Xiong, Wei
Strong-coupling Chemistry and Dynamics; Interfacial Charge transfer; Molecular Structure and Dynamics of Self-Assembled Materials

Contact Information
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kent Wilson Faculty Scholar

Office: Pacific Hall B100C
Phone: 858-534-0270
Email: w2xiong@ucsd.edu
Web: ultrafast.ucsd.edu
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Education
2011 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
2006 B.S., Peking University
Appointments
2022 Professor, UCSD
2022 Kent Wilson Faculty Scholar, UCSD
2020 Associate Professor, UCSD
2014 Assistant Professor, UCSD
2011 Postdoc, University of Colorado, Boulder
Awards and Academic Honors
2022
Kent Wilson Faculty Scholar
2020
Sloan Research Fellowship
2020
NIH Maximizing Investigator's Research Award (MIRA)
2019
NSF CAREER Award
2019
ACS JPC&PHYS Lectureship Award
2017
DARPA Director's Fellowship
2016
AFOSR Young Investigator Program Award (YIP)
2015
DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)
Research Interests
Prof. Xiong aims to controlling and understanding how structures and ultrafast dynamics of molecules and materials change when they couple to chemical environments, to each other and to photonic cavities. By learning the structures and dynamics, we will be able to connect it back to the functions and macroscopic properties of these materials. To achieve this goal, we push the frontier of ultrafast optical techniques by developing methods that can track dynamics in frequency, time and spatial domains, as well as implementing new light sources such as extreme ultraviolet (EUV) to gain element specificities. Several scientific areas of current interests are: polariton chemistry, soft material tissues, metal-organic-frameworks, charge transfer interfaces, and element specific charge dynamics on solid surfaces.
Primary Research Area
Physical/Analytical Chemistry
Interdisciplinary interests
Materials
Atmospheric and Environmental
Macromolecular Structure

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HD SFG Microscopy

CO2 surface catalysts probed by HD 2D SFG



Selected Publications