Dequan Xiao is the director of Center for Integrative Materials Discovery and University Research Scholar at the University of New Haven (UNH). He joined the faculty of UNH in August 2013. He teaches the courses of Physical Chemistry and Laboratory, and Polymer Science. He is the coordinator for Physical Chemistry Laboratory in Spring 2014.

Dr. Xiao serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Molecular Modeling, RSC Advances, Molecules, and Journal of Mathematical Bioscience.

His current academic services include:

Associate Chair, Gordon Research Seminars − Vibrational Spectroscopy in 2014.

Student Poster Technical Committee, Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in 2014.

Advisory Board, NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.








Campus Director, NASA CT Space Grant Consortium, 2014-present

University Research Scholar, 2016-2019


Postdoc, Yale University, 2009-2013

Ph.D., Duke University, 2009

M.S., University of Central Florida, 2003

M.S., Sichuan University (China), 1999

B.S., Sichuan University (China), 1996