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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901 Atlantic Drive

Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

Office: MoSE 3100J (3rd Floor)

Phone: (404) 385-3209

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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Jinghui Zhang was born in Shandong province, China. She received her B.S. degree in environmental engineering from Yantai University in 2013 and M.S. degree in environmental engineering from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2016. She joined Shanghai Panda Machinery Co., Ltd. in 2016 as a water treatment engineer. In February 2019, 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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313 Ferst Drive

Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Office: MoSE 3120C (3rd Floor)

Phone: (404) 385-2054

Fax: (404) 385-7493

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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Dr. Jichuan Qiu was born in Shandong province, China. He received his B.S. degree in applied chemistry in 2012 and Ph.D. in materials chemistry and physics in 2018 with Professor Hong Liu, both from Shandong University. He joined the Xia group as a visiting graduate student in October 2016 and then started as a postdoctoral fellow in December 2018. His current research interest includes the design and synthesis of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications

Dr. Li Zhou was born in Hubei province, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in optics in 2009, M.S. degree in microelectronics and solid-state electronics in 2003, and B.S. degree in material physics in 2000, all from Wuhan University. He holds a position of Associate Professor at Wuhan University and joined the Xia group as a visiting scientist in June 2018. His research interest includes the development of functional nanomaterials for optical, energy-related, and biomedical applications.

Dr. Mingkai Liu was born in Henan province, China. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering and technology from Henan University in 2008, M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Guangdong University of Technology in 2011 and Ph.D. degree in macromolecular science from Fudan University in 2014. He holds a position of Associate Professor at Jiangsu Normal University and joined the Xia group as a visiting scientist in July 2018. His research interest includes the development of functional nanomaterials for applications in catalysis, energy storage, and environmental science.

Dr. Tao Cai was born in Guangdong province, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from National University of Singapore in 2014, M.S. degree in polymer chemistry and physics from Nanjing University in 2009 and B.S. degree in chemistry from Sun Yat-sen University in 2006. He holds a position of Associate Professor at Wuhan University and joined the Xia group as a visiting scientist in September 2019. His research interest includes the synthesis of nanostructured materials for catalytic, biomedical and environmental applications.

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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Zhiheng Lyu was born in Jiangsu province, China. She received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2016, where she worked on noble-metal nanocrystals for photocatalysis. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Xia. Her research interest includes the shape-controlled synthesis of nanomaterials and their utilization for energy-related applications.

Ruhui Chen was born in Xinjiang province, China. She received her B.E. degree in macromolecular materials and engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2017. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in chemistry at Georgia Tech. She joined the Xia group in August 2017. Her research focuses on the development of new methods for controlling the synthesis of nanostructured materials.

Minghao Xie was born in Shandong province, China. He received his B.S. in materials chemistry from Sichuan University in 2015 and M.S. in materials science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. His previous research was focused on the synthesis of metal nanomaterials for electrocatalysis. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Xia. His research interest includes the synthesis of nanomaterials for applications in energy and catalytic processes.

Yifeng Shi was born in Jiangsu province, China. She received her B.S. degree in chemical  engineering from Sichuan University in 2017. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Georgia Tech. She joined the Xia group in September 2017 and is working on the development of new nanomaterials for heterogeneous catalysis and related applications.

Annemieke Janssen was born in Leiden, the Netherlands. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Utrecht University in 2016, and her M..S in materials science from Imperial College, London in 2017. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in chemistry at Georgia Tech. She joined the Xia group in the Fall of 2018 and is working the development of new methods for controlling the crystal phase and surface structure of metal nanocrystals.

Joram Rana was born in Nepal. He received his B.S. degree in biotechnology from Kent State University in 2019. He is working towards a Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Georgia Tech. He joined the Xia group in the fall of 2019. His research interest includes the synthesis of nanostructured materials for drug delivery and controlled release 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.

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VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

Siqi Huang was born in Henan Province, China. She received her B.S. degree in Wood Science and Technology from Beijing Forestry University in 2014. She is pursuing her Ph.D. degree with Prof. Zhiming Yu at Beijing Forestry University. As a visiting student, she joined the Xia Group in November 2018. Her research interests include the synthesis of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications.

Jianchang Xu was born in Shandong Province, China. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from China University of Petroleum (East China) in 2017. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree with Prof. Lijuan Zhang at South China University of Technology. As a visiting student, he joined the Xia Group in November 2019 and is working on the synthesis of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications.

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