Dr Xiaoxiong Xie
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Dr Xiaoxiong Xie

Lecturer in Building Engineering

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Biography

Biography

Dr Xiaoxiong Xie is a lecturer in the Built Environment discipline of the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth. His research explores the dynamic interactions between indoor and outdoor environments, focusing on how local-scale outdoor climates and buildings mutually influence each other. In the context of global warming and increasingly frequent and intense heat events, he uses multi-scale modelling, integrating building energy simulation with urban climate models, to understand how cities and buildings adapt to the changing climate. His work addresses the potential health impacts on city dwellers and informs strategies related to climate adaptation and healthy and energy-efficient building design within urban settings. Additionally, his research includes the adaptation of climate-adapting technologies such as air source heat pumps. He received his PhD from the School of the Built Environment at the University of Reading, the MSc in Architectural Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and the BEng degree in Building Services Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining the University of Plymouth, Xiaoxiong was a postdoctoral research associate at Cardiff University.

Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cardiff University, January 2023 - March 2024
  • PhD, Built Environment, University of Reading, 2023
  • MSc, Architectural Engineering, The University of Sheffield, 2018
  • BEng (Hons), Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2017

Professional membership

  • Member of International Association of Urban Climate (IAUC)
  • Member of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
  • Graduate Member of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
  • Interim CEng

Key publications

Blunn L, Xie X, Grimmond S, Luo Z, Sun T, Perera N, Ratnayake R & Emmanuel R (2024) 'Spatial and temporal variation of anthropogenic heat emissions in Colombo, Sri Lanka' Urban Climate 54, 101828-101828 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S & Sun T (2023) 'Impact of building density on natural ventilation potential and cooling energy saving across Chinese climate zones' Building and Environment 244, 110621-110621 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S & Blunn L (2023) 'Use of wind pressure coefficients to simulate natural ventilation and building energy for isolated and surrounded buildings' Building and Environment 230, 109951-109951 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S, Sun T & Morrison W (2022) 'Impact of inter-building longwave radiative exchanges on building energy performance and indoor overheating' Building and Environment 209, 108628-108628 Publisher Site , DOI
Tang Y, Sun T, Luo Z, Omidvar H, Theeuwes N, Xie X, Xiong J, Yao R & Grimmond S (2021) 'Urban meteorological forcing data for building energy simulations' Building and Environment 204, 108088-108088 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Sahin O, Luo Z & Yao R (2020) 'Impact of neighbourhood-scale climate characteristics on building heating demand and night ventilation cooling potential' Renewable Energy 150, 943-956 Publisher Site , DOI
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Currently contributing to:
  • BLDG511 Building Services Engineering
  • BLDG608 Building Control and Commissioning
  • BLDG515 Common Challenge: Built Environment
Research

Research

Research interests

  • Interactions between indoor and outdoor environment
  • Multi-scale modelling combining building simulation and urban climate modelling
  • Indoor thermal comfort and overheating assessment
  • Urban heat stress evaluation and mitigation
  • Extreme heat events
  • Heat pumps
Publications

Publications

Key publications

Blunn L, Xie X, Grimmond S, Luo Z, Sun T, Perera N, Ratnayake R & Emmanuel R (2024) 'Spatial and temporal variation of anthropogenic heat emissions in Colombo, Sri Lanka' Urban Climate 54, 101828-101828 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S & Sun T (2023) 'Impact of building density on natural ventilation potential and cooling energy saving across Chinese climate zones' Building and Environment 244, 110621-110621 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S & Blunn L (2023) 'Use of wind pressure coefficients to simulate natural ventilation and building energy for isolated and surrounded buildings' Building and Environment 230, 109951-109951 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S, Sun T & Morrison W (2022) 'Impact of inter-building longwave radiative exchanges on building energy performance and indoor overheating' Building and Environment 209, 108628-108628 Publisher Site , DOI
Tang Y, Sun T, Luo Z, Omidvar H, Theeuwes N, Xie X, Xiong J, Yao R & Grimmond S (2021) 'Urban meteorological forcing data for building energy simulations' Building and Environment 204, 108088-108088 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Sahin O, Luo Z & Yao R (2020) 'Impact of neighbourhood-scale climate characteristics on building heating demand and night ventilation cooling potential' Renewable Energy 150, 943-956 Publisher Site , DOI

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Blunn L, Xie X, Grimmond S, Luo Z, Sun T, Perera N, Ratnayake R & Emmanuel R (2024) 'Spatial and temporal variation of anthropogenic heat emissions in Colombo, Sri Lanka' Urban Climate 54, 101828-101828 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S & Sun T (2023) 'Impact of building density on natural ventilation potential and cooling energy saving across Chinese climate zones' Building and Environment 244, 110621-110621 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S & Blunn L (2023) 'Use of wind pressure coefficients to simulate natural ventilation and building energy for isolated and surrounded buildings' Building and Environment 230, 109951-109951 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S, Sun T & Morrison W (2022) 'Impact of inter-building longwave radiative exchanges on building energy performance and indoor overheating' Building and Environment 209, 108628-108628 Publisher Site , DOI
Tang Y, Sun T, Luo Z, Omidvar H, Theeuwes N, Xie X, Xiong J, Yao R & Grimmond S (2021) 'Urban meteorological forcing data for building energy simulations' Building and Environment 204, 108088-108088 Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Sahin O, Luo Z & Yao R (2020) 'Impact of neighbourhood-scale climate characteristics on building heating demand and night ventilation cooling potential' Renewable Energy 150, 943-956 Publisher Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Sun T, Grimmond S, Backlin O, Bluun L, Hogan R, Stretton M & Xie X (2023) 'SuPy and SUEWS urban land surface modelling: new developments and capabilities' Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S, Sun T & Blunn L (2022) 'Predicting natural ventilation potential in idealised urban neighbourhoods across Chinese climate zones' Publisher Site , DOI
Xie X, Luo Z, Grimmond S, Sun T & Blunn L (2022) 'Predicting natural ventilation potential in idealised urban neighbourhoods in Shanghai, China'
Personal

Personal

Other academic activities

Dr Xiaoxiong Xie serves as a peer reviewer for the following journals: 
  • Building and Environment
  • Journal of Building Engineering

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