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Principle Investigator

Xi Gao



        Assistant Professor

        Department of Chemical Engineering

        Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

        Phone: (0754)8807 7125

        Email: xi.gao@gtiit.edu.cn

        Office: R828 in Research Building 

Xi Gao received his B.S (2010) in Chemical Engineering from Xiamen University, M.S (2013) in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, and Ph.D. (2016) in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. He conducted his postdoctoral research in the Multiphase Flow Science group (home of open-source CFD software, MFiX) at the National Energy Technology Laboratory from 2017 to 2019, he then worked as a research scientist in 2019. He joined GTIIT as an assistant professor in June 2021.

His research interests are chemical reactor engineering, multiphase flow science, fluidization, catalytic reaction engineering, clean energy technologies, solid fuels (biomass/coal/plastic/MSW) thermochemical conversions, microalgae biotechnologies, multiphase CFD solver development, and so on. He published more than 50 articles in top scientific journals, such as AIChE J., Chem. Eng. Sci., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Chem. Eng. J. He participated in five national projects in the United States and China; made 6 invited talks at several international conferences; served as the session chair of the WCPT-8 international conference; was invited to review manuscripts for more than 30 scientific journals. Dr. Gao collaborates closely with researchers for several renowned research institutes, universities, and companies, such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TU Darmstadt, Politecnico di Milano, Pfizer, Sabic America, Sortacarbo, and so on.

Graduate Students and Staffs





                             Xuwen Chen

                        Research Assistant 

                  B.S., Hohai University, 2021

                            Ziqing Lao

                     Research Assistant 

                       B.S., GTIIT, 2021

                          Xiaomeng Xu

                     Research Assistant 

                        B.S., GTIIT, 2021




                            Bide Wang

                    Research Assistant

         M.S.,University of Shanghai for 

           Science and Technology, 2020

                       Ershuan Han               

                  Research Assistant

            M.S.,Shandong Agricultural 

                  University, 2020


                       Haider Al-Rubaye

                     Senior Researcher

            Ph.D., Missouri University of 

            Science and Technology, 2018

Undergraduate Students

18: Yuanchuan Shao, Xiaodong Cui, Yujie Zhang, Yuxin Wang, Jiangfeng Shen

19: Bangxin Jian, Mingxi Wang, Yixi Li, Haotian Xu, Haibin Ma, Zihao Ma

Positions are available! Welcome research scientists/postdocs (1 position), graduate students (2-3 PhD, 2-3 MS; 2022 Spring or Fall), undergraduate students (several), research assistants (1 position), visiting students/scholars (several) joining the team.

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