Dr Lei Xing

Contact details


 Lei photo Thom Building

  Engineering Science Department

  Tel.:01865273062

  Email: lei.xing@eng.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Lei Xing received his bachelor and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Inner Mongolia University of Technology in 2005 and Taiyuan University of Technology in 2008, respectively, in China. He obtained his PhD degree in Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering at Newcastle University in 2014 in the UK. He worked as postdoc research fellows for University of Birmingham (UK) and Purdue University (USA) for three years. He joined University of Oxford as a postdoc research fellow in 2018. His research interests include multi-physics modelling of fuel cells, particle coating, dissolution and controlled release, two-phase flow and subcutaneous injection of protein drugs, and CO2 capture by enhanced weathering. His research mainly applies conservation equations of mass, momentum, species and energy onto complex systems with the aim of investigating the coupled reaction-transport processes. He has published 1 book, 2 book chapters, and more than 30 journal papers. He also makes several oral presentations at international conferences.

List of publications

  1. Lei Xing, Y. Xu, P.K. Das, B. Mao, Q. Xu, H. Su, W. Shi*. Numerical matching of anisotropic transport processes in porous electrodes of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Chemical Engineering Science, 2019, 195: 127-140.
  2. Lei Xing*, Y. Wang, P.K. Das, K. Scott, W. Shi*. Homogenization of current density of PEM fuel cells by in-plane graded distributions of platinum loading and GDL porosity. Chemical Engineering Science, 2018, 192: 699-713.
  3. Lei Xing*. An agglomerate model for PEM fuel cells operated with non-precious carbon-based ORR catalysts. Chemical Engineering Science, 2018, 179: 198-213. 
  4. Lei Xing*, P. K. Das, K. Scott, W. Shi*. Inhomogeneous spatial distribution of platinum and ionomer in porous electrode to maximize the performance of a PEM fuel cell. AIChE Journal, 2017, 63: 4895-4910.
  5. Lei Xing*, Q. Cai, X. Liu, C. Liu*, K. Scott, Y. Yan. Anode partial flooding modelling of proton exchange membrane fuel cells: optimisation of electrode properties and channel geometries. Chemical Engineering Science, 2016, 146: 88-103.
  6. Lei Xing*, S. Du, R. Chen, M. Mamlouk, K. Scott. Anode partial flooding modelling of proton exchange membrane fuel cells: Model development and validation. Energy, 2016, 96: 80-95.
  7. Lei Xing*, Q. Cai, C. Xu, C. Liu*, K. Scott, Y. Yan. Numerical study of the effect of relative humidity and stoichiometric flow ratio on PEM fuel cell performance with various channel lengths: An anode partial flooding modelling. Energy, 2016, 106: 631-645.
  8. Lei Xing, P. K. Das, X. Song*, M. Mamlouk, K. Scott. Numerical analysis of the optimum membrane/ionomer water content of PEMFCs: The interaction of NafionÒ ionomer content and cathode relative humidity. Applied Energy, 2015, 138: 242-257.
  9. Lei 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.
  10. Lei Xing*, M. Mamlouk, R. Kumar, K. Scott. Numerical investigation of the optimal NafionÒ ionomer content in cathode catalyst layer: An agglomerate two-phase flow modelling. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39: 9087-9104.
  11. Lei Xing*, M. Mamlouk, K. Scott. A two dimensional agglomerate model for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. Energy, 2013, 61: 196-210.
  12. Lei 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.
  13. Lei Xing, B. Zhuo, S. Bakalis, J. Castro, Z. Zhang*. Coating of sodium percarbonate particels using water soluble materials in a fluidized bed to achieve delayed release in aqueous environment. Cogent Engineering, 2017, 4: 1372730.
  14. Lei Xing*, K. Scott, Y.-P. Sun. Transient Response and Steady-State Analysis of the Anode of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Based on Dual-Site Kinetics. International Journal of Electrochemistry, 2011, Article ID 853261.
