Xianfeng Duan is a full Professor of Chemistry in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from University of Science and Technology and China (USTC) in 1997, M.A. degree in chemistry and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He was a Founding Scientist, Principal Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc. from 2002 to 2008. He joined UCLA with a Howard Reiss Career Development Chair in 2008. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Nano Research.
His research interest includes nanoscale materials, devices and their applications in future electronics, energy technology and biomedical science. His work has been highly cited by the scientific community with >15,000 citations, making him one of the top-20 most cited materials scientists and top-50 most cited chemists for the past decade (as ranked by Thomson Reuters, 2011). He has over 90 published articles and over 30 US patents.
He has received many awards, including MIT Technology Review Top-100 Innovator Award (2003), NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2008), NSF Career Award (2010), Alpha Chi Sigma Glen T. Seaborg Award (2011), Herbert Newby McCoy Research Award (2011), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2011), ONR Young Investigator Award (2012), DOE Early Career Scientist (2012), Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator (2012), Dupont Young Professor (2012), Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship (2012), International Union of Materials Research Society-MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award (2012), and more recently a Beilby Medal and Prize (2013).