Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Honorary Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 3067z.xie




4.91Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I have taken up a lectureship position at Cardiff University and the new homepage can be found here.

Research Interest:
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Turbulence Modelling
Multiphase Flows
Water Wave Mechanics
Coastal and Marine Hydrodynamics
Computational Hydraulics
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Numerical Methods
High Performance Computing

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Xie Z, Stoesser T, 2020, A three-dimensional Cartesian cut-cell/volume-of-fluid method for two-phase flows with moving bodies, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol:416, ISSN:0021-9991

Xie Z, Pavlidis D, Salinas P, et al., 2020, A control volume finite element method for three‐dimensional three‐phase flows, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol:92, ISSN:0271-2091, Pages:765-784

Lei Q, Xie Z, Pavlidis D, et al., 2018, The shape and motion of gas bubbles in a liquid flowing through a thin annulus, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:285, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:1017-1039

Xie Z, Hewitt G, Pavlidis D, et al., 2017, Numerical study of three-dimensional droplet impact on a flowing liquid film in annular two-phase flow, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol:166, ISSN:0009-2509, Pages:303-312

Xie Z, Pavlidis D, Salinas P, et al., 2016, A balanced-force control volume finite element method for interfacial flows with surface tension using adaptive anisotropic unstructured meshes, Computers & Fluids, Vol:138, ISSN:0045-7930, Pages:38-50

Xie Z, 2015, A two-phase flow model for three-dimensional breaking waves over complex topography, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:471, ISSN:1364-5021

Xie Z, Pavlidis D, Percival JR, et al., 2014, Adaptive unstructured mesh modelling of multiphase flows, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol:67, ISSN:0301-9322, Pages:104-110

Xie Z, Lin B, Falconer RA, et al., 2013, Large-eddy simulation of turbulent open-channel flow over three-dimensional dunes, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol:51, ISSN:0022-1686, Pages:494-505

Xie Z, 2012, Numerical study of breaking waves by a two-phase flow model, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol:70, ISSN:0271-2091, Pages:246-268

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