Faculty Profile
  XIE Yi
Department: Department of Chemistry
Mailing Address:
Dept. of Chem., Univ Sci Tech China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, PR China
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Research Profile

    Prof. Yi Xie received her B.S. in Xiamen University (1988) and Ph.D. in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC,1996).  In May 1996, she joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry, USTC. She is now a Principal  Investigator (PI) of Department of Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and a full professor of Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China.  She  is also a recipient of many awards, including China Young Scientist Award (2002), China Young Female Scientist Award (2006), Chinese Academy of Sciences-Bayer Young Scientist Award (2003), the Cheung Kong Scholar, Ministry of Education (2000).  Also now she is one of the International Advisory Editorial Board members of Dalton Transaction and Editorial Board member of Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of University of Science and Technology of China, and Chemistry Central Journal. 

Prof. Xie and her group are pursuing cutting-edge research at four major frontiers, namely, nanotechnology, materials chemistry, energy science and theoretical physics. In particular, her research focuses on the preparation and assembly of inorganic functional nanomaterials and nanostructures. Recently her group started to move into the novel intelligent energy-saving fields by designing and preparation of nanohierarchitectures of inorganic phase change materials, aiming to the enhancement   of temperature-induced smart switch in heat storage/release or infrared regulation. Now she is undertaking the National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2009CB939901), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11079004, 90922016, 10979047), and innovation project of Chinese Academy of Science (KJCX2-YW-H2O). She is the corresponding author of more than 150 SCI papers including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., and Phys. Rev. Lett. .
Selected Publications
1) Direct Confined-space Combustion to Monoclinic Vanadium Dioxides (VO2(M)) , Angew Chem Int Ed , , 2010, 49, 134-137
2) Hydrogen-incorporation stabilization of metallic VO2(R) phase to room temperature displaying promising low-temperature thermoelectric effect , J Am Chem Soc , , 2011, 133, 1376
3) Metallic Few-layered VS2 Ultrathin Nanosheets: High Two-Dimensional Conductivity for In-Plane Supercapacitors , J Am Chem Soc , , 2011, 133, 17832
4) Superionic Phase Transition in Silver Chalcogenides Nanocrystals Realizing Optimized Thermoelectric Performance , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , , 2012, DOI: 10.1021/ja2104476
5) Photothermal-Assisted Solution-Phase Synthesis and Characterization of Submicroscale Tubes, Rods, Shuttles and Urchin-like Assembly of Single-Crystalline Trigonal Selenium , Angew Chem. Int. Ed , , 2006,45, 2571-2574
6) Synthetic Haggite V4O6(OH)4 Nanobelts: Oxyhydroxide as a New Catalog of Smart Electrical Switch Materials , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2009 , 131,7218
7) New Phase Hollandite-type VOOH Quadrangular Nanorods: A New Smart Electrical Switch Material , Chem. Commun. , , 2010, 46, 1845
8) New Vanadium Oxide Nanostructures: Controlled Synthesis and Their Smart Electrical Switching Properties , Adv. Mater. , , 2010, 22, 1972-1976
9) Understanding the Nature of Kinetic Process in VO2 Metal-Insulator Transition , Phys. Rev. Lett., , , 2010, 105,226405
10) Controlling phase and morphology of inorganic nanostructures originated from the internal crystal structure , Chem. Commun. , , 2009, Feature Article
11) Insights into initial kinetic nucleation of gold nanocrystals , J. Am. Chem. Soc., , , 2010, 132, 7696–7701
12) Promising Vanadium Oxides Nanostructures: From Energy Storage to Energy Saving , Energy & Environmental Science , , 2010, 3,1191(Review)
13) Room-Temperature Ferromagnetic Silver Vanadium Oxide (Ag1.2V3O8): A New Magnetic Semiconductors Nanoring Structure , Adv. Funct. Mater. , , 2010,20,3666
14) Synthesis of New-phased VOOH Hollow “Dandelions” and Their Application in Lithium-ion Batteries , Adv. Mater. , , 2006,18, 1727
Recruitment information
Currently funding is available to support thesis work of several graduate students every year. Enthusiasm in scientific involvement is one prerequisite for all applicants. If you are interested in studying in our group, please feel free to send your enquiry with a description of your study and research (if you have some) background to Prof. Yi Xie. She will be happy to answer any of your questions. A lab tour or a meeting with the professor may be considered if it appears necessary. At least two positions for postdoc scientists will also be available every year. Applicants falling into this category need to provide names of at least two references along with a CV addressing the educations you have received and most importantly your Ph.D. research experience.

Applicants with either chemistry or materials science or physics background are suitable to join in our group, but those with hands-on experiences in at least one of the following areas will be considered with priority: (1) inorganic synthesis; (2) microfabrication; (3) monodisperse or mesoporous material synthesis; (4) various characterization techniques for solids, such as XRD, XAFS, TG, DTA, TEM, SEM; (5) electrochemical station; (6) theoretical chemistry (7) lithium ion batteries (8)photocatalysis (9) solar cell.  
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