Prof. Xinliang Feng

Prof. Xinliang Feng

Director of the Department of Synthetic Materials and Functional Devices

Work Biography

Prof. Feng is the head of the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at Technische Universität Dresden. He received his Bachelor’s degree in analytic chemistry in 2001 and Master’s degree in organic chemistry in 2004. Then he joined the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research for PhD thesis, where he obtained his PhD degree in April 2008. In December 2007, he was appointed as a group leader at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and in 2012, he became a distinguished group leader.

Academic Employment

12/2007-12/2012 Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany
06/2010- Director of the Institute of Advanced Organic Materials, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
03/2011- Distinguished Adjunct Professorship in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
12/2012-07/2014 Distinguished Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany
08/2014- W3 Chair Professor, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
2019 Call to Max Planck Society
2021- Director of Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics

Research Interests

His current scientific interests include organic synthetic methodology in aromatic coupling reactions; organic synthesis of pi-conjugated system; bottom-up synthesis and top-down fabrication of graphene nanoribbons in the solution and on the surface; 2D conjugated polymers and supramolecular polymers for optoelectronic applications; graphene-based 2D nanomaterials and low-dimensional nanostructured functional as well as hybrid materials for energy storage and conversion; mesoporous covalent-bonding organic frameworks and nanostructured functional carbon materials for energy storage and conversion; new energy devices and technologies.

Scientific Achievements & Recognition

He has published more than 613 research articles which have attracted more than 57,464 citations with H-index of 119 (Web of Science) (Google Scholar Citations: >70,484 citations, H-index ≥128).

Reviewer for national and international projects

ERC, DFG, Humboldt, NSF, ANR, NCN, FWO, FWF, US DOE, ESF, NSFC, ISF and Fondazione Cariparo and Fondazione CariModena

Reviewer for many high-ranking scientific journals

Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Chemical Reviews, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemical Science, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Chemical Society Reviews, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, Chemical Communications, Chemistry of Materials, Organic Letters, Journal of the Organic Chemistry, Chemistry-A European Journal, ChemSusChem, ChemPhysChem, Maromolecular Rapid Communications, Journal of Material Chemistry, New Journal of Chemistry, Chemistry-An Asia Journal,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Energy & Environmental Science, Organic Electronics and so on.

Honors

  • Member of the Academia Europaea (2019)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry and Materials Science, Clarivate Analytics) (2019)
  • Member of European Academy of Sciences (2019)
  • EU-40 Materials Prize (2018)
  • ERC Consolidator Grant (2018)
  • Jiaxi Lu Overseas Guest Professor, Haixi Institutes, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2018)
  • Guest Professor, Zhejiang University (2018)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry and Materials Science, Thomson Reuters) (2018)
  • Cheung Kong Chair Professor, Ministry of Education, China (2017)
  • Hamburg Science Award (2017)
  • Small Young Innovator Award (2017)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry and Materials Science, Thomson Reuters) (2017)
  • ERC Proof-of-Concept Project Award (2017)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry and Materials Science, Thomson Reuters) (2016)
  • Path Leader of 2.5D path within cluster of excellence “cfaed” (2016)
  • Head of ESF Young Research Group “Graphene Center Dresden” (2016)
  • Molecular Science Frontier Lecture Professorship, Institute of Chemistry, CAS (2016)
  • Working Package Leader of WP Functional Foams & Coatings of GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP (2016-)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Chemistry and Materials Science, Thomson Reuters) (2015)
  • ERC Proof-of-Concept Project Grant (2015)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) (2014)
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
  • ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship (2014)
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Award (2013)
  • Visiting Lecturer of the Chemistry Research Promotion, Center National Science Council Taiwan (2012)
  • EU FET Young Explorer (2012)
  • ERC Starting Grant Award (2012)
  • Deputy Leader of one of the ten European representatives of the European community’s pilot project GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP (2012)
  • Finalist of 3rd European Young Chemist Award (2010)
  • IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists (2009)
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students (2008)
  • Marie Currie Fellowship (2005-2006)

Professional Duties

  • International Advisory Board of Materials Advances (2020-)
  • International Advisory Board of Aggregate (2020-)
  • Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Polymer Science (2020-)
  • Spokesperson for the DFG Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1415) for the Chemistry of Synthetic 2D Materials (2020)
  • Associate Editor Board of Small Structures (2020-)
  • International Advisory Board of Chemical Science (2019-)
  • International Advisory Board of ACS Applied Electronic Materials (2019-)
  • International Advisory Board of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2019-)
  • International Advisory Board of Journal of Energy Chemistry (2018-)
  • International Advisory Board of EnergyChem (2018-)
  • International Advisory Board of Trends in Chemistry (2018-)
  • International Advisory Board of Small Methods (2016-)
  • International Advisory Board of Energy Storage Materials (2015-)
  • International Advisory Board of ChemNanoMat (2015-)
  • Editorial Board Member of Chemistry – An Asian Journal (2014-)
  • Advisory Board of Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2014-)
  • Advisory Board Member of Advanced Materials (2013-)
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