Recent News

Welcome new lab members!

Jan 07, 2023

New year, new students! We are excited to welcome first year graduate students Adrian Guerrero and Fubin (Sophie) Song, third year graduate student Douglas Baumgardner, as well as undergraduate Kamaya Ronning. Welcome to the group!

Congrats to our undergrads Jonathan and Audrey!

Jan 07, 2023

Many congratulations to Jonathan and Audrey for receiving Mary Gates Research Scholarships, which will support their research activities over the next two quarters!

Congrats to EJ for receiving a WRF fellowship!

Nov 04, 2022

Congrats to our undergraduate, EJ Brannan, for being awarded a Washington Research Foundation fellowship! This competitive fellowship supports advanced undergraduate researchers working on creative and sophisticated research projects under the guidance of UW faculty.

Congrats Devin & Jack on published paper!

Nov 04, 2022

Congrats to Devin and Jack on their co-authored paper showing how chemical crosslinking can prevent pore collapse in flexible frameworks! Their article will be highlighted in ChemComm’s Emerging Investigators Collection. Check it out here!

Lab receives Packard funding!

Nov 04, 2022

The lab has been awarded a Packard Foundation fellowship! These funds will be used to support the lab’s work on conductive porous materials and sustainable catalysis. Check out the official Packard announcement and the UW News article!

Recruiting postdoc(s)!

Sep 20, 2022

We are looking to hire postdoc(s) to bring new expertise into the group! We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in either 1) organic electronics, 2) electrochemistry, or 3) organic synthesis/catalysis. Please send CV, cover letter, and two references to 

Kathleen’s paper is published in Chemical Science!

Aug 20, 2022

Kathleen’s paper on controlling the morphology of Cu3(HHTP)2 is out now in Chemical Science! Many congratulations to Kathleen! Click here to check it out!

Congratulations Phuong!

Aug 20, 2022

Congratulations to Phuong, who received a CEI graduate fellowship! This fellowship funds exceptional researchers from departments across UW to apply their talents to clean energy research projects, participate in outreach activities, and develop professional skills.

Lab receives a Beckman Young Investigator award!

Jun 26, 2022

The lab receives a Beckman Young Investigator Award! This grant will fund our work on low-dimensional conjugated metal–organic nanostructures. Many thanks to the Beckman Foundation for their generous support! Check out the other awardees here:

Fellowship awards and other recognitions

Apr 04, 2022

Congratulations to the group on their many amazing accomplishments!! – Ashlyn received NSF GRFP and NDSEG awards – Kathleen received an NSF Honorable Mention – Devin received an Outstanding TA Award – Leo’s recent paper was highlighted by Nature Reviews Materials

Leo’s paper out in JACS!

Mar 10, 2022

Congratulations to Leo Zasada on his recent paper in JACS! We show that discrete metal–organic macrocycles retain many of the cool properties of conductive 2D MOFs but with enhanced processability. Many thanks to collaborators, including the Luscombe and Seidler labs. Check it out here!

Welcome new group members!

Feb 21, 2022

Welcome to our new undergraduate, Audrey Hill! We are excited to have you join us!

Lab receives NSF CAREER award!

Jan 07, 2022

The lab has received an NSF CAREER award! This will fund our work on metal–organic framework-supported bifunctional and bimetallic catalysts, as well as our outreach programs for K–12, college, and the older adult population!

Welcome new group members!

Dec 18, 2021

Graduate students Phuong Le and Devin Rollins officially join the Xiao lab. Welcome to the group!

Welcome undergraduates and rotation students!

Oct 04, 2021

We are excited to welcome undergraduate Jonathan, who started earlier this fall, as well as our autumn rotation students Andrei and Robert (October) and Emily and Phuong (November). Our group meetings are open to all interested first year students, and are held on Mondays at 4PM in the 4th floor CHB conference room (see here […]