Lecturer XU Hairuo

B.Sc. Peking University, 2003; Ph.D. National University of Singapore, 2009.

Contact Information

Office: S5-05-09
Tel: (65)-6601-7394 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: chmxhr@nus.edu.sg

Recognition and Achievements

Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, AY 2016/2017


Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of semiconductor nanomaterials with tunable optical properties.


Teaching Contributions

  • CM1131 Physical Chemistry 1
  • CM3232 Physical Chemistry of Solid State and Interface
  • CM3292 Advanced Experiments in Analytical and Physical Chemistry
  • Coordinator of Graduate Teaching Assistant assignment and training


Representative Publications

  • Xu, H. Adopting a Paperless Laboratory Report Management System: A Feasibility Study. CDTL Brief 2015, 18, 14-18.
  • Lim, X.; Xu, H.; Chew, Y. H. N.; Phua, Y. H.; Sie, E. J.; Sum, T. C. ; Chia, G. H.; Chin, W. S. ; Sow, W. S. Nanoparticle Fractionation using an Aligned Carbon Nanotube Array. Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 295702.
  • Liu, T.; Xu, H.; Chin, W. S.; Yang, P.; Yong, Z.; Wee, A.T.S., Local Structures of Zn1-xTMxO (TM=Co, Mn, and Cu) Nanoparticles Studied by X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy and Multiple Scattering Calculations. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 13410-13418.
  • Feng, X.; Ang, Y. L.; He, J.; Beh, C. W. J.; Xu, H.; Chin, W. S.; Ji, W. Three-Photon Absorption in Semiconductor Quantum Dots: Experiment. Opt. Express 2008, 16, 6999-7005.
  • Liu, T.; Xu, H.; Chin, W.S.; Yong, Z.; Wee, A.T.S Local Structural Evolution of Co-doped ZnO Nanoparticles upon Calcination Studied by In Situ Quick-Scan XAFS. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 3489-3495.
  • Zhang, Z. H. ; Lu, M. H.; Xu, H.; Chin, W. S., Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Zinc Oxide: a Simple Method to Prepare Metal Oxide Nanocrystals in Nonaqueous Medium. Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 632-638.