Professor of Physics
Xidong serves as an Associate Professor of Physics in the Chemistry, Engineering and Physics Department at Biola University. Xidong also held a special term appointment at Argonne National Laboratory where he conducted research on medium-range order structures in amorphous materials until 2008. Xidong's research interests include medium-range order in amorphous materials, fluctuation electron microscopy, interface roughness and dynamical surface growth. His research has been funded by grants from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Recently, he has started collaborative research using Atomic Force Microscopy to study cell structures at nanometer scales. Xidong is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at many conferences. Xidong is very blessed to be married to his wife Lydia, who is a California native. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, classical music and literature.