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Xu Jianwei

Singapore National Institute of Chemistry


Dr. Jianwei XU is currently a Principal Scientist I at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) , Agency for Science, Research and Technology (A*STAR), and he is also an Adjunct Research Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Dr. XU received his B.S. and his M.S. in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University in China in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He graduated from NUS with a Ph. D degree in 2000. Dr. XU joined IMRE in 2000. From 2011 to 2016, he was appointed as the Head of Synthesis and Integration Capability Group that is the largest research capability group in IMRE. Currently, he is a Strategic Research Councilor of IMRE, A*STAR. He is also program manager of A*STAR, Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) hybrid thermoelectric program. In IMRE, his major research work is focusing on the development of functional polymer materials, hybrid materials, high-temperature lubrication materials, and liquid crystalline materials for various applications. In particular, he has been leading/participating numerous industry-funded projects since he joined IMRE. He has collaborated with many multinational companies including Seagate International Technology, Boeing Company, Procter & Gamble, Rolls Royce, SIA Engineering Company, Honeywell, Symrise, Sumitomo Bakelite, etc. He has published more than one hundred papers in refereed journals, filed more twenty patents and company know-hows, some of them have been licensed to the Singapore and US companies for commercialization. Since 2012, he has been elected as one of the SNIC council members.

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Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

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