Qiang Xu, Ph.D.


Selected Publications

  • Kurle Y. M., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, "Dynamic Simulation of LNG loading, BOG Generation, and BOG Recovery at LNG Exporting Terminals", Computers & Chemical Engineering, 97, 47-58, 2017.
  • Xu, J. L., Zhang, S. J., Zhang J. Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, “Simultaneous Scheduling of Front End Crude Transfer and Refinery Processing”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 96, 212-236, 2017.
  • Wang, Z. Y., Wang S., Xu, Q.*, Ho, T. C., “Impacts of Flare Emissions from An Ethylene Plant Shutdown to Regional Air Quality”, Atmospheric Environment, 138, 22-41, 2016. (2016 Best Paper Award of AIChE Environmental Division)
  • Dinh, H. D., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, “Process Synthesis for Cascade Refrigerant System based on Exergy Loss Minimization”, AIChE Journal, 61(8), 2471-2488, 2015.
  • Kurle Y. M., Wang, S. J.*, Xu, Q.*, "Simulation Study on Boil-off Gas Minimization and Recovery Strategies at LNG Exporting Terminals", Applied Energy, 156, 628-641, 2015.
  • Wang, M. Q., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, “A Novel Conceptual Design by Integrating NGL Recovery and LNG Re-gasification Processes for Maximum Energy Savings”, AIChE Journal, 59(12), 4673–4685, 2013.
  • Zhao, C. Y., Fu, J., Xu, Q.*, “Real-time Dynamic Hoist Scheduling for Multi-stage Material Handling under Uncertainties”, AIChE J., 59(2), 465-482, 2013.
  • Wang, M. Q., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, Li, K. Y. “Thermodynamic-Analysis-Based Energy Consumption Minimization for Natural Gas Liquefaction”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (22), 12630–12640, 2011. (2012 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Zhao, C. Y., Liu, C. W., Xu, Q.*, “Cyclic Scheduling for Ethylene Cracking Furnace System with Consideration of Secondary Ethane Cracking”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(12), 5765-5774, 2010. (2011 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Yang, X. T., Xu, Q.*, Li, K. Y., Sagar, C. D., “Dynamic Simulation and Optimization for the Startup Operation of An Ethylene Oxide Plant”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (9), 4360-4371, 2010. (2010 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Liu, C. W., Xu, Q.*, “Emission Source Characterization for Proactive Flare Minimization during Ethylene Plant Start-ups”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(12), 5734-5741, 2010. (2010 Best Paper Award of AIChE Sustainability Forum)
  • Liu, C. W., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, Gossage, J. L., “Thermodynamic Analysis-based Design and Operation for Boil-off Gas Flare Minimization at LNG Receiving Terminals”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(16), 7412-7420, 2010. (2010 Best Paper Award of AIChE Environmental Division)
  • Xu, Q.*, Yang, X. T., Liu, C. W., Li, K. Y., Lou, H. H., Gossage, J. L., “Chemical Plant Flare Minimization via Plant-Wide Dynamic Simulation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48(7), 3505-3512, 2009.

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2003
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2001
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1998
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1998

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Process Development Research Award, AIChE, 2016
  • 3 Best Graduate Student Paper Awards, AIChE Environmental Division, 2016, 2013, 2010
  • Distinguished Faculty Research/Creative Activity Fellow, Lamar University, 2015
  • 3 Best Student Paper Awards, CAPA (Chinese American Petroleum Association), 2014, 2013, 2012
  • University Scholar, Lamar University, 2012
  • 3 Best Graduate Student Paper Awards, AIChE Process Development Division, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • University Merit Award, Lamar University, 2010
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum, 2010