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Jiaxing Huang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


2220 Campus Drive
Cook Hall 2036
Evanston, IL 60208

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Materials Science and Engineering

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Miller Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Ph.D. Chemistry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

B.S. Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Research Interests

Prof. Huang enjoys integrating education and research to enhance learning experience for his students and himself. In research, his group uses chemical principles and tools to discover new materials, advance materials processing, and they aim to make materials innovations for better living. Some recent examples include chemical modification of respiratory droplets, carbon based nanomaterials, bulk nanostructured materials, and new forms of colloidal particles for energy storage, water treatments and personal care. Through teaching, they aim to develop intuition, inspire creativity and bring the best out of students and themselves.

Significant Recognition

  • Awarded the Humboldt Research Award, 2016
  • JSPS Fellow (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2016)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015)
  • Guggenheim Fellow (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2014-2015)
  • Fissan-Pui-TSI Award (International Aerosol Research Assembly, 2014)
  • AVS Prairie Chapter Early Career Award (American Vacuum Society, 2014)
  • Gustav Olling Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award (Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2013)
  • Inaugural ISEN Early Career Investigator Award (Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University, 2011)
  • Morris E. Fine Chair in Materials and Manufacturing (Northwestern University, 2011-2013)
  • Searle Center for Teaching Excellence Junior Fellow (Northwestern University, 2011-2012)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2011)
  • NSF CAREER Award (National Science Foundation, 2010-2015)
  • National Starch & Chemical Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Science and Engineering(POLY/PMSE, American Chemical Society, 2006)
  • IUPAC Young Chemists Prize (The International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry, 2005)
  • Miller Research Fellow (UC-Berkeley, 2004-2007)

Selected Publications