Xilin Xia


School of Engineering

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, UK

I am an assistant professor working on computational modelling of natural hazards and their impacts. My research interests cover computational hydraulics, high-performance computing, machine learning and their applications in modelling and understanding hydraulic, hydrological, and geotechnical processes in both natural and urban environments. My research vision is to develop advanced and holistic modelling technologies to facilitate the risk management of extreme weather induced hazards and enhance resilience of infrastructure.

Before joining Birmingham in May 2022, I lectured at Loughborough University and was a Research Associate at Newcastle University. I received my BEng and MEng from Wuhan University, China in 2010 and 2012, and my PhD from Newcastle University in 2017.


Apr 2, 2022 I will take the position of Assistant Professor in Resilience Engineering at the University of Birmingham from 3 May.

selected publications

  1. Landslides
    Movement process analysis of the high-speed long-runout Shuicheng landslide over 3-D complex terrain using a depth-averaged numerical model
    Zhao, Weihua, Xia, Xilin, Su, Xiaoli, Liang, Qiuhua, Liu, Xiuwei, and Ju, Nengpan
    Landslides 2021
  2. ADWR
    A full-scale fluvial flood modelling framework based on a high-performance integrated hydrodynamic modelling system (HiPIMS)
    Xia, Xilin, Liang, Qiuhua, and Ming, Xiaodong
    Advances in Water Resources 2019
  3. EG
    A new depth-averaged model for flow-like landslides over complex terrains with curvatures and steep slopes
    Xia, Xilin, and Liang, Qiuhua
    Engineering Geology Feb 2018
  4. WRR
    An efficient and stable hydrodynamic model with novel source term discretization schemes for overland flow and flood simulations
    Xia, Xilin, Liang, Qiuhua, Ming, Xiaodong, Hou, Jingming, Lu, Xinhua, Mao, Bing, Dong, Bingjiang, Xia, Xilin, Liang, Qiuhua, Ming, Xiaodong, and Hou, Jingming
    Water Resources Research May 2017