Hong Piao

Hong Piao

Surface Scientist at General Electric Co.

Albany, New York Area

As a LinkedIn member, you'll join 300 million other professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities.

  • See who you and Hong Piao know in common
  • Get introduced to Hong Piao
  • Contact Hong Piao directly

View Hong's full profile

Hong Piao's Overview


276 connections

Hong Piao's Summary

- Over 15 years’ research experience in surface chemistry and physics.
- Expertise in several surface analytical techniques (XPS, Auger, TOF-SIMS, XANES/NEXAFS) and ultrahigh vacuum technologies (physical and chemical thin-film deposition; destructive and non-destructive methods of materials analysis).
- The depth of knowledge of synchrotron radiation in surface studies and materials characterization.
- 24 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Hong Piao's Experience

Surface Scientist

General Electric Co.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

April 2004Present (10 years 6 months)

Surface Scientist for Chemical Technologies and Materials Characterization, where she is involved in research and development in application of advanced methods of surface analysis, including XPS, AES and synchrotron-based techniques, to the study of surface chemistry to support a wide variety of materials development programs for GE Global Research and GE business.

- CdTe solar energy: Lead technical characterization for windows focused team; provide surface and interface analysis of the materials related, help to understand the correlation to device performance.
- GE water targeted delivery: Understand the surface chemistries of carbon steel treated with corrosion inhibitors, allowing the optimization of the current corrosion inhibitors and the development of new ones
- NIST superhydrophobic nano-engineered surfaces: Find correlations between the surface chemistry/electronic structure of the materials and their hydrophobic properties, thus help identify correct procedures for materials fabrication, surface treatments and testing conditions.
- EC-AT Thermotunneling: Develop a thermionic emission and work function measurement for low work function materials.
- EC-AT SiC gate oxide development: Identify the interfacial states related to the device performance.
- Applications of synchrotron-based hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption spectroscopy in materials characterization.

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

April 2002March 2004 (2 years)

- Time-dependent growth of metal clusters on surfaces using organometallics as precursors (MOCVD method) using XPS and NEXAFS techniques.
- Adsorption and reaction mechanisms of epoxide and other multifunctional organic molecules on well-defined model catalysts such as silver single crystal using XPS and NEXAFS techniques.
- Operational responsibility for the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) facility at the U12A beamline.

Hong Piao's Skills & Expertise

  1. Powder X-ray Diffraction
  2. Characterization
  3. Thin Films
  4. Chemistry
  5. Surface Chemistry
  6. Materials Science
  7. Spectroscopy
  8. XPS
  9. Nanotechnology
  10. Catalysis
  11. Surface
  12. Materials
  13. Business Analysis
  14. Team Leadership
  15. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  16. Organic Chemistry
  17. Surface Analysis
  18. Vacuum
  19. Physics
  20. Scanning Electron Microscopy
  21. Gas Chromatography
  22. Nanomaterials
  23. Experimentation

View All (23) Skills View Fewer Skills

Hong Piao's Education

Western University

Ph.D., Surface Science


- Developed thin-film Au-Al alloys using vacuum deposition methods.
- Constructed a relationship between electronic structures and oxidation behaviors of Au-Al alloys using surface analytical methods such as XPS, XANES, TOF-SIMS and SEM/EDX etc.
- Collaborated with Celestica Inc. to investigate Au-Al bond interface failure mechanism involved in electronic packaging industry.
- Improved a XPS deconvolution method (Maximum Entropy Method (MEM)) to resolve the instrumental resolution problem.

Jilin University

M.S., Surface catalysis


- Designed/synthesized novel catalysts for low-temperature selective oxidation reaction of methane using GC, XRD, TPD, SEM/EDX, XPS and IR techniques.
- Synthesized La2O3- and BaO-supported catalysts for selective oxidation reaction of methane.
- Investigated the kinetics of selective oxidation reaction of methane.
- Investigated the catalyst phase compositions, the phenomenon of active component enrichment on the catalyst surface, and role of surface oxygen species for methane activation.

Jilin University

B.S., Physical Chemistry


Contact Hong for:

  • career opportunities
  • consulting offers
  • new ventures
  • job inquiries
  • expertise requests
  • business deals
  • reference requests
  • getting back in touch

View Hong Piao’s full profile to...

  • See who you and Hong Piao know in common
  • Get introduced to Hong Piao
  • Contact Hong Piao directly

View Hong's full profile

Not the Hong Piao you were looking for? View more »

Viewers of this profile also viewed...