Heng-Dong XI



The basic information

Heng-Dong XI

School of Aeronautics






Work Experience

1. Sept 2014 --- now, Professor, School of Aeronautics, Northwestern University, Xi’an, China

2. Dec 2012 --- Aug 2014, Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China

3. Jan 2009 --- Dec 2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization, Gottingen, Germany

4. Sept 2007 ---Dec 2008, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 

Education Experience

1. PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2007

2. MPhil, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2003

3. BSc, Northwest University, Xi'an, China, 2001 

Awards Information

  1. 2021 The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, NSFC, China

  2. 2012  “1000-Young-Talent” program, China

  3.  2010  Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany

Academic Achievements

ResearcherID: H-3750-2011

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1750603/heng-dong-xi/publications/



Publication list: (1 Science Advances, 8 JFM, 5 PRL, 2 LoC, 3 PoF, 4 PRE, 1 PRApplied. H-index = 17. Received 1130 SCI citations. *corresponding author, +equal contribution, updated on Aug 13, 2021)


(32)Yi-Bao Zhang,  and Heng-Dong Xi*, "Measured energy injection, transfer and dissipation rates in the bulk of dilute polymeric turbulent flow: the concentration and Weissenberg number effects", 

submitted (2021)

(31) Yi-Bao Zhang, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Haitao Xu* and Heng-Dong Xi* , "Experimental observation of the elastic range scaling in turbulent flow with polymer additives",
Science Advances, 7 : eabd3525, 2021

(30)Shengqi Zhang, Xin Chen, Zhenhua Xia*, Heng-Dong Xi , Quan Zhou and Shiyi Chen*, "Stabilizing/destabilizing the large-scale
circulation in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection with sidewall temperature control", 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 915, A14  (2021)

(29) Ao Xu, Xin Chen and Heng-Dong Xi* , "Tristable flow states and reversal of the large-scale circulation in two-dimensional circular convection cells", 

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 910, A33 (2021)


(28) J. Wen, W.-Y. Zhang, L.-Z. Ren, L.-Y. Bao, D. Dini, H.-D. Xi* and H.-B. Hu*, "Controlling the number of vortices and torque in Taylor-Couette flow",
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 901, A30, (2020)

(27) X. Chen (陈鑫), Dong-Pu Wang (王东璞) and H.-D. Xi*, "Reduced flow reversals in turbulent convection in the absence of corner vortices",  

Journal of Fluid Mechanics (Rapids), 891, R5,  (2020)

(26) Ao Xu*, Xin Chen, Feng Wang and Heng-Dong Xi* , "Correlation of internal flow structure with heat transfer effi?ciency in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection",
Physics of Fluids, 32,105112 (2020)

(25) Ao Xu*, Shi Tao, Le Shi and Heng-Dong Xi , "Transport and deposition of dilute microparticles in turbulent thermal convection",
Physics of Fluids, 32,083301 (2020)

(24) Ming Xue, Chao Gao, Heng-Dong Xi and Feng Liu, "Vortices Induced by a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator Under Burst-Mode Actuation",
AIAA Journal, 58, 6, 2428-1442 (2020)


(23) Adrian J. T. Teo, Minghong Yan, Jing Dong, Heng-Dong Xi, Yusheng Fu, Say Hwa Tan,  Nam-Trung Nguyen*, "Controllable droplet generation at a microfluidic T-junction using AC electric field",
Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 24:21, 2019

(22) A. Xu, L. Shi and H.-D. Xi*, "Statistics of temperature and thermal energy dissipation rate in low-Prandtl number turbulent thermal convection",
Physics of Fluids, 31,125101 (2019)  Editor's Pick

(21) X. Chen (陈鑫),S.-D. Huang, K.-Q. Xia and H.-D. Xi*, "Emergence of Substructures Inside the Large-Scale Circulation Induces Transition in Flow Reversals in Turbulent Thermal Convection",
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (Rapids), 877,R1, 2019 

(20) A. Xu, L. Shi and H.-D. Xi, "Lattice Boltzmann simulations of three-dimensional thermal convective flows at high Rayleigh number",
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 140, 359,(2019)

(19) W. Wu,  W. Zhai, Y.-B. Zhang, H.-D. Xi, Haiman Liu, Jian Zhang and Bingbo Wei, "A comparative study of flow induced by 1D, 2D and 3D ultrasounds",
Science China: Technological Sciences, (2019)

(18) K. Karpinska, J. F. E. Bodenschatz, S. P. Malinowski, J.L. Nowak, S. Risius,T. Schmeissner, R. A. Shaw, H. Siebert, H. D. Xi, H. Xu, and E.Bodenschatz, "Turbulence-induced cloud voids: observation and interpretation",
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 4991–5003, (2019)


(17) W. Guo (郭伟)+, A. J. T. Teo+, A. M. Ganan-Calvo*, C. Song, N.-T. Nguyen, H.-D. Xi*, and S. H. Tan*, "Pressure-Driven Filling of Closed-End Microchannel: Realization of Comb-Shaped Transducers for Acoustofluidics",
Phys. Rev. Applied, 10, 054045,(2018)

