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Xiong Research Group 2017

Xiong Group (2017)

Xiong research group-2016

Xiong Group (2016)


Xiong research group 2015

Xiong Group (2015)

Xiong research group 2014

Xiong Group (2014)

Xiong research group 2013

Xiong Group (2013)

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Hui (Claire) Xiong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering
Email: clairexiong@boisestate.edu
Office: MEC 403D
Ph: (208)-426-5671
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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Dr. Haoyu (Min) Zhou, Email: haoyuzhu@boisestate.edu

 

Haoyu has recently completed her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at University of Idaho, under supervision of Dr. I. Francis Cheng. Now she works as a Post-Doc in Material Science and Engineering department at Boise State University. Her research focused on developing carbon based energy storage devices, such as ultracapacitor, Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB), and carbon based chemical sensors. Now she is working on understanding the solid state interphase at carbon anode materials in Lithium/Sodium Ion Batteries with EC-AFM and SECM; simulating/modeling the chemisorption/electrochemistry on graphite/graphene and exploring cathode material.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Changjian Deng, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering

Changjian Deng, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Email: changjiandeng@u.boisestate.edu

 

 

  

Changjian graduated from East China University of Science and Technology with a B.E. majoring in Chemical Engineering. He came to the Boise from China in 2014. His research interests are to design and prepare nanomaterials for sodium and lithium ion batteries. In spare time, he likes to watch video games and movies.

Pete Barnes, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Email: petebarnes@boisestate.edu

 

 

Pete graduated from Boise State University in Chemistry. He joined the group in 2015. Pete's research focuses on understanding electrode surface chemistry and electrode/electrolyte interface in sodium-ion batteries and synthesis of defect-driven electrode mater-ials.

Eric Gabriel, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Email: ericgabriel@u.boisestate.edu

 

Eric received his B.S in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2016. He then came to Boise to work at Micron Technology for several years in photomask Wet Process Engineering before joining the EEML. Eric's research focuses on understanding how intergrown phases affect the stability and performance of sodium ion battery cathode materials. Outside of the lab, Eric spends his time with his wife and pets - cooking, watching movies, hiking, and playing video games.
 

Michael Reynolds, MS student (Co-advisor: Dr. Mike Hurley), MSE, Email: michaelreynolds320@u.boisestate.edu

 

Michael is a new graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering program here at BSU. His background is primarily centered around metals and polymers, with experience in both industry and research settings. He is hoping to use all of his materials knowledge in the aerospace industry, to help humans return back to the moon and go even further onto Mars. His current project is related to the development of an electrochemical sensor for in-pile instrumentation of nuclear reactors. When he is not working or studying, he enjoys scuba diving, running, reading, and making memories with friends!
 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Paige Skinner, B.S. student, Materials Science and Engineering

Paige Skinner, B.S. student, Materials Science and Engineering Email: paigeskinner@u.boisestate.edu

Paige is a sophomore at Boise State majoring in materials science engineering and minoring in physics. Paige began working in the lab in the spring of 2017 and her research focuses on synthesis of functional electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries.

 

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Chris Jones, B.S. student, Materials Science and Engineering, Email: chrisjones4@u.boisestate.edu

 

Chris is a Sophomore in Material Science and Engineering department. His research focuses on anode materials for rechargeable batteries and electrolyte systems for sodium ion batteries. When he is not studying or researching he enjoys traveling, and backpacking.

image of Kiev Dixon, B.S. student, Materials Science and Engineering

Kiev Dixon, B.S. student, Materials Science and Engineering, Email: kievdixon@u.boisestate.edu

 

Kiev is a Sophomore in Material Science and Engineering department at Boise State University. His research in EEML involves electrochemical synthesis of nanoarchitectured electrode materials. When he is not studying, he enjoys spending time kayaking on the many rivers Idaho has to offer, playing chess and riding his snowboard at Bogus Basin. He has done a lot of interesting things in his life, including acquiring his commercial helicopter pilots license and exploring wild rivers around the western United States.

Sam Frisone, B.S. student, Materials Science and Engineering, Email: samfrisone@u.boisestate.edu

 

 

 

Sam is a senior at North Carolina State University, majoring in Materials Science and Engineering, but came to Boise State University for the REU program in the summer of 2018. His research focus was nanostructured metal oxides for electrodes in sodium ion batteries. Outside of materials research and learning about science, Sam enjoys playing the bassoon, reading sci fi/fantasy, and cooking from scratch.

Quinn White, Senior, Boise High School, Email: quinnarlise@gmail.com

Quinn is a senior at Boise High School. Her research focuses on the development of safe high performance electrolytes for sodium ion batteries. She is a devoted animal lover and spends her spare time with horses and dogs.

Group Alumni:

AluminiYearCurrent Position
Kassi Smith (Ph. D. student)2014 - 2018NIST
Andreas Savva (MS student)2016 - 2018NOHMS
Sterling Croft2017-2018Applied Materials
Andy Lau2015-2018CSE, PhD student, BSU
Riley Hunt2014 -2017Good Superfoods LLC
Devan Karsann2015 - 2017CSE, BSU
Bethany Williford2015 - 2016Micron
Ainsley St. Clair (REU)2016
John Lewis (REU)2016PhD student, MSE, Georgia Tech
Ricardo Torsi2016MSE, BSU
Riley Parrish (MSE undergraduate)2013 - 2015PhD student, MSE @ U. of Florida
Jayson Mok (ECE undergraduate)2013 - 2015Micron
Michael Dahl (Visiting student from UC-Riverside)2015
Amaris Rodriguez (REU)2015Francis U.
Andreas Savva (REU)2015NJIT
Lance Patten 2015MSE, BSU
Richard Cutler (MS student)2012 - 2015WesTech Engineering
Hariank Mistry (high school student)2014Treasure Valley Math and Science Center
Aaron Forde (REU)2014UWStout
Michael Reinisch (REU)2014U. Arkansas
Bethany Williford (high school student)2014 MSE undergraduate student at BSU
Cullen Hapner (MSE undergraduate)2014BSU
Carl Barcroft (ECE undergraduate)2013BSU
Joshua Huether (MSE ME student) 2013Plexus Manufacturing Solutions