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Xia Cao

Xia Cao

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Xia Cao is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Energy and Environmental Directorate at PNNL. She has extensive experience in the development of electrolytes for different battery chemisities, including lithium ion, sodium ion, dual-ion and lithium metal batteries. She is working on electrolytes and electrode/electrolyte interphase understandings for Lithium metal/ion batteries to enable long-term cycling of batteries.

Research Interests

  • Functional electrolytes and additives
  • Electrode/electrolyte interphases
  • Battery safety

Education and Credentials

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, 2017
  • MS, Physical Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 2013

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