (10.1016/j.compfluid.2021.105179)
 Xie, Z., Stoesser, T. and Xia, J. 2021. Simulation of threedimensional freesurface dambreak flows over a cuboid, cylinder, and sphere. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 147(9), article number: 6021009. (10.1061/%28ASCE%29HY.19437900.0001910)
 Ai, C., Ma, Y., Yuan, C., Xie, Z. and Dong, G. 2021. A threedimensional nonhydrostatic model for tsunami waves generated by submarine landslides. Applied Mathematical Modelling 96, pp. 119. (10.1016/j.apm.2021.02.014)
 Jalalabadi, R., Stoesser, T., Ouro, P., Luo, Q. and Xie, Z. 2021. Free surface flow over square bars at different Reynolds numbers. Journal of Hydroenvironment Research 36, pp. 6776. (10.1016/j.jher.2021.03.005)
 Li, Q., Yokoi, K., Zhihua, X., Omar, S. and Xue, J. 2021. A fifthorder highresolution shockcapturing scheme based on modified weighted essentially nonoscillatory method and boundary variation diminishing framework for compressible flows and compressible twophase flows. Physics of Fluids 33(5), article number: 56104. (10.1063/5.0045635)
 Wu, F. et al. 2021. An enhanced tiltedangle acoustofluidic chip for cancer cell manipulation. IEEE Electron Device Letters 42(4), pp. 577580. (10.1109/LED.2021.3062292)
 Ransley, E. J. et al. 2021. Focused wave interactions with floating structures: A blind comparative study. Proceedings of the ICE  Engineering and Computational Mechanics 174(1), pp. 4661. (10.1680/jencm.20.00006)
 Lu, L., Zhou, Z., Qin, J., Song, Z., Xie, Z., Lou, X. and Li, Y. 2021. Threedimensional viscous numerical simulations of focused waves on bottommounted multiple rigid circular cylinders. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 31(1), pp. 6170. (10.17736/ijope.2021.jc822)
 Venkatachalam, S. et al. 2021. A comparative study on the nonlinear interaction between a focusing wave and cylinder using stateoftheart solvers: part A. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 31(1), pp. 110. (10.17736/ijope.2021.jc820)
 Agarwal, S. et al. 2021. A comparative study on the nonlinear interaction between a focusing wave and cylinder using stateoftheart solvers: part B. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 31(1), pp. 1118. (10.17736/ijope.2021.jc832)
 Christou, A., Xie, Z., Stoesser, T. and Ouro Barba, P. 2021. Propagation of a solitary wave over a finite submerged thin plate. Applied Ocean Research 106 (10.1016/j.apor.2020.102425)
 Sun, C. et al. 2021. Flexible printed circuit board as novel electrodes for acoustofluidic devices. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 68(1), pp. 393398. (10.1109/TED.2020.3039760)
 Xie, Z., Martelo Lopez, S., Christou, A., Stoesser, T., Lu, L. and Lin, P. 2021. Numerical investigation of steep focused wave interaction with a vertical cylinder using a cartesian cutcell method. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 31(1), pp. 7886. (10.17736/ijope.2021.jc809)
2020
 ViaEstrem, L. et al. 2020. Robust control volume finite element methods for numerical wave tanks using extreme adaptive anisotropic meshes. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 92(12), pp. 17071722. (10.1002/fld.4845)
 Sun, C. et al. 2020. Thin film gallium nitride (GaN) based acoustofluidic tweezer: modelling and microparticle manipulation. Ultrasonics 108, article number: 106202. (10.1016/j.ultras.2020.106202)
 Xie, Z., Stoesser, T., Yan, S., Ma, Q. and Lin, P. 2020. A Cartesian cutcell based multiphase flow model for largeeddy simulation of threedimensional wavestructure interaction. Computers and Fluids 213, article number: 104747. (10.1016/j.compfluid.2020.104747)
 Xie, Z. and Stoesser, T. 2020. Twophase flow simulation of breaking solitary waves over surfacepiercing and submerged conical structures. Ocean Engineering 213, article number: 107679. (10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107679)
