Xiaopeng Bi

Mr Xiaopeng Bi

PhD Candidate/ Research Associate

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


My research focuses on fundamentally understanding "Heat and Mass Transport in Particle-Laden Flows" under conditions of relevance to concentrating solar thermal energy.

Supervisors: Professor Graham ’Gus’ Nathan (Principal),  Dr Timothy Lau  and  Dr Zhiwei Sun.

Industry project: US DoE Gen 3 Particle Pilot Plant (G3P3), providing high-accuracy systematic lab-scale experimental data that can be used to validate 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 & 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (in 2020 & 2022, volunteer at the 21st in 2018), the 27th SolarPACES Conference (2021) and the 3rd High Temperature Mineral Processing Forum - HiTeMP-3 (2022), as well as Mentee in the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS - ATSE, 2020-2021).

2020 - 2021 Teaching Assistant (MECH ENG4107/7029 - Air Conditioning)

2019 - 2019 Teaching Assistant (CHEM ENG 1009 - Materials I)

  • Position: PhD Candidate/ Research Associate
  • Phone: 83136385
  • Email: xiaopeng.bi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Research Scholars (Positions)

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