Dr. Hui (Claire) Xiong joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University in 2012. Her current research interests focus on the synthesis and characterization of advanced functional nanomaterials for sustainable energy systems. She came to Boise after a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, where she worked on the development of novel nano-architectured electrode materials for energy storage and conversion. Dr. Xiong also spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where her research involved electrochemical characterization of micro-fabricated cathode materials for micro-solid oxide fuel cells. Her education includes an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and Electrochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and a B.E. in Applied Chemistry and an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry, both from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai.
Compositional Tuning of Structural Stability of Lithiated Cubic Titania via a Vacancy-Filling Mechanism under High Pressure, Physical Review Letters (2013)
Experimental and theoretical studies on the compositional dependence of stability and compressibility in lithiated cubic...
Self-Improving Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on Amorphous to Cubic Phase Transition in TiO2 Nanotubes, Journal of Physical Chemistry. C (2012)
We report an electrochemically driven transformation of amorphous TiO2 nanotubes for Li-ion battery anodes into...
Nanostructured Bilayered Vanadium Oxide Electrodes for Rechargeable Sodium-Ion Batteries, ACS Nano (2012)
Tailoring nanoarchitecture of materials offers unprecedented opportunities in utilization of their functional properties. Nanostructures of...
Amorphous TiO2 Nanotube Anode for Rechargeable Sodium Ion Batteries (with Michael D. Slater, Mahalingam Balasubramanian, Christopher S. Johnson, and Tijana Rajh), Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2011)
Sodium ion batteries are an attractive alternative to lithium ion batteries that alleviate problems with...
Contributions to Books
Exploratory Studies on Silicon-Based Oxide Fuel Cell Power Sources Incorporating Ultrathin Nanostructured Platinum and Cerium Oxide Films as Anode Components (with Bo-Kuai Lai, A. C. Johnson, C. Ko, and S. Ramanathan), Future Trends in Microelectronics: From Nanophotonics to Sensors to Energy (2010)
Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage (with Christopher S. Johnson, Bonil Koo, Michael Slater, Sanja Tepavcevic, Handan Yildirim, Elena Shevchenko, and Tijana Rajh), ECS Spring Meeting (2011)