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

Selected Publications

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

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