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1984—

Jan. 11th, Xiao’s Date of Birth. Born in ChangSha, Hunan, China

1992—

Oct. 31st, moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Attended Dorset Elementary School (English), then John Rennie High School (French) and then lastly MacDonald High School (English)

1997—

Dec. 25th, moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

Attended Eastern Middle School, then Montgomery Blair High School (class of 2002)

2002—

Attended University of Maryland Honor’s Program, majoring in Electrical Engineering.

2006—

Joined Dr. Reza Ghodssi’s MSAL group. Working on the III-V MEMS for Integrative Optical Microsystems project.

2006—

Graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and enrolled in University of Maryland’s Graduate program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Expect date of graduation: May 2011

2009—

Received M.S. degree in electrical engineering, thesis titled “Enhancement of an Indium Phosphide Resonator Sensor Microsystems through the Development of an Adaptive Feedback Circuit and Electrospray Deposition”.

2010—

Proposed PhD project titled “Design, fabrication, and testing of a microring resonator utilizing a virus receptor layer for selective TNT vapor detection”

Changsha, China

Montreal, Canada

Maryland, USA