Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Physics;Dean of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Phone: (86)27-87540053


Academic Areas: Composite chemistry;Functional composites and bio-composites;Polymer blends and composites

Academic Degrees

1. September, 1983 – July, 1987: BA, Department of Chemical Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Chemical Technology
2. September, 1987 – July, 1990: MA, Department of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University
3. February, 1993 – March, 1996: PhD, College of Textile, Sichuan University
4. March, 1996 – December, 1997: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Key Lab. of Polymerization Reaction and Engineering, Zhejiang University (Host Professor: Zu-Ren Pan and Bo-Geng Li)

Professional Experience

1. December, 1997 - present: Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
2. December, 1998 – October, 1999: Research Associate, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong (Host Professor: R. K. Y. Li)
3. July, 2000 – November, 2000: Research Associate, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong (Host Professor: R. K. Y. Li)
4. July, 2001 – January, 2002: Research Associate, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Host Professor: C. Y. Tang)
5. October, 2003 – March, 2004: Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Materials Technology, The University of Sydney (Host Professor: Yiu-Wing Mai)
6. April, 2003 – October, 2003: Visiting Scholar, Center for Advanced Materials Technology, The University of Sydney (Host Professor: Yiu-Wing Mai)
7. November, 2006 – January, 2007: Visiting Professor, Center for Advanced Materials Technology, The University of Sydney (Host Professor: Yiu-Wing Mai)


