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Dr Qing XIAO

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
University of Strathclyde

Room HD 2.38
Henry Dyer Building
100 Montrose Street
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
G4 0LZ

Tel: +44(0)141 548 4779
Email: qing.xiao@strath.ac.uk

Personal Page: Qing XIAO
University KnowledgeBase: Qing XIAO

Personal Profile

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2007 and am currently a Reader in Marine Engineering. I am committed to teaching in thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy system management and computational fluid dynamics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Year 4 individual project co-ordinator
  • Supervisor for PhD and master students

Teaching Interests

  • Fundamentals of marine engineering
  • Marine pipeline
  • Marine refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Energy system management
  • Theory and practice of marine CFD
  • Computational free-surface hydrodynamics
  • Marine engineering systems and control

Research Interests

Dr Xiao's recent research interests are numerical simulations and modelling of marine related fluid problems, including the bio-inspired, environmental friendly, new class of propulsion propeller, robotic fish and ocean stream/wind energy extraction devices which imitate the energy harnessing by the swimming fish.

  • Computational fluid mechanics
  • Bio-mimetic unsteady flows over flapping wings/foils
  • Energy analysis and waste heat recovery on shipboard
  • CFD modeling on wind/marine renewable energy devices

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member of International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
  • Member of BIOKON International - The Biomimetics Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Reviewer for "Computers and Fluids", "International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids", "Ocean Engineering", "Physics of Fluids", "AIAA Journal", "Journal of Bionic Engineering", "Journal of Fluids and Structures", "Biotechnology and Bioengineering", "International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow"
  • Organization committee Editorial Board Committee Member for Strathclyde University Research Day 2011
  • Organizer for International workshop on Aero-/hydro-biomimetic applications in Strathclyde University June 2011
  • Organization committee member Strathclyde Solutions Exchange: an interdisciplinary workshop 12-16 September, 2011, Strathclyde University
  • Invited speaker by Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Tongji University, P.R. China (June 2012)
  • Invited speaker by Liverpool University, UK (April 2008)
  • Invited speaker by Xian Jiaotong University, P. R. China (April 2009)
  • Invited speaker by Northwestern Polytechnical University, P.R. China (April 2009)

Recent Research Grants

  • A study of bio-fluid dynamics for fish swimming including muscle contraction and flexion effect, funded by Royal Society K.C. Wong Postdoctoral Fellowship for Dr L.B. Jia, (CI) 2013-2015
  • Subsea Cables and Offshore Engineering, funded by Scottish Power Renewables, (CI) 2012-2013
  • ECO_REFITEC - ECO innovative refitting technologies and processes for shipbuilding industry promoted by European Repair Shipyards, funded by EU-FP7, (CI) 2011-2013
  • Engineering Faculty Knowledge-Exchange Micro-Grant for financial support on hosting an international bio-inspired engineering workshop, (PI) 2011
  • Improvements to Hydrodynamic and Aerodynamic Performance of a LNG Carrier, funded by BMT SeaTech Ltd, (CI) 2009-2010
  • Sir David Anderson Bequest Short Visit Fund for Professor H. Liu from Chiba University, Japan, (PI) 2008


  • Integrated modeling and experimental study of flutter-based renewable energy devices - A holistic approach towards green energy generation predictions
    Qing Xiao (Academic)
    From 01-Jun-2014 to 31-May-2015
  • Enhancement Renewable Energy Devices Performance with Bio-inspired Concepts
    Qing Xiao (Academic)
    From 01-May-2014 to 31-Dec-2015
  • A Benchmark Development & Investigation for Floating Offshore Wind Turbine FSI
    Qing Xiao (Principal Investigator)
    From 14-Mar-2014 to 13-Mar-2016
  • An integrated analytical and simulation study on a bio-inspired flexible robotic swimmer
    Qing Xiao (Principal Investigator)
    From 01-Feb-2014 to 31-Jan-2015
  • A study of bio-fluid dynamics for fish swimming including muscle contraction and flexion effect
    Qing Xiao (Co-investigator)
    From 30-Mar-2013 to 29-Mar-2015
  • Subsea Cables & Vortex-Induced Vibrations - Phase 1
    Qing Xiao (Co-investigator), Narakorn Srinil (Principal Investigator)
    From 29-Oct-2012 to 28-Feb-2013
  • Lloyds Register of Shipping PhD Scholarship for Wendi Liu
    Qing Xiao (Principal Investigator)
    From 01-Aug-2012 to 30-Nov-2013
  • Building Global Engagements in Research
    Olimpo Anaya-Lara (Academic), Graham Ault (Academic), Derek James Bennet (Academic), David Birch (Academic), Campbell Booth (Academic), Graeme Burt (Academic), Yu Chen (Academic), Haofeng Chen (Academic), Maxim Fedorov (Academic), Stephen Finney (Academic), Ashleigh Fletcher (Academic), Erdan Gu (Academic), Benoit Jack Eloi Guilhabert (Academic), Jennifer Hastie (Academic), Dino Jaroszynski (Academic), Andrea Johnston (Academic), Martin Judd (Academic), Ivana Kockar (Academic), Dimitrios Lamprou (Academic), Nicolas Laurand (Academic), Malcolm Macdonald (Academic), David Massoubre (Academic), Keith Mathieson (Academic), Lloyd McKnight (Academic), Alison Nordon (Academic), Patrick Norman (Academic), Monica Oliveira (Academic), Francesco Papoff (Academic), Siddharth Patwardhan (Academic), Iliana Portugues (Academic), Thomas Scanlon (Academic), Jan Sefcik (Academic), Friedrich Philipp Seib (Academic), Peter Skabara (Academic), Margaret Stack (Academic), Bruce Stephen (Academic), Christopher Tuttle (Academic), Rein Ulijn (Academic), Qing Xiao (Academic) Xiu Yan (Academic), Michele Zagnoni (Academic), Martin Dawson (Co-investigator), Alastair Florence (Co-investigator), Duncan Graham (Co-investigator), Stephen McArthur (Co-investigator), Jason Reese (Co-investigator), Yonghao Zhang (Co-investigator), David Littlejohn (Principal Investigator), Vladislav Ivanistsev (Researcher), Anna Malgorzata Jawor-Baczynska (Researcher), Catherine Jones (Researcher), Thomas McGlone (Researcher), Jonathan McKendry (Researcher)
    Period 01-Apr-2012 to 31-Mar-2013
    Qing Xiao (Co-investigator) Peilin Zhou (Principal Investigator)
    From 01-Jan-2011 to 31-Mar-2014
    Alexander Day (Co-investigator), Qing Xiao (Co-investigator) Dracos Vassalos (Principal Investigator)
    From 02-Mar-2009 to 01-Jul-2012