Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Chen Xiaodong

Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies), School of Materials Science & Engineering

School of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6513 7350
Office: N4.1-02-32

  • PhD (Summa Cum Laude) University of Munster 2006
  • MS (Physical Chem) (Hons) Inst. of Chem, Chinese Acad of Sc 2002
  • BS (Chem) Hons Fuzhou University 1999
Asst Prof Chen is currently in the School of Materials Science and Engineering since Jan 2009. He received his BS degree in chemistry (honors) from Fuzhou University in China in 1999 and MS degree in physical chemistry (honors) from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the guidance of Prof. Minghua Liu in 2002. After that, he moved to University of Muenster in Germany and obtained his PhD degree in biochemistry (Summa Cum Laude) under the direct of Prof. Harald Fuchs and Prof. Lifeng Chi. In 2006, he joined prof. Chad Mirkin's group at Northwestern University as postdoctoral fellow. Since 2009, he is NRF research fellow and Nanyang Asst Prof in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He has done significant research work in the area of self-assembly, nanoelectroncis, and plasmonics, and published over 40 papers in prestigious refereed journals.
Research Interests
Currently, Prof. Chen's research focuses on three directions: (1) Nanobioelectronics: to develop integrated nanostructure-biomaterial hybrid systems for bioelectronics and probe biological processes at the nanoscale; (2) Bioinspired assembly: to mimic methods used by nature for interfacing organic and non-organic material and building hierarchical structures with advanced functions, and (3) Nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage: to explore nanoscale modules for light harvesting, charge separation, solar energy conversion, and storage.
Research Grant
  • A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (2012-2017) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-)
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2015-)
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2016-)
  • MERLION (2014-)
  • NRF CREATE (2011-)
  • NRF CREATE (2012-)
  • NRF Competitive Research Program (2015-)
  • NRF Proof of Concept (2015-)
Current Projects
  • Active plasmonic structures and their applications in biosensing
  • An Integrated Antibacterial Nanotherapy for Infections of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Bioinspired Nanojunctions:from Programmed Assembly to Advanced Functions
  • Integrated Plasmonic Nanostructures for Biomimetic Sensing
  • Mechanistic Probing Electrochemical Processes in Ultrafast Charging LIBs
  • Molecular Plasmoelectronics Based on Organometallics
  • Multiple Modulation of Molecular Transport Junctions
  • Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management
  • Nanomaterials for Water Management I
  • Nanostructured-Biomaterials hybrid systems for bioelectronics
  • Next generation high performance transparent conductors for flexible interactive touch devices
  • Organometallics for molecular plasmonics
  • Self-Powered Flexibile Sensors Based on Microstructured Silicon Arrays
  • SinBeRISE Subproject 4 - Materials
  • Structurability and Patterning of Transparent Conductors
  • Surface Lewis Acid of Alumina Driven Photocatalysis for Selective Organic Transformations
  • Ultrafast Charge Lithium-Ion Batteries Based On Additive-Free Anode Materials
  • Ultrafast Charging Lithium-ion Batteries for Hearing Aids
Selected Publications
  • Xianjun Lang, Wei Hao, Wan Ru Leow, Shuzhou Li, Jincai Zhao, Xiaodong Chen. (2015). Tertiary amine mediated aerobic oxidation of sulfides into sulfoxides by visible‐light photoredox catalysis on TiO2. Chemical Science, .
  • Yuxin Tang, Yanyan Zhang, Wenlong Li, Bing Ma, Xiaodong Chen. (2015). Rational material design for ultrafast rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Chemical Society Reviews, , DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00442F.
  • Lang, X. J.; Leow, W. R.; Zhao, J. C.; Chen, X. D. (2015). Synergistic photocatalytic aerobic oxidation of sulfides and amines on TiO2 under visible-light irradiation. Chemical Science, 6(2), 1075-1082.
  • Li, Y.-Q.; Zhu, B.; Li, Y.; Leow, W. R.; Goh, R.; Ma, B.; Fong, E.; Tang, M.; Chen, X. (2015). Synergistic Capture Strategy for Enhanced Bacteria Detection and EliminationSynergistic Capture Strategy for Enhanced Bacteria Detection and Elimination. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 126(23), 5947–5951.
  • Cangjie Yang, Quang Thang Trinh, Xiaochen Wang, Yuxin Tang, Kai Wang, Shuo Huang, Xiaodong Chen, Samir H. Mushrif, Mingfeng Wang*. (2015). Crystallization-Induced Red Emission of a Facilely Synthesized Biodegradable Indigo Derivative. Chemical Communications, 51, 3375-3378.

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