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Xinqi Chen

Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Facility Manager of Keck Interdisciplinary Surface Science (Keck-II) Center, NUANCE Center


2220 Campus Drive
Cook Hall #1161
Evanston, IL 60208

847-491-5505Email Xinqi Chen


Keck-II Webpage


Mechanical Engineering


PhD, Electronic Engineering, 1999, Kyoto University, Japan

MS, Electrical Engineering, 1991, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

BS, Electrical Engineering, 1988, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Research Interests

Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, Surface characterization, Experimental nanomechanics

Selected Publications

    Dan Zhao, Jiang-Lan Shui, Chen Chen, Xinqi Chen, Briana M. Reprogle, Dapeng Wang and Di-Jia Liu, “Iron imidazolate framework as precursor for electrocatalysts in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells”, Chemical Science, (2012), DOI: 10.1039/c2sc20657a.

    Supinda Watcharotone, Charles D. Wood, Robert Friedrich, Xinqi Chen, Rui Qiao, Karl Putz and L. Catherine Brinson, Interfacial and Substrate Effects on Local Elastic Properties of Polymers Using Coupled Experiments and Modeling of Nanoindentation, Advanced Engineering Materials 2011, 13, No. 5, 400-404.

    Mingjia Zhi, Xinqi Chen, Harry Finklea, Ismail Celik, Nianqiang Q. Wu, Electrochemical and microstructural analysis of nickel–yttria-stabilized zirconia electrode operated in phosphorus-containing syngas, Journal of Power Sources 183 (2008) 485–490.

    Xinqi Chen, Rodney S. Ruoff, Simple and catalyst-free synthesis of Silicon Oxide Nanowires, Nano, 2, (2007) 91.

    Xinqi Chen, Donald R. Cantrell, Kevin Kohlhaas, Sasha Stankovich, James A. Ibers, Mietek Jaroniec, Hongsheng Gao, Xiaodong Li, Rodney S. Ruoff, Carbide-derived nanoporous carbon- and core-shell- nanowires, Chemistry of Materials 18 (2006) 753.

    Xinqi Chen, Sulin Zhang, Dmitriy A. Dikin, Weiqiang Ding, Rodney S. Ruoff, Lujun Pan, Yoshikazu Nakayama, Mechanics of a carbon nanocoil, Nano Letters 3 (2003) 1299.

    X. Chen, T. Saito, H. Yamada, and K. Matsushige, Aligning single-wall carbon nanotubes with an alternating-current electric field, Applied Physics Letters 78 (2001) 3714.