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Dr. Heng Xiao holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, USA.

Dr. Xiao worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher/Lecturer at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, from 2009 to 2012. He was a faculty member in the Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech for ten years from 2012 to 2022.  In December 2022, he moved to the University of Stuttgart to take the Professorship of Data-Driven Fluid Dynamics.




Ph.D., Civil Engineering

Princeton University, USA


M.Sc., Scientific Computing,

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden


B.Sc., Civil Engineering,

Zhejiang University, China 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Carl Zeiss Fellowship, 2022

  • "Brain Pool'' Visiting Fellowship, Korean National Research Foundation, 2022

  • Summer Research Fellowship, Center of Turbulence Research, Stanford University, 2016.

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