Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
My research focuses on fundamentally understanding "Heat and Mass Transport in Particle-Laden Flows" under conditions of relevance to concentrating solar thermal energy.
Industry project: US DoE Gen 3 Particle Pilot Plant (G3P3), providing high-accuracy systematic lab-scale experimental data for validating analytical and computational models in the development of commercially up-scaled plants.
Laser technique: simultaneously measuring both particle- and fluid-phase velocities in particle-laden flows by two-color optical phase discrimination.
Activities: multiple research conferences and industry-engaged activities, e.g., Selected speaker at the Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics (2021), Presenter at the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2020) and the 27th SolarPACES Conference (2021), as well as Mentee in Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS, 2020-2021).
Date Position Institution name 2020 - 2021 Teaching Assistant (MECH ENG4107/7029 - Air Conditioning) University of Adelaide 2019 - 2019 Teaching Assistant (CHEM ENG 1009 - Materials I) University of Adelaide
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours), awarded with First-Class Honours
Date Title Institution Country 2019 - 2019 Level 3 Operator Laser Safety University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW Canberra) Australia
Year Citation 2021 Bi, X., Sun, Z., Lau, T., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. J. G. (2021). Simultaneous imaging of two-phase velocities in particle-laden flows by two-color optical phase discrimination. Optics Letters, 46(16/15), 3861-3864.
Year Citation 2020 Bi, X., Sun, Z., Lau, T., Alwahabi, Z., & Nathan, G. (2020). Simultaneous planar measurements of gas and particle velocities in particle-laden flows: proof-of-concept. In Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2020) (pp. 1-4). Brisbane, Australia-Online: The University of Queensland.
2020 - 2021 Teaching Assistant (MECH ENG4107/7029 - Air Conditioning)
2019 - 2019 Teaching Assistant (CHEM ENG 1009 - Materials I)
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