Presumed Guilty: The FBI's Baseless Hunt for IP Theft by Chinese Academics

Dr. Xiaoxing Xi
10 Apr 2023
7:00 PM
Sun Room, Memorial Union
  • Chinese Student Scholar Association (CSSA)
  • Chinese Faculty and Staff Association
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Xiaoxing Xi is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple in 2009, he was a Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his PhD degree in physics from Peking University and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, in 1987. After several years of research at the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center, Germany, Bell Communication Research/Rutgers University, and University of Maryland, he joined the Physics faculty at Penn State in 1995.

Xi’s research focuses on the materials physics underlying the applications of oxide, boride, and transition metal dichalcogenide thin films, epitaxial thin films and heterostructures at the nanoscale. Using various deposition techniques including Laser Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Hybrid Physical-Chemical Vapor Deposition, his group specializes in atomic layer-by-layer growth of artificial oxide heterostructures, magnesium diboride thin films for electronic and radio frequency cavity applications, iron pnictide superconductor thin films, and thin films of 2D layered materials transition metal dichalcogenides. He has published over 350 papers in refereed journals and holds three patents in thin films of high-Tc superconductors and magnesium diboride. Since 2015, he has spoken out actively for open fundamental research and against racial profiling and received the American Physical Society 2020 Andrei Sakharov Prize for his effort.

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