[1] Journal Articles

1.1 First-Authored Journal Articles Published/Accepted/In Revision/Under Review:

[1] Cao X., Yvon S., Wang R., Ren Y., Srinivasan B., Hayden J., Zhao Z., Erickson D., Mehta S., A Diagnostic Platform For Rapid, Simultaneous Quantification Of Procalcitonin And C-reactive Protein In Human Serum. Under Review (2021).

[2] Cao X., Hong T., Hong S., Erickson D., Engineering Waveguide Surface by Gradient Etching for Uniform Light Scattering in Photocatalytic Applications. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. (2021). 8. 100192 [PDF]

[3] Cao X., Kim J., Mehta S., Erickson D., Two-Color Duplex Platform for Point-of-Care Differential Detection of Malaria and Typhoid Fever. Analytical Chemistry. (2021). 93 (36) 12175–12180 [PDF]

[4] Cao X., Kaminer Y., Hong T., Schein P., Liu T., Hanrath T., Erickson D., HI-Light: A Glass Waveguide Based “Shell-and-Tube” Photothermal Reactor Platform for Converting CO2 to Fuels. iScience, Cell Press. (2020). 23 (12). 101856 [PDF]

[5] Kim J.*, Cao X.*, Finkelstein J., C´ardenas W., Erickson D., Mehta S., A Two-Colour Multiplexed Lateral Flow Immunoassay System to Differentially Detect Human Malaria Species on a Single Test Line. Malaria Journal. (2019). 18 (313) * denotes equal contribution [PDF]

[6] Liu X.*, Cao, X.*, Liu Y., Li X., Wang M., Li M., Branched Multiphase TiO2 with Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Activity. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. (2018). 43 (46) 21365-21373 * denotes equal contribution [PDF]

1.2 Editorial/Op-eds Published:

[1] Cao X., Running a Muddy Road Lit by Burning Straws. Analytical Chemistry. Accepted (2021). 93 (Invited editorial & cover art, December's issue) [Link] [Author's copy]

[2] Cao X.*, De Luna P.*, Why We Need Scientists to Make Sustainable Policies. Matter, Cell Press. (2021). 4 (9) 2690-2693 * denotes equal contribution [PDF] [Author's copy]

[3] Cao X., Navigating My Way as a First-Generation Student. Matter, Cell Press. (2021). 4 (2) 332-335 (Matter Top 10 in Feb 2021, Mar 2021)[PDF] [Author's copy]

[4] Yin Z., Chen B., Cao X., et al., Young Martlets: Exploring the World of Academia and Beyond. Matter, Cell Press. (2021). 4 (5) 1434-1436 [PDF]

1.3 Contributing Journal Articles Published:

[1] Zhou Z., Liu L., Liu X., Zhou Y., Li C., Peng D., Xu J., Wang C., Cao X., Direct Combustion of Wet/dry Solution-impregnated Cigarette Butts for Nano-FeOx Synthesis: Effects of Combustion Conditions and NO Reduction Ability. Colloid and Interface Science Communications. (2022). 46. 100562 [PDF]

[2] Armstrong K., Bardow A., Cao X., et al., Accelerated Mineralisation: General Discussion (Carbon Dioxide Utilisation). Faraday Discussions. (2021). [PDF]

[3] Bardow A., Bizzarri C., Cao X., et al., Emerging Technologies: General Discussion (Carbon Dioxide Utilisation). Faraday Discussions. (2021). [PDF]

[4] Armstrong K., Barbarino S., Cao X., et al., Thermal Catalytic Conversion: General Discussion (Carbon Dioxide Utilisation). Faraday Discussions. (2021). [PDF]

[5] Armstrong K., Bardow A., Bachmann M., Cao X., et al., Life Cycle and Upscaling: General Discussion (Carbon Dioxide Utilisation). Faraday Discussions. (2021). [PDF]

[6] Chang S., Zou Z., Liu J., Isac M., Cao X., Su X., Guthrie R., Study on the Slag-Metal Interfacial Behaviors Under the Impact of Bubbles in Different Sizes. Powder Technology. (2021). 387. 125-135 [PDF]

[7] Xu G., Yu D., Zheng D., Wang S., Xue W., Cao X., Zeng H., Xiao X., Ge M., Lee W., Zhu M., Fast Heat Transport inside Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Promotes their Safety and Electrochemical Performance. iScience. (2020). 23 (10). 101576 [PDF]

[8] Zhou Z., Liu X., Li C., Cao X., Xu M., Seawater-assisted Synthesis of MnCe/Zeolite-13X for Flue Gas Elemental Mercury Removal from Coal-fired Flue Gas. Fuel. (2020). 262. 116605 [PDF]

[9] Wang R., Serge Y., Lu Z., Tablante E., Colt S., Cao X., Ren Y., Cárdenas W., Mehta S., Erickson D., Rapid Diagnostic Platform for Colorimetric Differential Detection of Dengue and Chikungunya Viral Infections. Analytical Chemistry. (2019). 91 (8) 5415-5423 [PDF]

