Feng Xie

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

​My research interests at KAUST mainly focus on using Electron Microscopy to study surface and interfacial structures between MNPs and MOFs, interpreting the structure-catalysis relationships and unraveling the reaction mechanism at the atomic level.

Selected Publications

  • Fabrication of Sm-doped porous In2O3 nanotubes and their excellent formaldehyde-sensing properties
    C. Liu, X. Wang, F. Xie, L. Liu, S. Ruan
    Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, (2016)
  • Modeling Refugee Immigration Policies
    F. Xie, X. Hu, M. Zhang
    The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM), (2016)
  • Orbit Design and Control Strategies of Chang’E 3 Soft Landing
    F. Xie, J. Wen, L. Zhang
    China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, (2014)


  • ​B.Sc. Environmental Engineering(Chemistry), Jilin University, China, 2013-2017
  • B.Ec. Finance(Dual Degree), Jilin University, China, 2014-2017

Professional Profile

  • ​MS/Ph.D. KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018-Current
  • Visiting Research Scholar, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2017-2018


  • ​National Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award Nomination, 2017
  • China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp Scholarship, 2016
  • Meritorious Winner, The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM), 2016
  • National Scholarship in three successive years, 2013-2016

Research Interests Keywords

Electron Microscopy Catalysis MOF synthesis Nanomaterials