Faculty

XI Hengdong

Education 

1.      PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2007

2.      MPhil, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2003

3.      BSc, Northwest University, Xi'an, China, 2001

  

Working Experience 

1.      Sept 2014 --- now, Professor, School of Aeronautics, Northwestern University, Xi’an, China

2.      Dec 2012 --- Aug 2014, Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China

3.      Jan 2009 --- Dec 2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization, Gottingen, Germany

4.      Sept 2007 ---Dec 2008, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  

Honors 

1.      2012 “1000-Young-Talent” program, Chinese Government

2.      2010 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship

3.      2008 A JFM paper is selected as the Highly cited paper by ISI Essential Science IndicatorTM 

 

Research Interests 

1.      Statistical properties of fully developed turbulence

2.      Turbulence of dilute polymer solution

3.      Thermal convection

4.      Cloud physics

5.      Heat transfer in turbulent flow

6.      Experimental techniques 

 

Publications  (Research ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-3750-2011 )

 

1.      H.-D. Xi, E. Bodenschatz,  and H. Xu

Elastic energy flux by flexible polymers in fluid turbulence

Physical Review Letters, 111, 024501 (2013)

 

2.     K. Sugiyama, R. Ni, R. J. A. M. Stevens, T.-S. Chan, S.-Q. Zhou, H.-D. Xi, C. Sun, S. Grossmann, K.-Q. Xia and D. Lohse 
Flow Reversals in Thermally Driven Turbulence 
Physical Review Letters , 105, 034503 (2010)

 

3.      Q. Zhou, H.-D. Xi, S.-Q. Zhou, C. Sun, and K.-Q. Xia
Oscillations of the large-scale circulation in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection: the off-center mode and its relationship with the torsional mode 
Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 630, 367 (2009)

 

4.      H.-D. Xi , S.-Q. Zhou, Q. Zhou, T.-S. Chan and K.-Q. Xia, 
Origin of the temperature oscillation in turbulent thermal convection, 
Physical Review Letters. 102, 044503 (2009)

 

5.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia, 
Azimuthal motion, Reorientation, cessation and reversal of the Large-scale circulation in turbulent thermal convection:A comparative study in aspect ratio one and one-half geometries, 
Physical Review E. 78, 036326 (2008)

 

6.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia 
Flow mode transitions in turbulent thermal convection 
Physics of Fluids. 20, 055104 (2008)

 

7.      Q. Zhou, C. Sun, H.-D. Xi, and K.-Q. Xia 
Various issues in turbulent thermal convection 
Wuli (in Chinese) 36(9), 657 (2007)

 

8.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia, 
Cessations and reversals of the large-scale circulation in turbulent thermal convection 
Physical Review E. 75, 066307 (2007)

 

9.      H.-D. Xi, Q. Zhou, and K.-Q. Xia 
Azimuthal motion of the mean wind in turbulent thermal convection 
Physical Review E. 73, 056312, (2006)

 

10.    H.-D. Xi, C. Sun, and K.-Q. Xia, 
Flow dynamics and heat transport in turbulent thermal convection 
Wuli (in Chinese). 35, 265 (2006)

 

11.    C. Sun, H.-D. Xi, and K.-Q. Xia, 
Azimuthal symmetry, flow dynamics, and heat flux in turbulent thermal convection in a cylinder with aspect ratio one-half
Physical Review Letters. 95, 074502 (2005)

 

12.    H.-D. Xi, S. Lam, and K.-Q. Xia, 
From laminar plumes to organized flows: the onset of large-scale circulation in turbulent thermal convection
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 503, 47 (2004).
This paper is a Highly cited paper selected by Essential Science Indicator TM , see the card sent by ThomsonTM.

 

Conference Presentations

 

1.      H.-D. Xi, H. Xu and E. Bodenschatz,"Effect of polymer additives on bulk turbulence",

The 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics , Long Beach, California, USA, November 2010.

 

2.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia, "Flow mode transitions in turbulent thermal convection",

March Meeting of the American Physical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March 2008.

 

3.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia, "The reversals and cessations of the large-scale circulation in turbulent thermal convection",

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Tampa, Florida, USA, November 2006.

 

4.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia, "The cessations and reversals of the large-scale circulation in tur- bulent thermal convection",

The 5th National Meeting on Liquid and Soft Matter Physics, Guangzhou, China, November 2006.

 

5.      H.-D. Xi and K.-Q. Xia, "The cessation of the mean wind in turbulent thermal convection",

Fall Meeting of the Chinese Physical Society, Beijing, China, September 2006.

 

6.      H.-D. Xi, Q. Zhou and K.-Q. Xia, "Azimuthal motion of the mean wind in turbulent thermal convection",

The 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Chicago, USA, November 2005.

 

Professional Services 

Reviewer for Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review E and Europhysics Letters.

 

Useful links

 

Web of SciencePhysical Review EPhysical Review LettersJournal of Fluid MechanicsPhysics of Fluids 
Europhysics LettersEurophysics Journal BJournal of TurbulenceNew Journal of Physics 
Nature , Nature PhysicsNature ChinaSciencePNASPhysics TodayJSTATAnnual Review of Fluid Mechanics 
Prof. G. Ahlers' group Prof. D. Lohse's group Prof. M. Sano's group Prof. P. Tong's group Prof. K-Q. Xia's group

 

Contact Information

 

Room A105, School of Aeronautics,

Northwestern Polytechnical University 

127 West Youyi Rd, Beilin Dist., Xi'an, Shaanxi,710072, China

Phone: +86 29-8849-4304
Fax: +86 29-8849-3671

E-mail: hengdongxi(.at.)nwpu.edu.cn or hengdongxi(.at.)gmail.com

 



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