  15. Lei Xing, Q. Zhang*, X. Han, L. Jian, C. Fan. Effect of La, Pr, Nd doping on photocatalytic properties of nano TiO2. Journal of synthetic crystals. 2010, 39(3): 55-68 (in Chinese).
  16. Lei Xing, Y.-P. Sun*. Dual site kinetics of methanol oxidation of Pt-Ru anode. J. Taiyuan Univ. Tech., 2009. 40 (1): 28-31 (in Chinese).
  17. J. Liu, L. Han, N. An, Lei Xing*, H. Ma, L. Cheng*, J. Yang, Q. Zhang*. Enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity of carbon-doped anatase TiO2 based on the electron-withdrawing bidentate carboxylate linkage. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017, 202: 642-652.
  18. Z. Liu, H. Ma, J. Liu, Lei Xing*, L. Cheng, J. Yang, B. Mao, Q. Zhang*. A low-cost clay based heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst: activation, efficiency enhancement and mechanism study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2017, e2156.
  19. Z. Liu, H. Ma, Lei Xing*, J. Liu, Q. Zhang*, L. Cheng, J. Yang. Sulfated Ce doped TiO2 as visible light driven photocatalyst: preparation, characterization and photocatalytic performance. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 2017, 36: 494-504.
  20. Z. Liu, X. Bao, Lei Xing*, J. Yang, Q. Zhang*. Template-free sol-hydrothermal synthesis of a nitrogen doped anatase/rutile/brookite TiO2 nano-rod bundle for visible light driven photocatalysis. Journal of Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, in press.
  21. K. Zhang, Y. Liu, B. Wang, F. Yu, Y. Yang, Lei Xing, J. Hao, J. Zeng, B. Mao*, W. Shi*, S. Yuan. Three-dimensional interconnected MoS2 nanosheets on industrial 316L stainless steel mesh as an efficient hydrogen evolution electrode. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2019, in press.
  22. X. Gao, C. Ma, Y. Liu, Lei Xing, Y. Yan*. Self-induced Fenton reaction constructed by Fe(III) grafted BiVO4 nanosheets with improved photocatalytic performance and mechanism insight. Applied Surface Science, 2019, 467-468: 673-683.
  23. D. Yao, T.-C. Jao, W. Zhang, L. Xu, Lei Xing, Q. Ma, Q. Xu, H. Li, S. Pasupathi, H. Su*. In-situ diagnosis on performance degradation of high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell by examining its electrochemical properties under operation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2018, 43: 21006 - 21016.
  24. Q. Xu*, Q. Ma, W. Zhang, F. Qiao, Lei Xing, H. Su*. Redox flow batteries applied for a green future – In the perspective of heat and mass transfer. 2018. PiscoMed Publishing, Singapore.
  25. Q. Xu*, J. Zhao, Lei Xing, H. Su, H. Li. Effect of air supply on the performance of an active DMFC fed with neat methanol. International Journal of Green Energy, 2018, 15: 181-188.
  26. Q. Li, D. Huang, T. Lu, J. P. K. Seville, Lei Xing, G. A. Leeke*. Supercritical fluid coating of API on MCC changes drug release profile. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 313: 317-327.
  27. Y. Deng, G. Wang, M. Fei, X. Huang, J. Cheng, X. Liu, Lei Xing, K. Scott, C. Xu*. A polybenzimidazole/graphene oxide based three layer membranes for intermediate temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. RSC Advances, 2016, 6: 72224-72229.
  28. Y. Wang, J. Hu, L. Wang, D. Shan, X. Wang*, Y. Zhang, X. Mao, Lei Xing, D. Wang. Acclimated sediment microbial fuel cells from a eutrophic lake for the in situ denitrification process. RSC Advances, 2016, 6: 80079-80085.
  29. Y.-C. Cao*, C. Xu, X. Wu, X. Wang, Lei Xing, K. Scott. A poly (ethylene oxide)/grapheme oxide electrolyte membrane for low temperature polymer fuel cells. J. Power Sources, 2011, 196: 8377-8382.
  30. Y.-P. Sun*, Lei Xing, K. Scott. Analysis of kinetics of methanol oxidation in a porous Pt-Ru anode. J. Power Sources, 2010, 195: 1-10.
  31. Y.-P. Sun*, Lei Xing. Modelling of macro kinetics of methanol oxidation in porous Pt-Ru anode for DMFC. CIESC Journal, 2009, 60 (1): 55-68 (in Chinese).
  32. Y. Gu, S. Yuan, J. Pei, Lei Xing, C. Stephen, F. Zhang, Y. Liu. Effects of blade thickness on hydraulic performance and structural dynamic characteristics of high-power coolant pump at overload condition. Journal of Power and Energy, 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0957650918764729.