Xiao Junfeng

Associate Professor


Email: xiaojf@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Ultra-precision manufacturing, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, multi-physics interaction

Dr. Xiao was born in December, 1985 at Hengyang, Hunan Province. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University with a PhD degree in 2016. Before that, he graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with degrees of master and bachelor in 2009 and 2007.

Dr. Xiao’s researches focus on ultra-precision and manufacturing, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, multiphysics interaction. He has published more than 10 papers on journals like Langmuir and Journal of Royal Society Interface, and he has been granted 3 patents. Dr. Xiao has participated in various research projects from National Science Foundation, Department of Justice and Natural Science Foundation of China. He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Physical Society.

Academic Degrees

200706 Huazhong University of Science and Technology Bachelor
200906 Huazhong University of Science and Technology Master
201605 Columbia University PhD

Professional Experience

201608–present, Lecturer, School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Selected Publications

1. Junfeng Xiao, Xi Chen. Buckling morphology of an elastic beam between two parallel lateral constraints: implication for a snake crawling between walls. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 2013; 10(85).

2. Junfeng Xiao, Howard A. Stone and Daniel Attinger. Source-like Solution for Radial Imbibition into a Homogeneous Semi-infinite Porous Medium. Langmuir, 2012, 28 (9), 4208-4212.

3. Junfeng Xiao, Rajneesh Bhardwaj and Daniel Attinger. Manufacturing self-assembled coatings of micro- and nano-particles by controlled evaporation of drops and thin films. Proc. SPIE 8031, 80310X (2011).

4. Hao, Y.; Wang, L.; Liu, Y.; Chen, H.; Wang, X.; Tan, C.; Nie, S.; Suk, J. W.; Jiang, T.; Liang, T.; Xiao, J.; Ye, W.; Dean, C. R.; Yakobson, B. I.; McCarty, K. F.; Kim, P.; Hone, J.; Colombo, L.; Ruoff, R. S., Oxygen-activated growth and           bandgap tunability of large single-crystal bilayer graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 2016, 11(5). (Cover Paper)

5. Dan Xie, Honghai Zhang, Xiayun Shu, and Junfeng Xiao. Fabrication of polymer micro-lens array with pneumatically diaphragm-driven drop-on-demand inkjet technology. Opt. Express, 2012. 20(14): p. 15186-15195.

Awards and Honors

EGSC Professional Development Scholarship, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University, November, 2013

PhD fellowship at Columbia University, Provided by China Scholarship Council

Courses Taught

Equipment and Techniques for Mechanical Manufacturing

Techniques for Advanced Manufacturing


The Science Underpinning Mechanical Self-Assembly, National Science Foundation (2007 - 2013), USA, $400,000

Development of a Science Base and Open Source Software for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, US Department of Justice (2010 - 2013), USA, $632,000

Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles from Evaporating Liquid Films and Drops: Science, Engineering and Applications, National Science Foundation (2010 - 2013), USA, $300,000