Dr Xiaoan Mao

Dr Xiaoan Mao


Dr Xiaoan Mao has current research activities in a number of areas loosely related to thermal sciences and materials for energy use as shown below.

He is a member of Energy Institute and a Chartered Engineer.


Open position for PhD applicants. Email to enquire.

Research interests

  • the fundamental heat and mass transfer in oscillatory flows and their applications for the development of thermoacoustic systems for waste heat recovery, power generation, heat pump and cooling
  • separation of gaseous mixture under oscillatory flow condition
  • process enhancement in continous flow reaction
  • nano-materials for photocatalytic hydrogen production and water treatment
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Research groups and institutes

  • Energy Leeds
  • Sustainable Low Carbon Futures
  • Computational Science and Engineering
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