Name:CHEN Xiaofang
Title:Associate Professor

Department: Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Office: 3423, Building 909

Tel: +86-512-65882917


Group Website


B.S. Peking University (1998)

Ph.D. Peking University (2007)

Research Scientist, Drexel University (2005.4-2005.7)


Research Interests

1.       X-ray diffraction/ scattering research on soft condensed matter

2.       Hierarchical self-assembly of macromolecules and other complex systems

3.       Organic-Inorganic nanocomposites

4.       Supramolecular liquid crystalline block copolymers


Selected publications
1.       Liu, X. S.; Chen, X. F. *; Wang, J. K.; Chen, G.; Zhang, H. L. Hydrogen-Bonded Polymers with Bent-Shaped Side Chains and Poly(4-vinylpridine) Backbone: Phase Behavior and Thin Film Morphologies. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3917-3925.

2.       Zhang, J.; Chen, X. F.; Wei, H. B.; Wan, X. H. Tunable assembly of amphiphilic rod-coil block copolymers in solution. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 9127-9154.

3.       Ye, T. Y.; Chen, X. F. *; Fan, X. H.; Shen, Z. H*. Ordered gold nanoparticle arrays obtained with supramolecular block copolymers. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 4715-4724.

4.       Zheng, J. F.; Yu, Z. Q, Liu, X.; Chen, X. F.*; Yang, S.; Chen, E. Q.*; Side-chain liquid-crystalline polymers based on flexible rod-like mesogen directly attached to backbone. J. Polym. Sci. Part A-Polym. Chem. 2012, 50, 5023-5031.

5.       Ye, T. Y.; Chen, X. F.; Qian, K.; Shen, Z. H.*; Qi, L. M.; Fan, X. H. Controlling the Packing of Gold Nanoparticles with Grafted Liquid Crystals, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2012, 14(8), 1055.

6.       Shi, Z. H.; Chen, D. Z.*; Lu, H. J.; Wu, B.; Ma, J.; Cheng, R. S.; Fang, J. L.; Chen, X. F.*, Self-assembled hierarchical structure evolution of azobenzene-containing linear-dendritic liquid crystalline block copolymers. Soft Matter 2012, 8 (22), 6174-6184.

7.       Teng, M. J.; Wang, D.; Jia, X. R.*; Fan, X.; Kuang, G. C.; Chen, X. F.*; Zou, D. C.; Wei, Y., Bent-core-liquid-crystalline-based smart material with switchable photoluminescence in two distinct modulating modes. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115 (45), 22540-22546.

8.         Chen, X. F.; Shen, Z. H.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Chen, E. Q.; Ma, Y. G.; Zhou, Q. F.*, Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2010, 39 (8), 3072-3101.

9.         Chen, X. F.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y. *; Bai, Y. W.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F. *; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B.S., Side-chain liquid crystalline poly(meth)acrylates with bent-core mesogens. Macromolecules 2007, 40(4), 840-848.

10.     Chen, X. F.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y. *; Bai, Y. W.; Zhou, R.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F. *, Design, synthesis, and characterization of bent-core mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers. Macromolecules 2006, 39 (2), 517-527.

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