Guoping Xiong

Eric Wang

Guoping Xiong

Assistant Professor

Dr. Guoping Xiong joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, ‎Reno in July 2017. His primary research interests mainly involve design and scalable manufacturing of high-performance, graphene-based energy storage and conversion systems and their related thermal management and transport process, coupled with theoretical and numerical analysis to understand the underlying mechanisms.

Dr. Xiong worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the school of mechanical engineering at Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN, USA since 2014. During 2014, he worked as a lead process engineer at BlueVine Graphene Industries, Inc. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2013, M.S. degree in materials science & engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2008, and B.S. degree in materials engineering of molding & controlling (minor in computer science & technology) from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China in 2005.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2013
  • M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2008
  • B.S., Materials Engineering of Molding & Controlling (minor in Computer Science & Technology), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2005

Prospective graduate students

Prospective students and researchers are welcome to discuss their research interests with Dr. Xiong.

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Research interests

  • Thermal management and thermal transport in energy systems
  • Nanomaterials for energy storage and conversion devices
  • Scalable manufacturing of energy materials/devices
  • Solar thermal energy conversion
  • Nanophotonics

Selected publications

  1. Xiong, G.; He, P.; Lyu, Z.; Chen, T.; Huang, B.; Chen, L.; Fisher, T. S. Bioinspired leaves-on-branchlet hybrid carbon nanostructure for supercapacitors. Nature Communications 2018, 9, 790.
  2. Xiong, G.; Kundu, A.; Fisher, T. S. Thermal Effects in Supercapacitors (Book). Springer-Thermal Engineering and Applied Science. Springer, 2015. ISBN 978-3-319-20241-9.
  3. Xiong, G.; He P.; Huang, B.; Chen T; Bo Z.; Fisher T. S. Graphene nanopetal wire supercapacitors with high energy density and thermal durability. Nano Energy 2017, 38, 127-136.
  4. Xiong, G.; He P.; Wang, D.; Chen T; Fisher T. S. Hierarchical Ni-Co Hydroxide Petals on Mechanically Robust Graphene Petal Foam for High-energy Asymmetric Supercapacitors. Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 5460-5470.
  5. Zhang, Q.; Xu, X.; Lin, D.; Chen, W.; Xiong, G.; Yu Y. et al. Hyperbolically Patterned 3D Graphene Metamaterial with Negative Poisson's Ratio and Superelasticity. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 2229-2237.
  6. Xiong, G.(Corresponding Author); He P.; Liu L; Chen T; Fisher T. S. Synthesis of porous Ni-Co-Mn oxide nanoneedles and the temperature dependence of their pseudocapacitive behavior. Frontier Energy Research 2015, 3:39. doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2015.00039.
  7. Xiong, G.; He P.; Liu, L; Chen, T; Fisher, T. S. Plasma-grown graphene petals templating Ni-Co-Mn hydroxide nanoneedles for high-rate and long-cycle-life pseudocapacitive electrodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3, 22940-22948.
  8. Xiong, G.; Meng, C. Z.; Reifenberger, R. G.; Irazoqui, P. P.; Fisher, T. S. Graphitic Petal Micro-Supercapacitor Electrodes for Ultra-High Power Density. Energy Technology 2014, 2, 897-905.
  9. Xiong, G.; Meng, C. Z.; Reifenberger, R. G.; Irazoqui, P. P.; Fisher, T. S. Graphitic Petal Electrodes for All-Solid-State Flexible Supercapacitors. Advanced Energy Materials 2014, 4, 1300515.
  10. Xiong, G.; Meng, C. Z.; Reifenberger, R. G.; Irazoqui, P. P.; Fisher, T. S. A Review of Graphene-Based Electrochemical Microsupercapacitors. Electroanalysis 2014, 26, 30-51.
  11. Xiong, G.; Hembram, K. P. S. S.; Reifenberger, R. G.; Fisher, T. S. MnO2-coated graphitic petals for supercapacitor electrodes. Journal of Power Sources 2013, 227, 254-259.
  12. Xiong, G.; Hembram, K. P. S. S.; Zakharov, D. N.; Reifenberger, R. G.; Fisher, T. S. Controlled thin graphitic petal growth on oxidized silicon. Diamond and Related Materials 2012, 27-28, 1-9.

Courses taught

  • ME 311 Thermodynamics I
  • ME 312 Thermodynamics II
  • ME 765 Thermal management in energy storage and conversion systems

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