Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated faculty for the MSEI are affiliated with the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Earth & Planetary Sciences in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering.
Xiao Wang
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Physical Sciences Building, PSB 350
  • Mail Stop Chemistry

Summary of Expertise

Quantum Chemistry, Computational Materials Chemistry, Electronic Structure Theory

Research Interests

My group is interested in the development and application of quantum chemistry methods for large systems, especially solid-state materials. With fast and reliable first-principles methods, we aim to answer challenging questions in drug development, renewable energy, and catalysis at the quantum-mechanical level.

Biography, Education and Training

2016, Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012, B.Sc. in Chemistry, Beihang University, China


2022-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz

2019-2022, Flatiron Research Fellow, Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute, New York, NY

2016-2018, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Selected Publications

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