Academic Staff

XU Qiang (Dr)
Distinguished Honorary Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Ph.D. (Osaka University); FRSC; Member of European Academy of Sciences (EURASC)
Area of Specialization

Materials chemistry; Energy storage and conversion; Porous materials (MOFs, carbons, etc); Nanoparticles; Catalysis; Fuel cells; Batteries; Supercapacitors; Hydrogen generation and storage

Short Description

Dr. Qiang Xu is Director of AIST-Kyoto University Chemical Energy Materials Open Innovation Laboratory (ChEM-OIL), Principal Researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and Adjunct Professor of Kobe University, Japan. He received the Thomson Reuters Research Front Award in 2012 and was recognized as among the highly cited researchers (2014 & 2015 & 2016) in both fields of Chemistry and Engineering by Thomson Reuters. His research interests include chemistry of nanostructured materials and their applications, especially for energy. He has published more than 300 papers with citation > 16000 and h-index > 66 (Web of Science). He is on a number of editorial/advisory boards of journals, including as an associate editor of Coordination Chemistry Reviews (Elsevier) and an advisory board member of Chem (Cell Press). He is a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and a member of European Academy of Sciences (EURASC).