DR. JIANGTAO (JASON) XU, ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer

Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN), School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia





+61 2 9385 4324 (office);

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  • Green chemistry and sustainable polymer synthesis

  • Precision polymer synthesis mimicking natural perfection

  • Visible light catalysis for living polymerization

  • Advanced polymer hydrogels for mechanical and bioengineering applications


  • 2020 – Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (DP210101904), lead CI

  • 2020 – Invited to contribute “2021 Pioneering Investigator” Theme Issue by Polymer Chemistry.

  • 2020 – UNSW Materials & Manufacturing Futures Institute Seed Funding

  • 2019 – UNSW-CAS Collaborative Seed Funding

  • 2019 – UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute Interdisciplinary Funding

  • 2019 – Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project

  • 2018 – 2020, Senior Visiting Scholar of Fudan University. 

  • 2018 – Invited to contribute “2018 Emerging Investigator” Theme Issue by Chemical Communications.

  • 2018 – UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme Grant (RIS)

  • 2017 – Invited to contribute “2018 Emerging Investigator” Theme Issue by Polymer Chemistry.

  • 2017 – Visiting Professor in Nagoya University (one month, 19/06/2017-19/07/2017) funded by Nagoya University-Venture Business Laboratory (NU-VBL)

  • 2016 – Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship

  • 2012 – The University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (ECRG) Scheme as Chief Investigator.

  • 2007 – Excellent Graduate Award of Fudan University.


  • Exploration Australian Crossdisciplinarity Webinar on Materials, Energy and Health (24-25 Jan, 2022);

  • Wutong Forum 2021, The Chinese University of Hongkong, Shenzhen (14-16 August, 2021);

  • International Conference on Nanomaterials & Atomaterials Science and Applications (ICNNASA) 2020, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2020, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC, Australia;

  • International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (IP’19), Sept. 8-13, 2019, Beijing, China;

  • 11th Research Symposium for Chinese Scholars in Australia, Dec. 1, 2018, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC, Australia;

  • Emerging Material Technologies Summit (EMTS 2018), Nov. 4-8, 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam;

  • 2nd International Conference of Molecular Engineering of Polymers (MEP-2018), Sept. 20-23, 2018, Shanghai, China;

  • Euroscicon-Polymer Chemistry 2018, March 26-28, 2018, Vienna, Austria;

  • 255th ACS National Meeting Spring 2018, March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA;

  • 10th Research Symposium for Chinese Scholars in Australia, Nov., 18, 2017, Monash University, Australia;



Professional Society Membership

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) (since 2014)

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) (since 2011).

Reviewer Service

  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund (PRF), NSF Panel Reviews, ARC Discovery Program (DECRA, Future Fellowship and Discovery Project), ARC Linkage Project, External thesis reviewer/committee;

  • Reviewer for a large range of journals: Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Nature Communications, ACS Catalysis, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Chemical Communications, Macromolecules, Polymer Chemistry, ACS macro Letters, and Macromolecular Rapid Communication, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, RSC Advances, etc.

Editor service

  • Guest Editor of Special Issue “Precision Polymer Synthesis” for the journal of Polymers in 2017;

Community Service

  • Served as secretary of NSW Polymer Group of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) since 2018.