Xie Recognized as Emerging Investigator

Xing Xie 

Assistant Professor Xing Xie has received the Emerging Investigator Award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

The Emerging Investigator Award recognizes scientists and engineers that have demonstrated significant impact on research, teaching, service and leadership in the field of sustainable nanotechnology.

The award was announced during the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization’s 9th Nano Conference on Nov. 12.

“This is the first recognition I have received from a worldwide professional society. It is a great honor to me,” Xie said. “I appreciate all the help and support I have received from this community. I have met many people in SNO conferences. Many of them became my friends, colleagues, and mentors, and also one became my Ph.D. student this year. I have gained a lot from SNO. Winning the Emerging Investigator Award will be a great encouragement for me to continue dedicating my career to the field of sustainable nanotechnology.”

Xie, the Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been active with the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization since he won the organization’s student travel award as a Ph.D. student seven years ago.

At Georgia Tech, Xie has promoted the field of sustainable nanotechnology as an educator. He developed a new graduate course in environmental nanotechnology that introduces the fundamentals of nanomaterials and helps students explore environmental applications of nanotechnology, including water treatment, air purification, resources recovery, remediation and environmental sensors.

Xie’s research focuses on the applications of innovative materials for sustainable and reliable water and energy. He has worked on projects related to water treatment and reuse, microbial detection and quantification, energy and resource recovery and energy storage. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles with more than 6,000 citations.