 Wang, J., Yan, S., Ma, Q., Wang, J., Xie, Z. and Marran, S. 2020. Numerical simulation of focused wave interaction with WEC models using qaleFOAM. Proceedings of the ICE  Engineering and Computational Mechanics 173(3), pp. 100118. (10.1680/jencm.19.00035)
 Zhang, C., Kang, Z., Stoesser, T., Xie, Z. and Massie, L. 2020. Experimental investigation on the VIV of a slender body under the combination of uniform flow and topend surge. Ocean Engineering 216, article number: 108094. (10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.108094)
 Mikhaylov, R. et al. 2020. Correction: Development and characterisation of acoustofluidic devices using detachable electrodes made from PCB. Lab on a Chip 20(17), article number: 3278. (10.1039/D0LC90070B)
 Xie, Z. and Stoesser, T. 2020. A threedimensional Cartesian cutcell/volumeoffluid method for twophase flows with moving bodies. Journal of Computational Physics 416, article number: 109536. (10.1016/j.jcp.2020.109536)
 Sun, C. et al. 2020. Gallium nitride: a versatile compound semiconductor as novel piezoelectric film for acoustic tweezer in manipulation of cancer cells. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 67(8), pp. 33553361. (10.1109/TED.2020.3002498)
 Xie, Z., Pavlidis, D., Salinas, P., Pain, C. C. and Matar, O. K. 2020. A control volume finite element method for threedimensional threephase flows. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 92(7), pp. 765784. (10.1002/fld.4805)
 Mikhaylov, R. et al. 2020. Development and characterisation of acoustofluidic devices using detachable electrodes made from PCB. Lab on a Chip 20(10), pp. 18071814. (10.1039/C9LC01192G)
 Ransley, E. et al. 2020. A blind comparative study of focused wave Interactions with floating structures (CCPWSI Blind Test Series 3). International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 30(1), pp. 110. (10.17736/ijope.2020.jc774)
 Yan, S., Wang, J., Wang, J., Ma, Q. and Xie, Z. 2020. CCPWSI Blind Test using qaleFOAM with an improved passive wave absorber. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 30(1), pp. 4352. (10.17736/ijope.2020.jc781)
 Fang, K., Liu, Z., Sun, J., Xie, Z. and Zheng, Z. 2020. Development and validation of a twolayer Boussinesq model for simulating free surface waves generated by bottom motion. Applied Ocean Research 94, article number: 101977. (10.1016/j.apor.2019.101977)
 Salinas, P., Pain, C., Osman, H., Jacquemyn, C., Xie, Z. and Jackson, M. 2020. Vanishing artificial diffusion as a mechanism to accelerate convergence for multiphase porous media flow. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 359, article number: 112535. (10.1016/j.cma.2019.07.004)
2019
 Yan, S., Wang, J., Wang, J., Ma, Q. and Xie, Z. 2019. Numerical simulation of wave structure interaction using qalefoam. Presented at: 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu; US, 1621 June 2019Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. US: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) pp. 30893095.
 Xie, Z., Yan, S., Ma, Q., Stoesser, T. and Lü, L. 2019. Threedimensional numerical study of solitary waves interacting with a horizontal plate. Presented at: 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu; US, 1621 June 2019Proceedings of the Twentyninth (2019) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Vol. 3. US: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) pp. 27332738.
 Yan, S., Xie, Z., Li, Q., Wang, J., Ma, Q. and Stoesser, T. 2019. Comparative numerical study on focusing wave interaction with FPSOlike structure. Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE) 29(2), pp. 149157.
