Professor Qing Xiao
At Strathclyde, Professor Xiao is currently leading a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) & Computational Structural Dynamics (CSD) research group. Her main research interests lie in the application of CFD for flow analysis of bio-inspired studies and ocean renewable energy. Some of her main research themes include the physical phenomena associated with a flapping wing and swimming fish with their applications in bioinspired under-water robots; flapping-based tidal energy device; the offshore renewable energy devices such as tidal turbine, wave energy converter, the fixed and floating wind turbine; and offshore fluid-structure interaction such as Vortex Induced Vibration.
Throughout her academic career, Qing has taken on the role of primary supervisor for 13 graduated PhD. She has published over 120 original research papers at peer reviewed journals and conferences.
In addition to her extensive research activities, Qing is currently an ITTC Ocean Engineering Committee member, Editorial Board member of Ocean Engineering journal; Professor Xiao is senior member of AIAA, member of OMAE.
Year 4 individual project co-ordinator
Supervisor for PhD and master students
Dr Yang Huang
Yang Huang is a PhD in the subject of naval architecture, ocean and engineering. He has experience in the numerical simulation of hydrodynamic performance of marine structures. His main research interests lie in the application of CFD for flow analysis of ocean renewable energy.
Currently, he is working on the project “Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)” a project funded by the EPSRC. The aim of this project is to develop an analysis and laboratory testing integrity toolbox to reliably design, analyse, and process the state-of-the-art adaptive stretchable materials and structures applicable to Wave Energy Converters.