Ideate Research Analyst
CME STEM Volunteer
Dr. Xiao Zhong is Senior Ideate Research Analyst at Mach49, a firm that helps Global 1000 companies develop a pipeline and portfolio of successful new ventures by Disrupting InsideOut™ and Disrupting OutsideIn™. Xiao holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from New York University. His specialties include crystallization, polymorphism, organic synthesis, microarray fabrication and colloid packing. Under the advice of Dr. Michael Ward since September 2012 he has conducted research on the role of self-assembled monolayer on crystal polymorphism and the fabrication of micro-corrals for crystallization by Polymer Pen Lithography. Previously, under the guidance of Dr. Adam Braunschweig (September 2011-August 2012) he investigated the critical role of polymer stiffness in Polymer Pen Lithography, developed a new nano-lithographic tool (Nanosizer) for preparing combinatorial arrays in situ and multiplex lectin arrays printing, investigated optical properties of chiral structures printed by Polymer Pen Lithography and performed radical thiol-ene chemistry on hydrogel substrate for microarray fabrication.