Faculty Profile
  XIONG Yujie
Department: Department of Chemistry
Mailing Address:
Department of Chemistry,University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Rd, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
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Research Profile

    Dr. Yujie Xiong is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and PI of the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale.  He has been selected to the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (a national program of China) and the Hundred Talent Program (issued by the Chinese Academy of Sciences).
Dr. Xiong was born in Jiangxi, China, in 1979.  He received a B.S. degree in chemical physics (Special Class for the Gifted Young) in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry under the tutelage of Prof. Yi Xie in 2004, both from the University of Science and Technology of China.  From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a Research Associate with Prof. Younan Xia at the University of Washington in Seattle and Prof. John A. Rogers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively.  Prior to joining the USTC faculty, Dr. Xiong was the Principal Scientist and Lab Manager of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NSF-NNIN) site at Washington University in St. Louis.  His scientific work has been published as more than 70 papers in prestigious journals (Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., etc.), widely highlighted in popular press and on journal covers, and cited more than 6,000 times (H-index 44).  

Selected Publication:

1. Surface Facet of Palladium Nanocrystals: a Key Parameter to the Activation of Molecular Oxygen for Organic Catalysis and Cancer Treatment 
Long, R.; Mao, K.; Ye, X.; Yan, W.; Huang, Y.; Wang, J.; Fu, Y.; Wang, X.; Wu, X.; Xie, Y. and Xiong, Y.*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 3200-3207 (2013).

2. Control Over the Branched Structures of Platinum Nanocrystals for Electrocatalytic Applications
Ma, L.; Wang, C.; Gong, M.; Liao, L.; Long, R.; Wang, J.; Wu, D.; Zhong, W.; Kim, M.;* Chen, Y.; Xie, Y. and Xiong, Y.*, ACS Nano 6, 9797-9806 (2012).

3. Investigation of Size-Dependent Plasmonic and Catalytic Properties of Metallic Nanocrystals Enabled by Size Control with HCl Oxidative Etching
Li, B.; Long, L.; Zhong, X.; Bai, Y.; Zhu, Z.; Zhang, X.; Zhi, M.; He, J.; Wang, C.; Li, Z.-Y. and Xiong, Y.*, Small 8, 1710-1716 (2012).

4. Printed Assemblies of Inorganic Light-Emitting Diodes for Deformable and Semitransparent Displays
Park, S.-I.; Xiong, Y. (Equal Contribution); Kim, R.-H.; Elvikis, P.; Meitl, M.; Kim, D.-H.; Wu, J.; Yoon, J.; Yu, C.-J.; Liu, Z.; Huang, Y.; Hwang, K.-C.; Ferreira, P.; Li, X.; Choquette K.; Rogers, J.A., Science 325, 977-981 (2009).

5. Omnidirectional Printing of Flexible, Spanning, and Stretchable Silver Microelectrodes
Ahn, B. Y.; Duoss, E. B.; Motala, M. J.; Guo, X.; Park, S. I.; Xiong, Y.; Yoon, J.; Nuzzo, R. G.; Rogers, J. A.; Lewis, J. A., Science 323, 1590-1593 (2009). 

6. Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Metal Nanocrystals: Simple Chemistry Meets Complex Physics?
Xia, Y.;* Xiong, Y.; Lim, B. and Skrabalak, S. E., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48, 60-103 (2009). 

7. Synthesis and Mechanistic Study of Palladium Nanobars and Nanorods 
Xiong, Y.; Cai, H.; Wiley, B. J.; Wang, J.; Kim, M. and Xia, Y., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 3665-3675 (2007).

8. Trimeric Clusters of Silver in AgNO3 Aqueous Solutions and Their Role as Nuclei in Forming Triangular Nanoplates of Silver 
Xiong, Y.; Washio, I.; Chen, J.; Sadilek, M. and Xia, Y., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 4917-4921 (2007)

9. Synthesis of Palladium Icosahedra with a Twinned Structure by Blocking Oxidative Etching with Citric Acid or Citrate Ion 
Xiong, Y.; McLellan, J. M.; Yin, Y. and Xia, Y., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 790-794 (2007).

10. Nanocrystals with Unconventional Shapes -- A Class of Promising Catalysts 
Xiong, Y.; Wiley, B. J. and Xia, Y., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 7157-7159 (2007).

11. Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Metal Nanostructures: The Case of Palladium
Xiong, Y. and Xia, Y., Adv. Mater. 19, 3385-3391 (2007).

12. Kinetically Controlled Synthesis of Triangular and Hexagonal Nanoplates of Pd and Their SPR/SERS Properties 
Xiong, Y.; McLellan, J. M.; Chen, J.; Yin, Y.; Li, Z.-Y. and Xia, Y., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 17118-17127 (2005).

13. Understanding the Role of Oxidative Etching in the Polyol Synthesis of Pd Nanoparticles with Uniform Shape and Size 
Xiong, Y.; Chen, J.; Wiley, B.; Xia, Y.; Aloni, S. and Yin, Y., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 7332-7333 (2005).

14. Corrosion-Based Synthesis of Single-Crystal Pd Nanoboxes and Nanocages and Their Surface Plasmon Properties
Xiong, Y.; Wiley, B.; Chen, J.; Li, Z.-Y.; Yin, Y. and Xia, Y., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44, 7913-7917 (2005).

15. Size-Dependence of Surface Plasmon Resonance and Oxidation for Pd Nanocubes Synthesized via a Seed Etching Process
Xiong, Y.; Chen, J.; Wiley, B.; Xia, Y.; Yin, Y. and Li, Z.-Y., Nano Lett. 5, 1237-1242 (2005).
Selected Publications
Recruitment information
We cordially welcome students and postdoctoral fellows who are enthusiastic about research to join our team.  It is anticipated that students are self-motivated with the solid scientific strength in one of the following areas: chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering or related disciplines.

We welcome undergraduate researchers to join our group.  Dr. Xiong had wonderful undergraduate research experience and would love to share your first sense of achievement in nanotechnology research!