Dr. Xihong Peng is an Associate Professor in Physics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic campus. Her research interests are to explore novel materials and seek their application in nanoelectronics and renewable 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 II-VI semiconductor nanostructures, organic/inorganic molecules, and novel materials for applications in fuel cells, photovoltaics, photocatalysts, Li-ion batteries, and hydrogen storage. Dr. Peng received Ph. D in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2007. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Skidmore College, New York, for the academic year 2007-2008 before joining ASU Polytechnic campus in fall 2008. She is a member of American Physical Society, Material Science Society and Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society.