Dianne J. Xiao
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford, 2016–2019
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2016
A.B. Harvard University, 2011
As an undergraduate at Harvard, Dianne was first exposed to inorganic synthesis in the lab of Prof. Ted Betley, where she investigated the rich chemistry of trinuclear manganese complexes alongside her then postdoctoral mentor, Prof. Alison Fout. After graduating summa cum laude in 2011, Dianne moved to California, where she was an NSF graduate research fellow in the lab of Prof. Jeff Long at the University of California, Berkeley. There, she studied metal–oxo and dioxygen chemistry in redox-active metal–organic frameworks, for applications in hydrocarbon oxidation catalysis and O2/N2 separations. She was an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford in the lab of Prof. Matt Kanan, where she developed new chemical methods for CO2 utilization.