Chair Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Education

• Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh (1987)

• M.Sc. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh (1982)

• B.Sc. in Physics, Lanzhou University (1981)

Employment History

• 2018.9-present: Chair Professor, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

• 2014-2018.8: Choh-Ming Li Professor of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

• 2010-2015: Chairman, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

• 2002-2014: Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

• 1995-2002: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese

University of Hong Kong

• 1992-1995: Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

• 1989-1992: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Cornell University

• 1987-1989: Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honours and Awards

• Fellow, American Physical Society (elected 2010)

• State Natural Science Award of China, (2nd Class) (2009)

• Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2005)

• China Higher Education Science and Technology Award (2nd Class) (2001)

Professional services

• 2016-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

• 2012-present: Associate Editor, European Physical Journal E

• 2011-2017: Editor, Journal of Turbulence

Personal Profile

Education
• Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh (1987)
• M.Sc. in Physics, University of Pittsburgh (1982)
• B.Sc. in Physics, Lanzhou University (1981)

Employment History
• 2018.9-present: Chair Professor, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
• 2014-2018.8: Choh-Ming Li Professor of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• 2010-2015: Chairman, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• 2002-2014: Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• 1995-2002: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• 1992-1995: Lecturer, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• 1989-1992: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Cornell University
• 1987-1989: Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honours and Awards
• Fellow, American Physical Society (elected 2010)
• State Natural Science Award of China, (2nd Class) (2009)
• Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2005)
• China Higher Education Science and Technology Award (2nd Class) (2001)

Professional services
• 2016-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
• 2012-present: Associate Editor, European Physical Journal E
• 2011-2017: Editor, Journal of Turbulence

Research

Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Turbulence, Complex Fluids


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Chair Professor Xia has long been engaged in the study of fluid mechanics and fluid turbulence, and has achieved systematic and innovative results, including:

First, an original experimental method employed in measurement of the strong coupling boundary layer; the proposal of the boundary layer dynamic reconstruction method, extending the static Prand-Brassius theory to the dynamic form; thus providing a key basis for the establishment of the theoretical model.

Second, the relevation of the origin, the driving mechanism and the multi-scale turbulent structure interaction mechanism of large-scale turbulence structures.

Thirdly, the determination of the regulation mechanism of the spatial distribution of energy dissipation rate on the overall transport of turbulent systems, revealing the essence of the plume as the basic heat carrier, which provides an important scientific basis for improving heat transfer efficiency in industrial applications.

Based on the above results, Professor Xia received the second prize of the 2009 National Natural Science Award (the first person to complete). The above results were also evaluated by the American Physical Society as "a temendous contribution to the experimental research and understanding of thermal turbulence", and he was thus elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2010. In 2005, he was awarded the Outstanding Scientific Researcher Award by the Croucher Foundation.

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Founded in December 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of departments in the College of Engineering. It aims to establish a world-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, covering various research areas such as fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, mechanics, combustion, material, and system control. The Department will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the world in order to develop into an international research institution that attends to the national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and applied research with social impact. 
The goal of the Department is to become a top-tier international leader through introducing an innovative education system which emphasizes IUR (Industry-University-Research) in close association with the Chinese aerospace industry. The specific objectives are: 1) to nurture innovative talents (learning); 2) to research and develop key technologies (research); and 3) to provide technical services (production) for the national aerospace industry.
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Contact Address

Department of Mechanics and Areospace Engineering

Office Phone

88018185

Email

xiakq@sustech.edu.cn

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