Xiuni Wu

Departments and Positions:
Chemistry, Assistant Professor

Dr. Wu received her Ph.D. in inorganic materials chemistry from Michigan State University. Her dissertation is focused on synthesis and characterization of new intermetallic compounds. By using Al as a flux, she explored the systems containing a rare earth metal, a transition metal and a tetrelide, and discovered a series of multinary intermetallic compounds, and studied their crystal structures, magnetic properties, electronic structures and transport properties.

Dr. Wu expanded her research interest at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher. At Berkeley, she developed a new artificial photosynthetic system for direct visible light driven water oxidation by exploiting nonporous inorganic scaffolds. She successfully built a transition metal binuclear system that is covalently anchored on the surface of the mesoporous material.   

Prior to joining Rosemont College, Dr. Wu was an assistant professor of chemistry at Rhode Island College, where she taught general chemistry and inorganic chemistry, and engaged in nanomaterials research.

Dr. Wu joined Rosemont College in 2011. Her teaching responsibilities include general chemistry, inorganic chemistry and analytical chemistry. Dr. Wu is a strong proponent of experiential, hands-on learning and enjoys the challenge of continually improving her teaching. Her research interests are focused on solution synthesis of nanoalloys using microwave radiation, aiming at not only preparing a series of new multinary nanoalloys with potential applications as optical and magnetic materials, but also achieving a better control of the size and homogeneity of the nanoparticles by varying the kinetic factors.

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