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Dr. XU Jianwei (Adjunct @ NUS, Chemistry)

Principal Scientist I/Research Councillor


IMRE staff with Adjunct Appointment in University/Industry, Soft Materials (SOF) Department


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

Research Details

Functional polymer materials; Conjugated polymer materials; Organic electrochromic materials;

Organic-inorganic hybrid materials; Hybrid thermoelectric materials

High value-added specialty chemicals and specialty polymers for various industry applications
High Performance Organic Electrochromic Materials for Smart Window

Cost-Effective Lignin Based Lubricating Oil
Conducting Polymer Based Hybrid Composites as High Performance Thermoelectric Materials

Engineer, Analysis & Research Centre, Department of Chemistry, TongJi University, Shanghai China, July 1991 - Jan. 1997

Principal Scientist I (current designation), Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore, July 2000 - present

Ph.D. in Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2002

M.S. in Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 1991

B.S. in Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 1988

Adjunct staff at Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Programmer Manager for the Pharos “Hybrid Thermoelectric Materials for Ambient Applications” Programmer, SERC, A*STAR

Council member, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry, Singapore

1)     Chua, M. H.; Huang, K.-W.; Xu, J.;* Wu, J.* Org. Lett. 2015 (accepted) “Unusual Intramolecular Hydrogen Transfer in 3,5-Di (tri-phenylethylenyl) BODIPY Synthesis and 1,2-Migratory Shift in Subsequent Scholl Type Reaction”

2)     Cho, C. M.; Ye, Q.; Neo, W. T.; Lin, T.; Lu, X.;* Xu, J* Polym. Chem. 2015 (accepted) “Ultrahighly Electron-deficient Pyrrolo-acenaphtho-pyridazine-dione Based Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymers for Electrochromic Applications”

3)     Zhou, H.; Liu, F.; Wang, X.; Yan, H.; Song, J.; Ye, Q.; Tang, B. Z.;* Xu, J.* J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 5490-5498. “Aggregation Induced Emission Based Fluorescence pH and Temperature Sensors: Probing Polymer Interactions in Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide-co-tetra(phenyl)ethane acrylate)/Poly(methacrylic acid) Interpenetrating Polymer Networks”          

4)     Neo, W. T.; Ong, K. H.; Lin, T. T.; Chua, S-J.; Xu, J.* J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 5589-5597. “Effects of Fluorination on the Electrochromic Performance of Benzothiadiazole-Based Donor-Acceptor Copolymers” 

5)     Neo, W. T.; Ye, Q.; Lin, T.; Chua, S. J.; Xu, J.* Solar Energy Mater. Solar Cells, 2015 136, 92-99. “4,9-Dihydro-s-indaceno[1,2-b:5,6-b’]dithiophene-Embedded Electrochromic Conjugated Polymers with High Coloration Efficiency and Fast Coloration Time”

6)     Ye, Q.; Neo, W. T.; Lin, T.; Song, J.; Yan, H.; Zhou, H.; Shah, K. W.; Chua, S. J.; Xu, J.* Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 1487-1494. “Pyrrolophthalazine Dione (PPD)-based Donor-Acceptor Polymers as High Performance Electrochromic Materials”

7)     Ding, G.; Lin, T.; Zhou, R.; Dong, Y.; Xu, J.;* Lu, X.* Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 13226 –13233. “Electrofluorochromic Detection of Cyanide Anions Using a Nanoporous Polymer Electrode and the Detection Mechanism”

8)     Zhou, H.; Li, J.; Chua, M.; Yan, H.; Tan, B. Z.;* Xu, J.* Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 5628-5637. “Poly(acrylate) with Pendant Aggregation-induced Emission (AIE)  Tetraphenylethene Luminogens: Highly Stable AIE Polymer nanoparticles for Effective Detection of Nitro-compounds”

9)     Ding, G.; Lin, T.; Zhou, R.; Dong, Y.; Xu, J.;* Lu, X.* Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 13226 –13233. “Electrofluorochromic Detection of Cyanide Anions Using a Nanoporous Polymer Electrode and the Detection Mechanism”

10)  Zhou, H.; Ye, Q.; Neo, W. T.; Song, J.; Yan, H.; Zong, Y.; Tan, B. Z.;* Hor, A. T. S.; Xu, J.* Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 13785-13788. “Electrospun Aggregation-induced Emission Active POSS-based Porous Copolymer Films for Detection of Explosives”

11)  Ding, G.; Zhou, H.; Xu, J.;* Lu, X.* Chem Commun. 2014, 50, 655-657. “Electrofluorochromic Detection of Cyanide Anions Using a Benzothiadiazole-containing Conjugated Copolymer”

