LAI Xide

Name: LAI Xide

Title: PhD and Professor

Discipline: Fluid Machinery and Power Engineering



He was born in Sept., 1962, graduated from Xihua Univ. (formerly Sichuan Univ. of Sci. & Tech.) and received Bachelor Degree in Hydraulic Machinery in July, 1982. He graduated from School of Post-graduate Student, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech and received Master Degree in Fluid Machinery and Power Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and 2003 respectively. He was a visiting scholar at Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan) in 2006. As a major researcher, he was also 7 times invited to do short-term scientific research respectively in USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, South Korea and Brazil during the period of 1992 ~2001.


He was granted the outstanding expert by State Council of China and the leading academic scholar by Sichuan Provincial Government.

Currently he is the CPC Committee Secretary of School of Energy and Environment, and deputy director of Key Laboratory of Fluid and Power MachineryXihua University, Ministry of Education. He has been a research professor and the supervisor of post-graduate students since May, 2001.


He has been a member of Academic Authority Council of Xihua Univ. and Editorial Committee of Journal of Xihua Univ. since March, 2002. Moreover, he has been a Member of China Society of Hydro power, a Sr. member of Chinese Society of Automation, a registered ASE Sr. Engineer, a registered consultant of Sichuan Province and Member of Sichuan Prominent Youth Union, also has been a Committee Member of Sichuan Society of Automation, vice director of Sichuan Committee of Computer-aided Techniques and Hydraulic machinery of Sichuan Society of Hydro power. He has also been appointed to a syndic for natural science foundation of China and some Province.

Research Interests

(1)  Digital design & manufacturing of Fluid and Power Machinery, and its applications in R&D of new products.

(2)  System Simulation and control of Water Conservancy & Hydropower Engineering.

(3)  Design and Simulation of fluid power and transportation system in Engineering.

 Selected Publications

He has published more than 130 papers in English or Chinese, and 12 articles of them have been indexed by SCI or EI.

[1]Digital manufacture of large-grade hydro turbine’s bladesJournal of Materials Processing Technology2009 SCI: 458XO EI20092012086953

[2]Numerical Simulation-Driven Hydrodynamic Optimization for Rehabilitation &Upgrading of Hydro TurbinesProc. Of 2009 Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, IEEE2009  ( EI 20093512276598)

[3]Analysis and Estimation of Hydraulic Stability of Francis Hydro TurbineJournal of Hydrodynamics,(Ser.B) , 2004  (EI: 04308283165)

[4]Geometrical Errors Analysis and Control for 5-axis Machining of Large sculptured surfaces, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2003 SCI:654ZJEI: 03117393253

Digital Design & Manufacturing of Turbomachinery, Sichuan Univ. Press, 2007



(1) “R & D and Optimization of MOP and BOP for 600MW Steam Turbine Generating Units” was granted Sichuan Province Science & Technology Progress Award (2nd class) by Sichuan Province Government in 2008;

(2) “The Technological Simulation for Large Size Hydro Turbine Runners” was granted National Science & Technology Progress Award (2nd class) by State Council of PR. China in 2001

(3) “The Technology of 5-axis Simultaneous Machining for Large Hydro Turbine Blades” was granted Sichuan Province Science & Technology Progress Award (3rd class) by Sichuan Province Government in 2000;