Dianne J. Xiao

Assistant Professor
Klaus and Mary Ann Saegebarth Endowed Faculty Fellow
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Tel: (206) 543-4136 
Office: CHB 304H

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 reactivity 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. Dianne joined the University of Washington Dept. of Chemistry as an Assistant Professor in 2019.

Selected awards:
Packard Fellowship, 2022
Beckman Young Investigator, 2022
NSF CAREER Award, 2022
DOE Early Career Award, 2021
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017–2019
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016–2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012–2015

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