Hui “Claire” Xiong, a faculty member of the Boise State University College of Engineering has been accepted as a fellow for the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry. This honor recognizes Xiong’s significant contributions to the field of chemistry and her commitment to advancing scientific knowledge.
The Royal Society of Chemistry, established in 1841, is a renowned professional body that aims to promote excellence in the chemical sciences and foster collaboration among researchers worldwide.
“I’m very honored and thrilled to be selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry,” Xiong said. “I could not achieve this without years of hard work from my current and past students and postdocs, and support from amazing collaborators and mentors. I am also very grateful for the continued support from the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering and COEN.”
Xiong has been an integral part of the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering for over a decade, where she has made invaluable contributions to both research and teaching. Her groundbreaking research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials and functional materials for various energy applications, including lithium-ion batteries and beyond, and materials under extreme environments.
Xiong’s research has been widely recognized for its innovative approach, earning her numerous accolades throughout her career. Her research has contributed to an advanced understanding of nanomaterials, functional materials and their potential applications through more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
“Dr. Xiong’s acceptance as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry is a testament to her unwavering dedication, outstanding research and exceptional leadership in advancing nanomaterials,” College of Engineering Dean JoAnn S. Lighty said. “This recognition is well deserved.”
In addition to her research accomplishments, Xiong is a dedicated educator committed to inspiring the next generation of materials scientists. Her passion for teaching and mentorship is evident through the accomplishments of her students in the Electrochemical Energy Materials Laboratory where numerous students have received national and state fellowships.
To learn more about Xiong’s research endeavors, visit her academic profile.
-by Jamie Fink