Research Assistant Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering


Bachelor, Central South University, 2008-2012

Ph.D., University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012-2017

Employment History

Research Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2019.12-present

Postdoctoral, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, 2017.10-2019.11

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Research Interests

Fluid heat and mass transfer, Hydrogen production by reforming

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Xiaoru Zhuang, Xin Xia, Xinhai Xu, et al. Experimental investigation on the hydrogen production by methanol steam reforming in a novel multichannel micro packed bed reactor. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,

Xiaoru Zhuang, Wenrui Liu, Xinhai Xu. Hot corrosion of different alloys in chloride and carbonate molten-salt mixtures under argon atmosphere, Solar Energy, 2019, 189: 254-267.

Xiaoru Zhuang, Xinhai Xu, Wenrui Liu, et al. LCOE analysis of tower concentrating solar power plants using different molten-salts for thermal energy storage in China. Energies, 2019, 12, 1394.

Xiaoru Zhuang, Gaofei Chen, Hao Guo, et al. Experimental investigation on flow condensation of zeotropic mixtures of methane/ethane in a horizontal smooth tube, International Journal of Refrigeration, 2018, 85: 120-134.

Xiaoru Zhuang, Gaofei Chen, Xin Zou, et al. Experimental investigation on flow condensation of methane in a horizontal smooth tube. International Journal of Refrigeration, 2017, 78:193-214.

Xiaoru Zhuang, Maoqiong Gong, Gaofei Chen, et al. Two-Phase Flow Pattern Map for R170 in a Horizontal Smooth Tube. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2016, 102: 1141-1149.

Xiaoru Zhuang, Maoqiong Gong, Xin Zou, et al. Experimental investigation on flow condensation heat transfer and pressure drop of R170 in a horizontal tube. International Journal of Refrigeration, 2016, 66:105-120.

Xiaoru Zhuang, Xinhai Xu, Jianpeng Cui. Thermal Management Techniques for Concentrating Photovoltaic Modules. In: Atesin T., Bashir S., Liu J. (eds) Nanostructured Materials for Next-Generation Energy Storage and Conversion. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2019.

Jun Dong, Xiaoru Zhuang, Xinhai Xu, et al. Numerical analysis of a multi-channel active cooling system for densely packed concentrating photovoltaic cells, Energy Conversion and Management, 2018, 161: 172-181.

Zhiqiang Yang, Gaofei Chen, Xiaoru Zhuang, et al. A new flow pattern map for flow boiling of R1234ze (E) in a horizontal tube, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2018, 98: 24-35.

Xinhai Xu, Weikun Yang, Xiaoru Zhuang, et al. Experimental and numerical investigation on effects of cathode flow field configurations in an air-breathing high-temperature PEMFC. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2019, 44: 25010-25020.

Tianle Liu, Xinhai Xu, Wenrui Liu, Xiaoru Zhuang. Corrosion of alloys in high temperature molten-salt heat transfer fluids with air as the cover gas. Solar Energy, 2019, 191: 435-448.

Maoqiong Gong., Qinglu Song, Gaofei Chen, Xiaoru Zhuang, et al. Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics for Methane, Ethane and Their Binary Mixtures. Heat Transfer Engineering, 2020, 41: 1-16.

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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.
The MAE Department has attracted a team of high-caliber experts worldwide with diversified background in both academia and industry. So far, the department has 20 faculty members, including two Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, one Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one Fellow with dual-fellowship in Royal Society' of Canada and Canadian Academy of Engineering. All faculty members have extensive experience of studying and working overseas. The MAE Department started to enroll undergraduate and postgraduate students in fall 2016, and has 55 postgraduates (Master and PhD) at present. The Department has bachelor' s degree programs in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering.
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