• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    1. Computational Modelling of Fluid Flow through Porous Media.

    2. Computational Modelling of Concentric Fluid Flow.

    3. Machine Learning for Medical Imaging Processing.

    Personal profile


    Dr Qian Xu is a Lecturer in Chemical and Sustainable Engineering at Aston University. She graduated with a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and a BEng in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham. She worked as a research associate in Bioengineering at Imperial College prior to join Aston. She has research interests on computational modelling via coupling of physical, chemical, and biological features. Her research projects involved characterising lymph node structure for cancer metastases, computational modelling with membrane water filtration fluid mechanics, developing a minimised cell death rate injection device for cell therapies. Her main teaching activities at Aston include Process Economics for 3rd year Chemical Engineering students and Environmental Engineering for MSc Sustainable Engineering students. She is now accepting PhD students.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Engineering Science, Oxford University

    External positions

    Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London

    Feb 2022 → …

    Research Associate in Bioengineering, Imperial College London

    Jul 2019Jan 2022