Xiaohui Xu completed her Ph.D. in 2019 in applied chemistry from Chang'an University (China), while undertaking thesis research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie in Germany. Then, she received Princeton's Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined Prof. Rodney D. Priestley's group as a postdoc in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. At Princeton University, her postdoctoral research focus is on developing stimuli-responsive hydrogels for environmental remediation.