Dianne Xiao earned her A.B. degree from Harvard University in 2011 and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016, where she was an NSF graduate research fellow with Professor Jeffrey Long. She completed her postdoctoral studies with Professor Matthew Kanan at Stanford University as an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow. Dianne joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor in 2019.
The Xiao research group develops new strategies to control the structure of porous frameworks and dense coordination solids across multiple length scales, from the molecular to the nano-, meso-, and macroscale. In particular, we are interested in how controlling both the local and long range self-assembly and structure of porous materials can lead to enhanced transport properties, new catalytic activity, and novel emergent behavior. Students in the Xiao research group will receive training in synthesis (inorganic, organic, materials), characterization (spectroscopy, diffraction, electrochemistry, gas sorption, electron microscopy), and catalysis.