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Dr. LI Xu (Adjunct @ NUS, Chemistry & INRS)

Senior Scientist III


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

  • Advanced polymer composites
  • Nanostructured carbon materials for energy storage
  • Hybrid nanocapsules for drug delivery and bioimaging
  • Supramolecular hydrogels as controlled release system

06/2012 ~ Present:  Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore 

04/2011 ~ Present:  Senior Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

04/2004 ~ 03/2011: Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

03/2001 ~ 03/2004: Research Associate, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

07/1995 ~ 12/1997: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Shandong University, China

07/1993 ~ 07/1995: Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Shandong University, China

01/1998 ~ 03/2001: PhD in Polymer Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

09/1990 ~ 07/1993: MSc in Polymer Chemistry, Shandong University, China

09/1986 ~ 07/1990: BSc in Chemistry, Shandong University, China

  1. He JT, Yap RCC, Wong SY, Zhang Y, Hu YT, Chen C, Zhang XK, Wang J and Li X*Controlled Growth of Metal-Organic Framework on Gold Nanoparticles” CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 5262.

  2. Hsu BYW, Kirby G, Tan A, Seifalian AM, Li X* and Wang JRelaxivity and toxicological properties of manganese oxide nanoparticles for MRI applications” RSC Advances, 2016 6, 45462.

  3. Chen H, Hou SZ, Ma HL, Li X* and Tan YBControlled gelation kinetics of cucurbit[7]uril-adamantane cross-linked supramolecular hydrogels with competing guest molecules” Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 20722.

  4. Hsu BYW, Ng M, Tan A, Connell J, Roberts T, Lythgoe M, Zhang Y, Wong SY, Bhakoo K, Seifalian AM, Li X* and Wang JpH-activatable MnO based fluorescence and magnetic resonance bimodal nanoprobe for cancer imaging” Adv Healthcare Mater, 2016, 5, 721.

  5. Roberts AD, Li X* and Zhang HF “Sulfur-containing activated carbon monoliths via ice-templating and one-step pyrolysis” Carbon, 2015, 95, 268. 

  6. Hsu BYW, Ng M, Zhang Y, Wong SY, Bhakoo K, Li X* and Wang J “A hybrid silica nanoreactor framework for encapsulation of hollow manganese oxide nanoparticles of superior T1 magnetic resonance relaxivity” Adv Funct Mater 2015, 25, 5269–5276. 

  7. Huang JY, Li X and Zhou W “Safety assessment of nanocomposite for food packaging application” Trends in Food Science and Technology 2015, 45, 187-199. 

  8. Wang SX, Chen SL, Wei QL, Zhang XK, Wong SY, Sun SH and Li X* “Bioinspired synthesis of hierarchical porous graphitic carbon spheres with outstanding high-rate performance in lithium-ion batteries” Chem Mater, 2015, 27, 336.

  9. Zhang Y, Hsu BYW, Ren CL, Li X* and Wang J “Silica-based nanocapsules: synthesis, structure control and biomedical applications” Chem Soc Rev, 2015, 44, 315. 

  10. Zhang Y, Wang M, Zheng YG, Tan H, Hsu BYW, Yang ZC, Wong SY, Chang AYC, Choolani M, Li X* and Wang J “PEOlated micelle/silica as dual-layer protection of quantum dots for stable and targeted bioimaging” Chemistry of Materials, 2013, 25, 2976.

Last updated on : 03 Apr 2019 04:53 PM