Xiaowei Teng

Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Phone: (603) 862-4245
Office: Chemical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W301A, Durham, NH 03824
Xiaowei Teng

The unifying theme of Prof. Teng's research team is the fundamental investigation of chemical and physical properties of functional nanomaterials, using X-ray, electron, neutron and electrochemical tools, for applications in the fields of energy technologies, catalysis and materials science. The current projects in Prof. Teng's research team include aqueous electrochemical energy storage, direct ethanol fuel cell reaction and aqueous-phase heterogeneous catalysis.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
  • M.S., Biochemical Engineerin, East China University of Science and Technology
  • B.S., East China University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Batteries
  • Catalysis/Kinetics
  • Direct Energy Conversion
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Fuel Cells

Courses Taught

  • 400: Chemical Engineering Lectures
  • 707: Chemical Engineering Kinetics
  • 708: Chemical Engineering Design
  • 999: Doctoral Research
  • CHE 706/806: Electrochemical Methods
  • CHE 707: Chemical Engineering Kinetics
  • CHE 708: Chemical Engineering Design
  • CHE 712: Intro to Nuclear Engineering
  • CHE 712/812: Intro to Nuclear Engineering
  • CHE 812: Intro to Nuclear Engineering
  • CHE 900: Seminar
  • CHE 932: Adv Chem Engineering Kinetics
  • CHE 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Charles, D. S., Feygenson, M., Page, K., Neuefeind, J., Xu, W., & Teng, X. (2017). Structural water engaged disordered vanadium oxide nanosheets for high capacity aqueous potassium-ion storage. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8. doi:10.1038/ncomms15520

Shan, X., Charles, D. S., Lei, Y., Qiao, R., Wang, G., Yang, W., . . . Teng, X. (2016). Bivalence Mn5O8 with hydroxylated interphase for high-voltage aqueous sodium-ion storage. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 7. doi:10.1038/ncomms13370

Du, W., Yang, G., Wong, E., Deskins, N. A., Frenkel, A. I., Su, D., & Teng, X. (2014). Platinum-tin oxide core-shell catalysts for efficient electro-oxidation of ethanol.. J Am Chem Soc, 136(31), 10862-10865. doi:10.1021/ja505456w