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Welcome to the Xiong Electrochemical Energy Materials Laboratory (EEML)!

Our interdisciplinary research leverages electrochemistry, surface chemistry, and materials science and engineering. Current group interests include (1) synthesizing and characterizing new nano-architectured electrode materials for energy storage and conversion, and (2) developing a better understanding of structure-property-processing-performance relationships in order to further advance functional nanomaterial development.

Xiong Group News

  • 03/2017 Dr. Xiong visited UC-Riverside and gave an invited talk at Department of Chemistry. Thanks for the invite, Prof. Yadong Yin!
  • 03/2017 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at TMS 2017 meeting. Thanks for the invite, Prof. Lei Zhang!
  • 03/2017 Kassi’s paper is accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congrats!
  • 02/2017 Xiong group participated the Science & Engineering Festival. STEM is FUN!
  • 02/2017 MSE undergraduate student Sterling Croft joined our group. Welcome!
  • 01/2017 Dr. Xiong co-organized the Ion Conducting Ceramics symposium at EMA2017.
  • 01/2017 Graduate student Kassi gave a talk at EMA2017.
  • 01/2017 ME undergraduate student Laura Rill and MSE undergraduate student Paige Skinner joined our group. Welcome!
  • 11/2016 Graduate student Changjian successfully passed his comprehensive exam. Congrats, Changjian!
  • 10/2016 Graduate student Kassi presented two talks on her works of disordered 3D multi-layer graphene and proton irradiated TiO2 electrode at MS&T 2015.
  • 08/2016 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the XXV International Materials Research Congress. Thanks for the invite, Dr. Bin Li!
  • 07/2016 Xiong group gave a hands-on workshop on Energy Storage to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS)
  • 07/2016 Undergraduate student Devan, REU students Jack Lewis and Ainsley St Clair presented their summer research at ICUR.
  • 06/2016 Xiong group participated the IMLB 2016.
  • 06/2016 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemistry in Zhejiang University. Thanks for the invitation, Prof. Peng Wang and Yi Yuan!
  • 04/2016 Graduate student Kassi’s paper was accepted by ChemSusChem! Congrats, Kassi!
  • 03/2016 Dr. Xiong co-organized the Batteries and Supercapacitors symposium and gave an invited talk at 251st ACS Meeting.
  • 02/2016 Xiong group participated the Engineering and Science Festival 2016. Go STEM!
  • 01/2016 Dr. Xiong co-organized the Ion-conducting Ceramics symposium at EMA2016. Graduate student Kassi presented her work on irradiation effect of metal oxide electrodes in the meeting.
  • 01/2016 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the Chemistry Department of Drexel University. Thanks for the invitation, Profs. Sohlberg and Ji.
  • 12/2015 Undergraduate Devan Karsann was selected to receive a Summer Research Fellowship from the Student Research Program at Boise State to conduct research on chemically treated TiO2 nanotube electrode for sodium-ion batteries. Congrats!
  • 10/2015 Xiong group started a MSE program at the Boys & Girls club at Ada County. Kids are learning materials, force, and energy, and most importantly — having FUN!
  • 10/2015 Dr. Xiong gave in invited talk at the Chemical Engineering Department at University of New Hampshire. Thanks for your invitation, Prof. Xiaowei Teng!
  • 10/2015 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the 2nd International Sodium Battery Conference. Thanks for the invite, Dr. Chris Johnson!
  • 09/2015 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the Pacific Northwest National Lab. Thanks for the invite, Dr. Xiaolin Li!
  • 09/2015 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk University of North Carolina- Charlotte. Thanks for your invitation, Prof. Haitao Zhang!
  • 09/2015 Dr. Xiong  is featured in an online article in ACerS Bulletin (American Ceramic Society) for her NSF CAREER award.
  • 08/2015 Graduate student Pete Barnes joined the group. Welcome!
  • 08/2015 Xiong group gave a hands-on workshop on Energy Storage to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS).
  • 07/2015 REU students, Amaris and Andreas attended the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR) to present their summer research on nanostructured metal oxide electrodes for sodium-ion batteries.
  • 06/2015 Graduate student Richard Cutler successfully defended his master thesis entitled “Electrolyte Optimization Study for TiO2 Nanotube Electrode in Sodium Ion Batteries”. Congrats, Richard!
  • 05/2015 Summer REU students, Amaris Rodriguez (Francis Univ.) and Andreas Savva (NJIT), started summer research in sodium-ion batteries in Xiong group. Welcome!
