Headshot of Xiaowei Teng
Goddard Hall 129
+1 (508) 8316029
Ph.D. University of Rochester 2006
B.S. & M.S. East China University of Science and Technology 2001

My research focuses on electrochemical engineering, particularly aqueous batteries and the conversion of small organic molecules for electricity.   My research strongly benefits from the use of synchrotron X-ray and neutron tools available at national laboratory user facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy, through which a fundamental understanding of electrode/electrolyte interaction can be obtained at an atomic level so that we can design the next generation of low-cost and green electrochemical devices using non-toxic and earth-abundant materials.   I love to work with people to transform innovative and collaborative energy research through knowledge and scientific discoveries.  I commit to connecting industries, national laboratories, and public agencies, working toward renewable energy solutions and technologies, and training and educating the next generation of energy researchers and the workforce. 

Innovations Report
Efficiently moving urea out of polluted water is coming to reality

Innovations Report covered the results of a WPI study on the removal of urea from wastewater for use in hydrogen production that was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. The research team was led Xiaowei Teng, James H. Manning Professor of Chemical Engineering.