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Mastic Beach, NY
March 03, 2019

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Meng Xue, 631-***-****

** *** **, ****** *****, NY, 11951


Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

(GPA: 3.5/4.0) 2013-2018

B.S. in Chemistry, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

(GPA: 3.7/4.0) 2009-2013

Proficiencies and Skills

Techniques: Chemistry synthesis, NMR, IR, MS, PVD (practice Magnetron Sputtering/evaporation deposition on a daily basis), CVD (original proposal), surface characterization (XPS, AES, 2PPE), femtosecond laser, Mass spectrometer (hexapole/quadrupole), RGA, instrumentation of Ultra-High Vacuum system and management/troubleshooting

Computer skills: MS Office, Origin, Materials Studio, LabView, C Language

Personal quality: excellent analytical skills, excellent interpersonal/communication skills, detail oriented, fast learner/hard worker

Research experience

Graduate Research Assistant

Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY 09/2013 to 08/2018

Electronic Structure and Reactivity Study on Supported Size Selected Transition Metal Oxide/Sulfide Nanoclusters

Performed nanoparticle (NbxOy, TixOy, WxOy, MoxOy, VxOy, MoxSy and WxSy) deposition (PVD) on metal/metal oxide substrates with controlled coverage/thickness via reactive magnetron sputtering (DC/RF) under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) condition for fundamental catalysis studies (water gas shift, fuel synthesis…).

Used alkali metal doping (PVD) for reactivity promotion in alcohol synthesis from CO2 and hydrogen synthesis.

Characterized the supported nanoparticle surface with core level spectroscopies (XPS and AES) and two-photon photoemission spectroscopy (2PPE). Probed surface reactivity with isotopic isomers through thermal desorption.

Modeled the catalyst surface by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Predicted the reactive sites, reaction barriers as well as the thermal reformation of the surface. Mapped the electronic structure of the surface with Bader analysis.

Proposed reaction mechanisms for Water-Gas Shift Reaction on TixOy on Cu(111) samples based on both experimental and theoretical results.

Undergraduate Research

Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China 06/2011 to 03/2013

Synthesis and Reactivity Study of Al-O Chelate Compounds

Synthesized Al-O Chelate Compounds under moist-free and oxygen-free condition (glovebox and Schlenk line).

Analyzed the products with IR, NMR and MS and tested the reaction with diethylzinc under vacuum condition.

Teaching experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University, NY 09/2013 to 09/20141, 01/2015 to 06/20152

Course: Materials Chemistry1; Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Undergraduate Course)2

Gave lab lectures, held office hours, graded homework and evaluated exams/reviews


Xue, M.; Goodman, K.; White, M. G., Evidence for Water-Gas Shift Reaction on Supported Titanium Oxide Nanoclusters (preparing)

Xue, M.; Nakayama, M.; Liu, P.; White, M. G., Water Dissociation on Size Selected Titanium Oxide on Cu(111) Surface (ready for submission)

Xue, M.; Nakayama, M.; Liu, P.; White, M. G., Electronic Interactions of Size-Selected Oxide Clusters on Metallic and Thin Film Oxide Supports. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121 (40), pp 22234–22247.

Nakayama, M.; Xue, M.; An, W.; Liu, P.; White, M. G., Influence of Cluster–Support Interactions on Reactivity of Size-Selected NbxOy Clusters. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015, 119 (26), pp 14756–14768.

Conference and Workshop attended

Oral presentation, APS, Los Angeles, CA, March 2018

Poster presentation, Gordon conference, “Dynamics at Surfaces”, Newport, RI, July 2017

Poster presentation, 2017 NSLS-ll and CFN Users’ Meeting, Brookhaven, May 2017

ICESS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, October 2015

Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory Workshop, Theory and Computation for Interface Science and Catalysis, Brookhaven, November 2014

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