Sky View Through an Archway on Campus

Editing Help

Please reference the Faculty Profile Editing Guide if you have any questions or issues updating your profile. If you receive any error notices please contact

Xiang He

Assistant Professor | College of Engineering and Science - Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Affiliate Faculty | Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Contact Information
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 212

Personal Overview

Dr. He’s research interest lies at the intersection of Materials Engineering, Electrochemistry, and Synchrotron X-ray Scattering, with a primary research goal of achieving water security by developing advanced materials and sustainable engineering approaches for decarbonization and water remediation. Dr. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2019, after which he stayed briefly as a postdoc at VCU before moving to Argonne National Laboratory, where he worked with the Solar Energy Conversion Group and the Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems (AMEWS) Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. He has filed a patent, authored a book chapter, and published over 30 peer-reviewed papers. Many of these papers are published in high-impact journals (i.e., impact factor > 8) and featured as journal covers. Dr. He's academic achievements have been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019

M.S., Environmental Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, 2015

B.S., Environmental Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, 2013

Current Courses

MEE3191: Engr Thermodynamics 1

MEE3192: Engr Thermodynamics 2

MEE5900: Mech Eng Seminar

CHE4291: Independent Study 1

CHE4292: Independent Study 2

Selected Publications

See Google Scholar for Publications


  • Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Nanotechnology
  • Gas Adsorption and Conversion
  • Water Remediation
  • Resource Recovery
Edit Page