Feng Xie

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Functionalized MOFs for Energy-related Applications.

Selected Publications

  • Structural transformation of highly active metal–organic framework electrocatalysts during the oxygen evolution reaction.S Zhao, C Tan, CT He, P An, F Xie, S Jiang, Y Zhu, KH Wu, B Zhang, H Li, ... Nature Energy 5 (11), 881-890
  • Facet engineering in metal organic frameworks to improve their electrochemical activity for water oxidation. J Wan, D Liu, H Xiao, H Rong, S Guan, F Xie, D Wang, Y Li Chemical Communications 56 (31), 4316-4319;
  • Ultraviolet light assisted heterogeneous Fenton degradation of tetracycline based on polyhedral Fe3O4 nanoparticles with exposed high-energy {110} facets. G Zhu, X Yu, F Xie, W Feng Applied Surface Science 485, 496-505;
  • Polysilicon passivating contacts for silicon solar cells: Interface passivation and carrier transport mechanism/ W Liu, X Yang, J Kang, S Li, L Xu, S Zhang, H Xu, J Peng, F Xie, JH Fu, ...ACS Applied Energy Materials 2 (7), 4609-4617
  • First achieving highly selective oxidation of aliphatic alcohols to aldehydes over photocatalysts F Xie, Y Zhang, X He, H Li, X Qiu, W Zhou, S Huo, Z Tang Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (27), 13236-13243 


  • M.S., Chemistry, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2019;
  • B.S., Environmental Chemistry, Jilin University, China, 2017
  • B.A. Finance, Jilin University, China, 2017

Professional Profile

  • Visiting Student, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China, 2017 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • 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 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Metal-organic framework Porous material separation catalysis Electron Microscopy