Dr.  Xinyu Wei, Associate Professor

Nuclear Reactor Dynamics & Control

School of Nuclear Science and Technology

Xi'an Jiaotong University 






Office:1-3209 IHARBOUR


          School of Nuclear Science and Technology,

          Xi'an Jiaotong University 

          No.28, Xianning West Road,

          Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049, P.R. China



Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2012/12
M.S., Safety Technology and Engineering, Xi;an University of Science and Technology, 2006/07
B.S., Safety Technology and Engineering, Chinese People's Armed Police Academy, 2003/06

Research Area

(1) Nuclear power system modelling and simulation

(2) Nuclear reactor dynamics and control

(3) Nuclear power system optimization



Every year, our group  recuit 1-2 graduate students for a Master’s degree and 1 graduate students for Doctor’s degree, including oversea students. The research work are concentrated on the modelling, simulation, control and optimization of the nuclear system.For oversea students who want to join us, please contact me via  the email: 






Journal Articles

  1. Aodi Sun, Songmao Pu, Wen Jiao, Peiwei Sun, Xinyu Wei*. Research on the feedwater control of a multimodule once through steam generator parallel system, Applied Thermal Engineering, 200 (2022) 117691.
  2. Aodi Sun, Songmao Pu, Zhengxi He, Kai Xiao, Peiwei Sun, Pengfei Wang, Xinyu Wei*. Application of model free active disturbance rejection controller in nuclear reactor power control, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 140 (2021) 103907.
  3. Leilei Qiu, Xianshan Zhang, Xinyu Wei*. Analysis of Dynamic Characteristics of Water Level of Natural Circulation Steam Generator. Hedongli Gongcheng/Nuclear Power Engineering, 42 (2021) 5-9. (In Chinese)
  4. Aodi Sun, Leilei Qiu, Xinyu Wei*. Flow measurement method of complex flow in heat exchange casing, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 76 (2020) 101812.
  5. Xinyu Wei*, Pengfei Wang, Fuyu Zhao. Optimal operation strategy of LWR based on the PCI online prognosis model, KERNTECHNIK, 85 (2020) 2:98-104.
  6. Shifa Wu, Xu Yan, Xinyu Wei, Fuyu Zhao, Shripad Revankar. Whole plant simulation study on load rejection transient of CPR1000 employing advanced Mechanical Shim strategy. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 142 (2020) 107397.
  7. Xinyu Wei*, Junyan Qing, Jiashuang Wan, Pengfei Wang, Fuyu Zhao. A master-slave control strategy of the multi-modular SMR. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 126, (2019) 269-280.
  8. Quan Ma, Xinyu Wei*, Junyan Qing, Wen Jiao, Risheng Xu. Load following of SMR based on a flexible load, Energy, 183 (2019) 733-746.
  9. Shifa Wu, Pengfei Wang, Hongbing Song, Xinyu Wei, FuyuZhao, Shripad Revankar. Modeling and load follow simulation of CPR1000 Nuclear Power Plant implementing Mechanical Shim control strategy. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 352 (2019) 110161.
  10. Xinyu Wei*, Pengfei Wang, Fuyu Zhao. Design of a decoupled AP1000 reactor core control system using digital proportional–integral–derivative (PID) control based on a quasi-diagonal recurrent neural network (QDRNN), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 304 (2016) 40-49.
  11. Xinyu Wei*, Shifa Wu, Pengfei Wang, Fuyu Zhao. Study of the Structure Optimization and Operating Scheme Design of a Double-tube Once-through Steam Generator, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 48 (2016) 1022-1035.
  12. Xinyu Wei*, Chunhui Dai, Pengfei Wang, Fuyu Zhao. The Optimum Design and Arrangement of a Steam Generator in an Integral Pressurized Water Reactor. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 94 (2016) 211-221.
  13. XinyuWei*, Jiashuang Wan, Fuyu Zhao. Prediction study on PCI failure of reactor fuel based on a radial basis function neural network, Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, (2016) 4720685.
