ABOUT ME

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

 

Email:

j.xu@unsw.edu.au

Phone:

+61 2 9385 4324 (office);

Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=uQeAcMoAAAAJ&hl=en

 

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH EXPERTISE

  • 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

GRANTS, HONORS AND AWARDS

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

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

  • 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.

INVITED AND KEYNOTE TALKS

  • 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 ACTIVITIES

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.