Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices

Xiangfeng Duan, Ph. D.



Chemistry and Biochemistry, Inorganic, Materials, Analytical Chemistry, Nanoscience

Howard Reiss Career Development Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Short Biography:

Dr. Duan received his B.S. degree in chemistry from University of Science and Technology and China (USTC) in 1997, M.A. degree in chemistry and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He was a Founding Scientist, Principal Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc. from 2002 to 2008. He joined UCLA in 2008 as an Assistant Professor and became an Associate Professor in 2012 and a full Professor in 2013. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Nano Research. He has over 150 published articles and over 30 US patents.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2013      Beilby Medal and Prize
  • 2012      Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship
  • 2012      IUMRS MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award
  • 2012      Dupont Young Professor
  • 2012      Department of Energy Early Career Scientist
  • 2012      Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator
  • 2012      Office of Naval Research Young Investigator
  • 2012      3M Non-tenured Faculty Award
  • 2011      UCLA Herbert Newby McCoy Research Award
  • 2011      Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 2011      Alpha Chi Sigma Glen T. Seaborg Award
  • 2011      Ranked 41st among Top-100 Most Cited Chemists during 2000-2010 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2011      Ranked 20th among Top-100 Most Cited Materials Scientists during 2000-2010 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2010      Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor
  • 2010      National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2008      National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award
  • 2006      NASA Nanotech Brief “Nano 50” Innovator Award
  • 2006      American Chemical Society Regional Industry Innovation Award
  • 2003      MIT Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators Award
  • 2001      National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Award
  • 2001      Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award Gold Medal
  • 1996      President Guo Moruo Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China


  • CHEM 172      Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 185      Materials Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 271      Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 278      Inorganic Chemistry Student Seminar
  • CHEM 284      Materials Creation Seminar

Mailing Address:

UCLA, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
607 Charles E. Young Drive East
Box 951569
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569

Contact Information:

E-mail: xduan@chem.ucla.edu
Tel: (310) 267-4947


Molecular Science Building
Rooms 2104, 2114, 2221, 2225, 2235 and 2426
Lab Phone: (310) 825-0377
California NanoSystems Institute
Room 6549
Lab Phone: (310) 206-4284
UCLA, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569
E-mail: xduan@chem.ucla.edu