Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Xiong, Feng
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Xiong, Feng
Assistant Professor
Office: 1202 Benedum Hall
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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2014-2016
  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2014
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2011
  • B.Eng., Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2004-2008


  • Energy-efficient electronics, flexible/wearable electronics, novel 1D and 2D materials, next-generation memory devices (PCM and RRAM), neuromorphic computing, nanoscale thermal transport, thermoelectric energy harvest, renewable energy harvesting

  • Nano- and Quantum Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford, 2014-2016
  • Graduate Student Gold Award, Materials Research Society (MRS), 2014
  • Hong, McCully, and Allen Fellowship, UIUC (one from the department annually), 2013-2014
  • Ross J. Martin Award, UIUC (one from College of Engineering annually), 2013
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Studying Overseas, Gold Award, China Scholarship Council (top 5 out of 500 recipients), 2012
  • TSMC Outstanding Student Research Gold Award, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, 2011
  • Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship, UIUC (five from the University annually), 2011-2012
  • Dean’s List in Every Semester, NUS, 2004-2008


  • J. Sun, Y. Sun, M. Pasta, G. Zhou, Y. Li, W. Liu, F. Xiong, Y. Cui, "Entrapment of Polysulfides by a Black-Phosphorus-Modified Separator for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries", Advanced Materials 28, 9797-9803 (2016)
  • F. Xiong, S. Hong, Y. Dai, A. Liao, E. Pop, “SANTA: Self-aligned Nanotrench Ablation via Joule Heating for Probing Sub-20 nm Devices,” Nano Research 9, 2950-2959 (2016)
  • K. Yan, Z. Lu, H.-W. Lee, F. Xiong, P.-C. Hsu, Y. Li, J. Zhao, S. Chu, Y. Cui, “Selective Deposition and Stable Encapsulation of Lithium through Heterogeneous Seeded Growth,” Nature Energy 1, 16010(2016)
  • F. Xiong, H. Wang, X. Liu, J. Sun, M. Brongersma, E. Pop, Y. Cui, “Li intercalation in MoS2: in-situ observation of its dynamics and tuning optical and electrical properties,” Nano Letters 15, 6777-6784 (2015)
  • S. Raoux, F. Xiong, M. Wuttig, E. Pop, “Phase Change Materials – New Materials for Post-Silicon Computing,” [Invited Review] MRS Bulletin 39, 703 (2014)
  • Y. Jiang* / F. Xiong* / C.-L. Tsai*, T. Ozel, E. Pop, M. Shim, “Self-aligned Cu Etch Mask for Individually-Addressable Metallic and Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes,” ACS Nano 8, 6500-6508 (2014) *Denotes equal contribution
  • C.-L. Tsai, F. Xiong, E. Pop, M. Shim, “Resistive Random Access Memory Enabled by Carbon Nanotube Crossbar Electrodes,” ACS Nano7, 5360-5366 (2013)
  • S.H. Jin, S.N. Dunham, J. Song, X. Xie, J.-H. Kim, C. Lu, A. Islam, F. Du, J. Kim, J. Felts, Y. Li, F. Xiong, A. Wahad, M. Menon, E. Cho, K.L. Grosse, D.J. Lee, H.U. Chung, E. Pop, M.A. Alam, W.P. King, Y. Huang, J.A. Rogers, “Using Nanoscale Thermocapillary Flows to Create Arrays of Purely Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Nature Nanotechnology8, 347-355 (2013)
  • M.-H. Bae, Z. Li, Z. Aksamija, P.N. Martin, F. Xiong, Z.-Y. Ong, I. Knezevic, E. Pop, “Ballistic to Diffusive Crossover of Heat Flow in Graphene Ribbons,” Nature Communications4, 1734 (2013)
  • F. Xiong, M.-H. Bae, Y. Dai, A.D. Liao, A. Behnam, E.A. Carrion, S. Hong, D. Ielmini, E. Pop, “Self-Aligned Nanotube-Nanowire Phase Change Memory,” Nano Letters13, 464 (2013)
  • A. Salehi-Khojin, D. Estrada, K.Y. Lin* / M.-H. Bae* / F. Xiong*, E. Pop, R.I. Masel, “Polycrystalline Graphene Ribbons as Chemiresistors,” Advanced Materials 24, 53(2012) *Denotes equal contribution
  • F. Xiong, A.D. Liao, D. Estrada, E. Pop, "Low-Power Switching of Phase-Change Materials with Carbon Nanotube Electrodes," Science332, 568 (2011)
  • F. Xiong, A.D. Liao, E. Pop, “Inducing Chalcogenide Phase Change with Ultra-Narrow Carbon Nanotube Heaters,” Applied Physics Letters95, 243103 (2009)