Professor Gang Xiao joined the faculty at Brown in 1989. He is Professor of Physics and Professor of Engineering. He is currently the Chair of the Physics Department, and was the Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Soft Matter at Brown. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He conducts research in the area of condensed matter physics, novel electronic and magnetic materials and devices.
He pursued his doctoral and postdoctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow from 1990 to 1992. He received a five-year National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1992. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Overseas Chinese Physicists Association in 1995. He received an IBM Partnership Award during 1997 to 1999.