Dr. Xihong Peng is a professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University (ASU), Polytechnic Campus. She received a Ph.D. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2007. She joined ASU as an assistant professor in 2008 and was promoted to professor in 2021. Dr. Peng’s research interests are to explore novel materials and seek their applications in nanoelectronics and alternative energies, as well as to gain a fundamental understanding of the materials’ properties at an atomic level. She has applied physics-based computational methods to investigate a wide range of materials, including group IV, III-V semiconductor nanostructures, and novel materials for applications in fuel cells, photocatalysts, and Li-ion batteries.