University of Birmingham
Within NanoFASE, Dr Xianjin Cui, University of Birmingham is involved in the work of WP3 and WP5.
Xianjin Cui started his research in nanomaterial at University of Science and Technology of China in 2002. He moved to UK in 2005 and was awarded his PhD degree in Chemistry from Nottingham University in 2010, with a thesis titled ‘Mechanism of cations, anions and ligands exchange within coordination polymers’. Then, he came back to the community of nanomaterial, and focused on exploring the applications of nanomaterials in detergency, medicine and biology.
Now he is working in Prof. Iseult Lynch and Prof. E Eugenia Valsami-Jones’s group, and engaged the NanoFASE project with the responsibility for synthesis, characterization and modification of nanoparticles. He has designed a core-shell nanostructure for TiO2 and CeO2 NPs with a rare earth marker integrated for WP5 (Dr Alex Gogos), although he is still struggling on how to deposit efficiently the TiO2 or CeO2 layer on NPs of rare earth markers. He also devoted a lot of effort to developing various functional polymeric ligands to stabilize NPs.