Kai Xiao

Dr. Kai Xiao is a senior staff scientist in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group (Group leader, David B Geoghegan) at Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL and a joint faculty at the Bredesen Center and Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physic Chemistry in 2004 from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then he worked as a postdoc associate at CNMS and became a staff scientist in 2008. He has published about 150 papers, several patents, and 4 book chapters.

Our work was highlighted by Shannon Brescher Shea, a Senior Writer/Editor in the Office of Science of US Department of Energy (DOE) in article “Sniffing Out the Foundational Science of Sensors”.

Call for Abstract for XXVII IMRC 2018, Symposium A3. Emerging 2D Non-Graphene Materials: Synthesis, Heterogeneity, and Collective Phenomena. The symposium organizers are Kai Xiao (ORNL), Deji Akinwande (University of Texas at Austin), and Talat Rahman (University of Central Florida).

“The Shape of Things to Come for Quantum Materials?” Our work about the pentagonal 2D PdSe2 was highlighted by the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) of US Department of Energy (DOE)

Akin has been selected as 2017 MRS Graduate Student Award Finalist! Congratulation! — Dec 3, 2017 3:19:48 AM

Our JACS paper has won 2017 CNMS Division Awards: Distinguished Scientific Paper — Dec 3, 2017 3:34:41 AM

Our paper “PdSe2: Pentagonal Two-Dimensional Layers with High Air Stability for Electronics” is published on JACS and highlighted as a journal Cover! — Oct 12, 2017 3:59:41 PM

First pentagonal 2D material unveiled. Our paper was highlighted by Chemistry World! — Oct 11, 2017 2:13:34 AM

Congratulations Akin on receiving the Student Poster Awards at 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting — Aug 3, 2017 2:08:10 AM

Our paper published on Advanced Functional Materials about “Enhancing Ion Migration in Grain Boundaries of Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites by Chlorine” is highlighted by Materials Views China — Jul 10, 2017 1:52:58 AM

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