  • 05/2015 Undergraduate students, Devan Karsann (MSE) and Andy Lau (MBE), joined the group. Welcome!
  • 04/2015 Prof. Xiong co-organized the Symposium G: Next Generation Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Systems ─ Synthesis, Processing, Characterization and Manufacturing at 2015 MRS Spring Meeting — San Francisco, CA
  • 04/2015 Graduate student, Kassi, served as the graduate assistant for Symposium G and presented a poster at the 2015 MRS Spring Meeting on the work of porous organic framework cathode for sodium-ion batteries. Undergraduate Jason and graduate students Changjian and Richard have contributed to this work. The work is a collaborative effort with Prof. Jian Zhang at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.
  • 04/2015 Visiting graduate student, Michael Dahl, from Yin group (UC- Riverside), joined Xiong group. Welcome!
  • 03/2015 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the 57th Idaho Academy of Sciences and Engineering Annual Meeting and Symposium, Boise, ID. Thanks for the invitation, Prof. Dave Estrada.
  • 03/2015 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk in the symposium of “Nanostructured Materials for Rechargeable Batteries and for Supercapacitors III” at the 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, FL. Thanks for the invitation, Prof. Yan Yao.
  • 02/2015 Dr. Xiong received the NSF CAREER award. Xiong group has openings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellow. Highly motivated students and postdocs are encouraged to apply and send your CV and a cover letter to Dr. Xiong.
  • 02/2015 Xiong group participated the STEM EXPLORATION DAY on campus. STEM is FUN!!
  • 02/2015 Dr. Xiong gave an invited seminar at the Chemistry Department in Boise State. Thanks for the invitation, Prof. Kevin Ausman.
  • 02/2015 Dr. Xiong visited University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, and gave an invited at the Department of Physics. Thanks very much for your invitation, Prof. You Qiang!
  • 01/2015 Dr. Xiong participated the Meet and Greet Event with the new partner in CAES – University of Wyoming at Idaho Falls, ID.
  • 12/2014 Dr. Xiong’s collaborative work entitled “Evolution of Self –Assembled ZnTe Magic Sized Nanoclusters” is accepted for publication at Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • 10/2014 Two of Dr. Xiong’s papers on Sodium-ion battery and Lithium-ion battery have be ranked by Essential Science Indicator as Highly Cited Paper.
  • 10/2014 Dr. Xiong visited the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Thanks very much for your invitation, Prof. Anne Co!
  • 10/2014 Dr. Xiong visited NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH and gave an invited talk in the Electrochemistry Branch. Thanks very much for your kind invitation, Dr. James Wu!
  • 10/2014 Dr. Xiong attended and gave a talk at the 2014 MS&T Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 10/2014 Dr. Xiong received an Idaho NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant to initiate collaborative work with NASA scientist on nanoarchitectured metal and alloy electrodes for Lithium-ion batteries.
  • 09/2014 Undergraduate Riley Parrish won the first place in the poster competition at the 25th annual symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of AVS/PREMIER network. Congrats!
  • 09/2014 Dr. Xiong visited the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland Washington to give an invited talk at the 25th annual symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of AVS/PREMIER network. Thanks very much for your invitation Drs. Mark Engelhard and Chongmin Wang!
  • 09/2014 Dr. Xiong co-organized a CAES workshop on Energy Storage and Ion Conducting Materials and Modeling at Boise, Idaho
  • 08/2014 Dr. Xiong received a NSF award (DMR) to study the irradiation effect on the electrochemical properties of nanostructured metal oxide electrodes for Lithium-ion batteries.
  • 08/2014 Graduate students Kassiopeia Smith, Changjian Deng and Lance Patten joined the group. Welcome!
  • 08/2014 Prof. Xiong co-organized and gave a talk in the Battery and Fuel Cell Technologies Symposium (ENFL Division of Energy and Fuel) at ACS 248th Meeting — San Francisco, CA.
  • 08/2014 Xiong Group gave a hands-on workshop on Energy Storage  to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS).
  • 07/2014 Undergraduate Jayson Mok, REU students Aaron Forde and Michael Reinisch participated the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR) to showcase their summer research on sodium layered oxide and funtionalized titanium dioxide nanotube electrodes for sodium-ion batteries. Their research was supported by NSF ID STEP and NSF REU-Materials for Energy & Sustainability grants.
