Dr. Qihua Xiong is currently Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University. He holds a joint appointment between School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Prior to joining NTU, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Professor Charles Lieber at Harvard University.
Qihua Xiong received his B.S. degree in physics from Wuhan University in 1997, and then obtained his M.Sc. degree from the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2000. He went to the United States in 2000 and received Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Peter C. Eklund from The Pennsylvania State University in 2006. After three years postdoctoral experience in Prof. Charles M. Lieber’s group at Harvard University, he joined Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor in 2009 and promoted to Nanyang Associate Professor in 2014. He was promoted to full Professor in 2016. He is a Fellow of Singapore National Research Foundation awarded in 2009 and the inaugural NRF Investigatorship Award by Singapore National Research Foundation. He is the recipient of IPS Nanotechnology Physics Award (2015) and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence of NTU (2014). He is currently the Associate Chair taking care of faculty development in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Prof. Xiong’s research focuses on light-matter interactions of emergent quantum matter by steady-state and transient optical spectroscopy approaches. He recently ventured into the field of 2D layered materials and laser cooling of solids.