Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Wei Xia is a research assistant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree from Peking University in 2016. He has been working at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and the Argonne National Laboratory in the United States as a visiting scholar. From 2016 to 2019, Dr. Xia worked at the Watt Laboratory of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., responsible for the development of next-generation high-energy density battery systems. His research focuses on lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries, electrocatalysis, and functional porous materials. He has published 36 papers in academic journals such as Energy & Environmental Science, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, etc., with more than 5000 citations, and H factor of 27. Seven of his first-author papers have been selected as ESI highly cited papers.

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09/2019-09/2020, University of Western Ontario

09/2011-07/2016, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University

03/2014-07/2014, Argonne National Laboratory

09/2007-07/2011, College of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing



02/2019-Present, Southern University of Science and Technology

07/2016-02/2019, Watt Laboratory of Huawei


Lithium-ion battery, Solid-state battery, Electrocatalysis, Functional porous materials

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Dr. Xia works on inorganic materials design and synthesis, and the application in energy storage and conversion systems, such as lithium-ion batteries, solid-state batteries, and fuel cells. He has developed the metal-organic framework (MOF) route to construct nanostructured electrode materials for batteries and fuel cells, which is now known as an efficient strategy to boost mass transport in electrochemical processes. He has published 36 papers in international journals including Energy & Environ mental Science, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters. His papers have been cited for more than 5000 times. Seven of them have been selected as the ESI Highly Cited Papers. The H-index of Dr. Xia is 27. 

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