Professor Dr. Dongfeng Xue
State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, 
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, 
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 
5625 Renmin Street, Changchun, Jilin 130022, P. R. China
Telephone: 0431-8526 2127; 2294


Research Areas

Crystallization Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Materials;
Materials Design and Simulation;
Novel Synthesis Strategies of Inorganic Compounds.


BE in Applied Chemistry in 1993, Henan University, China
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry in 1998, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, China


1999---2000, Alexander von Humboldt research fellow, Fachbereich Physik, Universitaet Osnabrück, Germany
2000-2001, Visiting researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Canada
2001---2003, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) fellow, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan
2003---2011, Professor at School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China
2011---, Professor at State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street No.5625, Changchun 130022, PR China

Honors & Distinctions

2003--present Corresponding Member, European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities

2006--present Examiner board member of Indian universities to adjudicate candidate’s thesis submitted for the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

2009.1--2010.12 Visiting Professor, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK

2011.1--2011.4 2011 Gledden Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Western Australia, Australia 

Editorial service:

Asian Associate Editor, Science of Advanced Materials (USA), since March 2011;

Asian Associate Editor, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing (USA), since October 2010;

Asian Editor, Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering (USA), since January 2011;

Topical Editor: Nanomaterials, Nanoscale Research Letters (Springer New York), since September 2008;

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Crystallization Physics and Chemistry (J. Cryst. Phys. Chem., JCPC),

Editorial board member, Functional Materials Letters (Singapore), since February 2011;

Editorial board member, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (USA), since April 2008; 

Editorial board member, International Journal of Nanomaterials and Technology (SERIALS PUBLICATIONS, India), since June 2008; 

Editorial board member, The Open Fuel Cells Journal (Bentham Science Publishers), since November 2008; 

Editorial board member, The Open Nanomedicine Journal (Bentham Science Publishers), since August 2008; 

Editorial board member, Materials Sciences and Applications, since August 2009;

Guest Editor, Special Issue: Advances in Functional Materials in Asia Pacific, Functional Materials Letters, Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2008;

Guest Editor, Materials Research Bulletin, 2009;
Guest Editor, Modern Physics Letters B, 2009;

Guest Editor, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Vol 3, No.3, 2011;


Partial publication list:

1. "Double-shelled nanocapsules of V2O5-based composites as high performance anode and cathode materials for Li-ion batteries"
Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), 131, 12086-12087.

2. "Recent developments in the chemical synthesis of inorganic porous capsules"
Journal of Materials Chemistry (Feature Article), 2009, 19(34), 6073 – 6084.

3. "Electronegativity identification of novel superhard materials"
Physical Review Letters 100, 235504 (2008).

4. "Thermal Oxidation Strategy towards Porous Metal Oxide Hollow Architectures"
Advanced Materials, (2008) 20, 2622-2627.

5. "Formation of Nb2O5 Nanotube Arrays Through Phase Transformation"
Advanced Materials, 20(5), 1055-1058 (2008).

6. "Electroless deposition of aligned ZnO taper-tubes in a strong acidic medium"
Electrochemistry Communications 9 (2007) 1247–1251.

7. "Surface Modification of High-Nuclearity Lanthanide Clusters: Two Tetramers Constructed by Cage-Shaped {Dy26} Clusters and Isonicotinate Linkers"
Inorg. Chem.; (Article); 2007; 46(8); 3212-3216.

8. "Five branching growth patterns in the cubic crystal system: A direct observation of cuprous oxide microcrystals"
Acta Materialia 55(7), 2397-2406 (2007).

9. "Estimation of Electronegativity Values of Elements in Different Valence States"
J. Phys. Chem. A 110, 11332-11337 (2006).

10. "Oriented assemblies of ZnS one-dimensional nanostructures"
Advanced Materials 16(9-10), 831-834 (2004).

11. "Nanocable-Aligned ZnS Tetrapod Nanocrystals"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125(52), 16196-16197 (2003).

12. "Insulating tubular BN sheathing on semiconducting nanowires"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125(47), 14226-14227 (2003).

Research Interests

Crystallization Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Materials;
Materials Design and Simulation;
Novel Synthesis Strategies of Inorganic Compounds.


International Advisory Board and Program & Publication Committee,
The 2011 International Forum on Functional Materials (IFFM2011) and the 2nd Special Symposium on Advances in Functional Materials (AFM-2),
July 28-31, 2011, Jeju, Korea

International Advisory Board
The 4th International Symposium on Functional Materials (ISFM2011)
August 2nd - 6th, 2011, Sendai, Japan


Xiangtan University

Dalian University of Technology

The University of Western Australia

The National University of Singapore



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