Selected Publications

1. Chen C, Tang YJ, Ye YS, Xue ZG, Xue Y, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. High-performance epoxy/silica coated silver nanowire composites as underfill material for electronic packaging. Compos. Sci. Technol., 2014, 105: 80-85.
2. Xue ZG, Zhou J, He D, Wu F, Yang DF, Ye YS, Liao YG, Zhou XP, Xie XL. Iron-catalyzed AGET ATRP of methyl methacrylate using alcohol as reducing agent in polar solvent. Dalton Trans., 2014, 43: 16528-16533.
3. Tang YJ, Chen C, Ye YS, Xue ZG, Zhou XP, Xie XL. Enhanced actuation response of ionic polymer-metal composite actuator based on sulfonated polyphenylsulfone. Polym. Chem., 2014, 5: 6097-6107.
4. Tang YJ, Xue ZG, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Tang C-Y. Novel sulfonated polysulfone ion exchange membranes for ionic polymer-metal composite actuators. Sens. Actuators B, 2014, 202: 1164-1174.
5. Peng HY, Bi SG, Ni ML, Xie XL, Liao YG, Zhou XP, Xue ZG, Zhu JT, Wei Y, Bowman CN, Mai YM. Monochromatic visible light “Photo-initibitor”: Janus-faced initiation and inhibition for storage of colored 3D images, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136: 8855-8
6. Peng HY, Nair D, Kowalski BA, Xi WX, Gong T, Wang C, Cole M, Cramer NB, Xie XL, McLeod RR, Bowman CN. High performance graded rainbow holograms via two-stage sequential orthogonal thiol–click chemistry, Macromolecules, 2014, 47: 2306-15
7. Ye YS, Huang YJ, Chang FC, Xue ZG, Xie XL. Synthesis and characterization of thermally cured polytriazole polymers incorporating main or side chain benzoxazine crosslinking moieties, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5: 2863-71
8. Long SJ, Bi SG, Liao YG, Xue ZG, Xie XL. Concurrent solution-like decoloration rate and high mechanical strength from polymer dispersed photochromic organogel, Macromol. Rapid Comm., 2014, 35: 741-6
9. Yang DF, He D, Liao YG, Xue ZG, Zhou XP, Xie XL. Iron-mediated AGET ATRP of methyl methacrylate in the presence of polar solvents as ligands, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem., 2014, 52: 1020-7
10. Peng HY, Ni ML, Bi SG, Liao YG, Xie XL*. Highly diffractive, reversibly fast responsive gratings formulated through holography, RSC Adv., 2014, 4: 4420-6
11. Gong CL, Xue ZG,Wang XE, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Mai YW. Poly(ethylene glycol) grafted multi-walled carbon nanotubes/LiFePO4 composite cathodes for lithium ion batteries, J. Power Sources, 2014, 246: 260-8
12. Wang XE, Gong CL, He D, Xue ZG, Chen C, Liao YG, Xie XL. Gelled microporous polymerelectrolyte with low liquid leakage for lithium-ion batteries, J. Membr. Sci., 2014, 454: 298-304
13. Bi SG, Peng HY, Long SJ, Ni ML, Liao YG*, Yang YJ, Xue ZG, Xie XL. High modulus and low-voltage driving nematic liquid-crystalline physical gels for light-scattering displays, Soft Matter, 2013, 9: 7718-25
14. Yang YG, He CE, Peng RG, Baji A, Du XS, Huang YL, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Non-covalently modified graphene sheets by imidazolium ionic liquids for multifunctional polymer nanocomposites, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22: 5666-5675
15. Liao GY, Zhou XP, Chen L, Zeng XY, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Electrospun aligned PLLA/PCL/functionalised multiwalled carbon nanotube composite fibrous membranes and their bio/mechanical properties, Compo. Sci. Techn., 2012, 72: 248-255
16. Cui W, Du FP, Zhao JC, Zhang W, Yang YG, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Improving thermal conductivity while retaining high electrical resistivity of epoxy composites by incorporating silica-coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Carbon, 2011, 49, 495-500
17. Zhao JC, Du FP, Zhou XP, Cui W, Wang XM, Zhu H, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Thermal conductive and electrical properties of polyurethane/hyperbranched poly(urea-urethane)-grafted multi-walled carbon nanotube composites, Composites Part B, 2011, 42: 2111-2116
18. Yang ZF, Wang XT, Yang YK, Liao YG, Wei Y, Xie XL. Synthesis of electroactive tetraaniline-PEO-tetraaniline triblock copolymer and its self-assembled vesicle with acidity response, Langmuir, 2010, 26: 9386-9392
19. Zheng JZ, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Silica-hybrid particles with nanometer polymer shells and their influence on toughening of polypropylene, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 2269-2274
