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    Department of Chemistry

    Temple University

    130 Beury Hall

    1901 North 13th Street

    Phone: 215-204-2368

    Fax: 215-204-9530

    Email: xiaoting@temple.edu

    Philadelphia, PA 19122


    Born: September 20, 1980 Nationality: China

    Research interests

    Surface acoustic wave sensor (humidity, chemical gas) Surface chemistry & Nanoparticle stabilization Hydrophobic surface & Wettability & Inorganic-organic film synthesis & characterization Scanning Probe Microscopy (Imaging, Friction, Adhesion, Force-distance curve, Tribology) Hydrothermal Synthesis & Sol-gel Synthesis & Photocatalyst


    Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Department, Temple University, PA, 12/2009-present

    Advisor: Professor Eric Borguet

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemistry Department, Texas A&M University, Texas, 03/2009-


    Tribology of Silica Colloidal Probe on Silica Nanoparticle Film & EELS Dopant Distribution

    Analysis of Visible Light Responsive Single-crystalline TiO2 Nanoparticles & Parallel Effects of Cations

    on PNIPAM Graft Wettability and PNIPAM Solubility

    Advisor: Professor James D. Batteas

    Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 08/2005-02/2009

    Direct Force Measurement for the Silica Sphere-Plate System In Nanoparticle Suspensions by Colloidal

    Probe Technique

    Advisor: Professor Gerold A. Willing

    Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic

    University, Hong Kong, 02/2005-07/2005

    Development of an Interactive Oxidation Process for Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment: A

    Ferrate-TiO2 Photooxidation System

    Advisor: Professor Xiangzhong Li

    M.E., Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 09/2002-01/2005

    Preparation and Characterization of Visible-light Activated Nonmental Doped TiO2 Photocatalyst

    Advisor: Professor Weimin Cai

    B.E., Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Science and Technology University, China, 09/1998-07/2002

    Teaching experience

    Teaching Assistant for An Introduction to Chemical Analysis, Material Science, Advanced Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer Principles, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of

    Louisville, Louisville, KY, 08/2005-02/2009

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    Highlight of skills

    Nanoparticle stabilization (nanoparticle haloing method) Hydrothermal and Sol-gel Synthesis: H2Ti3O7, Titania nanoparticle and nanotube Intensive Hand-on experience in AFM (D.I. Nanoman 3100, DI Nanoscope IIIa Multimode, Park

    System XE-100, Witec, and PicoPlus Agilent 5500)

    Hand-on experience in RHK Electronics, FTIR, 90-Plus Particle Sizer, TEM (JEOL JEM-2010), HRTEM, EDX, SEM, UV-vis spectroscopy, XRD, TGA, Contact angle measurement and XPS.

    Spin coating: Titania nanopaticle film Colloidal Force Measurement and Computation AFM Force Measurement and Imaging Both in Air and Fluid Computer Skills and Data Analysis Experience: Matlab, Origin, Latex

    Research experience

    Projetcts at Texas A&M University: a) Spin coating three different size silica nanoparticle films on silicon wafer

    b) Functionalize the silica nanoparticle suface with different length organic lubricants

    c) Build adhesion vs. applied normal load plot by AFM measurement

    d) Build friction force vs. applied normal load plot by frictional force microscopy

    e) Study the effect of sliding rate on the tribological phenomena

    f) AFM imaging of PNIPAM/SiO2 nanocomposite surfaces with a dynamic contact angle to different


    g) Hydrothermal synthesis of a visible light activated TiO2 nanopowers

    h) Elemental mapping using EELS analysis

    Project at University of Louisville: a) AFM tip calibration by surface force theory and force measurement

    b) Surface force measurement for colloidal stabilization system

    c) Adhesion measurement between two surfaces in different colloidal system

    d) Development of a theoretical model for surface interaction force fitting

    e) The effect of different nanoparticle suspensions on surface force between two different silica surfaces

    Project at Hong Kong Polytechnic University: a) Interactive oxidation of TiO2/ferrate for phenol wastewater

    b) HPLC analysis of the degradation residuals

    Project at Shanghai Jiao Tong University: a) Devolopment of a visible light activated TiO2 nanopowers

    b) Characterization of the nanomaterial with XRD, TEM, XPS, UV-vis, TGA

    c) Catalytic activity test by degradation of phenol under UV/visible light irradiation


    1. X.T. Hong, Z.P. Wang, W.M. Cai, etc., Study on Visible Light-Activated Non-metal Doped Titanium Dioxide. Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress, 23(4), 1077-1080, 2004.

