Dequan Xiao is the director of Center for Integrative Materials Discovery and Endowed Jacob F. Buckman Chair and Associate Professor at the University of New Haven (UNH). He joined the faculty of UNH in August 2013. He teaches the courses of Physical Chemistry and Laboratory, and Polymer Science. He is the coordinator for Physical Chemistry Laboratory.

Dr. Xiao serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Journal of American Chemical Society, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry, RSC Advances, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Molecular Modeling, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Molecules, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Computing in Science and Engineering, Journal of Chemical Theory an Computation, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Solid-State Ionics, and Journal of Mathematical Bioscience.

Dr. Xiao serves as a reviwer for the following funding agents: National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), National Science Centre (NCN, Poland), NASA CT Space Grant Consortium .

His current academic services include:

Campus Director, NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.

Chemistry Graduate Program Coordinator

Chemistry Graduate Program Coordinator, 2018-present

Campus Director, NASA CT Space Grant Consortium, 2014-2019

University Research Scholar, 2016-2019

Postdoc, Yale University, 2009-2013

Ph.D., Duke University, 2009

M.S., University of Central Florida, 2003

M.S., Sichuan University (China), 1999

B.S., Sichuan University (China), 1996