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Xiaonan Tang

Senior Associate Professor

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19992024

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Dr Xiaonan Tang obtained a BSc (Eng.) in Hydraulics and River Engineering from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering (Wuhan University, at the present) and an MSc in Hydraulics and River Dynamics from Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China. He pursued further studies and received his PhD degree in Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics from the University of Birmingham (UK). Afterwards, Dr Tang undertook research and teaching in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics in the University of Birmingham (UK) for near 20 years, before he joined XJTLU as an associate professor in Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering in March 2015. His main research interests are fluvial hydraulics, river flood hydraulics, CFD modelling, sediment transport and river dynamics, vegetated flow, turbulence measurement, water environment, and flood/environmental risk assessment and management. In 2009, Dr Tang obtained two prestigious awards: “Harold Jan Schoemaker” award (biennially) by the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), and “Telford Premium” award by the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.Dr Tang was awarded as “Excellent Scientific and Educational Talents” by the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SIP) in 2016. In 2018, Dr Tang was awarded as Outstanding Educator of Suzhou by Suzhou Education Bureau and was nominated and shortlisted for Ten Best Inspiring People in SIP for the Year 2018 by XJTLU and SIP, Suzhou, China.

Research interests

Open channel flow: Fluvial and flood hydraulics, Sediment/pollutant transport and river dynamics, Vegetated flow, Compound channel Flow, Turbulence measurement

Fluvial hydraulics and environmental hydraulics: Experimental study and numerical modelling

CFD modelling and its application: in hydraulic/water environmental engineering

Water Environment: Experimental study and numerical modelling

Water Resources: Storm water, flood and environmental risk assessment and management

Experience

Senior Associate Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2020 to Present

Associate Professor, Xián Jiaotong-Liverpool Unviersity - 2015 to 2020

Lecturer, The University of Birmingham - 2007 to 2014

University Fellow, The University of Birmingham - 2006 to 2007

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham - 2002 to 2006

Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham - 1999 to 2002

Teaching Assistant, The University of Birmingham - 1996 to 1999

Research Engineer, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute - 1989 to 1995

Teaching

CEN102, Fluid Mechanics, 2015 to Present

CEN110, Geology, 2021 to Present

CEN208, Capstone Design 1 (Drainage Design), 2015 to Present

CEN306, Water Resources Engineering 2 (Wastewater Treatment), 2015 to Present

CEN311, Final Year Project, 2015 to Present

Awards and honours

2022, 3rd Prize for Excellent Academic Papers in Natural Science in Suzhou for the Year 2021 (2021年度苏州市自然科学优秀学术论文), by Suzhou Science and Technology Association, Suzhou, China

2018, Nominee and shortlisted for Ten Best Inspiring People in SIP for the Year 2018, by SIP (Suzhou Scientific Park), Suzhou, China

2018, Outstanding Educator of Suzhou, awarded by Suzhou Education Bureau

2016, Excellent Scientific and Educational Talents, awarded by Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (Higher Education) SIP, Suzhou

2009, Harold Jan Schoemaker Award, awarded by the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)

2009, Telford Premium Award, awarded by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)

2006, University Fellowship, awarded by the University of Birmingham (UK)

1996, PhD research scholarship, awarded by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and HR Wallingford, UK

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK - 1999

MSc , Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Nanjing, China - 1989

BSc , Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering (Wuhan University - currently), Wuhan, China - 1986

Person Types

  • Staff

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