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Associate Professor Xue Can

Phone: (+65) 6790 6180
Office: N4.1-02-29
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Current Research Interests

  • Synthesis, optical properties and catalytic applications of anisotropic metal nanostructures
  • Graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) based nanocomposites for efficient photocatalysis
  • Metal-semiconductor hybrid nanostructures with plasmon-enhanced activities
  • Semiconductor nanostructures for solar fuels production

Biographical Information

Dr. Xue entered the Special Class for the Gifted Young (SCGY) at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1997 and received B.Sc. degree in 2002. He then went to Northwestern University (IL, USA) for graduate study, and obtained PhD degree in 2007. He was awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008, appointed as assistant professor in MSE at NTU in November 2009, and promoted to tenured associate professor in September 2015.


Selected Publications

Q. Gu, Z. W. Gao, C. Xue*, Self-sensitized carbon nitride microspheres for long-lasting visible-light-driven hydrogen generation, Small, 12, 3543–3549 (2016).

Z. Z. Lou, Q. Gu, Y. S. Liao, S. J. Yu, C. Xue*, Promoting Pd-Catalyzed Suzuki Coupling Reactions through Near-Infrared Plasmon Excitation of WO3-x Nanowires, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 184, 258-263 (2016).

L. Xu, Z. M. Luo, Z. X. Fan, S. J. Yu, J. Z. Chen, Y. S. Liao, C. Xue*, Controllable Galvanic Synthesis of Triangular Ag-Pd Alloy Nanoframes for Efficient Electrocatalytic Methanol Oxidation, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 8691-8695 (2015).

Y. P. Yuan, L. W. Ruan, J. Barber, S. C. J. Loo*, C. Xue*, Hetero-Nanostructured Suspended Photocatalysts for Solar-to-Fuel Conversion", Energy Environ. Sci., 7, 3934-3951 (2014).

Z. Y. Zhang, A. Li, S. W. Cao, M. Bosman, S. Li, C. Xue*, Direct Evidence of Plasmon Enhancement on Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation over Au/Pt-Decorated TiO2 Nanofibers, Nanoscale, 6, 5217-5222 (2014).​​​​​​