Feng Xiong

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014

In today’s big-data era, trillions of sensors will connect every aspect of our lives to the Internet, constantly producing and processing an overwhelming amount of data. Xiong is looking for novel materials for energy-efficient transistor and memory solutions with on-chip thermal management and 3D integration.

Specifically, Xiong is working on:

  • building wafer-scale energy-efficient 2D transistors, tackling challenges in synthesis, assembly and optimization;
  • characterizing nanoscale thermal transport in 2D materials, maximizing thermoelectric efficiency through heterogeneous stacking and intercalations for energy harvesting and developing on-chip thermal solutions;
  • achieving 3D integration of novel low-power memory (resistive and phase change memory) with logic, building energy-efficient flexible memory devices and exploring alternative memory structure with intercalation in layered 2D materials.
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Selective deposition and stable encapsulation of lithium through heterogeneous seeded growth," Kai Yan, Zhenda Lu, Hyun-Wook Lee, Feng Xiong, Po-Chun Hsu, Yuzhang Li, Jie Zhao, Steven Chu, Yi Cui, Nature Energy 1, no. 3 (2016): 16010.
  2. "Low-Power Switching of Phase-Change Materials with Carbon Nanotube Electrodes," Feng Xiong, Albert D. Liao, David Estrada, Eric Pop, Science 332, 568 (2011)
  3. "Ballistic to diffusive crossover of heat flow in graphene ribbons," Myung-Ho Bae, Zuanyi Li, Zlatan Aksamija, Pierre N Martin, Feng Xiong, Zhun-Yong Ong, Irena Knezevic & Eric Pop Nature Communications 4, 1734 (2013)
  4. "Phase change materials and phase change memory," Simone Raoux, Feng Xiong, Matthias Wuttig, Eric Pop, MRS Bulletin 39, 703 (2014)
  5. "Entrapment of Polysulfides by a Black-Phosphorus-Modified Separator for Litium-Sulfur Batteries," Sun, J., Sun, Y., Pasta, M., (...), Xiong, F., Cui, Y. Advanced Materials 28(44), 9797-9803 (2016)
Recent Publications
  1. "Quasi-Ballistic Thermal Transport Across MoS2 Thin Films."  Aditya Sood, Feng Xiong, Shunda Chen, Ramez Cheaito, Feifei Lian, Mehdi Asheghi, Yi Cui, Davide Donadio, Kenneth E Goodson, and Eric Pop.  Nano Letters (2019)
  2. "Emerging Artificial Synaptic Devices for Neuromorphic Computing."  Qingzhou Wan, Mohammad T Sharbati, John R Erickson, Yanhao Du, and Feng Xiong.  Advanced Materials Technologies (2019)
  3. "Thermal Transport Across Graphene Step Junctions."  Miguel Muñoz Rojo, Zuanyi Li, Charles Sievers, Alex C Bornstein, Eilam Yalon, Sanchit Deshmukh, Sam Vaziri, Myung-Ho Bae, Feng Xiong, Davide Donadio, and Eric Pop.  2D Materials 6.1 (2018)
  4. "An electrochemical thermal transistor." Sood, Aditya, Feng Xiong, Shunda Chen, Haotian Wang, Daniele Selli, Jinsong Zhang, Connor J. McClellan et al. Nature communications 9, no. 1 (2018): 4510.
  5. "Thermal transport across graphene step junctions." 2Rojo, Miguel Muñoz, Zuanyi Li, Charles Sievers, Alex C. Bornstein, Eilam Yalon, Sanchit Deshmukh, Sam Vaziri et al. D Materials 6, no. 1 (2018): 011005.

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