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NUANCE: Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

Xiaobing Hu, PhD

Xiaobing Hu, PhD

Xiaobing Hu, PhD

TEM Facility Manager, NUANCE Center

Research Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road #JG14
Evanston, IL 60208-3113

Tel: 847-467-4992

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Research Objectives and Approach

  • Aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy
  • Dynamic behavior of various nanomaterials under different stimuli and environments
  • Advanced applications of TEM in materials science including engineering alloys, structural ceramics, and energy storage materials.
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based chips design

Educational & Research Background

2023-present Research Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
2018.8-2023.3 Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
2016.12-2018.7 Research Associate, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
2015.8-2016.11 Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanostructures Research Laboratory, Japan Fine Ceramics Center
2009.9-2015.6 PhD, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2005.9-2009.6 B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University

Selected Publications

(*Corresponding Author)

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  • Kunmo Koo, Bo Shen, Sung-Il Baik, Zugang Mao, Paul J. M. Smeets, Ivan Cheuk, Kun He, Roberto dos Reis, Liliang Huang, Zihao Ye, Xiaobing Hu*, Chad A. Mirkin*, Vinayak P. Dravid*. Formation mechanism of high-index faceted Pt-Bi alloy nanoparticles by evaporation induced growth from metal salts. Nature Communications 14 (2023) 3790. (Selected as Editor’s Highlights)
  • Xingyuan San, Mingyu Gong, Jian Wang*, Xiuliang Ma*, Roberto Dos Reis, Paul JM Smeets, Vinayak P Dravid*, Xiaobing Hu*. Uncovering the crystal defects within aragonite CaCO3. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (2022) e2122218119.
  • Kun He, Kyoungdoc Kim, Cesar Jared Villa, Stephanie M Ribet, Paul Smeets, Roberto dos Reis, Peter W Voorhees, Xiaobing Hu*, Vinayak P Dravid*. Degeneration behavior of Cu nanowires under carbon dioxide environment: an in situ/operando study. Nano Letters 21 (2021) 6813–6819.
  • Xiaobing Hu, Daniil A. Kitchaev, Lijun Wu, Bingjie Zhang, Qingping Meng, Altug S. Poyraz, Amy C. Marschilok, Esther S. Takeuchi, Kenneth J. Takeuchi, Yimei Zhu. Revealing and rationalizing the rich polytypism of todorokite MnO2Journal of the American Chemical Society 140 (2018) 6961-6968 (Selected as Cover).
  • X. B. Hu, H. Y. Niu, X. L. Ma, A. R. Oganov, C. A. J. Fisher, N. C. Sheng, J. D. Liu, T. Jin, X. F. Sun, J. F. Liu, Y. Ikuhara. Atomic-scale observation and analysis of chemical ordering in M3B2 and M5B3 borides. Acta Materialia 149 (2018) 274-284.