Feng Xu's Page

Feng Xu's Page

Research Fellow

Room 239, Watson Building
School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
f.xu.2@bham.ac.uk

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ORCID logo http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3728-8223

RESEARCH INTERESTS

EDUCATION

2010-2014 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Nottingham, UK
Thesis: Self-excited Oscillations of Flexible-channel Flow with Fixed Upstream Flux Link File
Supervisors: Prof. Oliver E. Jensen and Prof. John Billingham
2007-2010 M.Eng. in Fluid Mechanics, Shanghai University, China
Thesis: Interaction of Water Waves with a Very Large Floating Structure in a Fluid of Finite Depth File (in Chinese)
Supervisor: Prof. Dong Qiang Lu
2003-2007 B.Sc. in Mathematics, Anhui Normal University, China

AWARDS

  1. 2010-2013 Fully funded PhD studentship, University of Nottingham
  2. 2012 Graduate School Travel Prize, University of Nottingham
  3. 2011 Excellent Master Dissertation in Shanghai, Education Commission of Shanghai Municipality
  4. 2009-2010 Postgraduate Innovation Fund, Shanghai University

EMPLOYMENT

May 2014 - June 2017 PDRA, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK.
Project: Forecasting Personal Health in an Uncertain Environment (EPSRC) Link
June 2017 - present PDRA, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, UK.
Project: Numerical Analysis of Adaptive UQ Algorithms for PDEs with Random Inputs (EPSRC) Link

PUBLICATIONS

  1. F. Xu, S. Coveney and O. E. Jensen, "Drop spreading and drifting on a spatially heterogeneous film: capturing variability with asymptotics and emulation", Journal of Engineering Mathematics , Vol. 111, pp. 191-208, 2018. arXiv Link
  2. F. Xu and O. E. Jensen, "Trapping and displacement of liquid collars and plugs in rough-walled tubes", Physical Review Fluids, Vol. 2, 094004, 2017. Link
  3. F. Xu and O. E. Jensen, "Drop spreading with random viscosity", Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol. 472, 2016027, 2016. Link
  4. F. Xu and O. E. Jensen, "A low-order model for slamming in a flexible-channel flow", The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol. 68, pp. 299-319, 2015. Link
  5. F. Xu, J. Billingham and O. E. Jensen, "Resonance-driven oscillations in a flexible-channel flow with fixed upstream flux and a long downstream rigid segment", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 746, pp. 368-404, 2014. Link
  6. F. Xu, J. Billingham and O. E. Jensen, "Divergence-driven oscillations in a flexible-channel flow with fixed upstream flux", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 723, pp. 706-733, 2013. Link
  7. F. Xu and D. Q. Lu, "Hydroelastic interaction between water waves and a thin elastic plate of arbitrary geometry", SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 59-66, 2011. Link
  8. F. Xu and D. Q. Lu, "Wave scattering by a thin elastic plate floating on a two-layer fluid", International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 48, No. 9, pp. 408-419, 2010. Link
  9. F. Xu and D. Q. Lu, "An optimization of eigenfunction expansion method for the interaction of water waves with an elastic plate", Journal of Hydrodynamics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 526-530, 2009. Link

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Uncertainty propagation in two thin film flow problems, Applied Mathematics Seminar, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, October 2017.
  2. Drop spreading with random viscosity, Annual Meeting of American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics, Oregon Convention Center, November 2016.
  3. The impact of spatial heterogeneity on the distribution of airway liquid, European Conference on Mathematical & Theoretical Biology and SMB Annual Meeting, University of Nottingham, July 2016.
  4. Drop spreading with random viscosity, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, University of Oxford, April 2016.
  5. Self-excited oscillations of flexible-channel flow with fixed upstream flux, Internarial Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, China National Convention Center, August 2015.
  6. Collapsible-channel oscillations under fixed upstream flux: instability via resonant mode interaction, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, University of Leeds, April 2013.
  7. Instabilities of flow in a flexible channel under prescribed upstream flux, European Fluid Mechanics Conference, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", September 2012.
  8. Instabilities of flow in a flexible channel under prescribed upstream flux, European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference, Imperial College London, July 2012.
  9. Instabilities of flow in a flexible channel under prescribed upstream flux, British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, University College London, March 2012.

TEACHING

  1. 2016-2017 Teaching Assistant, Mathematics for Foundation Studies, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester.
  2. 2012-2013 Teaching Assistant, Modelling with Differential Equations, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham.
  3. 2012-2013 Teaching Assistant, Engineering Mathematics 2, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham.
  4. 2012-2013 Teaching Assistant, Differential Equations and Calculus for Engineers, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham.

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