[10] Zhou Z., Liu X., Xu J., Cao X., Zhu X., Elemental Mercury Removal over a Novel Starch-Modified MnOx/Bentonite Composite. Fuel Processing Technology. (2019). 187, 16-20 [PDF]

[11] Zhou Z., Liu X., Hu Y., Xu J., Cao X., Liao Z., Xu M., Investigation on Synergistic Oxidation Behavior of NO and Hg0 during the Newly Designed Fast SCR Process. Fuel. (2018). 225. 134-139 [PDF]

[12] Chang S., Cao X., Zou Z., Regimes of Micro-bubble Formation Using Gas Injection into Ladle Shroud. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B. (2018). 49 (3) 953-957 [PDF]

[13] Chang S., Cao X., Zou Z., Isac M., Guthrie R., Micro-bubble Formation under Non-wetting Conditions in a Full-scale Water Model of a Ladle Shroud/Tundish System. ISIJ International. (2018). 58 (1) 60-67 [PDF]

[14] Chang S., Cao X., Zou Z., Isac M., Guthrie R., Micro-Bubble Swarms in a Full-Scale Water Model Tundish. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B. (2016). 47 (5) 2732–2743 [PDF]

[15] Chang S., Cao X., Hsin C., Zou Z., Isac M., Guthrie R., Removal of Inclusions using Micro-bubble Swarms in a Four-strand, Full-scale, Water Model Tundish. ISIJ International. (2016). 56 (7) 1188-1197 [PDF]

1.4 Articles In Prep:

[1] Cao X., Liu T., Kaminer Y., Hong T., Hanrath T., Erickson D., Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization of A Glass Waveguide Based Photothermal Reactor for CO2 Reduction. MIT A+B 2020 Invited Paper for Applied Energy. (2021).

[2] Cao X., Hong T., Hong S., Erickson D., Review on Photocatalytic Reactors for Solar Fuel Production: An Optofluidic Perspective. In Preparation (2021).

[3] Lu Z., Cao X., et al., Highly Sensitive Platform for Rapid Aflatoxin Exposure Assessment. In Preparation (2021).

[2] UN Roadmap and WEF White Paper

[1] Cao X., et al., Theme Report on Energy Transition. UN Technical Working Group on Energy Transition. (2021). [PDF]

Read more about the technical working group from https://www.un.org/en/hlde-2021/page/technical-working-group-2-energy-transitions

[2] Cao X., et al., Emission Reductions. In Global Innovations from the Energy Sector 2010-2020 (Page 16). World Economic Forum. (2020). 16 [PDF]

[3] Selected Conferences

For the complete list, click on “Curriculum Vitae.”

[1] International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Virtual, 2021.

[2] Energy Generation & Use Stream, ETP 9th Annual Conference, Virtual, 2020. (Best Presenter Award)

[3] Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B, Virtual, 2020

[4] Photonics West & OPTO Conferences, San Francisco, CA, 2020 (MKS Instruments Research Excellence Awards)

[5] Nature Conferences on Solar Fuels, Wuhan, China, 2019

[6] ACS Spring National Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2019

[7] “Our Microbes, Our Global Health” Symposium, Ithaca, NY, 2018 (Third Place Award)

[8] Photonics West and BiOS Conferences, San Francisco, CA, 2018

[9] Sibley Graduate Research Symposium, Ithaca, NY, 2018 (Drafting the Future Award)

[10] International Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage, Nanjing, China, 2017

[11] ACLS International Summer School, Singapore, 2017 (Best Poster Award)

[12] 9th NYS Biotech Symposium, Syracuse, NY, 2017 (Best Poster Award)

[4] Popular Science

[1] Cao X., Artificial Photosynthesis: Converting Greenhouse Waste Emissions into Assets. Science Pictorial. (2021). 7. 18-19 (In Chinese) [PDF]

Science Pictorial, founded in Shanghai in 1933, is a popular science journal with the longest history and exerting the greatest impact in China.

[2] Cao X., (2018, February 1). A Highlight In Carbon Reduction [Blog post for Hart Energy].

Hart Energy, founded in Denver in 1973, is an energy industry publisher based in Houston.

Retrieved from https://www.hartenergy.com/exclusives/highlight-carbon-reduction-176875

[5] Web-based Writing

[1] Cao X., (2021, November 1). Impacting Climate as a Young Innovator [SDG Blog post for UN DESA].

Retrieved from https://www.un.org/development/desa/un-desa-voice/sdg-blog/2021/11

Previous contributors to the series include Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and Ant ́onio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

[2] Cao X., (2021, February 11). Flourishing as a Minority in Higher Education [Blog post for Lindau Nobel Meetings].

Retrieved from https://www.lindau-nobel.org/blog-flourishing-as-a-minority-in-higher-education/

[3] Cao X., (2020, December 9). How I Pivoted My work as a Renewable Energy Researcher to Address COVID-19 Challenges [Blog post for UNICEF].

Retrieved from https://blogs.unicef.org/east-asia-pacific/covid-wash-champions/