Weibing Xing (2020)

Pearson Chair/Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering (ME)


B.S., Ningxia University
M.S., Simon Fraser University
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University


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Research Expertise

Dr. Xing’s research expertise in electrochemical energy storage includes primary lithium batteries, rechargeable Li-ion batteries, next-generation Li-ion batteries (Li metal anode, all-solid-sate), beyond Li-ion battery chemistries (Li-sulfur, Li-air), and supercapacitors (symmetric, asymmetric).  The scope of our research includes fundamental, material-level studies (electrodes, electrolytes, separators) and integrated, cell-level investigations and optimizations.  

  • High energy density anode active materials
  • ALD/MLD on active materials and separators
  • Advanced cathode active materials
  • Nanoporous separators with enhanced safety
  • High voltage, nonflammable, wide temperature range electrolytes
  • Composite solid electrolyte based all-solid-state battery
  • High energy/power density zero volt storage capable batteries
  • Extremely long life Li primary batteries
  • Electrocatalysts for Li-air batteries 
  • Material’s engineered LI-S batteries 
  • High energy density symmetric and asymmetric supercapacitors 


Brief Bio


Ningxia University, Yinchuan, Ningxia, China; BSc in Physics; 1982
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada; MSc in Experimental Physics; 1990
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada; PhD in Experimental Physics; 1995

Professional Experience

2020-Present - Pearson Chair Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
2011-2020 - Research Fellow, ADA Technologies, Inc.
2002-2010 - Senior Scientist, Greatbatch Inc.
1997-2002 - Senior Scientist, Electrochem
1995-1997 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University & Dalhousie University
1982-1988 - Assistant lecturer, Physics Department, Ningxia University


Dr. Xing teaches undergraduate senior and graduate courses in electrochemical energy storage and thermodynamics. Dr. Xing teaches undergraduate senior and graduate courses in electrochemical energy storage and thermodynamics. Dr. Xing will be offering new courses, ME492/592: “Introduction to Batteries and Energy Storage”, senior elective in Spring 2021 and ME692: “Introduction to electrochemical energy storage devices”, graduate elective in Fall Semester 2021.

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