Dr Xiaolei Liu
- Lecturer in Geo-energy Engineering (Systems Power & Energy)
Dr. Xiaolei Liu joined the University of Glasgow in December 2018 after holding the post of Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University. His academic profile was previously developed at the Faculty of Energy and Economic Sciences, Technische Universität Clausthal of Germany. His expertise has been deepened in a broad area of Mechanical Engineering, mainly in the fields of Energy & Power Engineering, with a focus on renewable energies & fluid mechanics through advanced experiments and high-effective programming/modelling. He has investigated wide-ranging engineering challenges in Multiphase Flows Metering, Flow Regime Identification, Transient Gas Flow, and Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow in Porous Media.
In the last a few years, his computational work has been extended to data science/mining based on principles with Python3 (Pandas and NumPy) and Machine Learning established by various Intelligent frameworks (Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, and Keras). Recently, his research is concentrated more on using high-frequency data for two-phase gas-liquid flow pattern identification and offshore wind power prediction/condition monitoring through diverse intelligent algorithms, such as Random Forests, Decision Trees, Dimensionality Reduction, Unsupervised Learning Techniques, Deep Learning, and Convolutional/Recurrent Neural Networks.
Furthermore, he is a Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a recognized teacher for teaching and learning in higher education. Also, he is a licensed PRINCE2 Practioner in Project Management. He has been a regular reviewer of several leading journals in the energy sector, such as Energy and Applied Energy. He has also been invited to organize a few international conferences in renewable energies.
- Wind Resource Assessment
- Wind Power Prediction
- Offshore Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring
- Energy Interface/Hybrid Energy Solutions
- Machine Learning and Data Science
- Multiphase Flow Metering
- Flow Pattern Identification
- Transient Gas Flow
- Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow in Porous Media
- Multiphase Flow Reference Metrology (MultiFlowMet II) project; sponsored by the European Commission via European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET); Role: Co-I.
Current PhD students: Mr. Gaddafi Almannouny (second PhD supervisor)
If you are ambitious in academic and interested to pursue a PhD degree, you are more than welcome to send a one-page research proposal and an academic Curriculum Vitae (CV) to me. The College of Science & Engineering offers various Student Funding Opportunities. Also, the division of Systems, Power and Energy provides a number of PhD Openings. International exchange students and visiting scholars are also appreciated. If you are applying for the China Scholarship Council 2019, you could find out here how it works within the University of Glasgow.
- FLUID MECHANICS 3 ENG3030 (Academic Session: 2019-20)
- Simulation of Engineering Systems 3 (Academic Session: 2019-20)
- Session Co-chair (renewable energy, O&M sector) for the 38th OMAE-International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Member of AXELOS
- Member of “European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)”
- Member of “International Geothermal Association (IGA)”
Member of “Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)"
Reviewer of “Royal Society Open Science (Royal Society Publishing)”
Reviewer of “Applied Energy”
Reviewer of “Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering"
- Reviewer of “International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE)”
- Reviewer of “Multiphase Science and Technology”
- Reviewer of “Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering”