Professor Qiu received his Ph.D degree from Institute of Fluid Mechanics, LSTM, at the University of Erlangen, Germany. He has extensive experience in the research of experimental fluid dynamics, multiphase flows and heat transfer, optical diagnostics and nano- and microfluids. Prof. Qiu is Director of the Building Energy Research Center (BERC) of the HKUST Nansha Fok Ying Tung Graduate School. He is Editor-in-Chief of Case Studies in Thermal Engineering (Elsevier), Editor of Acta Mechanica Sinica (Springer), Editor of Scientifc Reports (Nature Publishing Group), associate editor of Aerospace Science and Technology (Elsevier), and has been a member of the editorial board for more than 10 international journals, such as the members of Editorial Advisory Board of Experiments in Fluids. He was the Guest Editors of the special issues of Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier) and Communication in Computational Physics (CiCP). Professor Qiu is the General Chair of 10th International Symposium on Measurement Techniques for Multiphase Flow (2017), General Chair of Asian Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow (2013), Co-Chairman of 8th Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference (2010), Vice Chairman of 9th Asian Symposium of Visualization (2007) and Advisory Board members of many international conferences. He has been invited to give 21 invited, plenary and keynote speeches in International Conferences. He is the recipient of the Best Paper Award of Institute of Physics (IOP) in 1994; the Highlight of the year from Measurement Science and Technology (IOP) in 2005, the Highlights of the year from Journal Micromechanics and Microengineering,  Institute of Physics (2009 and 2011); Mosaic (2007) Measurement Science & Technology, Institute of Physics (IOP); ASME Best Poster Award, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (2010); Philips Outstanding Paper Award in ICEPT-HDP2012; Best Paper Award in 2nd World Congress on Mechanical, Chemical, and Material Engineering (MCM'16); Best Paper Award, 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow (2017); Fellow of HKIE; and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award: The State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (SSTPA) (1989); and The Scientific and Technological Achievement Award from the State Education Commission (1988). 

Teaching Activities

  • MECH3830 Laboratory
  • MECH4360 Introduction to Intelligent Building Systems

Research Interests

Experimental and Optical Techniques for Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
Interfacial Transport phenomena in micro/nanoscale multiphase flows
Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles (MAV)
Energy and Energy Efficient Systems
Micro/nano sensors and actuators 

Research Projects

  • RGC General Research Funds (GRF 16205018) Bubble Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Flow Boiling with Chemically Patterned Surfaces
  • RGC General Research Funds (GRF 16207515) Multicomponent Droplet Dynamics and Evaporation on Wettability-Patterned Surfaces
  • Innovation Technology Funds (ITS/162/16FP) Development of An Ultrathin Flexible Heat Spreader for High Power Electronics
  • Innovation Technology Funds (ITS/115/13FP) Development of Key Technologies for Aeroelastic Design of Aircraft Turbine Blades
  • Innovation Technology Funds (ITS/304/13) A Novel Thermal Sensation Technique for Energy Saving in Personalized Ventilation Systems
  • RGC General Research Funds (617812) Dynamically Actuated Multiple Interfaces between Immiscible Fluids in Microspaces
  • RGC General Research Funds (618210) Dynamics and Coalescence of Thermal Microbubbles in Heterogeneous Mini/Microchannels
  • Innovation Technology Funds (ITS/530/09) A Novel High Heat Flux Spreader for High Power Electronics
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (618508) Bubble Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Microchannels with 3D Patterned Surface Charges
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (618907) Transport Dynamics and Coalescence of Spreading Microdroplets on a Heterogeneous Surface
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (618806) Droplet Dynamics and Control in Immiscible Microfluids
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (618805) Interfacial Film Dynamics in Pulsating Multiphase Micro Flows
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST6194/03E) Characterization of Slip Flows and Microscale Effects in Microchannels
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST6230/02E) Heat Transfer and Dynamics Characteristics of Ultrasound Induced Pulsating Microbubbles in a Microchannel
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST6214/01E) Laser Heating of a Liquid Bridge in a Mini/Micro Channel
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST6180/00E) Coalescence, Heat Transfer and Recondensation in Evaporating Dense Spray
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST6043/99E) Interfacial Heat Transfer, Remelting and Resolidification in Microcasting
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST6108/97E) Deformation, Heat Transfer and Solidification in Droplet Impingement On Substrates
  • RGC Competitive Earmarked (HKUST812/96E) Droplet Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Spray Cooling