Heng-Dong XI



The basic information

Heng-Dong XI

School of Aeronautics






Work 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 

Education Experience

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 

Awards Information

1. 2012  “1000-Young-Talent” program, China

2. 2010  Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany

Academic Achievements

ResearcherID: H-3750-2011

URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-3750-2011

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2999-2694 

Recent Representive Publications:

(11) A. J. T. Teo, K.-H. H. Li, N.-T. Nguyen, W. Guo, N. Heere, H.-D. Xi, C.-W. Tsao., W. Li, and S. H. Tan*, “Negative Pressure Induced Droplet Generation in a Microfluidic Flow-Focusing Device ”,

Analytical Chemistry, 89 (8), 4387 (2017)  (cover)

(10) H.-D. Xi+, H. Zheng +,  W. Guo, Y. Ai, C.-W. Tsao, J. Zhou, W. Li, Y. Huang, N.-T. Nguyen and S. H. Tan*, “Active droplet sorting in microfluidics: a review ”,

Lab on a Chip, 17, 751  (2017)  (inside back cover)

(9) H.-D. Xi*, Y.-B. Zhang, J.-T. Hao and K.-Q. Xia, “Higher order modes in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection”,

Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 805, 31  (2016)  

(8)H.-D. Xi,  W. Guo, M. Leniart, Z. Z. Chong and S. H. Tan, “AC electric field induced droplet deformation in a microfluidic T-junction  ”,

Lab on a Chip, 16, 2982  (2016)   

(7) S.-D. Huang, F. Wang, H.-D. Xi,  and K.-Q. Xia, “A Comparative Experimental Study of Fixed Temperature and Fixed Heat Flux Boundary Conditions in Turbulent Thermal Convection ”,

Physical Review Letters, accepted (2015)

(6) S. Risius, H. Xu, F. Di Lorenzo, H.-D. Xi, H. Siebert, R. A. Shaw, and E. Bodenschatz, “Schneefernerhaus as a cloud-turbulence research station. Part 1: Flow conditions and large-scale turbulence”, 

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 3209-3218, (2015)

(5) H.-D. Xi, E. Bodenschatz, and H. Xu ,“Elastic energy flux by flexible polymers in fluid turbulence”, 

Physical Review Letters, 111, 024501 (2013)

(4) 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)

(2) 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)

(1) H.-D. Xi, and K.-Q. Xia, “Flow mode transitions in turbulent thermal convection”,

Physics of Fluids, 20, 055104 (2008)

Social Appointments


Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review E,  Physical Review Fluids, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer;NSFC 

Guest Editor

Micromachines (SCIE, IF=1.3) (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/micromachines/special_issues/insights_advancements_microfluidics ) 

Organizing Committee:

The 14th Asian Symposium on Visualization, May 2017, Beijing, China

Session Chair of Conferences:

National conference on fluid mechanics , Nanjing,2016

2nd Symposium on Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control,Hong Kong and Macau, 2013 

Team Information

Postgraduates:Chen Xin,Zhang Yibao,Guo Wei;