Xiaoping Wang

Senior Scientist

Dr. Xiaoping Wang is a senior scientist in the Neutron Scattering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1998, where he did his graduate work with Professor F. Albert Cotton. He then undertook postdoctoral research in neutron crystallography at Argonne National Laboratory Dr. A. J. Schultz. He was the director for crystallographic computing in the Laboratory for Molecular Structure and Bonding at Texas A&M University from December 2001 to May 2006; the director of X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory at University of North Texas from June 2006 to July 2008, and has been appointed as an adjunct professor in the chemistry department. He joined ORNL in August 2008 as an instrument scientist for the TOPAZ single crystal diffractometer (SNS Beamline-12). Dr. Wang was elected a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association in 2019. He has served on the review board of  IUCr journal Acta Cryst. CStructural Chemistry and the editorial board of Crystals. His research interests include chemical crystallography, single-crystal diffraction using neutron time-of-flight Laue techniques, hydrogen bonding interactions in metal hydride complexes, inorganic-organic hybrid perovskites, and energy materials, structural and magnetic phase transitions.