Dr. Heng Xiao

Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech

Contact: hengxiao@vt.edu

Education

  • 2009, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Princeton University, USA
  • 2005, M.S., Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
  • 2003, B.S., Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Professional History

  • 12/2012-present: Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA
  • 11/2009-11/2012: Postdoctoral Researcher/Lecturer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Graduate Students

Carlos A. Michelén Ströfer

Contact

  • cmich@vt.edu

Affiliation with Group

  • PhD student since 09/2016

Research Areas

  • Data assimilation
  • Machine learning
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Muhammad Irfan Zafar

Contact

  • zmuhammadirfan@vt.edu

Affiliation with Group

  • PhD student since 01/2019

Research Areas

  • Machine learning
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Kris Olshefski

Contact

  • @vt.edu

Affiliation with Group

  • PhD student since 01/2020

Research Areas

  • Machine learning
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Visitors

Xinlei Zhang

Home Institution: Ph.D. Student, Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France

Affiliation with Group: Visiting Student, 09/2018 - present

Research Areas: Data assimilation and computational fluid mechanics.

 

Alumni

Affiliation with Group: PhD student, 09/2014-09/2018

Dissertation: Predictive Turbulence Modeling with Bayesian Inference and Physics-Informed Machine Learning.

First Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Caltech

Dr. Rui Sun

Affiliation with Group: PhD Student, 09/2013 - 05/2017

Dissertation: Particle-Resolving Simulations of Dune Migration: Novel Algorithms and Physical Insights.

First Position: Postdoctoral researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Dr. Jian-Xun Wang

Affiliation with Group: PhD Student, 09/2013 - 05/2017

Dissertation: Physics-Informed, Data-Driven Framework for Model-Form Uncertainty Estimation and Reduction in RANS Simulations

First Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Other: Personal Website

Adam Wise

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 08/2017 to 05/2018

Chad Seibert

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 01/2014 to 06/2017

Justin Harler

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 01/2017 to 06/2017

Stephen Berberich

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 08/2016 to 12/2016

Ben Gingras

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 08/2016 to 12/2016

Justin Turnbull

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 01/2014 to 09/2014

Allison Sing

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 01/2014 to 09/2014

Benjamin Hayes

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 01/2014 to 07/2014

David (Max) Jones

  • Affiliation with Group: Undergraduate Researcher from 01/2014 to 06/2014

Past Visitors

Yang Zeng

  • Home Institution: Ph.D. Student, Hunan University, China
    Affiliation with Group: Visiting Student, 10/2017 - 09/2019
  • Research Areas: Uncertainty quantification, batteries.

Dr. Honglei Sun

  • Home Institution: Associate professor, Zhejiang University, China
  • Affiliation with Group: Visiting Professor, 09/2017 - 08/2018
  • Research Areas: Soil mechanics.

Shanlin Xu

  • Home Institution: Ph.D. Student, Zhejiang University, China
  • Affiliation with Group: Visiting Student, 09/2017 - 08/2018
  • Research Areas: CFD-DEM simulations of sediment settling