Invited Speaker


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Xihong Peng,
Arizona State University, USA


Xihong Peng is an Associate Professor in Physics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University (ASU). She received her Ph. D degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2007. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Skidmore College, New York, for the academic year 2007-2008 before joining ASU in fall 2008. Her research interests are to explore novel materials and seek their application in nanoelectronics and renewable energies, as well as to gain a fundamental understanding of the materials’ properties at an atomic level. She has applied physics-based computational methods to investigate a wide range of materials, including group IV, III-V II-VI semiconductor nanostructures, organic/inorganic molecules, and novel materials for applications in fuel cells, photovoltaics, photocatalysts, Li-ion batteries, and hydrogen storage. She has published ~ 40 peer-reviewed journal articles with over 2000 citations. She serves as a Review Editor at Frontiers and Academic Editor of IntechOpen. She also serves as a referee for more than 20 scientific journals including Nature Communications and Nano Letters. She is a reviewer for funding agencies, such as National Science Foundation of United States, Czech Science Foundation, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, etc.