Qiang Xu, Ph.D.




Selected Publications

  • Xu, Y. L., Dinh H., Xu, Q.*, Eljack F., El-Halwagi, M., “Flare Minimization for An Olefin Plant Shutdown via Plant-wide Dynamic Simulation”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 254, 120129, 2020. (2020 Best Paper Award of AIChE Environmental Division).
  • Yu, L., Chen, M., Xu, Q.*, “Simultaneous Scheduling of Multi-product Pipeline Distribution and Depot Inventory Management for Petroleum Refineries”, Chemical Engineering Science, 220, 115618-115632, 2020.
  • Wang, X. C., Xu, Y. L., Wang, S. J., Ho, T. C., Xu, Q.*, “Comprehensive Study on Boil-off Gas Generation from LNG Road Tankers under Simultaneous Impacts of Heat Leakage and Transportation Vibration”, Fuel, 275, 117876, 2020.
  • Mazumder, M., Xu, Q.*, “Modeling and Optimization for A Comprehensive Gas Processing Plant with Sensitivity Analysis and Economic Evaluation”, accepted, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2020.
  • Xu, Y. L., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, “An Integrated Flare Minimization Methodology for Simultaneous Turnaround Operations of Two Chemical Plants”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 277, 123181, 2020.
  • Ge, S. J., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, Ho, T. C., “Effect of Industrial Flare DREs Derived by CFD and WERF on Ozone Pollution through CAMx Simulation”, Atmospheric Environment, 238, 117723, 2020.
  • Chen, M., Xu, Q.*, “Upset-conscious Scheduling for Continuous Parallel-process and Performance Decaying Unit System”, Chemical Engineering Science, 195, 828-840, 2019. (2019 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Qu, H. L., Xu, J. L., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, “Dynamic Routing Optimization for Chemical Hazardous Material Transportation under Uncertainties”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(31), 10500-10517, 2018.
  • Xu, J. L., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, “Plant-wide Scheduling for Profitable Emission Reduction in Petroleum Refineries”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57 (29), 9471–9488, 2018.
  • Qu, H. L., Xu, J. L., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, “A Novel MINLP Model of Front-end Crude Scheduling for Refinery with Consideration of Inherent Upset Minimization”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 117, 42-46,
  • Ge, S. J., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, T. C. Ho, “Study on Regional Air Quality Impact from A Chemical Plant Emergency Shutdown”, Chemosphere, 201, 655-666, 2018.
  • Mahmud, M. A., Mazumder, M., Xu, Q.*, Khan, R. I., “Sloshing Impact on Gas Pre-treatment for LNG Plants Located in Stranded Offshore Location”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(17), 5764–5775, 2018.
  • Kurle, Y. M., Xu, Q.*, Palanki, S., “Dynamic Simulation Study for Boil-off Gas Minimization at Liquefied Natural Gas Exporting Terminals”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57 (17), 5903–5913, 2018.
  • Ge, S. J., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, T. C. Ho, “Ozone Impact Minimization through Coordinated Scheduling of Turnaround Operations from Multiple Olefin Plants in An Ozone Nonattainment Area”, Atmospheric Environment, 176, 47-53, 2018.
  • Xu, C. X, Zhang, J., Dinh, H., Xu, Q.*, “Process Synthesis of Mixed Refrigerant System for Ethylene Plants”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(28), 7984-7999, 2017. (2018 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Qu, H. L., Wang, S. J.*, Xu, Q.*, “Simultaneous 2D Hoist Scheduling and Production Line Design and for Multi-recipe and Multi-stage Material Handling Processes”, Chemical Engineering Science, 167, 251-264, 2017. (2017 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Ge, S. J., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, T. C. Ho, “Impact of Chemical Plant Start-Up Emissions on Ambient Ozone Concentration”, Atmospheric Environment, 164, 20-30, 2017. (2017 Best Paper Award of AIChE Environmental Division)
  • Kurle Y. M., Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, "Dynamic Simulation of LNG loading, BOG Generation, and BOG Recovery at LNG Exporting Terminals", Computers & Chemical Engineering, 97, 47-58, 2017.
  • Xu, J. L., Zhang, S. J., Zhang J. Wang, S. J., Xu, Q.*, “Simultaneous Scheduling of Front End Crude Transfer and Refinery Processing”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 96, 212-236, 2017.
  • Wang, Z. Y., Wang S., Xu, Q.*, Ho, T. C., “Impacts of Flare Emissions from An Ethylene Plant Shutdown to Regional Air Quality”, Atmospheric Environment, 138, 22-41, 2016. (2016 Best Paper Award of AIChE Environmental Division)
  • Dinh, H. D., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, “Process Synthesis for Cascade Refrigerant System based on Exergy Loss Minimization”, AIChE Journal, 61(8), 2471-2488, 2015.
  • Kurle Y. M., Wang, S. J.*, Xu, Q.*, "Simulation Study on Boil-off Gas Minimization and Recovery Strategies at LNG Exporting Terminals", Applied Energy, 156, 628-641, 2015.
  • Wang, M. Q., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, “A Novel Conceptual Design by Integrating NGL Recovery and LNG Re-gasification Processes for Maximum Energy Savings”, AIChE Journal, 59(12), 4673–4685, 2013.
  • Zhao, C. Y., Fu, J., Xu, Q.*, “Real-time Dynamic Hoist Scheduling for Multi-stage Material Handling under Uncertainties”, AIChE J., 59(2), 465-482, 2013.
  • Wang, M. Q., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, Li, K. Y. “Thermodynamic-Analysis-Based Energy Consumption Minimization for Natural Gas Liquefaction”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (22), 12630–12640, 2011. (2012 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Zhao, C. Y., Liu, C. W., Xu, Q.*, “Cyclic Scheduling for Ethylene Cracking Furnace System with Consideration of Secondary Ethane Cracking”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(12), 5765-5774, 2010. (2011 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Yang, X. T., Xu, Q.*, Li, K. Y., Sagar, C. D., “Dynamic Simulation and Optimization for the Startup Operation of An Ethylene Oxide Plant”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49 (9), 4360-4371, 2010. (2010 Best Paper Award of AIChE Process Development Division)
  • Liu, C. W., Xu, Q.*, “Emission Source Characterization for Proactive Flare Minimization during Ethylene Plant Start-ups”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(12), 5734-5741, 2010. (2010 Best Paper Award of AIChE Sustainability Forum)
  • Liu, C. W., Zhang, J., Xu, Q.*, Gossage, J. L., “Thermodynamic Analysis-based Design and Operation for Boil-off Gas Flare Minimization at LNG Receiving Terminals”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(16), 7412-7420, 2010. (2010 Best Paper Award of AIChE Environmental Division)
  • Xu, Q.*, Yang, X. T., Liu, C. W., Li, K. Y., Lou, H. H., Gossage, J. L., “Chemical Plant Flare Minimization via Plant-Wide Dynamic Simulation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48(7), 3505-3512, 2009.

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2003
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2001
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1998
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1998

Awards and Honors

  • University Professor Award, Lamar University, 2020
  • Distinguished Faculty Research/Creative Activity Fellow, Lamar University, 2018, 2015
  • Anita Riddle Faculty Fellowship, Lamar University, 2017
  • Excellence in Process Development Research Award, AIChE, 2016
  • 5 Best Graduate Student Paper Awards, AIChE Environmental Division, 2020, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2010
  • 8 Best Student Paper Awards, CAPA (Chinese American Petroleum Association), 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • University Scholar, Lamar University, 2012
  • 6 Best Graduate Student Paper Awards, AIChE Process Development Division, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • University Merit Award, Lamar University, 2010
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum, 2010