Department of Material Sciences and Engineering & Department of Chemistry, University
of Berkeley, USA
Prof. Ting Xu received her Ph.D from the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2004. She did her postdoctoral training
jointly between the University of Pennsylvania and the Cold Neutron for Biology and
Technology (CNBT) team at National Institute of Science and Technology from 2004-2006.
She jointed University of California, Berkeley in both the Department of Material
Sciences and Engineering and Department of Chemistry in January 2007. She was promoted
to Associated professor with tenure in July 2012.
Prof. Xu's research interests rest at the interface among chemistry, soft matter,
biology and material engineering. Her research efforts focus on understanding assembly
process in multi-component systems and applying the fundamental knowledge to control
the assembly kinetics and pathways to generate hierarchically structured nanomaterials
with built-in functionalities. Researchers in Xu's group take advantage of the recent
developments in polymer science, protein science, synthetic biology, and nanoparticles
synthesis and manipulation, and apply them to establish chemistry-structure-property
relationship and generate nanostructured functional materials for life science, environment
and energy applications.
Prof. Xu has over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters and several patents.
She is the recipient of several awards including 2007 DuPont Science and Technology
Grant; 2008 3M Nontenured Faculty Award; 2008 DuPont Young Professor Award; 2009 Office
of Naval Research Young Investigator Award; 2010 Li Ka Shing Woman Research Award;
2010 NASA Patent Award; 2011 Camille-Dreyfus Scholar-Teacher Award; 2011 ACS Arthur
K. Doolittle Award and 2018 Bakar Fellow. She was named as one of “Brilliant 10” by Popular Science Magazine in 2009.
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