Director – Corporate Technology Partnerships – Asia
Air Products (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Xiaoping Gao is located in Shanghai and is responsible for external technology collaborations, licensing and business information activities for the company in the Asian region. His experience includes working with both new and existing technology partnerships, university relationships in areas strategic to Air Products, and joint development relationships.
Xiaoping has been with the Company for over twelve years during which previously he managed the thin film and electrochemical measurement lab for the company’s Global Analytical Science department. His background and experience covers thin film properties, surface chemistry, interfacial science, in-situ measurements and electrochemistry for electronics, new materials, energy storage and transfer, water and nano technologies.
Xiaoping received his B.S. degree in Physics, and an M.S. degree in Chemical Physics from The University of Science and Technology of China and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University. He has conducted postdoctoral work at The University of Utah and at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he gained experience in micro and semiconductor electrochemistry. He is the author of 60 papers as well as book chapters in the areas of molecular interactions, surface chemistry and physics and in-situ measurements at electrochemical interfaces.