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Fengjuan Xiao – University of Reading

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Fengjuan Xiao

Mrs Fengjuan Xiao
Job Title:
Senior Technician - Teaching and Research
Fenjuan Xiao



My main duties and responsibilities are:

  • To be responsible for the delivery of technical support activities on a suite of analytical instruments in particular the Sercon elemental analyzer and GC instruments.
  • To effect routine maintenance of analytical laboratory equipment.
  • To deliver training to researchers, technicians and students in the operation of analytical laboratory equipment.
  • To ensure staff and students working within specialist areas have received safety inductions and safety critical training according to Standard operating Procedures.

Areas of Interest

Research groups / Centres


  • 1. T. Takanohashi, F. Xiao, T. Yoshida, I. Asito
    Difference in extraction yields between CS2/NMP and NMP for Upper Freeport coal
    Energy & Fuels, 2003, 17, 255-256
  • 2. T. Takanohashi, F. Xiao, I. Asito, Y. Sanokawa, M. Iino
    Effect of lighter constituents on the solubility of heavy constituents of coals
    Fuel, 2000, 79, 955-960


  • M. Sci., Materials Chemistry
  • Wuhan University of Science and Technology
  • B. Eng., Chemical engineering
  • Dalian University of Technology

I worked at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan and Loughborough University for many years as a research assistant and lab technician before joining Reading University in 2017.

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