Faculty Profile
  XU Anwu
Department: Hefei National Laboratory of Physical Sciences at the Microscale
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University of Science and Technology of China,Hefei,P.R. China
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Research Profile

Xu An-Wu (A. W. Xu, An-Wu Xu, 徐安武)

11.2006-present  Professor, Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China 
08.2004-11.2006  Humboldt Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Germany 
11.2001-08.2004  Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China 
12.2002-06.2003  Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China 
11.2000-01.2001  Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China 
09.1998-11.2000  Postdoctoral fellow, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, China 
11.1992-09.1995  Engineer, Nanhai Galaxy Furui New Materials Ltd. of Guangdong
06.1991-09.1995  Engineer, The Third Chemistry Design Institute of the Chemical Engineering Ministry of China (Hefei) 

These years he has published  over 100 papers, 3 on J. Am. Chem. Soc., 3 on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 4 on Adv. Mater., and on other internationally renowned journals: Small, Adv. Funct. Mater., Chem. Commun., Chem. Mater., J. Phys. Chem. B, Langmuir, J. Catal., Inorg. Chem.,et al! 2 papers were published as the Cover Art on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and  J. Mater. Chem. His papres has been cited for over 3000 times through SCI retrieval. He was invited to write a chapter for each English monograph “Progress in Catalysis Research”,“Advanced Materials Research Trends”,“One Dimensional Nanostructure Research Advances”,“Bio-inspired materials synthesis: solid formation through interface reactions” and “Bio-inspired Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”,and invited to publish 3 review papers and features articles on Comments on Inorg. Chem., J. Mater. Chem.(The cover art)and International J. of Condensed Matter Superconductivity Res. He has 3 national patents. He is also a reviewer for academic journals J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., J. Catal., Chem. Commun.! 

He has graduated 14 master's degree students and 5 Ph.D. students. 

Honors and Awards:

2005  Award for “Beauty in Science”, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Potsdam, Germany
2001  Award for outstanding achievements in scientific research from 1999 to 2002, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Current research interests: 

Nanostructured materials;
Photocatalysis and applications; 
Energy conversion and solar cells; 
Biomimetic synthesis of nanomaterials and mesocrystal assembly; 
Novel nanostructured materials for sustained drugand gene delivery; 
Advanced functional nanocompositesy; 
Synthesis and Mesoscopic mechanism of crystal; 
Biomimetic nano-composite materials of high strength light weight;
Control preparation of compounds in low-dimensional inorganic functional nano-materials and optical properties. 
Selected Publications
1) Calcite crystals with platonic shapes and minimal surfaces , Angew. Chem. Int. Ed , 2009 , 48, 395-399.
2) Layered copper metagermanate nanobelts: hydrothermal synthesis, structure and magnetic properties , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2007 , 2007, 129, 4152-4153
3) Formation of Self-organized, dynamic structure pattern of barium carbonate crystals in polymer-controlled crystallization , Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 2006 , 2006, 45, 4451-4455
4) Polymer-Mediated Mineralization and Self-Similar Mesoscale-Organized Calcium Carbonate with Unusual Superstructures , Adv. Mater. , 2008 , 2008, 20, 1333-1338
5) Polymorph switching of calcium carbonate crystals by polymer-controlled crystallization , Adv. Funct. Mater. , 2008 , 2008, 18, 1
6) The fractal splitting growth of Sb2S3 and Sb2Se3 hierarchical nanostructures , J Phys Chem. C , 2008 , 2008, 112, 672
7) Stable amorphous CaCO3 microparticles with hollow spherical superstructure stabilized by phytic acid , Adv. Mater., , 2005 , 2005, 17, 2217-2221
8) Highly improved green photoluminescence from CePO4:Tb/LaPO4 core-shell nanowires , Small, , 2005 , 2005, 1, 967-971.
9) Systematic synthesis and characterization of single-crystal lanthanide orthophosphate nanowires , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2003 , 2003, 125, 16025-16034
10) A simple method to synthesize Dy(OH)3 and Dy2O3 nanotubes , J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2003 , 2003, 125, 1494-1495
11) Surfactant-assisted growth of novel PbS dendritic nanostructures via facile hydrothermal process , Adv. Mater. , 2003 , 2003, 15, 1747-175
12) The preparation, characterization, and their photocatalytic activities of rare earth doped TiO2 nanoparticles , J. Catal. , 2002 , 2002, 207(2), 151-1
13) From layered basic zinc acetate nanobelts to novel hierarchical zinc oxide nanostructures and porous zinc oxide nanobelts , Adv. Funct. Mater. , 2007 , 2007, 17, 296-306
14) Polymer-controlled crystallization of ZnO hexagonal nanorings and discs , J. Phys. Chem. B , 2006 , 2006, 110, 2988-2993
15) Biomimetic mineralization , J. Mater. Chem. , 2007 , 2007, 17, 415-449
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