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 design and development of nanoarchitectured and defect-driven electrode materials, mechanistic insights on electrolyte degradation, and ion irradiation effects on electrode materials for energy storage systems including Li-ion and Na-ion batteries.
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 the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in Harvard University where her research involved electrochemical characterization of micro-fabricated cathode materials for micro-solid oxide fuel cells. Her education includes 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.