Xia Zhaohui


Associate Professor


Email: xiaz@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas:Artificial intelligence (AI) application in medical simulation technology,Virtual reality/Clinical surgical simulation,New generation CAD/CAE incorporate methods and techniques

Zhaohui Xia, born in September 1986, is currently working at the National CAD Support Software Engineering Research Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He received his Ph.D Degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2016. From September 2016 to January 2020, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) collaborating with Harvard University, USA. From June 2018 to March 2019, he worked as research collaborator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) of Harvard Medical School.

Academic Degrees

2005.09-2009.06      Wuhan University of Science and Technology Bachelor

2009.09-2011.12      Wuhan University of Science and Technology Master

2012.09-2016.06      Huazhong University of Science and Technology Ph.D

Professional Experience

2016.9-2020.01        Postdoctoral Research Associate in Center for Modeling, Simulation, & Imaging in Medicine,

                                 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

2018.6-2019.03        Research Collaborator in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

                                 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Selected Publications

[1] Yingjun Wang, Zhongyuan Liao, Ming Ye*, Yu Zhang, Weihua Li, Zhaohui Xia*. An efficient isogeometric topology optimization using multilevel mesh, MGCG and local-update strategy. Advances in Engineering Software 139 (2020): 102733. (ESI Highly Cited Paper)

[2] Xianda Xie, Shuting Wang, Ming Ye, Zhaohui Xia*, Wei Zhao, Ning Jiang, Manman Xu. Isogeometric topology optimization based on energy penalization for symmetric structure. Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering 15 (2020): 100-122

[3] Zhaohui Xia, Zhihao He, Qifu Wang, Yingjun Wang*. A New Finite Element Model with Manufactured Error for Additive Manufacturing. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 124, no. 2 (2020), 703–720.

[4] Zhaohui Xia, Yingjun Wang*, Qifu Wang, and Chao Mei. GPU parallel strategy for parameterized LSM-based topology optimization using isogeometric analysis. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 56, no. 2 (2017): 413-434.

[5] Zhaohui Xia, Qifu Wang, Qinghua Liu*, Yingjun Wang, Jun Liu, and Gang Chen. A novel approach for automatic reconstruction of boundary condition in structure analysis. Advances in Engineering Software 96 (2016): 38-57.

[6] Zhaohui Xia, Qifu Wang*, Yingjun Wang, Chen Yu. A CAD/CAE incorporate software framework using a unified representation architecture. Advances in Engineering Software 87 (2015): 68-85.

[7] Zhaohui Xia, Hong Li, Nicholas Milef, Adam Ryason, Daniel Jones, Suvranu De, Stephanie Jones. Development of A Physics-based Interactive Virtual Endotracheal Intubation (ETI) Simulator. Surgical Endoscopy (2019) 33: Supplement 1, 400.

[8] Berk Cetinsaya, Mark A. Gromski, Sangrock Lee, Zhaohui Xia, Melih Turkseven, Doga Demirel, Tansel Halic et al. Design of Virtual Endoluminal Surgery Simulator (VESS): Colorectal Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Training Module. American Journal of Gastroenterology (2017) 112.

Awards and Honors

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Student Course:《Computer Graphics and CAD technology》、《Computational Method》

Graduate Student Course:《CAD technology and Applications》



Research projects in the past 5 years:

1. 3D Complex Heterogeneous Material Product Modeling and Isogeometric Analysis Design Method via Volume Representation Model (52005192, 2021-2023), supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China.

2. Optimization-driven design-analysis incorporate method and technique (2020YFB1708300, 2020-2023), supported by National Key Research and Development Project.

3.Development and Validation of a Virtual Endoluminal Surgical Simulator (VESS) for Treatment of Colorectal Cancer (2016-2021: Project leader, USA, Collaborating with Harvard Medical School)

4.Development and Validation of a Virtual Airway Skill Trainer (VAST) (2014-2019: Project leader, USA, Collaborating with Harvard Medical School)

5.Synchronous design approach and techniques for incorporating modeling and performance analysis of 3D product (51475180, 2014-2018), supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China.