Professor Xi Jiang
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Professor Jiang has been the Chair in Energy Use and Transport at the University of Lancaster since 2009. He has an academic profile previously developed at Brunel University, Queen Mary University of London, Building Research Establishment, Seoul National University and University of Science and Technology of China. His research has been in the broad area of Energy & Environments, mainly on the border of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, with a focus on Energy & Flow Physics research using high-fidelity numerical modelling and simulations. Using advanced modelling/simulation methods such as direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large–eddy simulation (LES), he has investigated a broad range of engineering problems of fluid flow, turbulence, heat transfer, combustion and aeroacoustics, including DNS of reacting flows such as hydrogen-enriched fuel (syngas) combustion and gas-liquid two-phase flows and LES of fuel injection and spray combustion. Most of his computational work has been performed on the national high-performance computing facilities. His on-going research activities mainly include the applications of modelling and simulation to three areas: (1) cleaner energy utilisation, (2) carbon capture and storage, and (3) battery thermal management. He is currently the principal investigator of two EPSRC projects, as well as the co-investigator of “UK Turbulence Consortium” as the leader of work package “Multiphase flows” (2009-14) and “Turbulence in thermal/energy systems” (2013-18) respectively.
In his research field of Energy & Flow Physics on the border of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, he has an international profile with about 100 journal and conference publications, including top journals in the field such as Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Applied Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Combustion and Flame, Fuel, Physics of Fluids, AIAA Journal, Numerical Heat Transfer and ASME Journal of Heat Transfer etc. He is the leading author of a Taylor & Francis book “Numerical Techniques for Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations”, published in 2009. In addition, he was the winner of the Gaydon Prize for the most significant UK contribution to the 28th Symposium (International) on Combustion by the Combustion Institute (British Section) in 2002. He has been a regular reviewer of several leading journals and serves as a Computational Fluid Dynamics Subject Editor of International Journal of Computer Mathematics. He is currently an EPSRC Peer Review College Member. He was also involved in organizing a few international conferences in energy utilisation & multi-phase flow.
His teaching experience covers different subjects in Mechanical, Chemical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering. He is currently chairing the Department Teaching Committee and had been the Undergraduate Director of Study for Chemical, Nuclear and Sustainable Engineering (2011-13).