Recent News

Lab awarded DOE Early Career grant!

May 30, 2021

Exciting news – the lab has received a DOE Early Career award! This grant will fund the lab’s research on π–d conjugated molecules and materials.

Lab publishes first paper

May 12, 2021

Congratulations to My Do for leading our lab’s first paper! She synthesized a beautiful series of anisotropic copper cages that we’re excited to continue exploring in the future. Check it out here:

Welcome Ryan!

Apr 12, 2021

We are excited to welcome our new postdoc, Ryan Shafranek! He recently received his Ph.D. from the Nelson lab at the University of Washington. We are excited to have you join us!

Jack awarded NSF GRFP!

Mar 23, 2021

Jack, a second year in the group, received an NSF graduate research fellowship! Congratulations!!

Undergraduate Andy Wong awarded Mary Gates scholarship!

Mar 18, 2021

Congratulations to our undergraduate Andy Wong! He was awarded a prestigious Mary Gates research scholarship to conduct research this spring and summer. We are very excited to have him back in the lab!

Welcome new members!

Feb 12, 2021

We are so excited to welcome our newest members, Austin Kamin and Kathleen Snook! To celebrate, we took a fun new group photo. Go to the members page to check it out!

Lab is awarded an ACS PRF grant!

Oct 26, 2020

Excited to share that the lab’s work on templating cooperative active sites in MOFs has been funded by the ACS Petroleum Research Fund!

Leo awarded CEI Graduate Fellowship!

Jun 11, 2020

Congratulations to Leo, who was awarded a CEI Graduate Fellowship! The CEI Graduate Fellowship Program funds exceptional researchers from departments across UW to apply their talents to clean energy research projects, participate in outreach activities, attend conferences, and develop professional skills.

Leo receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

Mar 31, 2020

First year Leo Zasada received an Honorable Mention on his NSF GRFP application! Congratulations!

Undergraduate My Do awarded Mary Gates scholarship!

Mar 26, 2020

Congratulations to our undergraduate My Do! She was awarded a prestigious Mary Gates research scholarship to conduct research this summer and fall.

Welcome new members!

Dec 15, 2019

The Xiao lab is growing! We are so excited to officially welcome Bobby, Jack, and Leo as the Xiao lab’s very first graduate students. Our postdoc Dawei will be arriving in January from the University of Houston. Two undergraduates have also joined, Andy and My. Please see the members page for more details!

Welcome new rotation students

Oct 29, 2019

Welcome to our rotation students Jack, Jiaying, Bobby, and Leo! We’re excited for what the next five weeks have in store for everyone. For those interested in the Xiao lab, we do not have regular weekly group meetings yet, but we will have group meeting this coming Monday, 11/4 at 3:30pm in CHB 339, as […]

Lab photos

Oct 29, 2019

The lab has been fully set up for a while now, but we finally got around to updating the website with photos! Check out for pictures!