Xin Gui received the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award

Xin Gui in laboratoryXin Gui, LSU Chemistry graduate student and recipient of the 2020 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Award 

LSU Chemistry graduate student Xin Gui has been selected for the 2020 Ludo Frevel Crystallography award from the International Centre for Diffraction Data. Xin works under the direction of Professor Weiwei Xie and studies how to design and synthesize new solid-state materials with intriguing properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism. They are trying to develop new strategies, for instance, selecting novel critical charge transfer pairs which are crucial in holding superconductivity in matters, to help people exploring novel materials. Xin's award proposal involves the manipulation of superconducting transition temperature by tuning electronic structure in layered di-transition-metal chalcogenide system with doping, which is another way to pursue high-temperature superconductivity, one of the ultimate goals for the community.

Approximately 10 of these prizes are awarded to the international community each year. The scholarship includes a $2500 award to help support the education and research program of promising graduate students in crystallography-related fields. As a non-profit, scientific organization, the ICDD serves as the world center for quality diffraction data, in part, through the scientific contributions of its worldwide membership with representation from academe, government, and industry.  For more additional program information, visit ICDD Ludo Frevel Scholarship.

Dr. Weiwei Xie Research Group