Dr. Younan Xia was born in Jingjiang, Jiangsu, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University (with Professor George M. Whitesides) in 1996, M.S. degree in inorganic chemistry from University of Pennsylvania (with the late Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid) in 1993, and B.S. degree in chemical physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1987. He came to the United States in 1991.
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Fenxiang Lu was born in Henan province, China. She received her B.S. degree in mechanical & electronic engineering from Shenyang Institute of Technology in 1998. She worked at the Institute of Physics, CAS with Deputy Director for 4 years. In October 2021, she joined the Xia Group as a business administrator for research to manage the business activities of the lab and work with Dr. Xia on a number of different projects.
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Dr. Dong Zhang was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from The University of Akron (with Professor Jie Zheng) in December 2022, M.E. & M.S. degrees in materials engineering and polymer science from Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT) and NIMTE-CAS in 2019, and B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from ZJUT in 2016, respectively. He joined the Xia group as a postdoctoral fellow in early 2023. His research interests include the rational design and synthesis of polymers, biomaterials, hydrogels, and nanostructured materials for biological and biomedical applications.
Veronica Pawlik was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. She received her B.A. in chemistry from Wellesley College in 2019, where she conducted research on the synthesis of nanomaterials. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in chemistry at Georgia Tech. She joined the Xia group in the fall of 2019. Her research interest includes the synthesis of nanostructured materials for catalytic and plasmonic applications.
Chenxiao Wang was born in Jiangxi province, China. He received his B.S. in chemistry from Wuhan University in 2018, where he worked on the synthesis of graphene and related two-dimensional materials. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Georgia Tech. He joined the Xia group in the fall of 2019. His research interest includes the controllable synthesis and engineering of novel nanomaterials.
Siyu Zhou was born in Hunan, China. She received her B.S. degree in energy chemical engineering from the South China University of Technology in 2018. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Georgia Tech. She joined the Xia group in November 2019 and is working on the synthesis of nanomaterials for applications in energy and catalytic processes.
Quynh Nguyen was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. She received her B.S. in chemistry from Agnes Scott College in 2020. As a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) awardee, she joined the Xia group in May 2019 and conducted research related to the growth mechanism of anisotropic nanostructures. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Xia starting in the fall of 2020. Her research interest includes the shape-controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals for catalysis and energy-related applications.
Jacob Jeskey was born in Akron, Ohio. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Kent State University in 2020, where he worked on porous carbon nanospheres for supercapacitance and energy storage. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Xia. His research interests include the development of single atom catalysts and nanostructured materials for applications in heterogeneous catalysis.
Yidan Chen was born in Jiangsu, China. She received her B.E. (Engineering Product Development) degree with Summa Cum Laude in Material Science from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2018. She worked as a research assistant with Dr. Shaoying Huang from SUTD on additive manufacturing of radiofrequency electronics and a Startup project from 2018 to 2020. She joined the Xia group in 2021 and is working on synthesis of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications.
Kei Kwan Li was born and raised in Hong Kong. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2022. At CUHK, he worked on the synthesis of metal nanocrystals. He is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Georgia Tech. He joined the Xia group in the Fall of 2022 and is working on the synthesis and application of metal nanocrystals for heterogeneous catalysis.
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