Ph. D., Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2014
M. Sc., Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2008
B. Eng., Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 02/2015 to now
Visiting scholar, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, 06/2016 - 07/2016
Postdoctoral research fellow, Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center, Princeton University, 2014
NSF:CRII: Efficient Radiative Heat Transfer Modeling in Large-Scale Combustion Systems. 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018. More...
FM Global: Detailed Modeling for Turbulent Fire Simulations. 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017.
UCONN REP Awards: Direct temperature comparison between experiments and computations through high-fidelity radiation modeling in fire. 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. More...
X.-Y. Zhao. Computational Combustion: challenges and opportunities, Pi Tau Sigma general meeting. Nov, 2016. University of Connecticut.
X.-Y. Zhao. Computational Thermal Fluids: challenges and opportunities, AIAA student chapter meeting. Nov, 2016. University of Connecticut.
X.-Y. Zhao. Monte Carlo Ray Tracing for fire radiation modeling, 8th FM Global Open Source CFD Fire Modeling Workshop. Norwood, Ma. May, 2016.
X.-Y. Zhao. Transported probability density function modeling of pulverized coal combustion. Invited to present in the minisymposium "LES modeling of oxy-coal combustion", 15th International Conference on Numerical Combustion. Avignon, France, Apr. 2015.
Panelist, National Science Foundation CISE panel review, 12/2016.
Panelist, graduate career development workshop, 09/2015.
Session Chair for the Eastern States Section of Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting, Mar. 2016.
Session Chair for the 68th American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting, Nov. 2015.
Reviewer for Combustion and Flame, Combustion Theory and Modeling, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, etc.
Awards and Honors
Princeton University Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center Fellowship, 2014
Tsinghua-Guanghua Excellent Student Scholarship for Academic Distinction, 2007
Tsinghua-Guojiu Maotai Excellent Student Scholarship for Academic Distinction, 2005
Thermal Engineering Student Scholarship for Academic Distinction, 2004
Tsinghua University Excellent Student Leader, 2004
Tsinghua-CNPC Student Scholarship for Academic Distinction, 2003
ME3275 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: Fall 2015, 2016
ME 5311 Computational methods for viscous flows: Spring 2016
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