Pu Xiao

Pu Xiao

Pu Xiao

Lectuer & DECRA Fellow

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9385 4878
Email: p.xiao@unsw.edu.au


Room 515, Chemical Sciences Building
UNSW, Kensington, 2052

Biographical Details

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree (2004) in Chemistry and a PhD (2009) in Polymer at the Wuhan University (China), Pu Xiao started his academic career as a Scientific Associate at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW, Switzerland) from 2009. In 2012, he moved to the Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse (IS2M, CNRS, France) and worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow.

Since 2014, he has been working as a DECRA Fellow and Lecturer at the School of Chemistry and the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (with Prof. Martina Stenzel as co-Director), the University of New South Wales.

Research Interests

  • Development of high-performance photoinitiators for 3D-printing (based on photopolymerisation technology) under visible light
  • Design and development of polymer-inorganic hybrid nanoparticles for treatment of pancreatic cancer
  • Design of drug-recognition polymers by combinatorial method for environment applications

Selected Publications

Pu Xiao, Jing Zhang, Frédéric Dumur, Mohamad Ali Tehfe, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, Bernadette Graff, Didier Gigmes, Jean Pierre Fouassier, Jacques Lalevée. Photoinitiating Systems: Recent Progress in Visible Light Induced Cationic and Radical Photopolymerization Reactions Under Soft Conditions. Progress in Polymer Science, 41, 32-66, 2015.

Jiacheng Zhao, Jacques Lalevée, Hongxu Lu, Rowan MacQueen, Scott H. Kable, Timothy W. Schmidt, Martina H. Stenzel, Pu Xiao. New Role of Curcumin: as Multicolor Photoinitiator for Polymer Fabrication under Household UV to Red LED Bulbs. Polymer Chemistry, 6 (28), 5053-5061, 2015.

Pu Xiao, Frédéric Dumur, Jing Zhang, Jean Pierre Fouassier, Didier Gigmes, Jacques Lalevée. Copper Complexes in Radical Photoinitiating Systems: Applications to Free Radical and Cationic Polymerization upon Visible LEDs. Macromolecules, 47 (12), 3837-3844, 2014.

Full publication list: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/dr-pu-xiao/publications