The research in our group is highly multi-disciplinary with an emphasis on organic polymer-based 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. Nanostructured Polymers for Solar Energy Conversion 2. Polymer-Derived Carbon Materials for Electrocatalytic Conversion 3. Functional Soft Polymers for Flexible & Stretchable Electronics
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 as a Professor in 2013 through the "National 1000 Young Talents" program supported by the Chinese Central Government.