Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Xisen Hou

Graduate Student

Hometown: Qingdao, China

Joined group: 2012


B.S. (A.C.S. Certified) in Chemistry, Hope College. Supervisor: Prof. Kenneth Brown. 2008 - 2012


2. Chenfeng Ke, Nathan L. Strutt, Hao Li, Xisen Hou, Karel J. Hartlieb, Paul R. McGonigal, Zhidong Ma, Julien Iehl, Charlotte L. Stern, Chuyang Cheng, Zhixue Zhu, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Thomas J. Meade, Youssry Y. Botros, and J. Fraser Stoddart*, "Pillar[5]arene as a Co-Factor in Templating Rotaxane Formation", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 1701917030

Pillar[5]arene as a Co-Factor in Templating Rotaxane Formation


1. Kenneth L. Brown*, Xisen Hou, Olajide Banks, Kevin A. Krueger, Julian Hinson, Graham F. Peaslee, Paul A. DeYoung, Shannon M. Alger, Jessica Benzer, Thomas L. Neils, "Characterization of Tris (5-amino-1,10-phenanthroline) Ruthenium(II/III) Polymer Films Using Cyclic Voltammetry and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry", Int. J. Chem., 2011, 3, 1219
Characterization of Tris (5-amino-1,10-phenanthroline) Ruthenium(II/III) Polymer Films Using Cyclic Voltammetry and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry


I was born and raised in China. My hometown, Qingdao, is a beautiful city in the northeast of China by the ocean. I came to the U.S. when I was 18 and spent a year as a high school exchange student in Hull, IA. I then spent the next four years studying chemistry at Hope College in Holland, MI. During my time at Hope, I conducted research with Professor Kenneth Brown in electrochemistry. In Fall 2011, I spent a semester as an intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, conducing research on synthesis of carbon nanospheres with Dr. Sheng Dai. I am now a Ph.D. student in the Stoddart Group, and I'm loving everything in the Research Palace: My PI is so caring, the lab environment is so friendly, the research is so exciting, and my lab mates are so kind and helpful. In my spare time, I like playing some Chopin, traveling around, and horseback riding.


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