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About Prof. Xu

 

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  • Name: Yan Xu
  • Recent Post: Associate Professor(Tenured), Osaka Prefecture University (OPU)
  • Place of birth: China

Education

  • PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Sept. 2007
  • Master’s in Biochemical Engineering from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Jun., 2004
  • Bachelor’s in Polymer Chemical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology, Jun., 2001

Dissertations &. Theses

  • Docter's Dissertation: “Phospholipid Polymer Biointerfaces for Lab-on-a-Chip Systems”
    Advisors: Prof. Kazuhiko Ishihara and Prof. Madoka Takai
  • Master's Thesis: “Preparation and Performance of a Soft Tissue Augmentation Material Mainly Composed of Calcium Alginate Microspheres (CAMs)”
    Advisor: Prof. Xiao-jun Ma
  • Bachelor's Thesis: “Preparation of Carbon Nanotube(CNT) and Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) Effects of CNT/ Polyethylene Composites”
    Advisor: Prof. Ming-yi Liao

Professional Experiences

  • Associate Professor(Tenured), Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Apr., 2016 to present.
  • Associate Professor(Tenure-Track), Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Center, Research Organization for the 21st Century, Osaka Prefecture University, Apr., 2011 to Mar., 2016
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SAIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mar., 2014 to present.
  • Research Scientist, Prof. Kitamori Lab, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Oct., 2009 to Mar., 2011
  • JSPS Research Fellow, Prof. Kitamori Lab, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Oct., 2007 to Sept., 2009

Memberships

  • Society for Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems
  • Japanese Society for Biomaterials
  • The Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J)
  • The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry

Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

  • "The University President's Award 2015", Osaka Prefecture University, Aug., 2015.
  • "The University President's Award 2014", Osaka Prefecture University, Aug., 2014.
  • "Young Innovator Award on Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS Young Innovator Award)", May, 2014
  • "Springer Silver Scholar Award", The 5th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM2013), May, 2013
  • "Grant Assistance Award", The 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences(MicroTAS2011), Oct., 2011
  • "Best Poster Award", The 24th International Symposium on MicroScale Bioseparations (MSB), Oct., 2009
  • "Travel Award", The 24th International Symposium on MicroScale Bioseparations (MSB), Oct., 2009
  • "2007 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad", elected by China Scholarship Council (CSC) &. Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Apr., 2008
  • "JSPS Research Fellowship for Foreign Researchers", Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Oct., 2007 to Sept. 2009
  • "Japanese Government Scholarship", Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT, Monbukagakusho), Japan, Oct., 2004/10 to Sept., 2007
  • "Outstanding Graduate Award", School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China, Jun., 2001

Hobbies

  • Reading, Singing Karaoke, Watching Movies, Cooking, Playing Table Tennis

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