The research in our group is highly multi-disciplinary with a special focus on functional polymer materials. Our goal is to achieve deep understanding of novel synthetic polymer materials from both chemistry and physics aspects and develop their innovative applications in various areas. We will collaborate with different research groups across the world using advanced characterization techniques and theoretical calculations/simulations. Current research topics include: 1. Developing Conjugated Polymers for Solar-to-Chemical Energy Conversion: Water Splitting, CO2 Reduction, N2 Fixation 2. Developing Functional Soft Polymers for Stretchable Electronics 3. Developing Functional Polymer Composites for Energy Dissipation
Short Biography of Hangxun Xu
Hangxun Xu received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in Polymer Chemistry in 2006 from University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry in 2011 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: Prof. Kenneth S. Suslick). Thereafter, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. John A. Rogers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Department of Materials Science Engineering & Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory). He came back to the University of Science and Technology of China in 2013.