12)  Ding, G.; Cho, C. M.; Chen, C.; Zhou, D.; Wang, X.; Tan, A. Y. X.; Xu, J.;* Lu, X.* Org. Electronics 2013, 14, 2748–2755. “Black-to-transmissive Electrochromism of Azulene-based Donor–acceptor Copolymers Complemented by Poly(4-styrene sulfonic acid)-doped Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)”

13)  Tan, T. T. Y.; Reithofer, M. R.; Chen, E. Y.; Menon, A. G.; Hor, T. S. A.; Xu, J.;* Chin, J. M.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16272−16275. “Tuning Omniphobicity via Morphological Control of Metal-Organic Framework Functionalized Surfaces”

14)  Neo, W. T.; Loo,  L. M.; Song, J.; Wang, X.; Cho, C. M.; Chan, H. S. O.; Zong, Y.; Xu, J.* Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4663-4675. “Solution-Processable Blue-to-Transmissive Electrochromic Benzotriazole-Containing Conjugated Polymers”

15)  Chin, J. M.;* Reithofer, M. R.; Tan, T. T. Y.; Menon, A. G.; Chen, E. Y.; Chow, C. A.; Hor, A. T. S.; Xu, J.* Chem. Commun. 2013, 493-495. “Supergluing MOF liquid marbles”

1)    Xu, J.; Zhang, J.; Wang, S.; Ng, J.K.P.; Ji, R.; Xu, B.; Hu, S. “Phosphazene compound, lubricant and magnetic recording medium having such compound, method preparation, and method of lubrication” (Granted) PCT/SG2006/000198; WO2008/008041 A1; JP 2009-542805;  US 2009/0291325 A1, 2009

2)    Xu, J.; Wang, X.; Zhang, J.; He, C. “Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes” Application No.: 61/202.492. Official Filing Date: 4-Mar-09. WO2010/101530A1, 2010

3)    Xu, J.; Wang, X.; He, C.; Zhang, J.; Ji, R.; Xu, B. “Fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes” US provisional patent application; Application No.: 61/416,618; 2010

4)    Wu, D.; Liu, Y.; Xu, J.; He, C. “Copolymers as rheology modifiers” US provisional patent application no. 61/425,497, 2010

5)    Janczewski, D.; Song, J.; Tomczak, N.; Zong, Y.; Xu, J.; Vancso, G. J. “Synthesis of amphiphilic polyferrocenylsilane and its applications as a redox responsive container and nanoparticles coating” Singapore Patent Application No. 201107326-9, 2011

6)    Xu, J.; Ji, R.; Wang, X.; Tan, A.Y.X.; Cho, C.M.; He, C.; Xie, H.; Tsai, J. W.H. “Lubricant containing cyclotriphosphazene for magnetic disk, and method of producing a magnetic medium having such lubricant” Singapore Patent Application No.: 201205891-3, 2012

7)    Xu, J.; Ji, R.; Wang, X.; Cho, C.M.; Tan, A.Y.X.; He, C.; Xie, H.; Tsai, J.W.H. “Lubricant containing cyclotriphosphzene with a hydrophilic substituent”, Singapore Patent Application No.: 201205893-9, 2012

8)    Chin, J.M.; TAY, S.W.; WANG, X.; XU, J.; HOR, A.T.S. “Method for formation of nanoparticles with photo responsive wettability and their uses thereof”,  Singapore Patent Application No.: 201301172-1, 2013

9)    Thong , A. Z. H.; Chin, J. M.; Xu, J. “Single step contactless method for the formation of a polymer film with regions of varying topography and/or hydrophobicity”, SG Patent Application No.: 201304029-0; 2013

10) Chin, J. M.; Tay, S. W.; Xu, J.;  Tan, A. Y. X. “Dry liquids gas adsorption and purification”, SG Patent Application No.: 201308215-1A; 2013

11) Chin, J. M.; TAY, S. W.; Loh, X. J.; Tan,  A. Y. X; Tan, T. T. Y.; Xu, J. “Evaporative cooling by hydrogels” SG patent Application No: 201308215-1, 2014

12) Yan, H.; Xu, J.; Ye, Q. “Durable superhydrophobic coating”, SG patent application no.: 10201407612Y, 2014

13) Ye, Q.; Cho, C. M.; Neo, W. T.; Xu, J. “Methods for preparation of electron-deficient acceptors imide-fused pyridazines and imide-fused phthalazines, and methods of use of such compounds for preparation of conjugated oligomers and polymers”, SG Patent no.: 10201404150Q. 2014

14) Ye, Q.; Xu, J.; Yan, H.; Zhou, H. SG Patent Application No. 10201506539V “Palmitic acid esters as thickeners in grease lubricant and method to prepare the same”, 2015

15) Yan H.; Xu J.; Ye Q.; Zhou, H. “Poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(methylhydrosiloxane) covalently modified with zero -two dimensional nanoadditives for durable superhydrophobic coating”, approved to file, 2015

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