Dr Xu Jianwei is a Deputy Executive Director (Research) at ISCE2, A*STAR and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore (NUS).
He has previously held various positions at A*STAR including as the co-manager of hybrid thermoelectric program of Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Strategic Research Councilor and Head of Synthesis and Integration Capability Group at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering.
Throughout his career, Dr Xu has led and participated in numerous competitive grant-funded projects and thematic programs. He has collaborated with many multinational enterprises to develop various functional polymers and hybrid materials.
Dr Xu has published over 250 articles in refereed journals, edited two books on organic electrochromics and aggregation-induced emission materials, filed more than 40 US and PCT patents and company know-hows, and some of his works have been licensed for commercialization.
Dr Xu has received several awards throughout his career, including the Firefly Award: Innovative Project/Policy Bronze Award from the Ministry of Trade & Industry in Singapore in 2022, the Shimadzu-SNIC Industry Award in Applied and Translational Chemistry in 2021, and the A*STAR Aerospace Programme Achievement Awards in 2018, 2014, and 2011.
His contributions to the organic chemistry and polymer materials have been recognized through his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), a Fellow of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) as well as a Fellow of the Singapore Plastics and Rubber Institute (PRIS).
Dr Xu received his B.S. and his M.S. in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University in China. He graduated from NUS with a PhD degree.
Organic chemistry and functional π-conjugated molecules and polymers
Organic electrochromic polymers
Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) molecules and polymers
Specialty chemicals and polymers