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Dr. WANG Xiaobai

Scientist II


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


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

Research Details

  • Synthesis, characterization of hybrid materials, sustainable materials and polymers
  • Liquid crystalline materials and supramolecular liquid crystals
  • Synthesis, formulation and degradation analysis of Grease, lubricant and their characterization
  • Environment cleaning materials, characterization, application (pipe cleaning, air purification)


Formulation, characterization and application of electronic soldering materials (solder paste, flux) and SMT process

Synthesis, characterization and application of various types of lubricants, grease and polymers

Electronic materials’ characterization (chemical, thermal, mechanical) and test methods development

  • 2008 - Novel Lubricants used for High Density Recording Media 2009 - Reduced Cure Time for Sealants and Adhesives

    2010 - Development of Functionalised Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Hybrid via Engineering Coordination Space

    2011 - High Performance Protective Coating for Riser

    2012 - Improved Sealant and Adhesive Properties and Processes

    2012 - Quick Cure Adhesive, Sealants and Fillers

    2013 - Cost-Effective Lignin Based Lubricating Oil

    2013 - Frequent choking of aircraft waste system

    2013 - Surface Preparation of Contaminated Composites (CFRP) to Improve Coating Adhesion/Pollution Migration

    2015 - A Novel Bio-Absorbable Button-Hole Access Device to Preserve Vascular Access and Reduce Cost for Hemodialysis

    2015 - Chemical Breakdown of Skydrol at Elevated Temperatures

    2016 - Development of Advanced Modelling Capabilities for Addressing the Critical Issues and Reliability Challenges of Fan-out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP)

    2017 - Development of PDT Coatings for Application to Gaseous Formaldehyde Removal

    2017 - Aviation Grease Quality Degradation Investigation

    2018 - Thermal Degradation Analysis of Connector Lubricants

  • 2014-Current
Research Engineer (Scientist II), IMRE
  • 2008-2013
Research Engineer (Scientist I), IMRE
  • 2002-2007
Research Chemist, Kester
  • PhD, NUS, 2004

 A* Star Aerospace Programme Achievement Award (2016)


·        Development of Wafer Level Warpage Modelling Methodology for FOWLP Considering Effects of Viscoelastic Material Properties under Process Loadings, Xiaowu Zhang, Zhaohui Chen, Sharon Pei Siang Lim, Simon Siak Boon Lim, Boon Long Lau, Yong Han, Ming Chinq Jong, Songlin Liu, Xiaobai Wang, Yosephine Andriani, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) (submitted)

·        Green and efficient production of boron nitride nanosheets via oxygen doping-​facilitated liquid exfoliation, Andriani, Yosephine; Song, Jing; Lim, Poh Chong; Seng, Debbie Hwee Leng; Lai, Doreen Mei Ying; Teo, Siew Lang; Kong, Junhua; Wang, Xiaobai; Zhang, Xiaowu; Liu, Songlin, Ceramics International 45 (2019) 4909–4917. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.11.190

·        Two-dimensional single-layer π-conjugated nickel bis(dithiolene) complex:an electron-crystal phonon-glass-like thermoelectric material, Deng, Tianqi; Yong, Xue; Wen, Shi; Gan, Chee Kwan; Kedar Hippalgaonkar; Wang, Xiaobai; Yang, Shuo Wang; Wu, Gang, Advanced Electronic Materials (2019),  DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201800892

·        Synthesis and properties of cyclotriphosphazene and perfluoropolyether-based lubricant with polar functional groups,       Wang, Xiaobai; Tan, Angeline Yan Xuan; Cho, Ching Mui; Ye, Qun; He, Chaobin; Ji, Rong; Xie, Hui Qing; Tsai, Jack Wen Huei; Xu, Jianwei, Lubrication Science (2017), 29(1), 31-42. DOI:10.1002/ls.1347

·        Valorization of Lignin: Effective Conversion of Depolymerized Lignin to Oil by Simple Chemical Modifications Chan, Min Kang; Ye, Qun; Png, Zhuang Mao; Zeng, Hui Ning; Wang, Xiaobai; Xu, Jianwei,        Waste and Biomass Valorization (2017), 8(6), 2029 – 2036. DOI: 10.1007/s12649-016-9737-4

·        Poly(triphenyl ethene) and poly(tetraphenyl ethene): synthesis, aggregation-induced emission property and application as paper sensors for effective nitro-compounds detection, Zhou, Hui; Wang, Xiaobai; Lin, Ting; Song, Jing; Tang, Ben Zhong; Xu, Jianwei,   Polymer Chemistry (2016), 7(41), 6309-6317. DOI:10.1039/C6PY01358A

·        Engineering polydimethylsiloxane with two-dimensional graphene oxide for an extremely durable superhydrophobic fabric coating, Yan, Hong; Zhou, Hui; Ye, Qun; Wang, Xiaobai; Cho, Ching Mui; Tan, Angeline Yan Xuan; Xu, Jianwei, RSC Advances (2016), 6(71), 66834-66840. DOI:10.1039/C6RA14362H

·        Laser irradiation effect on the damage of lubricant films, Ji, Rong; Xing, Zhenxiang; Ma, Yansheng; Ying, Ji Feng; Zheng, Rongyan; Xie, Huiqing; Wang, Xiaobai; Tan, Angeline Yan Xuan; Cho, Ching Mui; Xu, Jianwei, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, B: Nanotechnology & Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, & Phenomena (2016), 34(3), 03H136/1-03H136/5.  DOI:10.1116/1.4945821

·        Perfluoropolyether/poly(ethylene glycol) triblock copolymers with controllable self-assembly behaviour for highly efficient anti-bacterial materials, Song, Jing; Ye, Qun; Lee, Wang Ting; Wang, Xiaobai; He, Tao; Shah, Kwok Wei; Xu, Jianwei, RSC Advances (2015), 5(79), 64170-64179.  DOI:10.1039/C5RA08138F

