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  • Biography

    Dr. Xiaomin Xu is Associate Professor at Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS), Tsinghua University. She obtained her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2011, and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2015. She worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, from 2016 to 2017, and then at the Department of Physics, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, holding the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from 2017 to 2019. Her research focuses on functional organic molecules, hybrid low-dimensional materials, and flexible bioelectronics toward advanced wearables and implants. Dr. Xu has published over 40 research articles in prestigious journals including PNAS, Nat. Energy, Chem, Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., etc. with >2300 citations and an H-index of 22. She is currently a member of the Early Career Editorial Advisory Board for Appl. Phys. Rev. of AIP Publishing.

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    08/2011 – 08/2015, Ph.D. in Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

    07/2007 – 07/2011, B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

    Professional Experience

    06/2022 – present, Associate Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS), Tsinghua University

    09/2019 – 06/2022, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI) & Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS), Tsinghua University

    08/2017 – 09/2019, Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

    07/2016 – 07/2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, RIKEN, Japan

    12/2015 – 06/2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    09/2015 – 12/2015, Visiting Scholar, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences   

    Additional Positions

    Early Career Editorial Advisory Board of Applied Physics Reviews

    Senior member of Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT)

    Senior member of Chinese Materials Research Society (C-MRS)

    Committee of the Biomedical Materials and Devices Research Center


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  • Current Courses

    • Organic Electronics: Materials and Emerging Technologies (86000943)

    •  Flexible Materials and Electronics (86001013)

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    Our research is centered on conjugated molecules and two-dimensional (2D) materials, aiming at controlled solid-state properties that ultimately benefit the advancement of (opto)electronic devices. Using such (opto)electronics, we are building integrated bioelectronic systems for wearable and implantable applications.


    1.    Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) – The Key Program, Inter-governmental international science and technology innovation cooperation project, PI.

    2.    National Natural Science Foundation of China - The General Program, PI.

    3.    National Natural Science Foundation of China - The Program for the Youth, PI.

    4.    GuangDong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation – The General Program, PI.

    5.    Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee - Outstanding Youth Basic Research Project, PI.

    6.    Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee - Stable Support Key Project, PI.

    7.    Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) Overseas Research Cooperation Fund-Young Scholars Cooperation Project, PI.

    8.    Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (SIGS) Startup Funding, PI.

    9.    Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology Pearl River Talent Team Program, co-PI.

    10.  Shenzhen high-level talent team project, co-PI.

    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    [1] S. Cheng, Z. Lou, L. Zhang, H. Guo, Z. Wang, C. Guo, K. Fukuda, S. Ma, G. Wang, T. Someya, H.-M. Cheng, X. Xu. Ultrathin hydrogel films toward breathable skin-integrated electronics. Adv. Mater.2023, 35, 2206793.

    [2] B. Wei, Z. Wang, H. Guo, F. Xie, S. Cheng, Z. Lou, C. Zhou, H. Ji, M. Zhang, X. Wang, X. Jiao, S. Ma, H.-M. Cheng, X. Xu. Ultraflexible tattoo electrodes for epidermal and in vivo electrophysiological recording. Cell Reports Physical Science. 2023, 4, 101335.

    [3] W. Xu, J. Wang, S. Cheng, X. Xu. Flexible Organic Transistors for Neural Activity Recording. App. Phys. Rev. 2022, 9, 031308. Featured article.

    [4]  H. Zhao, M. Shu, Z. Ai, Z. Lou, K.-W. Sou, C. Lu, Y. Jin, Z. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Cao, Q. Li, X. Xu, W. Ding. A Highly Sensitive Triboelectric Vibration Sensor for Machinery Condition Monitoring. Adv. Energy Mater. 2022, 12, 2201132.

    [5] H. Guo, S. Saifi, K. Fukuda, H.-M. Cheng, Z. Lou, X. Xu. Flexible organic photodetectors and their use in wearable systems. Digit. Signal Process. 2022, 125, 103145.

