School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Xiangyin Meng

Teaching Fellow



I worked at College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University (HEU) as a naval architect and lecturer between 2005 and 2011. During that period, my research & work mainly focused on ship design and optimizations. After receiving my PhD in subject of 'Design and Construction of Naval Architecture and Ocean Structure' from HEU in 2011, I decided to take a new challenge to do something in fluid mechanics (what I am really interested) at School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, City, University of London. Between 2011 and 2014, my research mainly focused on numerical simulations of multi-phase flow and heat transfer. In 2014, I joint Newcastle University as a teaching fellow. My current research is focusing on oil & gas transportation in subsea pipeline-riser systems.

Roles and Responsibilities

   · Teaching

   · Research

   · Personal tutoring


   · 2018, Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council (CEng)

   · 2018, Chartered Marine Engineer of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (CMarEng)

   · 2016, PhD in Hydraulic Engineering. City, University of London, UK

   · 2016, Newcastle Teaching Awards

   · 2011, PhD in Design and Construction of Naval Architecture and Ocean Structure. HEU, China

   · 2009, MEng in Design and Construction of Naval Architecture and Ocean Structure. HEU, China

   · 2005, BEng in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. HEU, China

Previous Positions

   · 2009-2011, Lecturer, College of Shipbuilding Engineering, HEU, China

   · 2005-2009, Naval Architect, Heilongjiang Water Transport Design Institute, China


    AutoCAD, MATLAB, AVEVA, Maxsurf, Sesam, StarCCM , OpenFOAM, ANSYS-Fluent 


   · English

   · Chinese


   · Football

   · Violin


   · Member of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (MIMarEST)   

   · Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA)



Research Interests

Currently, my research is focusing on the investigations of oil & gas transportation in subsea pipeline systems, aiming to provide the most reliable predictions of multi-phase flow features for subsea products transportation. Such research is significant for fatigue estimation and risk assessment of subsea pipeline systems. 

Current Projects

Project lead of Newcastle University and Chinese organizations in ocean engineering: Piloting collaborations in both research and PG students’ training / Sponsored by Newcastle University with Promoting Excellence: International Partnerships Fund


  1. SFY0013       Materials Science
  2. MAR3034      Ship Design
  3. MAR3035      Offshore Design
  4. MAR8011      Dynamics of Offshore Installations
  5. MAR8024      Ship Performance at Sea
  6. MAR8066      Marine Condition Monitoring
  7. MAR8071      Fundamentals of Marine Engineering