  14. Pengfei Wang, Jiashuang Wan, Run Luo, Fuyu Zhao, Xinyu Wei*. Control parameter optimization for AP1000 reactor using Particle Swarm Optimization. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 87 (2016) 687-695.
  15. Xinyu Wei*, Fuyu Zhao. Study of the Reactor Control System of MSHIM in AP1000, Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations, (2015) 620205.
  16. Huawei Fang, Xinyu Wei*, Fuyu Zhao. Structural optimization of double-tube once-through steam generator using Pontryagin's Maximum Principle, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 78 (2015) 318-329.
  17. Li Wang, Xinyu Wei, Fuyu Zhao. Modification and analysis of load follow control without boron adjustment for CPR1000. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 70 (2014) 317-328.
  18. Xinyu Wei, Chunhui Dai, Li Wang, Fuyu Zhao. Inner tube optimization of double-tube once-through steam generator. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 59 (2013) 93-102.
  19. Chunhui Dai, Xinyu Wei, Yun Tai, Fuyu Zhao. The optimum design of power distribution for pressurized water reactor. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 50 (2012) 126-132.
  20. Chunhui Dai, Xinyu Wei, YunT ai, Fuyu Zhao. The optimum design of tight lattice reactor core with thin rod bundles. Progress in Nuclear Energy, 59 (2012) 49-58.
  21. Xinyu Wei, Chunhui Dai, Yun Tai, Fuyu Zhao. Multi-Objective Optimization of Double-Tube Once-Through Steam Generator. Journal of Heat Transfer-Transactions of the ASME. 134 (2012) 7: 071801.
  22. Xinyu Wei, Chunhui Dai, Yun Tai, Fuyu Zhao. Primary fluid optimization in once-through steam generator. Applied Thermal Engineering, 31 (2011) 3979-3988.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Leilei Qiu, Xinyu Wei*, Peiwei Sun, Shengyong Liao. Study on the dynamic modeling of the micro-high temperature gas cooled reactor for control system design. 28th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 28, Virtual, Online, August 4-6, 2021.
  2. Ru Zhang, Junyan Qing, Xiaolong Bi, Guanfu Jiang, Peiwei Sun, Xinyu Wei*. Study on the modeling and simulation of the horizontal steam generator in VVER-1000. 28th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE 28, Virtual, Online, August 4-6, 2021.
  3. Aodi Sun, Xinyu Wei*. Power Control System of Small Modular PB-Bi Fast Reactor (SMPBR). 5th International Symposium on Software Reliability, Industrial Safety, Cyber Security and Physical Protection of Nuclear Power Plant, ISNPP 2020, Beijing, China, November 21-23, 2020.
  4. Xinyu Wei, Junyan Qing, Peiwei Sun, Qian Ma. Development of an NPP VDCS verification platform. 2020 Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS2020, Virtual, Online, June 8-11, 2020.
  5. Xinyu Wei*, Junyan Qing, Wen Jiao. Operation scheme analysis of the multi modular SMR. 27th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE27, Ibaraki, Japan, May 19-24, 2019.
  6. Xinyu Wei*, Pengfei Wang, Fuyu Zhao. Study on the load following of SMR based on the flexible load. 9th International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Systems for 21st Century, Haerbin, China, July 9-11, 2018.
  7. Xinyu Wei*, Junyan Qing, Fuyu Zhao. Multi-unit Small Modular Reactor Control System Experimental Platform Design. ISOFIC 2017, Gyeongju, Korea, November 26-30, 2017.
  8. Xinyu Wei, Li Wang, Fuyu Zhao. Power control system modification and simulation of CPR1000, 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017, San Francisco, US, June 11-15, 2017.
  9. Xinyu Wei, Jiashuang Wan, Fuyu Zhao. A self-organizing neural network for PCI failure prediction, 23rd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Nuclear Powe, ICONE23, Chiba, Japan, May 17-21, 2015.
  10. Xinyu Wei, Chunhui Dai, Suxia Hou, Fuyu Zhao. Thermal Optimization of Primary Side in Double-Tube OTSG, 19th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE19, Japan, October 24-25, 2011.
  11. Xinyu Wei, Chunhui Dai, Ynu Tai, Fuyu Zhao. Characteristic optimization of the double-tube OTSG, 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18, Xi’an, China, May 17-21, 2010.