Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2010, Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, United States
Sep. 2010 - May. 2014, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Beihang University, China
Jul. 2022 - present, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China
Nov. 2019 - May 2022, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, United States
Master’s & Ph.D. Advising
Fluid-Structure Interaction, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Shock/Bubble Interaction, Material Failure, Embedded-Boundary Method, Resolvent-based Optimization, Kalman Inversion, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, Digital Twin
 S.-X. Cao, Z. Huang. Bayesian calibration for large-scale fluid structure interaction problems under embedded/immersed boundary framework. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2022.
 S.-X. Cao, G.-Y. Wang, O. Coutier-Delgosha, K.G. Wang. Shock-Induced Bubble Collapse Near Solid Materials: Effect of Acoustic Impedance. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2020.
 S.-X. Cao, G.-Y. Wang, K.G. Wang. A Spatially Varying Robin Interface Condition for Fluid-Structure Coupled Simulations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2020.
 S.-X. Cao, Y. Zhang, D. Liao, P. Zhong, K. G. Wang. Shock-induced damage and dynamic fracture in cylindrical bodies submerged in liquid. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2019; 169, 55-71.
 S.-X. Cao, A. Main, K.G. Wang. Robin-Neumann transmission conditions for fluid-structure coupling: Embedded boundary implementation and parameter analysis. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2018;115(5):578–603.
 S.-X. Cao, A. Main, K.G. Wang. An embedded Robin boundary method for incompressible fluid-structure interaction problems. In AIAA Aviation, 2017.
 H. Chung, S.-X. Cao, M. Philen, P.S. Beran, K.G. Wang. CFD-CSD coupled analysis of underwater propulsion using a biomimetic fin-and-joint system. Computers & Fluids. 2018; 172(8): 54–66.
 M. Bailey, A. Maxwell, S.-X. Cao, S. Ramesh, Z. Liu, J. Williams Jr, J. Thiel, B. Dunmire, T. Colonius, E. Kuznetsova, W. Kreider, M. Sorensen, J. Lingeman, O. Sapozhnikov. Improving burst wave lithotripsy effectiveness for small stones and fragments by increasing frequency: theoretical modeling and ex vivo study. Journal of Endourology. 2022.
 G.-M. Xiang, X.-J. Ma, C. Liang, H.-Y Yu, D. Liao, G. Sankin, S.-X. Cao, K. Wang and P. Zhong. Variations of stress field and fracture pattern produced at different locations in a shock wave lithotripter field. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 150, no. 2 (2021): 1013-1029.
Awards and Honors
USNCCM16 Conference Award, 2021
Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2015 (Virginia Tech)
Merit Undergraduate Student in Beijing, 2014 (Beihang University)
Singapore Technology Engineering Fellowship, 2010-2013 (Beihang University)