PhD in Surface Chemistry with Prof. S. L. Bernasek, Dept. of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton (1982-1987);
BSc in Physical Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (1978-1982)
Our research work is focused on four topics:
a) Surface chemistry of excited adsorbates on metal and semiconductors
b) Interactions of reactive atomic beams with surfaces
c) The chemical reactivities of 2-D metal films supported on insulators
d) Synthesis and applications of nano-materials
 J.H. Wu, T.Z. Xu, S.G. Ang, Q.-H. Xu, G.Q. Xu, Radially oriented anthracene nanowire arrays: preparation, growth mechanism, and optical fluorescence, Nanoscale, 3 (2011) 1855-1860.
 Y.P. Zhang, G.Q. Xu, Self-Assembled Molecular Corrals Formed on Si(111)-(7 x 7) Surface via Covalent Bond, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (2010) 16625-16629.
 Y.H. Cai, Y.X. Shao, G.Q. Xu, Photoinduced construction of a second covalently bonded organic layer on the Si(111)-7 x 7 surface, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129 (2007) 8404-+.
 F. Tao, G.Q. Xu, Attachment chemistry of organic molecules on Si(111)-7×7, Accounts of Chemical Research, 37 (2004) 882-893.
 F. Tao, Z.H. Wang, Y.H. Lai, G.Q. Xu, Attachment of styrene and phenylacetylene on si(111)-7 x 7: The influence of substitution groups on the reaction mechanism and formation of pi-conjugated skeletons, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125 (2003) 6687-6696.