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Dr Lu Xing

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I completed my master and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Oklahoma State University, the United States between 2008 and 2014. During these 6 years, I worked as a research assistant and participated in projects related to renewable energy systems and were funded by the United States Department of Energy. From 2014 to 2015, I joined ACCENTURE as software engineering at Tampa Florida, performed detailed building energy analyses and delivered energy-saving strategies. Since 2015, I was employed as an assistant professor in the Institute of Energy and Power Engineering and in China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy at the top 10 university in China - Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Being an assistant professor in the energy department in HUST, I had been the principal investigator for several scientific or engineering projects. In 2020, I joined the academic team of the Faculty of Engineering & Environment at Northumbria University to continue research work on hydrogen and fuel cell technology, renewable energy system.

Lu Xing

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My specialty is investigating the simultaneous interaction of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics physical processes for hydrogen and fuel cell technology, renewable energy systems. My research motivation is the deepen understand of such physical processes through the development of model methodology and applications of innovative solutions methods to optimize the utilization of clean renewable energy.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A breakthrough hydrogen and oxygen utilization in a H2-O2 PEMFC stack with dead-ended anode and cathode, Fan, L., Xing, L., Tu, Z., Chan, S. 21 Jun 2021, In: Energy Conversion and Management
  • A hybrid short-term load forecasting model and its application in ground source heat pump with cooling storage system, Xie, Y., Hu, P., Zhu, N., Lei, F., Xing, L., Xu, L., Sun, Q. 1 Dec 2020, In: Renewable Energy
  • Collaborative optimization of ground source heat pump-radiant ceiling air conditioning system based on response surface method and NSGA-II, Xie, Y., Hu, P., Zhu, N., Lei, F., Xing, L., Xu, L. Mar 2020, In: Renewable Energy
  • Feasibility of hybrid ground source heat pump systems utilizing capillary radiation roof terminal in the yangtze river basin of China, Xing, L., Ren, C., Luo, H., Guan, Y., Li, D., Yan, L., Miao, Y., Hu, P. 2020, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2019 - Volume II, Springer
  • Numerical investigation of continuous droplet transport in parallel-plate electrowetting-on-dielectric digital microfluidics (EWOD DMF) with stripped electrodes, Guan, Y., Zhu, M., Li, B., Tu, J., Xing, L., Chen, X. Jan 2020, In: Physics of Fluids
  • Simulation of hybrid GSHP systems utilizing radiant ceiling terminal and system evaluation with analytic hierarchy process method, Xing, L., Hu, P. Nov 2020, In: Indoor and Built Environment
  • A numerical study of electrode arrangements for precise microdrop generation in an electrowetting-based digital microfluidic platform, Guan, Y., Li, B., Zhu, M., Cheng, S., Tu, J., Xing, L. 8 Jul 2019, ASME 2019 6th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2019, American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
  • Performance analysis and optimization of a CCHP-GSHP coupling system based on quantum genetic algorithm, Li, B., Hu, P., Zhu, N., Lei, F., Xing, L. 1 Apr 2019, In: Sustainable Cities and Society
  • Daily soil temperatures predictions for various climates in United States using data-driven model, Xing, L., Li, L., Gong, J., Ren, C., Liu, J., Chen, H. 1 Oct 2018, In: Energy
  • Numerical investigation of electrowetting-based droplet splitting in closed digital microfluidic system: Dynamics, mode, and satellite droplet, Guan, Y., Li, B., Xing, L. Nov 2018, In: Physics of Fluids


  • Mechanical Engineering PhD October 18 2014
  • Mechanical Engineering MSc December 08 2010
  • English BA July 06 2008
  • EnvironmentalEngineering BSc June 20 2008

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