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Yangchuan Xing Professor

Yangchuan Xing is a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He was previously on the faculty at the Rolla campus from 2001 to 2011. Xing’s research interest is focused on advanced materials and chemically reacting systems. Research topics include electrochemical energy conversion and storage, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, aerosols and particle technology, and thin film deposition. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, Army Research Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, and industries. His current work focuses on property-tailored nanomaterials and functional nanostructures for energy conversion and storage, and for environmental remediation and decontamination.

Technical Focus

  • PEM fuel cells and Lithium batteries
  • Electrocatalysis for energy conversion
  • Photocatalysis for decontamination


  • PhD from Yale University
  • ME from the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BE from Northeast Institute of Technology in China