Current Research Interests
Bioinspired and biomass-based polymer nanocomposites; polymer nanocomposites for electrochromism; carbon-based nanocomposites for energy storage; electrospinning of nanofibers.
She obtained her B.Eng. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984 respectively. She received her PhD from the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK, in 1995. After a short stint at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she worked as a research fellow at the Polymer Processing Group, Gintic Institute of Manufacturing (now known as SIMTech), for about two-and-a-half years. She joined NTU in 1999 as an assistant professor.
RJ. Kong, SIS Shahabadi, X. Lu*. Integration of inorganic nanostructures with polydopamine-derived carbon: tunable morphologies and versatile application, Nanoscale, 8, 1770-1788 (2016).
R. Zhou, W. Liu, X. Yao, Y. W. Leong, X. Lu*. Poly(vinylidene fluoride) nanofibrous mats with covalently attached SiO2 nanoparticles as an ionic liquid host: enhanced ion transport for electrochromic devices and lithium-ion batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 16040-16049 (2015).
H. Ling, J. Lu, S. Phua, H. Liu, L. Liu, Y. Huang, D. Mandler, P. S. Lee, X. Lu*. One-pot sequential electrochemical deposition of multilayer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(4-styrenesulfonic acid)/tungsten trioxide hybrid films and their enhanced electrochromic properties, Joural of Materials Chem A, 2, 2708-2717 (2014).
J. Kong , W. A. Yee , Y. Wei , L. Yang , J. M. Ang , S. L. Phua , S. Y. Wong , R. Zhou, Y. Dong , X. Li, X. Lu*. Silicon nanoparticles encapsulated in hollow graphitized carbon nanofibers for lithium ion battery anodes, Nanoscale, 5, 2967-2973 (2013).
V. Kumar, G. Ding, J. Ma*, P. S. Lee*, X. Lu*. Hybrid materials and polymer electrolytes for electrochromic device applications, Advanced Materials, 24, 4071-4096 (2012).