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Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2007 and I’m currently a Reader in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineeing. I am committed teaching in thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy system management, marine pipeline and computational fluid dynamics.   

My recent research interests are numerical simulations and modeling of marine related fluid problems. There are three main research directions in my research group. (a) The flow analysis in bio-mimetic study, such as the physical phenomena associated with a flapping wing and swimming fish with their applications in bio-inspired robot and propeller. (b) The general fluid mechanics and aerodynamics. (c) The marine and wind renewable energy devices (tidal/current and offshore renewable energy).

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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Biomimetics
  • Renewable energy technology

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 2002 2020

Computational investigation on a self-propelled pufferfish driven by multiple fins

Li, R., Xiao, Q., Liu, Y., Li, L. & Liu, H., 9 Jan 2020, In : Ocean Engineering. 197, 18 p., 106908.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Numerical models
Computational fluid dynamics

Quantification of the influence of drugs on zebrafish larvae swimming kinematics and energetics

Zhao, Z., Li, G., Xiao, Q., Jiang, H-R., Tchivelekete, G. M., Shu, X. & Liu, H., 8 Jan 2020, In : PeerJ. 8, 26 p., e8374.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Danio rerio
Biomechanical Phenomena


A CFD study of fluid-structure interaction problems for floating offshore wind turbines

Author: Liu, Y., 1 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Xiao, Q. (Supervisor) & Incecik, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Assessing the performance of an oscillating water column type wave energy device

Author: Dai, S., 1 Nov 2014

Supervisor: Xiao, Q. (Supervisor) & Day, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2013

Qing Xiao (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2017

Workshop on Offshore Wind and Wave Energy for Turkey

Tahsin Tezdogan (Organiser), Atilla Incecik (Organiser), Elif Oguz (Organiser), Yigit Kemal Demirel (Participant), Alexander Day (Keynote/plenary speaker), Qing Xiao (Keynote/plenary speaker), Alessandro Marino (Participant), Wendi Liu (Participant)
11 Sep 201714 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesTo be assigned

Biomimetic study and its applications in renewable energy devices

Qing Xiao (Contributor)
Jul 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk