Xinhua Liang

Xinhua Liang

Pronouns: He/him/his

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

  • Phone
  • Office
    Green Hall, Room 3120D
  • Lab location
    Green Hall, Room 3159


PhD, chemical engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2008
MS, chemical engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2003
BS, chemical engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2001


Designs novel nanostructured materials using gas-phase synthesis to address energy and environmental challenges


Xinhua Liang’s research interests are in the synthesis, functionalization and applications of nanoparticles. Liang is internationally recognized for gas-phase atomic/molecular layer deposition in scalable fluidized bed reactors to synthesize or functionalize nanomaterials for various applications, such as catalysis and energy storage. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers. He has received numerous awards and honors while at Missouri S&T, including the Faculty Research Award in 2015, 2019 and 2021; Faculty Excellence Award, 2018; and Dean's Scholar, College of Engineering and Computing, 2016-2018.


Liang joins McKelvey Engineering in August from Missouri University of Science & Technology, where he is the Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and has been a member of the faculty since 2012. Previously, he was a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder and director of the R&D Department at Neo-Dankong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in China.