Dr. Xiaoping Wang is a senior scientist in the Neutron Scattering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in chemistry from Nanjing University, China, and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Texas A&M University, where he did his graduate work with Professor F. Albert Cotton. He then undertook postdoctoral research in neutron crystallography with Dr. A. J. Schultz at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Wang joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2008 and is now a lead scientist responsible for the TOPAZ single crystal diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source.
Dr. Wang’s work has appeared in more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He publishes broadly in chemistry, materials science, and physics. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of chemical crystallography and a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association. His research interests include chemical crystallography, structural and magnetic phase transitions, and hydrogen bonding interactions in functional materials for green energy and carbon capture applications.