Hui (Claire) Xiong is a Professor at the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. Dr. Xiong received her BE degree in Applied Chemistry (1998), MS degree in Inorganic Chemistry (2000) from East China University of Science and Technology, and her Ph.D. in Electroanalytical Chemistry (2007) from the University of Pittsburgh. 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 metal oxide electrode materials for rechargeable batteries. She joined Boise State University in 2012.
She has authored and co-authored 68 peer-reviewed publications and wrote 4 book chapters. She holds two US patents and has one US patent application. Dr Xiong’s research focuses on design and development of nanoarchitectured and defect-driven electrode materials for energy storage systems, ion irradiation effects on electroceramics, mechanistic insights on electrolyte degradation, and in situ and operando characterizations. Dr. Xiong received NSF CAREER Award in 2015, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Scialog Fellow, and the Fellow of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).
Dr. Xiong is a member of the Electronics Division and Basic Science Division. She is the past chair of the Electronics Division. She is devoted to encouraging more women engineers to choose a career in materials science and engineering by mentoring more than 12 female postdocs, graduate, undergraduate and high school students and middle school teacher in her research group. She was featured in the “Women Scientists at the Forefront of Energy Research” Virtual Issue series (Part 4) at ACS Energy Letters. Her article (advs.202204837, Elucidating the Synergic Effect in Nanoscale MoS2/TiO2 Heterointerface for Na-ion Storage) is selected to be highlighted in Wiley’s next Women in Materials Science Virtual Issue published in Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Science and Small. She also helped established a STEM patch program on “Energy for Sustainability” with the local Girl Scout of Silver Sage and gave workshops to the scouts (K-8). Her group has provided many STEM demos related to ceramic research to the general public through activities such as the annual Science & Engineering Festival at Boise State, e-girl camp. She currently works with the colleagues from Mathematics, Education, Computer Science departments to develop engineering modules for preservice teachers for STEM education.