    2. Z.P. Wang, W.M. Cai, X.T. Hong, etc., Photocatalytic degradation of phenol in aqueous nitrogen doped TiO2 suspensions with various light sources. Applied Catalysis B: Environment, 57(3), 223-231, 2005.

    (Times Cited=68)

    3. G. Nigel, X.Z. Li, C. Li, X.T. Hong, Ferrate Application in Water Treatment ,Tianjin, China, International Conference about the safety of drinking water technology and management, 09/2005.

    4. X.T. Hong, Z.P. Wang, W.M. Cai, etc. Visible Light-Activated Nanoparticle Photocatalyst of Iodine-

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    doped Titanium Dioxide, Chemistry of Materials, 17(6), 1548-1552, 2005. (Times Cited=126, One of

    the most cited articles at 2005 )

    5. Wang Z.P., Xu J., Cai W.M., Zhou B.X., He Z.G., Cai C.G., Hong X.T., Visible light induced photodegradation of organic pollutants on nitrogen and fluorine co-doped TiO2 photocatalyst, Journal

    of Environmental Sciences-China, 17(1), 76-80, 2005.

    6. Z.P. Wang, W.Q. Gong, X.T. Hong, etc., Preparation, Characterization and Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity of Nitrogen-doped TiO2, Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Materials Science

    Edition, 21(4), 71-77, 2006.

    7. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, Direct Calibration of Colloidal Probe Cantilevers Via DLVO Surface Forces in Electrolyte Solution, Review of Scientific Instruments, 79, 123709, 2008.

    8. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, Transition Force Measurement Between Two Negligibly Charged Surfaces: A New Perspective on Nanoparticle Halos, Langmuir, 25, 49294933, 2009.

    9. H. Fu, X.T. Hong, A. Wan, J. D. Batteas, D. E. Bergbreiter, Parallel Effects of Cations on PNIPAM Graft Wettability and PNIPAM Solubility, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (submitted)

    10. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, An Effective Zeta Potential Model for Sphere-plate Interaction Force Fitting in Nanoparticle Suspensions, (to be submitted)

    11. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, Size Ratio Effects on Sphere-Plate Interaction In Nanoparticle Suspensions, (to be submitted)

    12. X.T. Hong, Z.P. Luo, J. D. Batteas, Bandgap Narrowing and Dopant Distribution of Visible Light Responsive TiO2 Single Crystal Nanoparticles, (to be submitted)

    Posters and oral presentations

    1. X.T. Hong, K. G. Lee, G. A. Willing, Direct Force Measurements for Analyzing Nanoparticle Stabilized Suspensions, San Francisco, AIChE, 11/2006.

    2. X.T. Hong, R. E. Berson, G. A. Willing, Force Computation Between Silica Spheres And Flats In An Aqueous 1:1 Symmetric Electrolyte Solution Using Matlab, Salt Lake City, AIChE, 11/2007.

    3. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, Force Measurement Between Silica Surfaces In Zirconia Nanoparticle Suspensions Using An AFM Colloidal Probe Calibrated by DLVO Force Fitting, Raleigh, The 82nd ACS

    Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, 06/2008.

    4. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, Mechanisms of Zirconia Nanoparticle Haloing, Philadelphia, The 236th ACS National Meeting, 08/2008.

    5. X.T. Hong, G. A. Willing, Colloid Probe Force Measurements between Silica Surfaces in Nanoparticle Dispersions, Philadelphia, AIChE, 11/2008. (Oral Presentation)

    6. X.T. Hong and G. A. Willing, A New Look at Nanoparticle Haloing Using Direct Force Measurements and Modeling, New York, 13th International Conference and Surface and Colloid Science, 06/2009.

    (Oral Presentation)

    7. X.T. Hong and G. A. Willing, Investigation Into the Role of Particle Size Ratio and Material On Nanoparticle Haloing, Nashville, AIChE, 11/2009. (Oral Presentation)


    1. American Chemical Society 2. American Institute of Chemical Engineers


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