Xiao grew up in Nanyang, Henan, China and received his B.E. with a specialization in Polymer Science and Engineering at Zhengzhou University in 2013. Currently, he is a Ph. D. student in University of Science and Technology of China under advisor Dr. Guoqing Zhang and Dr. Feng Wang. He joined the Dr. Sen Zhang’s group at University of Virginia as a CSC Visiting Scholar in November 2017. His research interests including oxygen reduction, fluorescent supramolecular polymeric assemblies and room temperature phosphorescence. Outside of lab, Xiao enjoys playing table tennis, Chinese chess and travelling.