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Younan Xia


Younan Xia is the Brock Family Chair and Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. degree in chemical physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1987, M.S. degree in chemistry from University of Pennsylvania (with Alan G. MacDiarmid) in 1993, and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University (with George M. Whitesides) in 1996. His group invented many nanomaterials with well-controlled properties for use in applications related to plasmonics, electronics, display, catalysis, energy conversion, controlled release, nanomedicine, and regenerative medicine. For example, the silver nanowires invented by his group has been successfully commercialized for the manufacturing of flexible, transparent, and conductive coatings pivotal to applications such as touchscreen display, flexible electronics, and photovoltaics. His technology on the fabrication of aligned nanofibers has been successfully commercialized for multiple clinical products related to regenerative medicine, including those for the management of surgical and trauma wounds, along with pressure, diabetic, venous, and chronic vascular ulcers. Xia has co-authored more than 880 publications in peer-reviewed journals, together with a total citation of about 200,000 and an h-index of 218. He has been named a Top 10 Chemist and Materials Scientist based on the number of citation per publication. He has received a number of awards, including ACS National Award for Creative Invention (2023), MRS Medal (2017), ACS National Award in the Chemistry of Materials (2013), NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2006), and NSF CAREER (2000). More information can be found at http://www.nanocages.com.