Former Group Members and Alumni


Graduate Students

Name Years Degree Current Position
Ihor Kulchytskyy
Ihor Kulchytskyy
2006–2009 M.S. Chemist, BioVantage Fuels, LLC
Chi-Kai Lin
Chi‐Kai Lin
2007–2011 Ph.D. After completed his post‐doc training at Argonne National Laboratory, Chikai Lin is now a Research Scientist at Apple Inc.
Zhenzhen Yang
Zhenzhen Yang
2007–2011 Ph.D. After finishing her post‐doc training at Argonne, Zhenzheng Yang is now an Assistant Chemistry at Chemical Science and Engineering Division in Argonne.
Xiaoqiao Zeng
Xiaoqiao Zeng
2008–2012 Ph.D. Post‐doc, Chemical Science and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Lauren Grabstanowicz
Lauren Grabstanowicz
2010–2014 Ph.D. Research Scientist, Alcoa – a Fortune 130 company.
Heather Barkholtz
Heather Barkholtz
2012–2016 Ph.D. Post‐doc at Sandia National Laboratory
Qinglong Jiang
Qinglong Jiang
2012–2015 Ph.D. Post‐doc, National Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University

Undergraduate Students

Name Years Current Position
Erik Radzik 2008 Chemist, Cedar Concepts Corporation
Adam Ekstedt 2009
Kristin Ewald 2010
Kate Powers
Kate Powers
2011–2013 Graduate Student in Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Robert Rickard
Robert Rickard
2012–2014 Lab technichian, PQ Corporation, Joliet, Ill.
Nick Barone
Nick Barone
Deibel Laboratories

Visiting/Postdoctoral Fellows

Name Years Current Position
Shanmin-Gao
Shanmin Gao
2010–2011 Professor, Ludong University

Prof. Gao's expertise is in the synthesis, characterization and properties investigation of nanomaterials for catalysis and solar cell applications.
Faqian Liu
Faqian Liu
Professor, Qingdao University of Science and Technology.
Yinxuan Li
Yinxuan Li
Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Science

Updates and/or Corrections

If you were a member of the Xu Group, we would like to hear from you! Please send updates and/or corrections to Professor Tao Xu.

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