Dr.   Xiong     Gong

Dr. Xiong Gong

Associate Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-4983
Email: xgong@uakron.edu


  • Ph.D. Physics (Optics), Nankai University (1997)
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (Solid State Chemistry), Lanzhou University (1994)
  • B.Sc. Chemistry , Northwest Normal University (1986)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH (August 2010-present)
  • Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Chair Professor, South China University of Technology, P. R. China (2007-present)
  • Manager of Advanced Materials and Devices, Cbrite Inc. (2006-2010)
  • Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist, UC Santa Barbara (2005-2010)
  • Senior Scientist, Cbrite Inc. (2005-2006)
  • Post-doc, UC, Santa Barbara, with Professor Alan J. Heeger, (2001-2004)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999-2000)
  • Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong (1997-1999)
  • Faculty, Department of Chemistry, Northwest Normal University (1986-1994)

Selected Honors/Awards

  • NSF CAREER award (2014)
  • National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Key International Collaboration Project Award (2013)
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2011)
  • The University of Akron, Summer Research Award (2011)
  • Overseas Outstanding Chinese Young Scientist Awards, NSFC (2008)
  • K. C. Wong Education Foundation Fellow (2009)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (1999)

Research Interests

  • Organic/polymer electronic and optoelectronic devices: design, fabrication and characterization of organic/polymer photovoltaic cells (solar cells and photodetectors), white light light-emitting diodes and displays, organic/polymer thin films diodes, thin film transistors, light-emitting thin film transistors, electrochemical cells and biosensors;
  • Organic thermoelectric devices
  • Organic supercapacitors/battery
  • Chemistry and physics of semiconducting organic/polymer materials and inorganic quantum dots and nanoparticles;
  • Materials characterization: optical and electric characterization;
  • Inorganic nanostructured materials and coordination compounds: synthesis, characterization and applications;
  • Optics: CW and ultra-fast lasers, spectroscopy

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