    [6] X. Xu, Z. Lou, S. Cheng, P. C. Y. Chow, N. Koch, H.-M. Cheng. Van der Waals organic /inorganic heterostructures in the two-dimensional limit. Chem 2021, 7, 29893026.

    [7]  J. Ma, P. Amsalem,T. Schultz, D. Shin, X. Xu,N. Koch. Energy level alignment at the C60/monolayer-WS2 interface on insulating and conductive substrates. Adv. Electron. Mater. 2021. 7, 2100425.

    [8] S. Park, N. Mutz, S. A. Kovalenko, T. Schultz, D. Shin, A. Aljarb, L.-J. Li, V. Tung, P. Amsalem, E. J. W. List-Kratochvil, J. Stähler, X. Xu, S. Blumstengel, N. Koch. Type-I energy level alignment at the PTCDA - monolayer MoS2 interface promotes resonance energy transfer and luminescence enhancement. Adv. Sci. 2021, 8, 2100215.

    [9] X. Xu, T. Schultz, Z. Qin, N. Severin, B. Haas, S. Shen, J. N. Kirchhof, A. Opitz, C. T. Koch, K. Bolotin, J. P Rabe, G. Eda, N. Koch. Microstructure and elastic constants of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers from friction and shear force microscopy. Adv. Mater.2018, 30, 1803748.

    [10] X. Xu, K. Fukuda, A. Karki, S. Park, H. Kimura, H. Jinno, N. Watanabe, S. Yamamoto, S. Shimomura, D. Kitazawa, T. Yokota, S. Umezu, T.-Q. Nguyen, T. Someya. Thermally stable, highly efficient, ultraflexible organic photovoltaics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (PNAS) 2018, 115, 45894594.

    [11] Z. Jiang, K. Fukuda, X. Xu, S. Park, D. Inoue, H. Jin, M. Saito, I. Osaka, K. Takimiya, T. Someya. Reverse-offset printed Ag mesh for stretchable transparent electrodes with strong mechanical robustness. Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1707526.

    [12] H. Jinno, K. Fukuda, X. Xu, S. Park, Y. Suzuki, M. Koizumi, T. Yokota, I. Osaka, K. Takimiya, T. Someya. Stretchable and waterproof elastomer-coated organic photovoltaics for washable electronic textile applications. Nature Energy 2017, 2, 780785.

    [13] D. Ji, X. Xu, L. Jiang, S. Amirjalayer, L. Jiang, Y. Zhen, Y. Zou, Y. Yao, H. Dong, J. Yu, H. Fuchs, W. Hu. Surface polarity and self-structured nanogrooves collaborative oriented molecular packing for high crystallinity towards efficient charge transport. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 27342740.

    [14] X. Xu,Y. Yao, B. Shan, X. Gu, D. Liu, J. Liu, J. Xu, N. Zhao, W. Hu, Q. Miao. Electron Mobility exceeding 10 cm2V-1s-1 and band-like charge transport in solution-processed n-channel organic thin-film transistors. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 52765283.

    [15] X. Gu, X. Xu,H.Li, Z. Liu, Q. Miao. Synthesis, molecular packing, and thin film transistors ofdibenzo[a,m]rubicenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 1620316208.

    [16] X. Xu,T. Xiao, X. Gu, X. Yang, S. V. Kershaw, N. Zhao, Q. Miao. Solution-processed ambipolar organic thin film transistors by blending p- and n-type semiconductors: solid solution versus microphase separation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 2801928026.

    [17] K. Y. Cheung, X. Xu,Q.Miao. Aromatic saddles containing two heptagons. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 39103914.

    [18] X. Xu,B.Shan, S. Kalytchuk, M. Xie, S. Yang, D. Liu, S. V. Kershaw, Q. Miao. Synthesis, Solution-processed thin film transistors and solid solutions of silylethynylated diazatetracenes. Chem. Commun.2014, 50, 1282812831. (Inside front cover of Chem. Commun. 2014, volume 50, issue 85)


    For the complete publication list, please refer to:

    ORCID: 0000-0002-9903-3798

    Google scholar: PaTbsjMAAAAJ&hl=en



    1.       A multi-modality sensing system based on organic photodetectors. Application No. 202310353314.9.
    2.       Jaundice detection patch, system and preparation method based on organic photodetector. Application No. 202310317503.0.
    3.       Preparation method and application of a highly conductive hydrogel. Application No. 202211733930.9.
    4.       A hydrogel with high conductivity and high biocompatibility, its preparation method and application. Application No. 202211731290.8.
    5.       The fabrication and application of an ultraflexible electrophysiological-optoelectronic integrated patch. Application No. 202210507406.3.
    6.       PEDOT:PSS/EG/LiTFSI conductive ink and ultraflexible electrodes and electrophysiological recording. Application No. 202210227885.3. 
    7.       The fabrication method and applications of an ultrathin hydrogel, Application No. 202110980155.6. 
    8.       Photovoltaic power device, Japanese Patent, Application No. 2017-181840.
    9.       Electronic device and method of manufacturing, Japanese Patent, Application No. 2017-179452.


    Scientific activities:

    1. Invited talk: Flexible Materials for Skin-Integrated Electronics and Implantable Neural Interfaces. The Brain Cognition and Brain Disease Institute of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nov. 09, 2022.

    2. Invited talk: Ultraflexible Organic Optoelectronics and Skin-Integrated Systems. 2021 Smart Wearable Technology Innovation Forum for Young Scientists, Nov. 06, 2022.

    3. Invited talk: Ultraflexible (Opto)electronics and the Applications in Wearable Systems. Ajou University, Korea (online symposium), Dec. 03, 2021.

    4. Invited talk: Ultraflexible Organic Optoelectronics and the Applications in Wearable Systems. The 10th Celebration ICAFPM 2021, Shanghai, China, Oct. 17-20, 2021.

    5. Invited talk: Ultraflexible (Opto)electronics: From Microstructure Engineering to Wearable Applications. The 7th International Symposium of Flexible & Stretchable Electronics 2021 (ISFSE 2021), Wuhan, China, June 29-30, 2021.

    6. Invited talk: Ultraflexible (Opto)electronics: From Microstructure Engineering to Wearable Applications at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, May 21, 2021.

    7. Invited talk: Solution-Processed Organic Electronics: from Microstructure Engineering to Ultraflexible Devices. The 3rd Symposium on the Development of Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Shanghai, China, May 15-16, 2021.

    8. Invited talk: From Microstructure Engineering of Semiconductors to Ultraflexible (Opto)electronics. Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics (HIOS Symposium 2020), Berlin (online), Germany,September 10-11, 2020.

    9. Invited talk:Visualizing microstructure of the low-dimensional materials and controlling molecular assembly on the heterointerface.LDMO 2019 (The 2nd International Symposium on Low Dimensional Materials for Optoelectronics) Shenzhen, China, December 12-15, 2019.

    10. Invited talk: Solution-processed organic electronics and beyond: from molecular assembly to the ultraflexible devices. IOP CAS (SLAB, Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences) – IRIS Humboldt University of Berlin Workshop, Songshan Lake, Dongguan, China, October 8-10, 2019.

    Conference organizing activities

    1.       MRS (Materials Research Society) 2022 Spring Meeting, Symposium co-organizer, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 09-13 (onsite) & May 23-25 (virtual), 2022.

    2.       2021 International Forum on Graphene in Shenzhen, Session Chair, Shenzhen, China, April 08-11, 2021.

  • Awards and Honors

    • 2022 Outstanding Youth Basic Research Project for Shenzhen

    • 2019 Shenzhen Overseas High-Caliber Personnel

    • 2017 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany                    

    • 2011 Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Award, Research Grants Council (RGC)

    • 2011 Outstanding undergraduate student, Merit undergraduate student of Anhui province, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)