Ting Xu received her PhD degree from the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was a joint postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania and National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Ting has been actively involved with many societies, including MRS, the American Physics Society (APS), American Chemical Society (ACS) and Biophysics Society (BPS). She organized and chaired symposia at both APS and ACS national meetings and is one of organizers of BPS US-Brazil thematic meeting. She also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee at Center of Integrated Nanoscience Center (CINT). She has also contributed to several roadmap reports for various federal agencies including NSF, DOE and DOD. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers and books and has been recognized with several awards.