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Biwei Xiao

Biwei Xiao

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Richland, WA 99352


Biwei Xiao joined PNNL in February, 2017, he earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. His research interests are associated with the synthesis, modification and mechanism study of cathode materials and carbonaceous materials for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, atomic layer deposition and synchrotron radiation technique. Dr. Xiao has published more than 20 papers in peer reviewed journals and a book chapter.

Research Interests

  • Energy storage materials for lithium and sodium-ion batteries.
  • Thin film deposition techniques.
  • Advanced characterization techniques.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2017.
  • B. Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, China, 2011.

PNNL Publications


  • Fu S., C. Zhu, J. Song, M.H. Engelhard, B. Xiao, D. Du, and Y. Lin. 2017. "Nitrogen and Fluorine-Codoped Carbon Nanowire Aerogels as Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction." Chemistry - A European Journal 23, no. 43:10460-10464. PNNL-SA-128735. doi:10.1002/chem.201701969
  • Song J., P. Yan, L. Luo, X. Qi, X. Rong, J. Zheng, and B. Xiao, et al. 2017. "Yolk-Shell Structured Sb@C Anodes for High Energy Na-ion Batteries." Nano Letters 40. PNNL-SA-127468. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.08.051

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