  • 06/2014 Xiong group participated the e-Girl camp. Go girls!
  • 06/2014 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the Department of Chemistry in Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. Thanks for the invitation, Prof. Yun Lu!
  • 05/2014 Our paper of “In Silico Based Rank-Order Determination and Experiments on Non-Aqueous Electrolytes for Sodium Ion Battery Applications” is accepted for publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
  • 04/2014 Dr. Xiong was invited to participate the CLS 2014 ACerS Future Leaders Program at the 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit at Baltimore, MD.
  • 03/2014 Our very own Riley Parrish has won the Undergraduate Student Poster Award at the 56th Idaho Academy of Science Annual Meeting and Symposium for his poster of “Utilization of Cu6Sn5 Nanoparticles as Anodes in Sodium-ion Batteries”. Congrats!
  • 02/2014 Undergrad Riley Parrish is honored the Outstanding Junior Level Engineering Student Award from the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE). Congrats!
  • 02/2014 Xiong Group participated the STEM Exploration Day at BSU. STEM is FUN!
  • 02/2014 MSE undergraduate students Cullen Hapner and Riley Hunt joined the group. Welcome!
  • 01/2014 Dr. Xiong received the support from GRC PUI fund to attend the GRC-Electrochemistry at Ventura, CA. Dr. Xiong presented a poster on “Electrode-electrolyte Interactions between Amorphous TiO2 Nanotube Electrode and Nonaqueous Electrolyte for Sodium-ion Batteries” as well as a 5-min talk in the Hot Topics Session on ” Defect-driven Titanium Dioxide Nanotube-based Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries”. The support from GRC is gratefully appreciated.
  • 12/2013 Dr. Xiong is awarded affiliate status for academic year 2013-2014 in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.
  • 11/2013 Dr. Xiong chaired the Session: Sodium-ion Batteries – Anode 2 (B2: Battery Chemistry Beyond Lithium Ion) at 224th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • 11/2013 Dr. Xiong received a ECS Battery Division Early Career Faculty Travel Grant to give a talk on “Electrode-electrolyte Solution Interactions between TiO2 Nanotube Electrode and Nonaqueous Electrolytes for Sodium-ion Batteries” in the 224th ECS Meeting at San Francisco, CA.
  • 09/2013 Dr. Xiong attended the Institute for Recovery, Reuse, Recycling and Remanufacturing (R4-I) Planning workshop by INL – Denver, CO.
  • 09/2013 Dr. Xiong co-organized the Hydrogen Energy Symposium (ENFL Division of Energy and Fuel) at ACS 246th Meeting Indianapolis, IN.
  • 08/2013 ECE undergraduate student, Carl Barcroft, joined the group, welcome!
  • 08/2013 MS student, Josh Huether, found a job at Plexus Manufacturing Solutions, Congrats!
  • 08/2013 ECE undergraduate student, Jayson Mok, joined the group, welcome!
  • 08/2013 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk at the CNM DOE Triennial Review in Argonne National Lab
  • 07/2013 High school student, Bethany Williford, from Idaho Virtual Academy, started summer research in Xiong group, welcome!
  • 06/2013 Dr. Xiong attended 2013 ACerS-NSF Ceramic PI Workshop at Arlington, VA
  • 04/2013 Dr. Xiong gave an invited talk in the Advances in Materials for Batteries Symposium (ENFL Division of Energy and Fuel) at ACS 245th Meeting New Orleans, LA.
  • 04/2013 Dr. Xiong chaired the Session: Catalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage (Division of Energy and Fuels) at 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, USA
  • 03/2013 MSE undergraduate student, Riley Parrish, joined the group, welcome!
  • 01/2013 Dr Xiong’s work on compressive behavior of cubic Titania nanotube electrode under high pressure is published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted in research at Center for Nanoscale Materials (Argonne) (http://www.nano.anl.gov/news/highlights/2013_vacancy_filling.html)
  • 01/2013 MSE graduate student, Josh Huether, joined the group, welcome!
  • 12/2012 Dr. Xiong was invited to give a talk at the College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • 11/2012 Dr. Xiong’s work on TiO2 nanotube anode for Li-ion batteries is recently highlighted in science at Argonne    (http://www.aps.anl.gov/Science/Highlights/Content/APS_SCIENCE_20121130.php)
  • 11/2012 MSE graduate student, Richard Cutler, joined the group, welcome!
  • 09/2012 Dr. Claire Xiong arrived at Boise State to start a new group!