Dr Lei Xing PhD

Dr Lei Xing

School of Chemical Engineering
Research Associate

Contact details

Lei is a research fellow of the School of Chemical Engineering.

Lei has published over 10 papers in scientific journals as well as book chapters in the field of electrochemical engineering.

Qualifications

• PhD in Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Newcastle University, UK, 2013

• MEng in Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, China, 2008.
• BEng in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, 2005.

Biography

Lei qualified with a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from the Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China in 2005. Following on his undergraduate degree Lei studied at Taiyuan University of Technology, China, and got a MEng degree in Chemical Engineering in 2008.

He went back to the Inner Mongolia University of Technology as a lecturer for two years from 2008 to 2010. After that he came to the UK as a PhD candidate and he was awarded a PhD degree in Chemical, Process and Energy from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014.

Lei joined the University of Birmingham as a research fellow in 2014.

Research

Lei’s current research mainly focuses on the particle technology including the coating of the particles using suitable materials of improving their flowability and stability and the controlled release.

The research activities during his PhD study was to investigate the multi-physics and multi-phase flow process occurred in fuel cell operation and to optimise the electrode parameters and flow filed geometries to mitigate the liquid water flooding.

Other activities

  • Editorial Board Member – Journal of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Active member of Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Publications

  • L. Xing, M. Mamlouk, K. Scott. A two dimensional agglomerate model for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. Energy, 2013, 61: 196-210. 
  • L. Xing, P. K. Das, X. Song, M. Mamlouk, K. Scott. Numerical analysis of the optimum membrane/ionomer water content of PEMFCs: The interaction of Nafion ionomer content and cathode relative humidity. Applied Energy, 2015, 138: 242-257
  • L. Xing, M. Mamlouk, R. Kumar, K. Scott. Numerical investigation of the optimal Nafion ionomer content in cathode catalyst layer: An agglomerate two-phase flow modelling. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39: 9087-9104.
  • L. Xing, X. Song, K. Scott, V. Pickert, W. Cao. Multi-variable optimisation of PEMFC cathodes based on surrogate modelling. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2013, 38: 14295-14313
  • L. Xing, X. Liu, T. Alaje, R. Kumar, M. Mamlouk, K. Scott. A two-phase flow and non-isothermal agglomerate model for a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell. Energy, 2014, 73: 618-634.
  • Y.-P. Sun, L. Xing, K. Scott. Analysis of kinetics of methanol oxidation in a porous Pt-Ru anode. J. Power Sources, 2010, 195: 1-10.
  • K. Scott, L. Xing. Direct Methanol Fuel Cell. In: K. Sundmacher editor. Advances in Chemical Engineering, Fuel Cell Engineering, Elsevier Inc, USA: 2012, 41:150-200 (ISBN: 9780123868749).