 Ransley, E. et al. 2019. A blind comparative study of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSOlike structure (CCPWSI Blind Test Series 1). International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 29(2), pp. 113127. (10.17736/ijope.2019.jc748)
2018
 Salinas, P., Pavlidis, D., Xie, Z., Osman, H., Pain, C. C. and Jackson, M. D. 2018. A robust mesh optimisation method for multiphase porous media flows. Computational Geosciences 22(5), pp. 13891401. (10.1007/s105960189759z)
 Lei, Q. et al. 2018. The shape and motion of gas bubbles in a liquid flowing through a thin annulus. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 855, pp. 10171039. (10.1017/jfm.2018.696)
 Tang, G., Lu, L., Teng, Y., Zhang, Z. and Xie, Z. 2018. Impulse waves generated by subaerial landslides of combined block mass and granular material. Coastal Engineering 141, pp. . (10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.09.003)
 Salinas, P., Pavlidis, D., Xie, Z., Osman, H., Pain, C. C. and Jackson, M. D. 2018. A discontinuous control volume finite element method for multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media. Journal of Computational Physics 352, pp. 602614. (10.1016/j.jcp.2017.09.058)
2017
 Salinas, P., Pavlidis, D., Xie, Z., Pain, C. C., Jacquemyn, C., Melnikova, Y. and Jackson, M. D. 2017. Improving the robustness of the control volume finite element method with application to multiphase porous media flow. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 85(4), pp. 235246. (10.1002/fld.4381)
 Xie, Z. et al. 2017. Numerical simulation of threedimensional breaking waves and its interaction with a vertical circular cylinder. Journal of Hydrodynamics 29(5), pp. 800804. (10.1016/S10016058(16)607916)
 Xie, Z. 2017. Numerical modelling of wind effects on breaking waves in the surf zone. Ocean Dynamics 67(10), pp. 12511261. (10.1007/s1023601710868)
 Salinas, P., Pavlidis, D., Xie, Z., Adam, A., Pain, C. C. and Jackson, M. D. 2017. Improving the convergence behaviour of a fixedpointiteration solver for multiphase flow in porous media. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 84(8), pp. 466476. (10.1002/fld.4357)
 Xie, Z., Hewitt, G. F., Pavlidis, D., Salinas, P., Pain, C. C. and Matar, O. K. 2017. Numerical study of threedimensional droplet impact on a flowing liquid film in annular twophase flow. Chemical Engineering Science 166, pp. 303312. (10.1016/j.ces.2017.04.015)
 Nowak, E., Xie, Z., Kovalchuk, N. M., Matar, O. K. and Simmons, M. J. H. 2017. Bulk advection and interfacial flows in the binary coalescence of surfactantladen and surfactantfree drops. Soft Matter 13(26), pp. 46164628. (10.1039/C7SM00328E)
 Adebayo, I., Xie, Z., Che, Z. and Matar, O. K. 2017. Doubly excited pulse waves on thin liquid films flowing down an inclined plane: an experimental and numerical study. Physical Review E 96(1), article number: 13118. (10.1103/PhysRevE.96.013118)
 Gomes, J. L. M. A. et al. 2017. A forcebalanced control volume finite element method for multiphase porous media flow modelling. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 83(5), pp. 431445. (10.1002/fld.4275)
2016
 Xie, Z., Pavlidis, D., Salinas, P., Percival, J. R., Pain, C. C. and Matar, O. K. 2016. A balancedforce control volume finite element method for interfacial flows with surface tension using adaptive anisotropic unstructured meshes. Computers and Fluids 138, pp. 3850. (10.1016/j.compfluid.2016.08.005)
 Adam, A. et al. 2016. Higherorder conservative interpolation between controlvolume meshes: Application to advection and multiphase flow problems with dynamic mesh adaptivity. Journal of Computational Physics 321, pp. 512531. (10.1016/j.jcp.2016.05.058)
 Lu, L., Guo, X., Tang, G., Liu, M., Chen, C. and Xie, Z. 2016. Numerical investigation of flowinduced rotary oscillation of circular cylinder with rigid splitter plate. Physics of Fluids 28(9), article number: 93604. (10.1063/1.4962706)
