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XU Anwu, Professor, Hundred Talents Program Nano-materials and Nano-chemistry

Name: XU An-Wu (A. W. Xu, 徐安武)
Born: July 6, 1964, Anhui, P. R. China
Address: Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, 230026 Hefei, P. R. China
Tel: +86-551-63602346
Mobile: 13856000072
E-mail: anwuxu@ustc.edu.cn
 
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 Education
 1998 Ph. D. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
 1991 M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
 1988 B. S. in Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
 Research experience
 2006.11-至今 Professor, Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China
 2004.08-2006.11 Humboldt Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Germany
 2001.11-2004.08 Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
 2002.12-2003.06 Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China
 2000.11-2001.02 Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China
 1998.09-2000.10 Postdoctoral fellow, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
 1992.11-1995.09 Engineer, Nanhai Galaxy Furui New Materials Ltd. of Guangdong
 1991.03-1992.11 Engineer, The Third Chemistry Design Institute of the Chemical Engineering Ministry of China (Hefei)
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
 2005 Award for “Beauty in Science”, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Potsdam, Germany
 2001 Award for outstanding achievements in scientific research from 1999 to 2002, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
1) Nanostructured materials
2) Nanoplasmonics
3) Photocatalysis and applications
4) Energy conversion and solar cells
5) Biomimetic synthesis of nanomaterials and mesocrystal assembly
6) Novel nanostructured materials for sustained drug and gene delivery
7) Advanced functional nanocomposites
 
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1) The National Key Scientific Program of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
2) Hundred Talents Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grants No. KJ2340000003), “Biomimetic preparation and applications of advanced functional composites nanostructured materials” (2008-2011).
3) The National Natural Science Foundation of China (21271165), Preparation, self-assembly mechanism and properties of functional metal oxide mesocrystals (2013.1-2016.12).
 
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1) Lin-Fei Zhang, Sheng-Liang Zhong, and An-Wu Xu*, Highly branched concave AuPd bimetallic nanocrystals with superior electrocatalytic activity and highly efficient SERS enhancement, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 645-649. (hot paper, selected as the cover art)
2) Sha-Sha Wang, Andreas Picker, Helmut Cölfen,* and An-Wu Xu*,Calcium carbonate heterostructured microspheres with calcite equatorial loops and vaterite spherical cores,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6317-6321.
3) Xi-Lin, Wu, Tao, Wen, Hong-Li, Guo, Shubin, Yang, Xiangke, Wang,* An-Wu Xu,* Biomass derived sponge-like carbonaceous hydrogels and aerogels for supercapacitors, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 3589-3597. highlighted by C&E N
4) Jinhuan Wei, Tuckyun Cheang, Bing Tang, Haoming Xia, Zhouhao Xing, Zhenhua Chen, Yong Fang, Wei Chen, An-Wu Xu,* Shenming Wang,* Junhang Luo,* The inhibition of human bladder cancer growth by calcium carbonate/CaIP6 nanocomposite particles delivering AIB1 siRNA, Biomaterials, 2013, 34, 1246-1254.
5) Dong-Hong Wang, Li Jia, Xi-Lin Wu, Li-Qiang Lu, An-Wu Xu*, One-step hydrothermal synthesis of N-doped TiO2/C nanocomposites with highly visible-light photocatalytic activity, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 576-584. Most read articles
6) Li Jia, Dong-Hong Wang, Yu-Xi Huang, An-Wu Xu,* Han-Qin Yu, Highly durable N-doped graphene/CdS nanocomposites with enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from water under visible light irradiation, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 11466-11473 (hot paper).
7) Wen-Gang Qu, Bin Deng, Sheng-Liang Zhong, Hong-Yan Shi, Sha-Sha Wang, An-Wu Xu,* Plasmonic Resonance Energy Transfer-Based Nanospectroscopy for Sensitive and Selective Detection of TNT, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1237-1239.
8) Ying Zhang, Bin Deng, Tierui Zhang, Daming Gao, An-Wu Xu,* The shape effects of Cu2O polyhedral microcrystals on photocatalytic activity, J Phys Chem. C, 2010, 114, 5073-5079.
9) Ruiqi Song, An-Wu Xu,* M. Antonietti, H. Cölfen,* Calcite crystals with platonic shapes and minimal surfaces, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 395-399.
10) An-Wu Xu,* Wenfei Dong, M. Antonietti, H. Cölfen,* Polymorph switching of calcium carbonate crystals by polymer-controlled crystallization, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 1307-1313.
11) An-Wu Xu,* M. Antonietti, Shuhong Yu, H. Cölfen,* Polymer-mediated mineralization and self-similar mesoscale-organized calcium carbonate with unusual superstructures, Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 1333-1338.
12) Ri-Qi Song, An-Wu Xu,* Shu-Hong Yu,* Layered copper metagermanate nanobelts: hydrothermal synthesis, structure and magnetic properties, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 4152-4153.
13) An-Wu Xu,* Yurong Ma, H. Cölfen,* Biomimetic mineralization, J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 415-449 (invited review paper, selected as the cover art).
14) Rui-Qi Song, An-Wu Xu,* Bin Deng, Quan Li, Yue-Ping Fang, From layered basic zinc acetate nanobelts to novel hierarchical zinc oxide nanostructures and porous zinc oxide nanobelts. Adv. Funct. Mater, 2007, 17, 296-306.
15) Tongxin Wang, An-Wu Xu,* H. Cölfen,* Formation of Self-organized, dynamic structure pattern of barium carbonate crystals in polymer-controlled crystallization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 4451-4455. (selected as the cover art)
16) An-Wu Xu,* Markus, Antonietti, Helmut Cölfen,* Y. P. Fang, Uniform hexagonal plates of vaterite CaCO3 mesocrystals formed by biomimetic mineralization. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2006, 16, 903-908.
17) An-Wu Xu,* Qiu Yu, Wenfei Dong, Markus Antonietti, Helmut Cölfen,* Stable amorphous CaCO3 microparticles with hollow spherical superstructure stabilized by phytic acid.Adv. Mater., 2005, 17, 2217-2221.
18) Yue-Ping Fang, An-Wu Xu*, Wenfei Dong, Highly improved green photoluminescence from CePO4:Tb/LaPO4 core-shell nanowires. Small, 2005, 1, 967-971.
19) An-Wu Xu,* Yue-Ping Fang, Li-Ping You, Han-Qin Liu, A simple method to synthesize Dy(OH)3 and Dy2O3 nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 1494-1495.
20) Yue-Ping Fang, An-Wu Xu*, Rui-Qi Song, Hua-Xin Zhang, Li-Ping You, Jimmy C. Yu, Han-Qin Liu, Systematic synthesis and characterization of single-crystal lanthanide orthophosphate nanowires. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 16025-16034.
21) An-Wu Xu,* Yue-Peng Cai, Li-Zhi Zhang, Jimmy C Yu, Oxide monoliths and films with unusual long-range highly ordered lamellar structures, Adv. Mater., 2002, 14, 1064-1068.
22) An-Wu Xu,* Yue-Peng Cai, Hua-Xin Zhang, Li-Zhi Zhang, Jimmy. C. Yu. Hierarchically ordered silica mesophases created in the mixed surfactant-templating systems. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 3844-3848; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 114, 4000.
23) D. B. Kuang, An-Wu Xu, Y. P. Fang, H. Q. Liu, C. Frommen, D. Fenske, Surfactant-assisted growth of novel PbS dendritic nanostructures via facile hydrothermal process. Adv. Mater. 2003, 15, 1747-1750.
24) An-Wu Xu,* Yuan Gao, and Han-Qin Liu, The preparation, characterization, and their photocatalytic activities of rare earth doped TiO2 nanoparticles, J. Catal., 2002, 207(2), 151-157.
25) Yin Peng, An-Wu Xu*, Bin Deng, M. Antonietti, Helmut Cölfen*, Polymer-controlled crystallization of ZnO hexagonal nanorings and discs. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 2988-2993.
 