20. Yang YG, Qiu SQ, Xie XL, Wang XB, Li RKY. A facile, green, and tunable method to functionalize carbon nanotubes with water-soluble azo initiators by one-step free radical addition, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2010, 256: 3286-3292
21. Liu L, Xie XY, Jia DZ, Guo JX, Xie XL. Synthesis and properties of a novel photochromic compound with modulated fluorescence in the solid state, J. Org. Chem., 2010, 75: 4742-4747
22. Zhang RH, Yang YK, Xie XL, Li Robert RKY. Dispersion and crystallization studies of hyper-branched poly(urea-urethane)s grafted carbon nanotubes filled polyamide-6 nanocomposites, Composites: Part A, 2010, 41: 670-677
23. Du FP, Tang CY, Xie XL, Zhou XP, Tan L. Carbon nanotube enhanced gripping in polymer-based actuators, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113: 7223-7226
24. Xie XY, Liu L, Jia DZ, Guo JX, Wu DL, Xie XL. Photo-switch and INHIBIT logic gate based on two pyrazolone thiosemicarbazone derivatives, New J. Chem., 2009, 33: 2232-2240
25. Yang YK, Qiu SQ, Cui W, Zhao Q, Cheng XJ, Li RKY, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. A facile method to fabricate silica-coated carbon nanotubes and silica nanotubes from carbon nanotubes templates, J. Mater. Sci., 2009, 44: 4539-4545
26. Yang YK, Yang ZF, Zhao Q, Cheng XJ, Tjong SC, Li RKY, Wang XT, Xie XL. Immobilization of RAFT agents on silica nanoparticles utilizing an alternative functional group and subsequent surface-initiated RAFT polymerization, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem., 2009, 47: 467-484
27. Huang LP, Zhou XP, Cui W, Xie XL, Tong SY. Maleic anhydride grafted linear low-density polyethylene with low gel content, Polym. Eng. Sci., 2009, 49: 673-679
28. Liu SP, Ying JR, Zhou XP, Xie XL. Core-shell magnesium hydroxide/polystyrene hybrid nanoparticles prepared by ultrasonic wave-assisted in-situ copolymerization, Mater. Lett.., 2009, 63: 911-913
29. Guo JX, Liu L, Jia DZ, Wang JH, Xie XL. Solid-state photochromic properties and mechanism of 1-phenyl-3-methyl-4-(3-chlorobenzal)-5-hydroxypyrazole 4-methylthiosemi carbazone, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113: 1255-1258
30. Zheng JZ, Zhou XP, Ying JR, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Enhanced mechanical properties of polypropylene/silica nanocomposites by surface modification of nano-silica via in situ copolymerization of methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate, Chin J. Polym. Sci., 2009, 27: 685-694
31. Ying JR, Xie XL, Zhou XP, Zhou HM, Li DQ. Dynamic mechanical behaviors and Prediction for PP/POE blends, Chem. Research Chin. Univ., 2009, 25: 573-578
32. Liu SP, Ying JR, Zhou XP, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Mechanical properties of polypropylene/magnesium hydroxide nanocomposites compatibilized by SEBS-g-MA, Compo. Sci. Techn., 2009, 69: 1873-1879
33. Huang LP, Zhou XiP, Cui W, Xie XL, Tong SY. Toughening effect of maleic anhydride grafted linear low density polyethylene on linear low density polyethylene, J. Mater. Sci., 2008, 43: 4290-4296
34. Du FP, Wu KB, Yang YK, Liu L, Gan T, Xie XL. Synthesis and electrochemical probing of water-soluble poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate-co-acrylic acid) grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19: 085716
35. Yang YG, Xie XL, Yang ZF, Wang XT, Cui W, Mai Y-W. Controlled synthesis and novel solution rheology of hyperbranched poly(urea-urethane)s-functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Macromolecules, 2007, 40: 5858-5867
36. Yang YK, Wang XT, Liu L, Xie XL, Yang ZF, Li RKY, Mai Y-W. Structure and photoresponsive behaviors of multiwalled carbon nanotubes grafted by polyurethanes containing azobenzene side chains, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007, 111: 11231-11239
37. Zhou XP, Xie XL, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W. Intercalated structure of in-situ polymerization-modified talc/polypropylene composites, Polymer, 2007, 48: 3555-3564
38. Xie XL, Yu ZZ, Zhang QX, Zheng GW, Mai Y-W. Synergistic Effect of SEBS-g-MA and epoxy on toughening of polyamide 6/glass fiber composites, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys., 2007, 45: 1448-1458
39. Zhang QX, Yu ZZ, Xie XL, Naito K, Kagawa Y. Preparation and crystalline morphology of biodegradable starch/clay nanocomposites, Polymer, 2007, 48: 7193-7200
