Faculty Profile


  • 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 the Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was a post-doctoral scholar at California Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. (2006) and M.S. (2008) degrees in Environmental Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University, and a second M.S. degree (2012) in Materials Science & Engineering and a Ph.D. degree (2014) in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. His research focuses on the applications of innovative materials for sustainable and reliable water and energy. He has worked on many projects related to water treatment and reuse, microbial detection and quantification, energy and resource recovery, energy storage, etc. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles with more than 6,000 citations.


  • Innovative materials for environmental applications
  • Environmental nanotechnology
  • 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)