Songwen Xie Ph.D. 

School Attended:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, PhD

Current Position:
Associate Professor in Chemistry 

What do you love about your job?
Teaching is always rewarding. 

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?
Follow your interest. Only when you are interested in something, you are willing to spend time working on it. 

What is your dream vacation?
South Pole 

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?
Grit 

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 
Some type of musical instrument, like piano, violin, or drum. 

Ask me about: 
Teaching at college level, organic/pharmaceutical chemistry, finding internships