40. Guo JX, Liu L, Liu GF, Jia DZ, Xie XL, Synthesis and solid-state photochromism of 1,3-diphenyl-4-(2-chlorobenzal)-5-hydroxypyrazole 4-methylthiosemicarbazone, Organ. Lett, 2007, 9: 3989-3992
41. Gong XH, Xie XL, Tang CY, Mai Y-W. Enhanced mechanical and wear performance of PS and HIPS composites by surface modification of hydroxyapatite via in situ polymerization and copolymerization, Compos. Interfaces, 2007, 14: 335-350
42. Yang YK, Mao LB, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Liquid crystallinity and novel assembly of amorphous polymer grafted carbon nanotubes. Solid State Phen. 2007, 121-123: 1411-1414
43. Dasari A, Yu Z., Yang MS, Zhang QX, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Micro- and nano-scale deformation behavior of nylon 66-based binary and ternary nanocomposites, Compo. Sci. Techn., 2006, 66: 3097-3114
44. Yang YK, Xie XL, Wu JG, Mai Y-W. Synthesis of polystyrene grafted multi-walled carbon nanotubes with hairy-rod nanostructure, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Chem., 2006, 44: 3869-3881
45. Tsui CP, Chen DZ, Tang CY, Uskokovic PS, Fan JP, Xie XL. Prediction for debonding damage process and effective elastic properties of glass-bead-filled modified polyphenylene oxide, Compo. Sci. Techn., 2006, 66: 1521-1531
46. Yang YK, Xie XL, Wu JG, Yang Z, Wang X, Mai Y-W. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes functionalized by hyperbranched poly(urea-urethane)s via one-pot polycondensation, Macromol. Rapid Comm., 2006, 27: 1695-1701
47. Gong XH, Mao LB, Xie XL. Effect of surface modification of Sb2O3 particles via in situ polymerization on mechanical properties of HIPS/Sb2O3 nanocomposites, Acta Polym. Sinica, 2005: 937-942
48. Xie XL, Mai Y-W, Zhou XP. Dispersion and alignment of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix: A review, Mater. Sci. Eng. R., 2005, 49: 89-112
49. Xie XL, Tang CY, Zhou XP, Li RKY, Yu ZZ, Zhang QX, Mai Y-W. Enhanced interfacial adhesion between PPO and glass beads in composites by surface modification of glass beads via in-situ polymerization and copolymerization, Chem. Mater., 2004, 16: 133-138
50. Ma J, Yu ZZ, Zhang QX, Xie XL, Mai Y-W, Luck I. A novel method for preparation of disorderly exfoliated epoxy/clay nanocomposite, Chem. Mater., 2004, 16: 757-759
51. Xie XL, Li RKY, Liu QX, Mai Y-W. Structure-property relationships of in-situ PMMA modified nano-sized antimony trioxide filled poly(vinyl chloride), Polymer, 2004, 45: 2793-2802
52. Xie XL, Liu QX, Li RKY, Zhou XP, Zhang QX, Yu ZZ, Mai Y-W. Rheological and mechanical properties of PVC/CaCO3 nanocomposites preparaed by in situ Polymerization. Polymer, 2004, 45: 6665-6673
53. Zhang QX, Yu ZZ, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Crystallization and impact energy of polypropylene/ CaCO3 nanocomposites with nonionic modifier, Polymer, 2004, 45: 5985-5994
54. Gong XH, Tang CY, Hu HC, Zhou XP, Xie XL. Improved mechanical properties of HIPS/hydroxyapatite composites by surface modification of hydroxyapatite via in-situ polymerization of styrene, J. Mater. Sci., Mater M. 2004, 15: 1141-1146
55. Xie XL, Tang CY, Chan KL, Wu XC, Tsui CP, Cheung CY. Wear performance of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene/quartz composites, Biomaterials, 2003, 24: 1889-1896
56. Xie XL, Li RKY, Mai Y-W, Tjong SC. Effect of thermotropic copolyesteramide on the properties of polyamide-66 /liquid crystalline copolyester composites, Polym. Eng. Sci., 2002, 42: 452-460
57. Xie XL, Fung KL, Li RKY, Tjong SC, Mai Y-W. Effect of MA-SEBS to mechanical behavior of injection molded composites of polypropylene and sisal fiber, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys., 2002, 40: 1214-1222
58. Xie XL, Li RKY, Tjong SC, Mai Y-W. Structural properties and mechanical behavior of injection molded composites of polypropylene and sisal fibre, Polym. Compos., 2002, 23: 319-328
59. Tang CY, Xie XL, Wu XC, Li RKY, Mai Y-W. Enhanced wear performance of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene crosslinked by organosilane, J. Mater. Sci., Mater M., 2002, 13: 1065-1069
60. Li RKY., Tjong SC, Xie XL. The structure and physical properties of in-situ composites based on semiflexible liquid crystalline copolyesteramide and poly(butylene terephthalate), J. Polym. Sci., Phys. Ed., 2000, 38: 403-414
61. Tjong SC, Li RKY, Xie XL. Properties of in-situ composites based on semiflexible thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyesteramide and polyamide 66 blends, Polym. J., 2000, 32:907-914