 Pavlidis, D., Gomes, J. L. M. A., Xie, Z., Percival, J. R., Pain, C. C. and Matar, O. K. 2016. Compressive advection and multicomponent methods for interfacecapturing. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 80(4), pp. 256282. (10.1002/fld.4078)
2015
 Xie, Z. 2015. A twophase flow model for threedimensional breaking waves over complex topography. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 471(2180), article number: 20150101. (10.1098/rspa.2015.0101)
 Pavlidis, D. et al. 2015. Numerical modelling of melt behaviour in the lower vessel head of a nuclear reactor. Procedia IUTAM 15, pp. 7277. (10.1016/j.piutam.2015.04.011)
2014
 Xie, Z., Pavlidis, D., Percival, J. R., Gomes, J. L., Pain, C. C. and Matar, O. K. 2014. Adaptive unstructured mesh modelling of multiphase flows. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 67, pp. 104110. (10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.08.002)
 Pavlidis, D., Xie, Z., Percival, J. R., Gomes, J. L., Pain, C. C. and Matar, O. K. 2014. Two and threephase horizontal slug flow simulations using an interfacecapturing compositional approach. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 67, pp. 8591. (10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.07.007)
 Percival, J. R. et al. 2014. Control volume finite element modelling of segregation of sand and granular flows in fluidized beds. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 67, pp. 191199. (10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.10.002)
 Xie, Z., Lin, B. and Falconer, R. A. 2014. Turbulence characteristics in freesurface flow over twodimensional dunes. Journal of HydroEnvironment Research 8(3), pp. 200209. (10.1016/j.jher.2014.01.002)
 Xie, Z. 2014. Numerical modelling of wind effects on breaking solitary waves. European Journal of Mechanics  B/Fluids 43, pp. 135147. (10.1016/j.euromechflu.2013.08.001)
2013
 Xie, Z., Lin, B. and Falconer, R. A. 2013. Largeeddy simulation of the turbulent structure in compound openchannel flows. Advances in Water Resources 53, pp. 6675. (10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.10.009)
 Xie, Z. 2013. Twophase flow modelling of spilling and plunging breaking waves. Applied Mathematical Modelling 37(6), pp. 36983713. (10.1016/j.apm.2012.07.057)
 Xie, Z., Lin, B., Falconer, R. A. and Maddux, T. B. 2013. Largeeddy simulation of turbulent openchannel flow over threedimensional dunes. Journal of Hydraulic Research 51(5), pp. 494505. (10.1080/00221686.2013.835287)
2012
 Xie, Z. 2012. Numerical study of breaking waves by a twophase flow model. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 70(2), pp. 246268. (10.1002/fld.2690)
2009
 Zhou, J., Lin, J. and Xie, Z. 2009. A highly accurate compact explicit difference scheme for extended Boussinesq equations. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology 41, pp. 215218.
2008
 Xie, Z., Lin, J. and Zhou, J. 2008. A new unconditionally stable explicit scheme for the convectiondiffusion equation with Robin boundary conditions. International Journal of Computer Mathematics 85(12), pp. 18331847. (10.1080/00207160701581574)
 Lin, J., Xie, Z., Yu, D. and Zhou, J. 2008. A threepoint explicit compact difference scheme with arbitrary order of accuracy for the two dimensional pollutant diffusion equation. Chinese Journal of Computational Mechanics 25, pp. 511516.
2007
 Lin, J., Xie, Z. and Zhou, J. 2007. Highorder compact difference scheme for the regularized long wave equation. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering 23(2), pp. 135156. (10.1002/cnm.892)
 Lin, J., Xie, Z. and Zhou, J. 2007. Threepoint explicit compact difference scheme with arbitrary order of accuracy and its application in CFD. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 28(7), pp. 943953. (10.1007/s104830070711x)
 Lin, J., Xie, Z. and Zhou, J. 2007. Highorder compact scheme and its stability analysis for the pollutant diffusion equation. Chinese Journal of Computational Mechanics 26, pp. 790794.
 Zhou, J., Lin, J. and Xie, Z. 2007. A compact explicit difference scheme of high accuracy for extended Boussinesq equations. China Ocean Engineering 21, pp. 507514.
