Vitae

Vitae

Dr. Tianbai XIAO

Department of Mathematics & Steinbuch Centre for Computing
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe 76131, Germany
+49 177 1843402
tianbaixiao@gmail.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Numerical and Applied Analysis: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Kinetic Theory, Uncertainty Quantification.

Computational Physics: Fluid Mechanics, Plasma Physics, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Peking University, Beijing, China, Sep. 2014 - Jun. 2019.
(Advisors: Kun Xu and Qingdong Cai, Thesis topic: Modeling and Simulation of Multiscale Transport Problems.)

B.S. Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, Sep. 2010 - Jun. 2014.

EXPERIENCES

Research Associate, Department of Mathematics and Steinbuch Centre for Computing, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Aug. 2019 - .

Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Apr. 2016 - Jan. 2019.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Apr. 2020 - Mar. 2022.

Young Researcher Innovative Award, Chinese Nuclear Society Computational Physics Branch, Aug. 2018.

Physics of Fluids (PoF Journal) Young Researcher Award, American Institute of Physics, Jun. 2017.

Principal Doctoral Scholarship, Peking University, Sep. 2017 - Jun. 2018.

PARTICIPATING RESEARCH GRANTS

National Natural Science Foundation of China
Participant, No. 11521091, CN$ 5,250,000, “Mechanism, Mode and Experimental Study of Compressible Turbulence,” Jan. 2016 -Dec. 2018.
Participant, No. 91530319, CN$ 3,100,000, “High-Efficiency Implementation and Validation of Massively Parallel Algorithm for Spacecraft Reentry Problems,” Jan. 2016 -Dec. 2018.

Hong Kong Research Grant Council
Participant, No. 16207715, HK$ 695,854, “A Multi-Scale Gas-Kinetic Method for Plasma Simulations,” Sep. 2016 - Aug. 2018.

ACADEMIC AND ORGANIZING SERVICES

Referee for Peer-Reviewed Journals, including Communications in Computational Physics, Computers & Fluids, Acta Mechanica Sinica, AIP advances and SN Applied Sciences.

Symposium Organizer, The 7th International Symposium on Physics of Fluids, Guiyang, China, Jun. 12-15, 2017.

Conference Organizer, The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing, China, Aug. 13-16, 2017.

TEACHING

Lecturer, “An Introduction to Kinetic Theory”, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Oct. 2019 - Feb. 2020.

MENTORING ACTIVITIES

Co-Supervisor of Bachelor Dissertation, “Unified Gas-Kinetic Wave-Particle Method: Theory and Applications”, Peking University, Beijing, China, Oct. 2018 - Jun 2019.
(Author: Mr. Ziyuan Hu, Main Supervisor: Prof. Qingdong Cai.)

PRESENTATIONS

“A Well-Balanced Unified Gas-Kinetic Scheme for Multiscale Flow Transport under External Force Field”, The 10th International Conference on Computational Physics (ICCP10), Macao, China, Jan. 16-20, 2017.
“Well-Balanced Unified Gas-Kinetic Scheme: Construction and Application”, The Beijing Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics (Spring Semester), Beijing, China, Apr. 23, 2017.
“The Application of Well-Balanced Unified Gas-Kinetic Scheme in Multiscale and Non-Equilibrium Transport Problems”, The 17th Chinese Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hangzhou, China, May 18-19, 2017.
“An Investigation of Non-Equilibrium Gas Dynamics under External Force Field”, The 7th International Symposium on Physics of Fluids (ISPF7), Guiyang, China, Jun. 12-15, 2017.
“Numerical Investigation of Continuum and Rarefied Rayleigh-Bénard Convection”, The 2nd Symposium on Modeling and Numerical Methods for Non-Equilibrium Transport Problems, Hangzhou, China, Sep. 15-17, 2017.
"A Unified Gas-Kinetic Scheme for Multiscale and Multicomponent Flows”, The Symposium on Turbulent Structures and Aerodynamic Heating/Force, Tianjin, China, Jul. 7-9, 2018.
“A Velocity-Space Adaptive Unified Gas-Kinetic Scheme for Multiscale Flow Simulations”, The 31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD31), Glasgow, UK, Jul. 23-27, 2018.
“A Unified Modeling and Simulation for Fully and Partially Ionized Plasmas”, The 3rd Symposium on Modeling and Numerical Methods for Non-Equilibrium Transport Problems, Beijing, China, Aug. 20-22, 2018.

PUBLISHED AND PERSPECTIVE PAPERS

Preprints
Tianbai Xiao and Martin Frank. A stochastic kinetic scheme for multi-scale plasma transport with uncertainty quantification. arXiv:2006.03477v1 [physics.comp-ph] 4 Jun 2020. [PDF]

Tianbai Xiao and Martin Frank. A stochastic kinetic scheme for multi-scale flow transport with uncertainty quantification. arXiv:2002.00277v1 [physics.comp-ph] 1 Feb 2020. [PDF]

2020
Tianbai Xiao, Chang Liu, Kun Xu, and Qingdong Cai. A velocity-space adaptive unified gas kinetic scheme for continuum and rarefied flows. Journal of Computational Physics, 415: 109539, 2020. [PDF]

2019
Tianbai Xiao, Kun Xu, and Qingdong Cai. A unified gas-kinetic scheme for multiscale and multicomponent flow transport. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 40(3), 355-372, 2019. [PDF]

2018
Tianbai Xiao, Kun Xu, Qingdong Cai, and Tiezheng Qian. An investigation of non-equilibrium heat transport in a gas system under external force field. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 126: 362-379, 2018. [PDF]

2017
Tianbai Xiao, Qingdong Cai, and Kun Xu. A well-balanced unified gas-kinetic scheme for multiscale flow transport under gravitational field. Journal of Computational Physics, 332: 475-491, 2017. [PDF]

2016
Tianbai Xiao and Kun Xu. Investigation of multiscale non-equilibrium flow dynamics under external force field. arXiv:1610.05544 [physics.flu-dyn] 19 Oct 2016. [PDF]