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Dr. Xingyu Wu

Research Fellow

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 01/23 Postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
06/20 – 01/23 Postdoctoral Researcher under supervision of Dr. Arnaud Spangenberg, IS2M, CNRS 7361, Mulhouse, France
03/19 – 06/20 Postdoctoral Researcher under supervision of Prof. Dominique Berling and Dr. Arnaud Spangenberg, IS2M, CNRS 7361, Mulhouse, France
09/13 – 09/18 PhD Thesis “Molecular Engineering of D-π-A type Photoacid Generators”, under supervision of Prof. Ming Jin, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Advanced Surface Characterisation
  • Photochemistry and photophysics
  • Orthogonal photoreactions
  • Design of photoinitating systems
  • Radical and cationic photopolymerization
  • Photo-controlled living radical polymerization
  • Photo-controlled RAFT polymerization
  • 3D and 4D printing
  • Multi-material printing
  • Two-photon stereolithography
  • Fluorescence-based techniques

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Award for the best poster in the 1st Curiosity: A French-German Young Chemists Conference
2018
Outstanding Ph.D. graduate of Tongji University
2018
Award for the best Ph.D. in National RadTech Conference, China
2017
Grant from the Chinese Scholarship Council
2016, 2017
Excellent student of Tongji University
2016, 2017
Doctoral scholarship of Tongji University
2015
Award for the best poster in the 14th National Conference on Photochemistry
[09] Investigation of Two-photon Polymerized Microstructures Using Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements, 28th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, PhotoIUPAC, July 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Poster)
[08] On-Demand Editing of Surface Properties of Microstructures Made by 3D Direct Laser Writing via Photo-Mediated RAFT polymerization, 1st Scientific Days of the French Chemical Society (SCF)- the French Polymer Group (GFP), Grand-Est, July 2022, Besançon, France
[07] On-Demand Editing of Surface Properties of Microstructures Made by 3D Direct Laser Writing via Photo-Mediated RAFT polymerization, Curiosity: A French-German Young Chemists Conference, June 2022, Mulhouse, France
[06] Photo-Controlled RAFT Polymerization by Direct Laser Writing for Living Additive Manufacturing, 17th Scientific Days of GFP, east section, July 2021, Online
[05] 3D Direct laser writing of Zr and Si based hybrid microstructures with tunable optical properties, PhotOnline, October 2020, Online
[04] Molecular Engineering of D-π-A Type Photoacid Generators (PAGs) / Direct Laser Writing of Hybrid SiO2/Metal Oxide- and Metal Oxide Microstructures with Tunable Optical or Magneto-Optical Properties, 2nd Young Scientists Day, December 2019, Mulhouse, France
[03] Direct Laser Writing of Hybrid SiO2/Metal Oxide- and Metal Oxide Microstructures with Tunable Optical or Magneto-Optical Properties, 48th International Colloquium of the French Polymer Society – GFP 2019, November 2019, Mulhouse, France
[02] High-sensitivity D-π-A-type photoacid generator for two-photon microfabrication, 19th RadTech China Annual Conference, September 2018, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
[01] Molecular engineering of D-π-A type sulfonium salt photoacid generators: synthesis and properties, 22nd China-Japan Bilateral Symposium on Intelligent Electrophotonic Materials and Molecular Electronics, SIEMME’22, September 2016, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

