Ziqiang Yang

Ph.D. Students

PhD Student



Mr. Ziqiang Yang earned his Bachelor degree in Process Equipment & Control Engineering from China University of Petroleum (Beijing) in 2014. Then he obtained his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids direction) in Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Sas Al Nakhl Campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2016. Now Mr. Ziqiang Yang is a Ph.D. student at KAUST working under the supervision of Professor Sigurdur Thoroddsen.

Research Interest

​Fluid Mechanics, 
Multiphase fluid 
Ultra-high-speed video imaging
Tomo-PIV in turbulence
Drops and bubbles
Singularities in hydrodynamics
Viscoelastic fluids
Gerris & Basilisk

Selected Publications

Yang, Z. Q., Tian, Y. S., & Thoroddsen, S. T. (2020). Multitude of dimple shapes can produce singular jets during the collapse of immiscible drop-impact craters. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 904, A19.

Jetly, A., Vakarelski, I. U., Yang, Z. Q., & Thoroddsen, S. T. (2019). Giant drag reduction on Leidenfrost spheres evaluated from extended free-fall trajectories. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 102, 181-188.

Yang, Z. Q., Khan, T. S., Alshehhi, M., & AlWahedi, Y. F. (2018). Economic assessment of carbon capture by minichannel absorbers. AIChE Journal, 64(2), 620-631.



  • 2016 - M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
  • 2014 - B.S., Process Equipment & Control Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Scientific and Professional Membership

American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics