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  • Biography

    Prof. Xing serves as Professor of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University, Vice Director of the Institute of Biopharmaceutical and Health Engineering (iBHE) and doctoral supervisor. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His main research areas include: Biochemical engineering, biological breeding and high-throughput microfluidic cell culture/screening technology and equipment, enzyme engineering, and creation of functional polysaccharide and polypeptide.


    1985, B.S. in Applied Chemistry, South China University of Technology,China

    1989, M.S. in Applied Chemistry, Utsunomiya University, Japan

    1992, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Professional Experience

    Since 6/2019, Professor, Institute of Biopharmaceutical and Health Engineering, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Shenzhen;               

    Since 7/2019, Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School;                                 

    Since 12/2019, Senior PI, Institute of  Institute of Biomedical Health Technology and Engineering, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory

    Since 9/2000, Professor, Tsinghua University;                                                                                     

    3/1998-7/2001, Lecturer and Associate, Yokohama National University, Japan;                                

    4/1992-2/1998, Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan;                                       


    Additional Positions

    Since 12/2019, Deputy director, Institute of Biopharmaceutical and Health Engineering, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Shenzhen;             

    3/2009-6/2018, Vice Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University;


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  • Current Courses

    Postdoctoral Fellows (since 2000): 26

    Graduate and Undergraduate Students (since 2000): > 102

    PhD Candidates (since 2001): 26

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    Fusion protein design, ezyme engineering, biobreeding technology and instrumentation, high throughput technology, organoid mcriofluidic system, health-care product engineering and glycodrug technology.


    Research Output

    Approved Chinese patents: 100

    Books: 4

    Chapters in the Books & Proceedings: 16

  • Selected Publications

    Total Peer Reviewed Publications: 308, H-index (WoS) 50

    Recent 5-year Representative Publications

    [1]Zhidan Liu, Buchun Si, Jiaming Li, Jianwei He, Chong Zhang*, Yuan Lu, Yuanhui Zhang and Xin-Hui Xing*, Bioprocess engineering for biohythane production from low-grade waste biomass: technical challenges towards scale up. Current Opinion in Biotechnology50, 25-31 (2018)

    [2]Lan-Yu Cui, Shan-Shan Wang, Chang-Ge Guan, Wei-Fan Liang, Zheng-Lian Xue, Chong Zhang,* and Xin-Hui Xing*, Breeding of Methanol-Tolerant Methylobacterium extorquens AM1 by Atmospheric and Room Temperature Plasma Mutagenesis Combined With Adaptive Laboratory Evolution. Biotechnology Journal, 1700679 (2018)

    [3]Yang Ji, Yuan Lu, Yishu Yan, Xinxin Liu, Nan Su, Chong Zhang, Shengli Bi*, Xin-Hui Xing* Design of Fusion Proteins for Efficient and Soluble Production of Immunogenic Ebola Virus Glycoprotein in Escherichia coliBiotechnology Journal, 1700627 (2018)

    [4]Wenming Zhu, Yang Ji, Yi Wang, Dong He, Yishu Yan, Nan Su, Chong Zhang and Xin-Hui Xing*, Structural characterization and in vitro antioxidant activities of chondroitin sulfate purified from Andrias davidianus cartilage. Carbohydrate Polymers196, 398-404 (2018)

    [5]Tianmin Wang#, Changge Guan




  • Awards and Honors

    1. Research award of TEJIMA INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION of Japan (1992);

    2. Award of Good Teacher and helpful friend of Tsinghua University (2002);

    3. Award of Takeda International Academic Exchange (2004);

    4. Silver award of the 17th National Invention Exhibition (2007);

    5. Beijing Science and Technology Award (2008);

    6. Technological invention award of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (2009);

    7. Creative Talent of China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (2010);

    8. Science Technology Achievement Award, Higher Institutions of MOE (2015);

    9. Award of advanced individuals in international cooperation and exchange of Tsinghua University (2016)

    10. Gold Medal of The 45th Geneva International Inventions (2017)\

    11. Thailand award for best international invention awarded by National Research Council of Thailand (2017)

    12. Award of advanced individuals from 2012 to 2017 by The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (2017)

    13. Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (2018)

    14. Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (2019)

    15. Fellow Award of The International Bioprocessing Association (IBA)(2019)

    16. First Prize of Technological Invention of China National Light Industry Associations (2019)

    17. Collaborative Innovation Elite Award of China Biotech Fermentation Industry Association (2020)

    18. Special Prize of “Innovation in Zhaoqing” Science and Technology Award (2021)