The Xu group is interested in:

  • Synthesizing one-dimensional (1D) nanomaterials, with a focus on boron-based materials
  • Studying mechanical properties of individual 1D nanostructures
  • Exploring thermoelectric properties of boron-based 1D nanostructures
  • Developing functional nanocomposites

Research projects were/are funded by National Science Foundation, Lockheed Martin Coorporation, American Chemical Soceity-Petrolumn Research Fund and UNC Charlotte Junior Faculty award.