Prof Chen Xiaodong
School of Materials Science & Engineering
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Phone: (+65) 6513 7350
Dr. Chen Xiaodong is a Full Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his B.S. degree (Honours) in chemistry from Fuzhou University, China, in 1999, M.S. degree (Honours) in physical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, and PhD degree (Summa Cum Laude) in biochemistry from the University of Münster, Germany, in 2006. After his postdoctoral fellow training at Northwestern University, USA, he joined NTU as a National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow and Nanyang Assistant Professor (NAP) in 2009 in (MSE). He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2013, and Full Professor in 2016.
Professor Chen’s research focuses on developing soft materials for the applications in flexible devices, energy storage, and healthcare. So far, he has published over 180 high profiled articles, including in Nature Communications, Angewandte Chemie, and Advanced Materials. His papers have been cited more than 6,500 times with an Hirsch-index of 42. His research work was highlighted by more than 100 local and overseas’ media. Professor Chen’s research work on generating industrial impact is evident from his 22 patents, four of which had been licensed for commercial development. He is also the co-founder of a spin-off company, Quickcharge Pte Ltd, commercializing cutting-edge energy storage technology.
Professor Chen exhibits strong student mentorship and supervision. He teaches undergraduate courses and students commended him as a passionate teacher. More than 10 URECA, FYP, and PhD students have won different awards under his supervision. Among the PhD students and research fellows he supervised, more than 20 of them have secured academic position at different universities after training. As another evidence to his outstanding mentoring and supervising, he was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award by the School in 2013 and 2016, respectively.
Currently, Dr. Chen's research focuses on three directions: (1) Nanobioelectronics: to develop integrated nanostructure-biomaterial hybrid systems for bioelectronics and probe biological processes at the nanoscale; (2) Bioinspired assembly: to mimic methods used by nature for interfacing organic and non-organic material and building hierarchical structures with advanced functions, and (3) Nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage: to explore nanoscale modules for light harvesting, charge separation, solar energy conversion, and storage. Dr. Chen obtained his PhD degree in University of Münster in Germany.