Xiaodi is from Henan, China. He received his BS in chemistry in 2009 and his MS in physical chemistry in 2011 from Wuhan University. Since he joined the Wu lab in 2012, he has worked on the invention and development of the novel, highly-efficient, and catalyst-free potassium-air (K-air) battery. Xiaodi is interested in the general electrochemical processes for energy conversion and storage applications. His current research is focused on studying the battery’s mechanisms, prototyping the K-air battery, and developing materials for electrodes and electrolytes.