2022
[16] “Investigation of two-photon polymerized microstructures using fluorescence lifetime measurements.” X. Wu; M. Belqat; B. Leuschel; G. Noirbent; F. Dumur; K. Mougin; A. Spangenberg,*. Polym. Chem. 2022. doi: 10.1039/d1py01728d  (Front Cover)
2021
[15] “On‐Demand Editing of Surface Properties of Microstructures Made by 3D Direct Laser Writing via Photo‐Mediated RAFT Polymerization.” X. Wu;* B. Gross; B. Leuschel; K. Mougin; S. Dominici; S. Gree; M. Belqat; V. Tkachenko; B. Cabannes‐Boué; A. Chemtob; J. Poly; A. Spangenberg,* Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 2109446. doi: 10.1002/adfm.202109446
[14] “Tuning nanomechanical properties of microstructures made by 3D direct laser writing.” M. Belqat; X. Wu; L. P. C. Gomez; J.-P. Malval; S. Dominici; B. Leuschel; A. Spangenberg;* K. Mougin,* Addit. Manuf. 2021, 47, 102232. doi: 10.1016/j.addma.2021.102232
[13] “Water‐Soluble Photoinitiators from Dimethylamino‐Substituted Monoacylphosphine Oxide for Hydrogel and Latex Preparation.” C. M. Q. Le; T. Petitory; X. Wu; A. Spangenberg; J. Ortyl; M. Galek; L. Infante; H. Thérien‐Aubin; A. Chemtob,* Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2021, 222 (19), 2100217. doi: 10.1002/macp.202100217
2020
[12] “Two-Photon Initiating Efficiency of a Ditopic Alkoxynitrostilbene Reacting through a Self-Regenerative Mechanism.” N. Hobeika; H. Chaumeil; R. Mhanna; M. Jin; X. Wu; A. Spangenberg; D. L. Versace; F. Morlet-Savary; J. P. Malval,* ChemPhysChem 2020, 21 (20), 2301-2310. doi: 10.1002/cphc.202000437
[11] Application of cationic photopolymerization in UV curing,” X. Wu; M. Jin, Book title: “Photopolymerization technology and application”, edited by Jun Nie and Xiaoqun Zhu, Chemical Industry Press (CIP), (2020). ISBN: 978-7-122-37678-7 (Book Chapter)
2018
[10] “Bis-substituted thiophene-containing oxime sulfonates photoacid generators for cationic polymerization under UV-visible LED irradiation.” X. Sun; M. Jin;* X. Wu; H. Pan; D. Wan; H. Pu, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2018, 56 (7), 776-782. doi: 10.1002/pola.28951
[09] “D–π–A-type sulfonium salt photoinitiators for photopolymerizations under near UV and visible light emitting diodes”, X. Wu; M. Jin, Book title: “Photopolymerisation initiating systems”, edited by J. Lalevée, and J.-P. Fouassier, RSC, (2018). ISBN: 978-1-78262-962-7 (Book Chapter)
2017
[08] Molecular Engineering of UV/Vis Light-Emitting Diode (LED)-Sensitive Donor-pi-Acceptor-Type Sulfonium Salt Photoacid Generators: Design, Synthesis, and Study of Photochemical and Photophysical Properties.” X. Wu; M. Jin;* J. Xie; J. P. Malval; D. Wan, Chem. – Eur. J. 2017, 23 (62), 15783-15789. doi: 10.1002/chem.201703414
[07] “Visible light-emitting diode-sensitive thioxanthone derivatives used in versatile photoinitiating systems for photopolymerizations.” X. Wu; M. Jin;* J.-P. Malval; D. Wan; H. Pu, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2017, 55 (24), 4037-4045. doi: 10.1002/pola.28871
2016
[06] “Effects of conjugated systems on UV-visible light-sensitive D-π-A type sulfonium salt photoacid generators.” X. Wu; M. Jin;* J. Xie; D. Wan; J. P. Malval, Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2016, 34 (12), 1456-1468. doi: 10.1007/s10118-016-1863-8
[05] “D-π-A-type aryl dialkylsulfonium salts as one-component versatile photoinitiators under UV/visible LEDs irradiation.” X. Wu; J.-P. Malval; D. Wan; M. Jin,* Dyes Pigm. 2016, 132, 128-135. doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2016.04.004
[04] “One/two-photon cationic polymerization in visible and near infrared ranges using two-branched sulfonium salts as efficient photoacid generators.” X. Wu; M. Jin;* J. Xie; J. P. Malval; D. Wan, Dyes Pigm. 2016, 133, 363-371. doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2016.06.023
[03] “Near UV–vis LED-excitable two-branched sensitizers for cationic, radical, and thiol-ene photopolymerizations.” B. Fang; M. Jin;* X. Wu; Y. Zhang; D. Wan, Dyes Pigm. 2016, 126, 54-61. doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2015.11.012
[02] “Dual roles for promoting monomers to polymers: A conjugated sulfonium salt photoacid generator as photoinitiator and photosensitizer in cationic photopolymerization.” M. Jin;* X. Wu; J. P. Malval; D. Wan; H. Pu, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54 (17), 2722-2730. doi: 10.1002/pola.28154
2015
[01] One/two-photon-sensitive photoacid generators based on benzene oligomer-containing D–π–A-type aryl dialkylsulfonium salts.” M. Jin;* X. Wu; J. Xie; J. P. Malval; D. Wan, RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (68), 55340-55347. doi: 10.1039/c5ra11350d

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We commence the year with a study by Jochen and @FlorianFeist1 in Advanced Materials https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.202211074, using advanced microscopy to explore unexpected microparticle chemistry in collaboration with Rasmus Schroeder. Well done, Jochen and Florian @Cluster3DMM2O @QUTmaterials

Check out this awesome photochemistry by @HendrikFrisch from our team and Berwyck Poad @QUTmaterials just out in @angew_chem - well done and very proud of you all.

We have a PhD position opening between AStar's Institute for Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and our team @QUT @QUTmaterials. If you are interested in fusing machine learning and photochemistry in an exciting project, get in touch at any time. Retweet appreciated.