 Zhou, J., Lin, J. and Xie, Z. 2007. Numerical simulation for higherorder Boussinesq type equations and experimental verifications. The Ocean Engineering 25, pp. 8892.
2006
 Lin, J., Xie, Z. and Zhou, J. 2006. Application of a threepoint explicit compact difference scheme to the incompressible NavierStokes equations. Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B 18(3), pp. 151156. (10.1016/S10016058(06)600462)
2005
 Xie, Z., Lin, J. and You, X. 2005. Comparative investigation of some highorder explicit schemes combined with QUICK for the convectiondiffusion equation of pollutants. Journal of Hydrodynamics, Series A 20, pp. 346356.
Teaching
Undergraduate courses
 EN1091  Engineering Analysis
 EN1914  Professional Studies (Fluid Mechanics)
 EN3317  Environmental Hydraulics
 EN3100  Project
 MEng (International) Mobility Tutor for Civil Engineering
Postgraduate courses
 ENT602  Environmental Fluid Mechanics
 ENT725  Case Study
Research interests
 Computational Fluid Dynamics
 Turbulence Modelling and Simulation
 Interfacial and Multiphase Flows
 Water Wave Mechanics
 Hydrodynamics
 Hydraulics
 Coastal, Ocean and Offshore Engineering
 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
 FluidStructure Interaction
 Chemical Engineering
 Numerical Methods and High Performance Computing.
Research grants and projects
Title  People  Funder  Value  Duration 
International Exchanges with China (IEC\NSFC\211143) 
Z.Xie 
Royal Society  £12,000 
31/03/202230/03/2024 
New Generation Modelling Suite for the Survivability of Wave Energy Convertors in Marine Environments (WaveESuite) (EP/V040235/1) 
CoI, Cardiff PI (Led by City University of London) 
EPSRC  £1,003,317 
01/09/202131/08/2024 
GCRF Small Project Award 
Z.Xie 
HEFCW  £37,395 
01/01/202130/06/2021 
International Exchanges with Italy for Prof. Maurizio Brocchini (IES\R2\202095) 
Z.Xie 
Royal Society  £12,000 
14/12/202013/12/2023 
EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship for Philippe Hergibo (2440134) 
Z.Xie, T.N. Phillips 
EPSRC  £65,000 
01/10/202031/03/2024 
EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship for Will Doherty (2397637) 
Z.Xie, T.N. Phillips, S.Pan 
EPSRC  £65,000 
01/07/202031/12/2023 
Newton Advanced Fellowship (NAF\R1\201156) 
Z.Xie (UK PI), J.Xia (China PI) 
Royal Society  £73,000 
31/03/2020 30/09/2023 
Distributed Fibreoptic Cable Sensing for Buried Pipe Infrastructure (EP/S016376/1) 
T.Stoesser, Z.Xie, P.Ouro 
EPSRC  £371,330 
01/05/2019 30/04/2022 
ChinaUK Researcher Link Workshop "Coastal and Offshore Renewable Energy Systems under Extreme Events" (2018RLWK1010151) 
Z.Xie  Newton Fund from British Council  £21,600 
01/01/2019 31/12/2019 
Rapid Monitoring of River Hydrodynamics and Morphology using Acoustic Holography (EP/R022135/1)  T.Stoesser, Z.Xie, R.A.Falconer  EPSRC  £410,620  01/11/2018 30/04/2022 
GW4 Crucible Seed Fund "The Resilience Games"  M.Alexander, H.Smith, A.Healy, G.Giardina, L.Petetin, R.Poole, Z.Xie  GW4  £4,000  01/09/2018 31/03/2019 
Cardiff University GCRFHEFCW Fellowship  Z.Xie  GCRF  £6,500  01/05/2018 31/07/2018 
Short Research Visit to University of Cambridge  Z.Xie  EPSRC via UK Fluids Network  £960  01/01/2018 31/12/2018 