Peicheng Xu

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Dr. Peicheng (Vincent) Xu received his B.Eng. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Liverpool, M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh, and Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge. There, he accumulated extensive hands-on experience working on colloidal self-assembly and producing multifunctional bio-inspired nanomaterials. Afterwards, he joined Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as a research associate, carrying out study on DNA nanotechnology. In 2021, Dr. Xu became an International Young Scientist Fellow at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since then, he started his research in smart sensing and liquid-crystal facilitated medical devices. In early 2024, Dr. Xu joined XJTLU Wisdom Lake Academy of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor.


Assistant Professor (2024.01 to present), Academy of Pharmacy, XJTLU, China

International Young Scientist Fellow & Special Research Assistant (2021.04 - 2024.01), Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2019.04 - 2020.07), Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Research interests

Exploring molecular self-assembly in complex systems by regulating physical, chemical and biological interactions:

  1. Adjustable special liquid crystal material: stimuli-responsive actuators, novel biomedical devices
  2. Multifunctional devices driven by DNA nanotechnology: biosensors with high sensitivity and specificity, efficient photovoltaic panels
  3. Demand-oriented smart hydrogel systems: fabrication of biomimetic organs and their corresponding medical research

Awards and honours

11/2022: Special Research Assistant Grant Program (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

06/2021: International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program (Talent-Introduction Program) (Office of China Postdoc Council)

04/2021: International Young Scientist Fellowship (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

07/2018: Cambridge Philosophy Society Studentship (Cambridge Philosophy Society)

09/2017: Yidi Lu Award (Wolfson College, University of Cambridge)

08/2017: College Studentship for Excellence (Wolfson College, University of Cambridge)

08/2016: College Studentship for Excellence (Wolfson College, University of Cambridge)

05/2015: Access to Learning Studentship (University of Cambridge)

09/2011: Second-class Scholarship (University of Liverpool)

04/2010: Honorable Mention (Second Prize) (Mathematical Contest in Modeling)

09/2010: Second-class Scholarship (University of Liverpool)


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 201431 Jan 2019

Award Date: 20 Jul 2019

Master, University of Edinburgh

1 Sept 201331 Aug 2014

Award Date: 27 Nov 2014

Bachelor, University of Liverpool

1 Sept 200931 Jul 2013

Award Date: 31 Jul 2013

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