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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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Research Output

Numerical study of propulsion mechanism for oscillating rigid and flexible tuna-tails

Yang, L., Su, Y. M. & Xiao, Q., Dec 2011, In : Journal of Bionic Engineering. 8, 4, p. 406-417 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Parametric study on a cylinder drag reduction using downstream undulating foil

    Xiao, Q., Liu, W. & Hu, J., Dec 2012, In : European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids. 36, p. 48-62 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)


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

    Author: Liu, Y., 12 Jun 2018

    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., 12 Dec 2016

    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)


    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