Welcome to the Xu Group

We work on designing, characterizing and understanding complex systems of synthetic polymers, nanoparticles and biomolecules to develop new functional materials that exhibit novel electronic, photonic, and biological properties.

Our Research

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We are a diverse, interdisciplinary group at the University of California Berkeley. Our members have backgrounds and research interests ranging across the fields of materials science, chemistry, biology, mechanical engineering and computing.

We are always looking for talented and motivated graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to join the group. Interested applicants, please send a copy of your CV to Prof. Xu. Interested undergraduate students should reach out to a postdoctoral researcher or graduate student you would be interested in working with!

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Recent Publications

[112] E. Vargo*, J. C. Dahl*, K. M. Evans*, T. Khan, P. Alivisatos, & T. Xu. Using Machine Learning to Predict and Understand Complex Self-Assembly Behaviors of a Multicomponent Nanocomposite. Advanced Materials. (2022): 2203168.
[111] J. Kwon, C. DelRe, P. Kang, A. Hall, D. Arnold, I. Jayapurna, L. Ma, M. Michalek, R. O. Ritchie, & T. Xu. Conductive Ink with Circular Life Cycle for Printed Electronics. Advanced Materials. (2022).
[110] L. Ma, H. Huang, P. Ercius, A. Alexander-Katz, & T. Xu. Symmetry-Breaking and Self-Sorting in Block Copolymer-Based Multicomponent Nanocomposites. ACS Nano. (2022).
[109] A. S. Abbas, E. Vargo, V. Jamali, P. Ercius, P. F. Pieters, R. M. Brinn, A. Ben-Moshe, M. G. Cho, T. Xu, & A. P. Alivisatos. Observation of an Orientational Glass in a Superlattice of Elliptically-Faceted CdSe Nanocrystals. ACS Nano. (2022).

Group News


Congratulations to our most recent alumni: Drs. Junpyo (Patrick) Kwon, Le Ma, and Marco Eres. We'll miss you all!


Chris's PhD thesis won the 2020-2021 Kavli ENSI Thesis Prize!

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Intropic Materials, founded by group alumn Aaron Hall, has been awarded the Grand Prize in the 2021 "Create the Future" Design Contest. Congrats Aaron!

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PBS Nova featured our plastic degradation work in a recent video!

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