Senior Scientist IIInstitute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment (ISCE2)
Shibo Xi earned his PhD in Optics from the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF) at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. During his time there, he honed his expertise in utilising synchrotron radiation equipment to investigate the local structure of materials. In 2012, he joined A*STAR, where he currently holds the position of Senior Scientist II in the department of Catalysis and Green Process Engineering (CGPE) within ISCE2. Xi serves as a beamline scientist of the XAFCA beamline at the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source. His primary focus revolves around unravelling the atomic-level local structure of catalysts, particularly in their operational states, utilising X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) techniques. Xi actively collaborates with numerous research groups to conduct in-depth mechanistic investigations in the fields of thermocatalysis and electrocatalysis.
Subtle molecular differences in nickel-based electrocatalysts can open the path to more efficient water-splitting chemical