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Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances welcomes Prof. Hui (Claire) Xiong to the Advisory Board

Journal of Materials Chemistry A and Materials Advances are delighted to welcome Prof. Claire Xiong from Boise State University, USA to their Advisory Boards.

Prof. Claire Xiong,  Boise State University, USA

Prof. Hui (Claire) Xiong is an Associate Professor in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University, USA. Dr. Xiong received her BE degree in Applied Chemistry and MS degree in Inorganic Chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Electroanalytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. Between 2008 and 2012, she conducted postdoctoral work at Harvard University and Argonne National Laboratory where her research involved electrochemical characterization of micro-fabricated cathode materials for micro-solid oxide fuel cells and the development of novel nanostructured electrode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. She joined Boise State University in 2012. Dr. Xiong received NSF CAREER Award in 2015, is a Scialog Fellow, and the Fellow of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). Her research group focuses on design and development of nanoarchitectured and defect-driven electrode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries and beyond, ion irradiation effects on electroceramics, mechanistic insights on electrolyte degradation, interface/interphase engineering, and in situ and operando characterizations.

Here is what Prof. Xiong had to say about joining the Materials Advances family:

  • What does it mean to you to join the Advisory Board of Materials Advances?

I am very delighted to join the Advisory Board of Materials Advances to provide my perspectives and give feedback to the journal related to my field of materials research. It will be especially valuble to encourage and promote the young investigators to publish their best work in the journal.

  • What is the current biggest challenge you face in your field?

The current biggest challenge I face is to understand and charaterize defects and metastable phases in the electrode materials that might play a big role in high performance battery systems.

  • What advances in your field are you most excited about?

I am most excited about the advances in characterization tools that enable us to understand materials and their related processes with high spatial and temporal resolution.

  • Why do you feel that researchers should choose to publish their work in Materials Advances?

Shared editors with JMC family and this journal is open access so the work can reach out to a broader audience.

Check out some of Claire’s recent publications in Royal Society of Chemistry journals:

C. R. Ma, Z. Xu, J. Jiang, Z.-F. Ma, T. Olsen, H. Xiong, S. Wang and X.-Z. Yuan “Tailored nanoscale interface in a hierarchical carbon nanotube supported MoS2@ MoO2-C electrode toward high performance sodium ion storage“, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8 (2020) 11011-11018.

C. J. Deng, M. L. Lau, C. R. Ma, P. Skinner, Y. Z. Liu, W. Xu, H. Zhou, X. Zhang, D. Wu, Y.D. Yin, Y. Ren, J. Perez, D. Jaramillo, P. Barnes, D. Hou, M. Dahl, B. Williford, M. Dahl, C. Zheng and H. Xiong “A mechanistic study of mesoporous TiO2 nanoparticle negative electrode materials with varying crystallinity for lithium ion batteries“, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8 (2020) 3333-3343.

C. R. Ma, H. Yang, Z. Xu, Z. Fu, Y. Xie, H. Zhang, M. Hong, Z.-F. Ma, H. Xiong and X.-Z. Yuan ” Insights into High Capacity and Ultrastable Carbonaceous Anodes for Potassium-Ion Storage via Hierarchical Heterostructure“, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8 (2020) 2836-2842.

I. Savva, K. A. Smith, M. Lawson, S. R. Croft, A. E. Weltner, C. D. Jones, H. Bull, P. J. Simmonds, L. Li, and H. Xiong “Defect generation in TiO2 nanotube anodes via heat treatment in various atmospheres for lithium- ion batteries”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (2018) 22537-22546.

Join us in welcoming Claire to our Advisory Boards!

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