Xu joined the Crossfire team in 2017 having completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Fire Engineering degree course at University of Canterbury. He has studied in his native China and at Buffalo University, New York, USA gaining Bachelor and Masters degrees in automation and electrical engineering.
His background in product design for Dali infrared thermal detectors and vehicle air conditioning for manufacturing firms has influenced his interest in laboratory work and technical measurement and analysis. His coursework at Canterbury included the study of fire dynamics, computer fire modelling, fire safety systems and the behaviour of structures in fire. Xu is now continuing his study at Canterbury to complete his Masters in Fire Engineering while working full time at Crossfire.
He moved to New Zealand to join his wife in 2016 and they both have a love of travel and he enjoys boxing in his spare time.