Xiaoyu Tang

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 445 SN
  • 617.373.8404

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Research Focus

Fluid mechanics, soft matter, microfluidics, active colloidal systems, electrokinetic flow, interfacial phenomena, complex fluids, reactive flow, biological flow; additive manufacturing, material synthesis and processing in flow, oil/gas recovery and remediation

About

Xiaoyu Tang joined Northeastern’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in January 2021. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara, where she worked on manipulation of colloidal particles in microfluidic systems. Dr. Tang obtained her PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 2018. Her doctoral research focused on experimental analysis of multiphase flow involving drop dynamics. Her research interests include multiphase flow, microfluidics, colloidal science, and soft matter, with applications in energy, environment, and healthcare. She has received the Summerfield Fellowship from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2018
  • M.A., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2014
  • B.E., Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2011

Honors & Awards

  • Summerfield Fellowship, Princeton University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Chemical Society

Research Overview

Fluid mechanics, soft matter, microfluidics, active colloidal systems, electrokinetic flow, interfacial phenomena, complex fluids, reactive flow, biological flow; additive manufacturing, material synthesis and processing in flow, oil/gas recovery and remediation

Selected Publications

  • X. Tang, A. Saha, C. Sun, C. K. Law, “Spreading and oscillation dynamics of drop impacting liquid film”, J. Fluid Mech. (2019), 881, 859-871
  • A. Saha, Y. Wei, X. Tang, C. K. Law, “ Kinematics of vortex ring generated by a drop upon impacting a liquid pool”, J. Fluid Mech. (2019), 875, 842-853
  • X. Tang, A. Saha, C. K. Law, C. Sun, “Bouncing drop on liquid film: Dynamics of interfacial gas layer”, Phys. Fluids (2019), 31 (1), 013304, selected as featured article and highlighted in AIP Scilight
  • X. Tang, A. Saha, C. K. Law, C. Sun, “Effect of viscosity on the drop impact on liquid film”, Langmuir (2018), 34 (8), 2654-2662
  • X. Tang, A. Saha, C. K. Law, C. Sun, “Nonmonotonic response of drop impacting on liquid film: mechanism and scaling”, Soft Matter (2016), 12(20), 4521-4529, featured in the issue cover

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Jan 25, 2023

Announcing Spring 2023 PEAK Experiences Awardees

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Oct 07, 2022

Announcing Fall 2022 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Several engineering students and science students mentored by COE faculty are recipients of Northeastern’s Fall 2022 PEAK Experiences Awards. This extraordinary group of students is taking on a range of exciting projects, from exploring axolotl limb regeneration to building a snake-inspired robot to understanding accessibility on Broadway. ASCENT AWARDS Justin Almendral COE’24, “Wearable Art” Mentor: […]

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Jan 08, 2021

New Faculty Spotlight: Xiaoyu Tang

Xiaoyu Tang joins the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in January 2021 as an Assistant Professor.

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