Adjunct Associate Professor LI Xu

B.Sc., 1990, Shandong University; M.Sc., 1993, Shandong University; Ph.D., 2002, National University of Singapore

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry, NUS 
3 Science Drive 3 
Singapore 117543 

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
3 Research Link
Singapore 117602 

Tel: (65)-6874-8421

Research Interests

  • Polymer composites and their application
  • Nanostructured hybrid materials for energy storage and biomedical application
  • Supramolecular hydrogels as controlled release system

Representative Publications

  • Kong JH, Liu ZL, Yang ZC, Tan HR, Xiong SX, Wong SY, Li X, Lu XH “Carbon/SnO2/carbon core/shell/shell hybrid nanofibers: tailored nanostructure for the anode of lithium ion batteries with high reversibility and rate capacity” Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 525.
  • Tan H, Zhang Y, Wang M, Zhang ZX, Zhang XH, Yong AM, Wong SY, Chang AY, Chen ZK, Li X, Choolani M, Wang J “Silica-shell cross-linked micelles encapsulating fluorescent conjugated polymers for targeted cellular imaging” Biomaterials, 2012, 33, 237.
  • Liu ZL, Tay SW, Li X “Rechargeable battery using a novel iron oxide nanorods anode and a nickel hydroxide cathode in an aqueous electrolyte” Chem Commun, 2011, 47, 12473.
  • Yang ZC, Wang M, Yong AM, Wong SY, Zhang XH, Tan H, Chang AY, Li X, Wang J “Intrinsically fluorescent carbon dots with tunable emission derived from hydrothermal treating glucose in the presence of monopotassium phosphate” Chem Commun, 2011, 47, 11615.
  • Arafat MT, Lam XF, Ekaputra K, Wong SY, He CB, Hutmacher DW, Li X, Gibson I “High performance additive manufactured scaffolds for bone tissue engineering application” Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 8013.
  • Happy, Xue JM, Shuter B, Li X, Wang J “Synthesis of PEOlated Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles via bioinspired silification for magnetic resonance imaging” Adv Funct Mater 2010, 20, 722.
  • Li X, Wong SY, Tjiu WC, Lyons BP, Oh SA, He CB “Non-covalent functionalization of multi walled carbon nanotubes and their application for conductive composites” Carbon, 2008, 46, 818.
  • Li J, Li X, Ni XP, Wang X, Li HZ, Leong KW “Self-assembled supramolecular hydrogels formed by biodegradable PEO-PHB-PEO triblock copolymers and a-cyclodextrin” Biomaterials 2006, 27, 4132.
  • Li X, Mya KY, Ni XP, He CB, Leong WK, Li J “Dynamic and static light scattering studies on self-aggregation behavior of biodegradable amphiphilic poly(ethylene oxide)-poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate]-poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymers in aqueous solution” J Phys Chem B 2006, 110, 5920.
  • Li X, Loh XJ, Wang K, He CB, Li J “Poly(ester urethane)s consisting of poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate] and poly(ethylene glycol) as candidate biomaterials: characterization and mechanical property study” Biomacromolecules 2005, 6, 2740.