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Dr Qing Xiao


Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

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).

For more information please visit our research team webpage:




Numerical study of an individual Taylor bubble rising through stagnant liquids under laminar flow regime
Massoud E.Z., Xiao Q., El-Gamal H.A., Teamah M.A.
Ocean Engineering Vol 162, pp. 117-137, (2018)
Multi-fin kinematics and hydrodynamics in pufferfish steady swimming
Li Lijun, Li Gen, Li Ruoxin, Xiao Qing, Liu Hao
Ocean Engineering Vol 158, pp. 111-122, (2018)
Reactive control of a two-body point absorber using reinforcement learning
Anderlini E., Forehand D.I.M., Bannon E., Xiao Q., Abusara M.
Ocean Engineering Vol 148, pp. 650-658, (2018)
Enhancement of performance of wave turbine during stall using passive flow control : first and second law analysis
Shehata Ahmed, Xiao Qing, Selim Mohamed M., Elbatran A.H. , Day Alexander
Renewable Energy Vol 113, pp. 369-392, (2017)
Three-dimensional numerical simulation of two-degree-of-freedom VIV of a circular cylinder with varying natural frequency ratios at Re = 500
Wang Enhao, Xiao Qing, Incecik Atilla
Journal of Fluids and Structures Vol 73, pp. 162-182, (2017)
The effect of spacing on the vortex-induced vibrations of two tandem flexible cylinders
Wang Enhao, Xiao Qing, Zhu Qiang , Incecik Atilla
Physics of Fluids Vol 29, (2017)

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Professional activities

Biomimetic study and its applications in renewable energy devices
Computational Fluid-Structure Dynamics in offshore, renewable & marine technology
Elsevier (Publisher)
Editorial board member
Applied Energy (Journal)
Ocean Engineering (Journal)
Editorial board member
Biotechnology and Bioengineering (Journal)

more professional activities


Assessment of offshore floating wind turbine’s hydrodynamic and structure performance to foster system sustainability
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Liu, Wendi (Co-investigator) Liu, Yuanchuan (Researcher)
EPSRC Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to Tier-2 Cirrus Service
Period 15-May-2018 - 14-May-2019
Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2011 - 13-Jun-2015
Enhancement and sustainability the capability of NAOME in Marine Renewable Energy Research
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator)
funded by Faculty of Engineering Strategic Research Funding, Strathclyde University, UK
Period 01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2017
A Study of Bio-inspired Three-dimensional PASSIVELY Deformed Flexible Blade for Wind/Tidal Turbines (EPSRC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Liu, Wendi (Co-investigator)
EPSRC Resource Allocation Panel (RAP): Access to ARCHER
Period 01-Jul-2015 - 01-Aug-2016
New control systems for aero-elastic tailoring of wind turbines (WISE Project)
Yue, Hong (Principal Investigator) Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator) Martin, Richard (Co-investigator)
WISE project
Period 01-Jan-2015 - 31-Dec-2016
Computational and Experimental Testing of Current Energy Device (ResHydro Design Project)
Incecik, Atilla (Principal Investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Day, Alexander (Co-investigator) Xiao, Qing (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2012 - 30-May-2015

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