Qian Xue


  • The Johns Hopkins University, 2012, Ph.D.


Dr. Qian Xue received her Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University. She joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Maine in 2013 as a Research Assistant Professor and became a tenure-track assistant professor in 2016. Her primary research areas are bio-fluid, bio-mechanics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), with emphasis on the biological and biomedical applications that involve flow-structure-acoustics interactions (FSAI). Her research interests are on: (1) addressing the fundamental questions regarding the FSAI in a wide range of biological and biomedical applications, (2) developing innovative computational modeling approaches to tackle the challenges in simulating complex FSAI in biomedical and biological systems and enable multi-disciplinary research. Current, her research group is actively pursuing five applications, including (1) neuromuscular contraction and FSAI in voice production, (2) hemodynamics and FSAI in vascular and cardiac systems, (3) hydrodynamic sensing of seal whisker, (4) sound production in insect flight, and (5) efficient and ultra-quiet fish-inspired underwater propulsion.

Selected Publications

  • Bodaghi D, Jiang W, Xue Q, Zheng X.(2021). Effect of Supraglottal Acoustics on Fluid-Structure Interaction During Human Voice Production. J Biomech Eng. 143(4):041010. doi: 10.1115/1.4049497.
  • Jiang W, Rasmussen JH, Xue Q, Ding M, Zheng X, Elemans CPH.(2020). High-fidelity continuum modeling predicts avian voiced sound production. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 117(9):4718-4723. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1922147117.
  • Jiang W, Zheng X, Xue Q. Influence of vocal fold cover layer thickness on its vibratory dynamics during voice production. (2019). J Acoust Soc Am.  146(1):369. doi: 10.1121/1.5116567.
  • Pham, N., Xue, Q. and Zheng, X. (2018). “Coupling between a Fiber-Reinforced Model and a Hill-Based Contractile Model for Passive and Active Tissue Properties of Laryngeal muscle” a Finite Element Study,” JASA-EL. 144(3) 248-253.
  • Jiang, W., Zheng, X., and Xue, Q. (2018). “Effect of Longitudinal Variation of Vocal Fold Inner Layer Thickness on Flow-Structure Interaction during Phonation,” J. of Biomech. Eng 140(12), 121008.
  • Geng, B., Xue, Q. and Zheng, X. (2018). “Sound generation of the flapping wings and the scaling of aerodynamic forces with dynamic pressure force – implications for flapping kinematics,” Fluids. 4(3) 87.
  • Geng, B., Xue, Q. and Zheng, X. (2017). “The effect of wing flexibility on sound generation of flapping wings,” Bioinspiration Biomim. 13, 016010
  • Geng, B., Xue, Q. and Zheng, X. (2017). “A finite element study on the cause of vocal fold vertical stiffness variation,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am.141 (4), EL351-EL356
  • Jiang, W., Zheng, X. and Xue, Q. (2017). “Computational modeling of fluid-structure-acoustics interaction during voice production,” Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 5(7), 1-10
  • Xue, Q. and Zheng, X. (2017). “The effect of false vocal folds on laryngeal flow resistance in a tubular three-dimensional computational laryngeal model,” J. Voice. 31(3), 275-281
  • Geng, B., Xue, Q. and Zheng, X. (2016). “The effect of vocal fold vertical stiffness variation on voice production,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 140(4), 2856-2866
  • Xue, Q., Zheng, X., Mittal, R. and Bielamowicz, S. (2014) “Subject-Specific Computational Modeling of Human Phonation,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135(2), 1445-1456
  • Xue, Q., Zheng, X., Mittal, R. and Bielamowicz, S. (2014). “Computational Study of Effects of Tension Imbalance on Phonation in a Three Dimensional Tubular Larynx Model,”J. Voice. 28(4), 411-419

Link to Qian Xue CV