(16) A. M. Ganan-Calvo, W. Guo, H.-D. Xi, A. J. T. Teo, N.-T. Nguyen and S. H. Tan*, “Pressure-driven filling of liquid metal in closed-end microchannels ”,

Physical Review E, 98, 032602 (2018)


(15) A. J. T. Teo, K.-H. H. Li, N.-T. Nguyen, W. Guo, N. Heere, H.-D. Xi, C.-W. Tsao., W. Li, and S. H. Tan*, “Negative Pressure Induced Droplet Generation in a Microfluidic Flow-Focusing Device ”,

Analytical Chemistry, 89 (8), 4387–4391 (2017)  (本文内容被选为该期封面

(14) H.-D. Xi+, H. Zheng +(郑灏),  W. Guo(郭伟), Y. Ai, C.-W. Tsao, J. Zhou, W. Li, Y. Huang, N.-T. Nguyen and S. H. Tan*, “Active droplet sorting in microfluidics: a review ”,
Lab on a Chip, 17, 751  (2017)  (本文内容被选为该期内封面ESI Highly Cited Paper


(13) H.-D. Xi*, Y.-B. Zhang(张亿宝), J.-T. Hao(郝建涛) and K.-Q. Xia, “Higher order modes in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection”,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 805,31  (2016) 

(12) H.-D. Xi+,  W. Guo+(郭伟), M. Leniart, Z. Z. Chong and S. H. Tan*, “AC electric field induced droplet deformation in a microfluidic T-junction  ”,
Lab on a Chip, 16, 2982  (2016) 


(11) S.-D. Huang, F. Wang, H.-D. Xi,  and K.-Q. Xia, “A Comparative Experimental Study of Fixed Temperature and Fixed Heat Flux Boundary Conditions in Turbulent Thermal Convection ”,
Physical Review Letters, 115, 154502 (2015) 

(10) S. Risius, H. Xu, F. Di Lorenzo, H.-D. Xi, H. Siebert, R. A. Shaw, and E. Bodenschatz, “Schneefernerhaus as a cloud-turbulence research station. Part 1: Flow conditions and large-scale turbulence”, 
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 3209-3218, (2015) 

Before Sept. 2014

(9) H.-D. Xi, E. Bodenschatz, and H. Xu ,“Elastic energy flux by flexible polymers in fluid turbulence”,
Physical Review Letters, 111, 024501 (2013)

(8) K. Sugiyama, R. Ni, R. J. A. M. Stevens, T.-S. Chan, S.-Q. Zhou, H.-D. Xi, C. Sun, S. Grossmann, K.-Q. Xia and D. Lohse, “Flow Reversals in Thermally Driven Turbulence”,
Physical Review Letters, 105, 034503 (2010) 

(7) Q. Zhou, H.-D. Xi, S.-Q. Zhou, C. Sun, and K.-Q. Xia “Oscillations of the large-scale circulation in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection: the off-center mode and its relationship with the torsional mode ”,

Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 630, 367 (2009)

(6) H.-D. Xi , S.-Q. Zhou, Q. Zhou, T.-S. Chan and K.-Q. Xia, “Origin of the temperature oscillation in turbulent thermal convection”,
Physical Review Letters, 102, 044503 (2009)

(5) H.-D. Xi, and K.-Q. Xia, “Flow mode transitions in turbulent thermal convection”,
Physics of Fluids, 20, 055104, (2008)

(4) H.-D. Xi,  Ke-Qing Xia,“Cessations and reversals of the large-scale circulation in turbulent thermal convection” ,
Physical Review E 75, 066307, (2007)

(3) H.-D. Xi,Quan Zhou,Ke-Qing Xia,“Azimuthal motion of the mean wind in turbulent thermal convection” ,
Physical Review E 73, 056312, (2006)

(2) C. Sun, H.-D. Xi, and K.-Q. Xia, “Azimuthal symmetry, flow dynamics, and heat flux in turbulent thermal convection in a cylinder with aspect ratio one-half”,
Physical Review Letters, 95, 074502, (2005)

(1) H.-D. Xi,Siu      Lam,Ke-Qing Xia,“From laminar plumes to organized flows: the onset of large-scale circulation in turbulent thermal convection” ,
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 503, 47,(2004)ESI Highly Cited Paper

Social Appointments

Associate Editor:Micro & Nano Letters (IF=0.84),  http://www.ietdl.org/MNL 

Guest Editor

Physics of Fluids, https://aip.scitation.org/toc/phf/collection/10.1063/phf.2020.ISPF2020.issue-1

Micromachines (SCIE, IF=1.3) (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/micromachines/special_issues/insights_advancements_microfluidics )


Physical Review Letters, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physical Review E,  Physical Review Fluids, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer;NSFC 

Organizing Committee:

The 14th Asian Symposium on Visualization, May 2017, Beijing, China

Session Chair of Conferences:

National conference on fluid mechanics , Nanjing,2016

2nd Symposium on Fluid-Structure-Sound Interactions and Control,Hong Kong and Macau, 2013 

Team Information

Ph.D Students : Xin Chen, Yi-Bao Zhang, Sheng-Hong Peng, Hao, Zheng, Ze-Hao Wang

Master Students: Jing Dong, Yi-Zheng Li, Yang Liu, Feng Wang, Yue Zhu, Wen-Hao Xue