·        Highly thermally stable cyclotriphosphazene based perfluoropolyether lubricant oil, Wang, Xiaobai; Tan, Angeline Yan Xuan; Cho, Ching Mui; Ye, Qun; He, Chaobin; Ji, Rong; Xie, Hui Qing; Tsai, Jack Wen Huei; Xu, Jianwei, Tribology International (2015), 90, 257-262.  DOI:10.1016/j.triboint.2015.04.018

·        Aggregation induced emission based fluorescence pH and temperature sensors: probing polymer interactions in poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide-co-tetra(phenyl)ethene acrylate)/poly(methacrylic acid) interpenetrating polymer networks, Zhou, Hui; Liu, Feng; Wang, Xiaobai; Yan, Hong; Song, Jing; Ye, Qun; Tang, Ben Zhong; Xu, Jianwei, Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices (2015), 3(21), 5490-5498.  DOI:10.1039/C5TC00752F

·        Fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes, Wang, Xiaobai; Ye, Qun; Song, Jing; Cho, Ching Mui; He, Chaobin; Xu, Jianwei, RSC Advances (2015), 5(6), 4547-4553.  DOI:10.1039/C4RA15108A

·        Topological insulators based on 2D shape-persistent organic ligand complexes, Zhou, Qionghua; Wang, Jinlan; Chwee, Tsz Sian; Wu, Gang; Wang, Xiaobai; Ye, Qun; Xu, Jianwei; Yang, Shuo-Wang, Nanoscale (2015), 7(2), 727-735.  DOI:10.1039/C4NR05247A

·        Highly thermally resistant polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes lubricating oil prepared via a thiol-ene click reaction, Wang, Xiaobai; Chin, Jia Min; He, Chaobin; Xu, Jianwei, Science of Advanced Materials (2014), 6(7), 1553-1561.  DOI:10.1166/sam.2014.1804

·        Photoresponsive Liquid Marbles and Dry Water,   Tan, Tristan Tsai Yuan; Ahsan, Aniq; Reithofer, Michael R.; Tay, Siok Wei; Tan, Sze Yu; Hor, Tzi Sum Andy; Chin, Jia Min; Chew, Benny Kia Jia; Wang, Xiaobai, Langmuir (2014), 30(12), 3448-3454.  DOI:10.1021/la500646r

·        Self-assembled supramolecular nanoparticles mediated by host-guest interactions for photodynamic therapy,  Yan, Hong; Pan, Xiaoyong; Chua, Ming Hui; Wang, Xiaobai; Song, Jing; Ye, Qun; Zhou, Hui; Xuan, Angeline Tan Yan; Liu, Ye; Xu, Jianwei, RSC Advances (2014), 4(21), 10708-10717.  DOI:10.1039/C3RA48064J


·        “Synthesis and self-assembly of halogen-bond donor-spacer-hydrogen-bond donor molecules: polymeric liquid crystals induced by combination of intermolecular halogen- and hydrogen-bonding interactions”, Cho, Ching Mui; Wang, Xiaobai; Li, Jason Jiesheng; He, Chaobin; Xu, Jianwei, Liquid Crystals (2013), 40(2), 185-196.

·        “Solution-Processable Multicolored Dithienothiophene-Based Conjugated Polymers for Electrochromic Applications”, Wei Teng Neo,Ching Mui Cho,Jing Song, Jia Min Chin,Xiaobai Wang,Chaobin He,Hardy Sze On Chan,and Jianwei Xu, European Polymer Journal, (2013), 19(9), 2446-2456.

·        “Black-to-transmissive electrochromism of azulene-based donor-acceptor copolymers complemented by poly(4- styrene sulfonic acid)-doped poly(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene)” Guoqiang Ding, Ching Mui Cho, Chuanxiang Chen,, Dan Zhou, Xiaobai Wang, Angeline Yan Xuan Tan, Jianwei Xuand Xuehong Lu, Organic Electronics, (2013), 14(11), 2748-2755.

·        “Solution-Processable Blue-to-Transmissive Electrochromic Benzotriazole-Containing Conjugated Polymers” Wei Teng Neo, Lee May Loo, Jing Song, Xiaobai Wang, Ching Mui Cho, Hardy Sze On Chan,Yun Zong, and Jianwei Xu, Polymer Chemistry, (2013), 4(17), 4663-4675.

·        “Electrochromic π-​Conjugated Copolymers Derived from Azulene, Fluorene, and Dialkyloxybenzothiadiazole”, Lim, Shaun Zhi Hao; Neo, Wei Teng; Cho, Ching Mui; Wang, Xiaobai; Tan, Angeline Yan Xuan; Chan, Hardy Sze On; Xu, Jianwei, Australian Journal of Chemistry, (2013), 66(9), 1048-1056).

·        "Silsesquioxane derivatives having sulfur containing substituents" Application No. 61/202,492 (2009), WO 2010/101530 A1.

·        Photo-responsive macro- and micro- liquid marbles, PCT Int. Appl. (2014), WO 2014126536 A1 20140821

·        Lubricants based on perfluoropolyether adducts of cyclotriphosphazene for magnetic recording media, PCT Int. Appl. (2014), WO 2014025317 A1 20140213

·        Method For Curing Silicone Sealants By Infrared Radiation (filed as know-how in 2011)

·        Cleaning Agent Formulation (filed as know- how in 2016)

·        Use Dry Liquid Form Cyclodextrin as a Multi-Effective Absorbent for Toxic and Smelly Gases in Closed Area (filed as know-how in 2016)


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