News

2016

  • November, Zhiguang successfully defended his PhD dissertation work. Congratulations! Zhiguang will join Intel in January 2017.
  • October, Dr. Xu received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Congratulations!
  • Summer, Mr. Tan Phan from the Division College worked as a REU student in Dr. Xu’s lab. 
  • April, Dr. Xu received the official notice and was promoted to the rank of Full Professor.  Congratulations!

 

2015

  • Summer, Mr. Michael Buchbinder (a rising junior) from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art worked as a REU student in Dr. Xu’s lab. 
  • Dr. Xu will be the lead organizer for the 2016 Functional and Structural Nanomaterials Symposium at the TMS annual meeting. 
  • Dr. Xu will serve as a guest editor for one of JOM’s 2016 issue sponsored by the Nanomaterials committee of TMS.

 

2014

  • November, Youfei successfully defended his PhD dissertation work. Congratulations! Youfei is now working at Hermes-MicroVision. 
  • Dr. Xu will be a co-organizer for the 2015 Functional and Structural Nanomaterials symposium at  the TMS annual meeting.
  • Dr. Xu will serve as a guest editor for one of JOM’s 2015 issue sponsored by the Nanomaterials committee of TMS.

 

2013

  • October, Dr. Xu gave two invited talks at MS&T 2013.
  • August, Zhiguang Cui and Siang-Yee Chang joined the group as two new PhD students.
  • July, Zhe successfully defended his PhD dissertation work. Congratulations!  Zhe is now working at Intel.
  • June, Dr. Xu together with Dr. Li from Vanderbilt University received a grant from National Science Foundation.
  • May, Dr. Xu gave an invited talk at ICCES 2013.
  • Dr. Xu will be a co-organizer for the 2014 Functional and Structural Nanomaterials symposium at  the TMS annual meeting.
  • Dr. Xu will serve as a guest editor for the JOM April 2014 issue.

 

2012

  • April, another superstar — Dr. Xu’s 2nd son was born!
  • January, Xiaoxia successfully defended her PhD dissertation work. Congratulations!  She is now working at Intel.

 

2011

  • The collaborative project with Dr. Li at Vanderbilt University leads to a publication in Nature Nanotechnology, the top journal in the field!  Thanks for the good work/contribution done by group members: Xiaoxia Wu and Youfei Jiang,  the postdoc: Dr. Timothy Gutu, and the colleague: Dr. Haitao Zhang.  NSF news release.
  • Dr. Xu will be a co-organizer for the 2012 Functional and Structural Nanomaterials symposium at TMS annual conference.
  • Dr. Xu was invited to serve on the Editorial Board of ISRN Materials Science.

 

2010

  • October, Dr. Xu gave an invited talk at MS&T 2010.
  • April, Dr. Xu was promoted to Associate Professor with permanent tenure.

 

2009

  • August, Youfei Jiang joined the Xu group as a Ph.D. student.
  • Summer, Colleen Bosak worked in Dr. Xu’s lab as a NSF-funded REU student.

 

2008

  • November, Dr. Xu together with Dr. Li from Vanderbilt University received a grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • August, Zhe Guan joined the Xu group as a Ph.D. student.
  • August, Dr. Xu together with other four co-PIs received a NSF MRI grant on purchasing a high resolution Transmission Electron Microscope and related sample preparation tools.
  • June, Dr. Xu together with Dr. Li from Vanderbilt University received a NSF grant.
  • May, Syed successfully defended his dissertation work. Congratulations! Syed is now working at Intel, Inc. (Group picture taken in May 2008).
  • May, Dr. Xu received a supplementary grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to host a summer research fellow.
  • March, Dr. Xu received the prestigious NSF CAREER award. (Campus News)
  • January, Dr. Xu received her second Junior Faculty Research Grant at UNC Charlotte.
  • January, Dr. Xu received the Bonnie Cone Fellowship from the NSF Advance Program at UNC Charlotte.

 

2007

  • Summer, Nise Kaneza worked in the Xu lab as the SUMR scholar.
  • May, Dr. Xu received the Wachovia Faculty Fellowship at UNC Charlotte.
  • May, Dr. Xu received a supplementary grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) – Supplements for Underrepresented Minority Research (SUMR) program.

 

2006

  • September, Dr. Xu received the Type G grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) – Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) program.
  • March, a super star – Dr. Xu’s son was born!
  • January, Xiaoxia Wu joined the Xu group as a Ph.D. student.

 

2005

  • January, Dr. Xu received her first Junior Faculty Research Grant at UNC Charlotte.

 

2004

  • August, Syed Amin joined the Xu group as a Ph.D. student.
  • August, Dr. Xu joined UNC Charlotte as an assistant professor.