Xiaoyu Tang

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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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

  • PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2018
  • MA, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2014

Professional Affiliations

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

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

Faculty

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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