Working Papers

1. Xie XL, Du FP, Mai Y-W. Chapter 25. in “Physical properties and applications of polymer nanocomposites” edited by Tjong SC and Mai Y-W, Woodhead Publishing Limited (Cambridge, UK), 2010 (P832-861)
2. Xie XL, Liu SP, Du FP, Mai Y-W. Chapter 9. in “Polymer nanocomposites by emulsion and suspension polymerization” edited by Mittal V, RSC Publishing (Cambridge, UK), 2010 (P180-197)
3. Yang YK, Xie XL, Mai Y-W. Chapter 3. in “Polymer carbon nanotube composites: synthesis, properties and applications” edited by McNally T and Pötschke P, Woodhead Publishing Limited (Cambridge, UK), January 2011 (P55-86)

Selected Cases

1. Ordered compounding, controlled phase separation and electro-optical properties of polymer/liquid crystal system. Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 51433002 (Xie XL, 3.5M RMB, 2015.1-2019.12)
2. Design, manufacture and underfill processing of high-performance epoxy composites for electronic packaging. Major International Joint Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 51210004 (Xie XL, Mai YW(USYD), 2.8M RMB, 2013.1-2017.12)
3. Key technologies for color toner prepared by in situ emulsion polymerization. Key National Hi-tech Program of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, No. 2009AA035101 (Lan GZ, Xie XL and FG Tang, 9.87M RMB, 2010.1-2012.12)
4. Polymer/liquid crystal composites. National Outstanding Youth Fund of National Scientific Foundation of China, No. 50825301 (Xie XL, 2M RMB, 2009.1-2012.12)
5. Integration study on the structure, performance and injection molding optimization of PP/POE blends. National Hi-tech Program of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, No. 2009AA03Z104 (Zhou HM and Xie XL, 780K RMB, 2009.1-2011.12)
6. Preparation and dually actuation behavior of composite electric actuator based on ionic polymer-grafted carbon nanotubes. National Scientific Foundation of China, No. 50873040 (Zhou XP and Xie XL, 350K RMB, 2009.1-2011.12)
7. Interface induced crystallization behavior and toughening mechanism on polymer/micro-(nano-) filler composites. New Century Excellent Talents Program of Ministry of Education of China, No. NCET-05-0640 (Xie XL, 500K RMB, 2006.1-2008.12)
8. Heat-resistant anti-wear holographic hot stamping materials. Supported by National Anticounterfeit Technology Research Center, (XL Xie, 210K, 2006.2-2007.8)
9. Interface design and interface-induced crystallite orientation of polypropylene/micro- or nano silicon dioxide composites. National Scientific Foundation of China, No.50573026 (Xie XL, 290K RMB, 2006.1-2008.12)
10. Liquid crystalline polymer grafted carbon nanotubes and their field-induced orientation in polymer matrix. National Scientific Foundation of China, No. 20474021 (Xie XL, 250K RMB, 2005.1-2007.12)
11. Multi-scale stimulation of polymer materials”, Main Project of National Scientific Foundation of China, No. 20490220 (Xu YZ, Xie XL, et al. 1M RMB, 2004.1-2007.12)
12. Mechanical behavior and meso-mechanism on damage-failure in polymers under creep condition. National Scientific Foundation of China, No. 10172037 (Yang TQ and Xie XL, 220K RMB, 2002.1-2004.12)
13. Long rigid side-chain liquid crystal polymers and their nano-fiber/polyolefin composites. National Scientific Foundation of China, No. 50003005 (XL Xie, 210K RMB, 2001.1-2003.12)

Awards and Honors

1. Editorial Member of Composites Science and Technology, 2012
2. Editorial Member of Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2011
3. Second-grade National Natural Scientific Award,2010
4. Outstanding Youth Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China,2008
5. Editorial Member of Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, 2008
6. First-grade Natural Scientific Award of Hubei Province,2007
7. Committee member of Polymer Science Section Committee, Chinese Society of Chemistry (Selected in February, 2007)
8. New Century Excellent Talents in University of China,2005
9. First-grade Scientific Technology Award of Hubei Province,2004
10. Vice director of Rheology Section Committee, Chinese Society of Chemistry and Chinese Society of Mechanics (Selected in Oct., 2003)
11. Committee member of Applied Chemistry Section Committee, Chinese Society of Chemistry (Selected in July, 2003)

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