Dr Xingya Feng obtained his BEng in Hydraulic Engineering (Honoured program) from the Hohai Unviersity, China in 2011. He took his PhD study in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) between 2011-2016 with the research topic 'Hydrodynamic analysis of wave interaction with marine multi-body systems'.
Upon graduation he continued his research as a research fellow in NUS in 2016. He then joined the industry and worked for the classification society Bureau Veritas (Singapore) as a R&D Engineer in 2017. Xingya joined the Environmental Fluid Mechanics group at the University of Oxford in early 2018.
Outstanding Young Researcher Award, 27th KKHTCNN conference on Civil Engineering, 2014
Xingya's research focuses on hydrodynamic analysis of wave-structure interactions. His work includes study of nonlinear water waves and their interactions with offshore structures, development of potential-flow based numerical models for free surface flows, and harmonic analysis of higher-order nonlinear wave loads.
His research interests include environmental fluid mechanics, offshore and coastal engineering, marine hydrodynamics, wave statistics and offshore renewable energy.
UK-China Offshore Renewable Energy project ‘Extreme Wave Loads on Offshore Wind Turbines’