Dr. Bei Xiang

Dr. Bei Xiang

Contact Information

Home Address: 
5000 Orchard Park Circle 
Apt 7321 
CA 95616, USA
Office Address: 
129 Everson Hall 
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616


  • Hands on experience on twin screw extruder, SEM, WAXD, Instron, Rheometer, DSC, TGA, FTIR, etc.
  • Strong background in polymer processing, characterization and testing
  • Strong background in polymer synthesis (Emulsion polymerization)
  • Strong management and problem solving skills
  • Excellent skills on independent work, teamwork, and working under pressure.


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering with a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology
University of California at Davis, September 2002 - Present (Expected December 2007)

  • Specialization: Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry & Protein Chemistry
  • Thesis topic: Novel Modified Polymeric Substrate for Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis and Biological Assay
  • Advisor: Dr. Gang Sun & Dr. Kit S. Lam

B.S., Chemical Engineering
Nanjing University, China, September 1998 - July 2002

  • Thesis topic: Process Control and Optimization for Several Salts Preparation
  • Advisor: Prof. Bisheng Rui

Research Experience

Research Assistant
For Dr. Kit S Lam and Dr. Gang Sun, UC Davis, January 2004 - Present

  • Combine biotechnology with chemical engineering and polymer science to develop novel solid supports for solid phase synthesis, biological assay and enzyme immobilization.
  • Raise new ideas of developing planar support based combinatorial synthesis and encoding method.
  • Develop polymeric substrates in various forms which can be successfully applied on synthesizing peptides and binding biological molecules.

Research Assistant
For Dr. Tonya Kuh, UC Davis, September 2002 - October 2003

  • Pursue the research on Biosensing Membrane. Prove the possibility of applying polymer self-assembly and photolithography techniques on developing protein-imbeded biomembrane-based biosensor.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant
Chemical Engineering Laboratory, UC Davis, Fall 2003

  • Supervise and teach the lab of general chemical engineering experiments

Teaching ASsistant 
General Chemistry Laboratory, UC Davis, Winter and Spring 2005

  • Teach the general chemistry lab skills and lead the discussion

Internship Experience

Nanjing Jinling Chemical Plant
Nanjing, China, October 2001 - December 2001

  • Study the industry production of powder-form lead oxide, Calcium Stearate and Barium Stearate
  • Design optimized production process for industry production of Calcium Stearate & Barium Stearate to shorten production period and reduce the material, energy consuming.

Relevant Coursework

  • Structure-Function Biomolecules
  • Membrane Biology
  • Macromolecules
  • Statistic Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Optical Methods in Bio-Research
  • Molecular Cell Neurobiology
  • Polymer Fiber Science
  • Advanced Mass Transfer
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics


Written and Speaken proficiency in both English and Chinese

Memberships and Awards


  • UC Davis Summer Research Fellowship - 2003


  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers since 2004
  • Member of American Chemical Society since 2006

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Xiang, Bei; Sun, Gang; Lam, Kit S. Novel modified polymeric fabric /fiber as solid supports for peptide synthesis and biological assay. Abstracts of Papers, 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Sept. 10-14, 2006 (2006), PMSE-387. CODEN: 69IHRD AN 2006:864335 CAPLUS

Hobbies and Interests

  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • High-tech electronics