Faculty Profile

Curriculum Vitae

Xing Xie

Assistant Professor (arriving spring 2017)
Environmental Engineering


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2014
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
  • M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2008
  • B.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2006

Dr. Xing Xie is currently a postdoc at California Institute of Technology. He will start as an assistant professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech in Spring 2017.

Dr. Xie received his B.S. (2006) and M.S. (2008) degrees in Environmental Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D. degree (2014) in Civil & Environmental Engineering and his second M.S. degree (2012) in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University. His research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology and materials science at the nexus of water and energy. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals.


  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Energy and resources recovery
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Energy conversion and storage



  • Zhengyang Huo, Xing Xie, Tong Yu, Yun Lu, Chao Feng, Hongying Hu. Nanowire-modified 3D electrode enabling low-voltage electroporation for water disinfection. Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50(14): 7641-7649.
  • Xing Xie, Janina Bahnemann, Siwen Wang, Yang Yang, Michael R. Hoffmann. “Nanofiltration” enabled by super-absorbent polymer beads for concentrating microorganisms in water samples. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6: 20516.
  • Xing Xie, Craig S. Criddle, Yi Cui. Design and fabrication of bioelectrodes for microbial bioelectrochemical systems. Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, 8(12): 3418-3441. (Invited review)
  • Xing Xie, Meng Ye, Po-Chun Hsu, Nian Liu, Craig S. Criddle, Yi Cui. Microbial battery for efficient energy recovery. PNAS, 2013, 110(40): 15925-15930.
  • Mingliang Zhang, Xing Xie, Mary Tang, Craig S. Criddle, Yi Cui, Shan X. Wang. Magnetically ultra- responsive nanoscavengers for next-generation water purification systems. Nature Communications, 2013, 4: 1866.
  • Chong Liu, Xing Xie, Yi Cui. Antimicrobial nanomaterials for water disinfection. Nano-Antimicrobials - Progress and Prospects. Edited by Nicola Cioffi, Mahendra Rai. Springer, 2012.
  • Novel materials and devices for sustainable and reliable water and energy. University of California, Irvine, Mar. 2016, Irvine, CA, USA. (Invited talk)
  • Concentrating microorganisms in water samples by super-absorbent polymer (SAP) beads for microbial detection. The 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Mar. 2016, San Diego, CA, USA. (Oral)
  • Novel materials for harnessing microorganisms: cultivation, inactivation, and detection. Georgia Tech, Nov. 2015, Atlanta, GA, USA. (Invited talk)
  • Rational design of electrodes in electrochemical energy devices. The 4th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference, Nov. 2015, Portland, OR, USA. (Invited talk)
  • Microbial electrochemical cells for energy recovery: from electrode development to configuration design. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Apr. 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Oral)