Xiaoyang Shi


Xiaoyang Shi was born in Henan, China. He received the B.Sc. degree (Energy and Power Engineering) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the M.A. Sc. degree (Mechanical Engineering) from Columbia University, and the Ph.D. degree (Environmental Engineering) from Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Klaus S. Lackner. Xiaoyang’s Ph.D. work is on studying the mechanism of humidity-swing CO 2 sorbent. According to atomistic modeling and experiments, Xiaoyang demonstrated a series of unconventional chemical reactions in nano-confinement and applied them to capture of CO 2 driven by inexpensive water.
Currently, Xiaoyang is working as Postdoctoral Scholar with Prof. Alissa Park at Columbia University. His research focuses on the emerging fields of carbon management for fixing the climate, with an emphasis on the underlying chemistry and nanoscience that can advance Direct Air Capture of CO 2 , CO 2 conversion to synthetic fuel, and novel materials discovery for energy and environmental applications.