BOOK
1) Rui-Qi Song, An-Wu Xu*, Palladium Catalyzed Clean Carbonylations in Supercritical and Non-critical Carbon Dioxide, “Progress in Catalysis Research”, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. America, 2005, ISBN 1-59454-508-1, chapter 4, 81-95.
2) Wenfei Dong, An-Wu Xu*, Novel self-assembled polyelectrolyte capsules: preparation, properties and prospects, “Progress in Advanced Materials Research”, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. America, Edited by 2007, (Invited review chapter), chapter 3, p79-117. ISBN: 1-60021-893-8.
3) An-Wu Xu*, Soft Chemistry Routes to Synthesis of One-Dimensional Nanostructures and Their Properties, “One-Dimensional Nanostructure Research Advances”, USTC Publishers, China, 2009, chapter 8, p221-272.
4) An-Wu Xu*, “Bio-inspired nanostructured and mesoscale materials“ In “Bio-inspired materials synthesis: solid formation through interface reactions”, Research Signpost, in press.
5) An-Wu Xu*, “Biomimetic mineralization and mesocrystals” In “Bio-inspired Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. America, Edited by 2009, (Invited review chapter), chapter 1, p1-30. ISBN: 978-1-60876-105-0.
6) Sha-Sha Wang, An-Wu Xu*, “Calcite: Formation, Properties and Applications”, Nova Science Publishers, in preparation.
7)  Wen-Gang Qu, An-Wu Xu*, “Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy with Applications to Chemistry”, In “Nanoscale Spectroscopy with Applications”, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013. 12. (Invited review chapter), chapter 5, p179-214. ISBN: 978-1-4665-6853-2.
8) Wan-Sheng Wang,An-Wu Xu*, “Fabrication and Characterization of Graphene-Based Nanocomposites with Applications in energy conversion and storage”, In “Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials”, Nova Science Publishers, 2014. 6.
 
PATENT
1) An-Wu Xu,“A biomimetic route to controlled synthesis of spherical rutile titania nanomaterials”,Licensed No. CN 1162479C,date:18 August, (2004)
2) An-Wu Xu,Peikang Shen,Xinglin Qiu,Zhiyong Tan,Shuhua Chen,“Aqueous environmentally protecting indoor coatings for photocatalytic air purification”,Application number:200410015146.X,15 January, (2004)
3) Peikang Shen,Yuyan Zen,An-Wu Xu,Xinglin Qiu,Zhiyong Tan,“A method for efficiently dispersing nanostructured titania powder”,Application number:200310112124.0, 14 November, (2003)

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