Zhao Xia

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student-ERPE Program-Santamarina Group

Research Interest

  • ​Characterization of the sedimentation process of kaolinite suspensions
  • Durability of red stratum sandstone in different slaking fluids
  • Experimental studies and theoretical modelling of cement-stabilized granular materials
  • Multi scale study on physical and mechanical properties of kaolin in salt environments

Selected Publications

  • Effects of inorganic cations and organic polymers on the physicochemical properties and microfabrics of kaolinite s...
    Kang, X., Xia, Z., Chen, R., Liu, P., Yang, W.
    Applied Clay Science, 176, pp. 3848., (2019)
  • Laboratory investigation and modelling of the thermal-mechanical properties of soil in shallow mineralized groundwa...
    Xia, Z., Liu, X., Gu, J.
    Geofluids, 2019, p.1-21., (2019)
  • Laboratory characterization and modelling of the thermal-mechanical properties of binary soil mixtures
    Xia, Z., Chen, R., Kang, X.
    Soils and Foundations, 59, p. 2167-2179., (2019)
  • A comparative study of modified fall cone method and semi-adiabatic calorimetry for the measurement of setting time...
    Kang, X., Lei, H., Xia, Z.*
    Construction and Building Materials, 248, 118634., (2020)
  • Assessing the slake durability of red stratum sandstone in different solution environments by a novel dual rotation...
    Liu, X., Song, Y., Xia, Z.*, Chen, R.
    Engineering Geology, 267, 105503., (2020)

Education

  • ​M.S., Civil Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, China (2017-2020)
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an, China (2013-2017)

Awards

  • ​Outstanding Graduate of Hunan Province (2020)
  • Outstanding Graduate of Hunan University (2020)
  • National Scholarship for Graduate Students (2018, 2019)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2018, 2019)
  • The First Level Scholarship of Hunan University (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Excellent Graduation Project Award (2017)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Characterization of the sedimentation process of kaolinite suspensions Durability of red stratum sandstone in different slaking fluids Experimental studies and theoretical modelling of cement-stabilized granular materials Multi scale study on physical and mechanical properties of kaolin in salt environments