Basic information

       Dr. Xin Chen is a Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, P. R. China. He received his Ph. D. (2013) in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He worked as postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biologic and Materials Science, University of Michigan, USA, from 2013 to 2015. Then he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University as a full professor.

Research Interests

• Molecular Recognition via Non-Covalent Interactions Including Host-Guest Inclusion, Metallo-Terpyridine, and Multiple Hydrogen Bonding Interactions

• Environment responsive nanocarrier for targeted drug delivery

• Functionalized polymer/nanostructure complex for tissue regeneration


Professional Membership

1.       International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), registered member, 2011- present

2.       Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), registered member, 2012- present

3.       Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), registered member, 2011- present

4.    Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN), registered member, 2012- present


Excellent graduation thesis of AnHui province, 2012

Degree Committee of the of Anhui Province

Dong Gang Scholarship, 2009

University of Science and Technology of China

Innovative Fund of Graduate Student, 2009

University of Science and Technology of China

Outstanding Student Scholarship, 2003, 2004, 2005

Anhui University




1. Xin Chen* and Zhongning Liu, pH responsive hydrogel based on tumor-targeting mesoporous silica nanocomposite for sustained cancer labeling and therapy, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2016DOI: 10.1002/marc.201600261. (impact factor 4.638

2. Xin Chen*, Zhongning Liu, Stephen G. Parker, Xiaojin Zhang*, J. Justin Gooding, Yanyan Ru, Yuhong Liu and Yongsheng Zhou*, Light-Induced Hydrogel Based on Tumor-Targeting Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as a Theranostic Platform for Sustained Cancer Treatment, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b02562 (impact factor 7.145
3. Xiaojin Zhang*, Yu Dai, Xin Chen*, Renxi Zhuo, UV-Responsive Supramolecular Vesicles with Double Hydrophobic Chains, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2016, 37, 888−893 (impact factor 4.638
4. Xin Chen* and Zhongning Liu, Dual responsive mesoporous silica nanoparticles for targeted co-delivery of hydrophobic and hydrophilic anticancer drugs to tumor cells, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 4382-4388 (impact factor 4.872, Front cover,Hot paper
5. Zhongning Liu, Xin Chen*, J. Justin Gooding, Yongsheng Zhou, Carbon Quantum Dots Loaded Mesoporous Silica Nanocarriers with pH Switchable Zwitterionic Surface and Enzyme Responsive Pore-cap for Targeted Imaging and Drug Delivery to Tumor, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2016, 5, 1401–1407 (impact factor 5.76, Front cover)



6. Qihai Liu, Shuo Tian, Chao Zhao, Xin Chen, Ienglam Lei, Zhong Wang, Peter X. Ma*, Porous nanofibrous poly(l-lactic acid) scaffolds supporting cardiovascular progenitor cells for cardiac tissue engineering, Acta Biomaterialia, 2015, 26, 105 (impact factor 6.025)



7. Xin Chen, Alexander H. Soeriyadi, Xun Lu, Sharon M. Sagnella, Maria Kavallaris, and J. Justin Gooding, Dual Bioresponsive Mesoporous Silica Nanocarrier as an “AND” Logic Gate for Targeted Drug Delivery Cancer Cells, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, 2014, 24, 6999-7006 (impact factor 11.805)

8. Xin Chen, Xiaoyu Cheng, Alexander H. Soeriyadi, Sharon M. Sagnella, Xun Lu, Jason A. Scott, Stuart B. Lowe, Maria Kavallaris and J. Justin Gooding, Stimuli-Responsive Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Drug Release in Response to Various Biological Stimuli, Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 121-130 (impact factor 3.831, Hot paper)



9. Kun Guo, Xin Chen, Stefano Freguia, Bogdan Donose, Spontaneous modification of carbon surface with neutral red from its diazonium salts for bioelectrochemical systems, Biosens Bioelectron, 2013, 47, 184-9 (impact factor 6.054)

10. K. Guo, S. Freguia, P.G. Dennis, X. Chen, B.C. Donose, J. Keller, J.J. Gooding, K. Rabaey, The effects of surface charge and hydrophobicity on anodic biofilm formation, community composition and current generation in bioelectrochemical systems, Env. Sci. Tech., 2013, 47, 7563-7570 (impact factor 5.481).



11. Xin Chen, Xiaoyu Cheng, and J. Justin Gooding, Detection of Trace Nitroaromatic Isomers Using Indium Tin Oxide Electrodes Modified Using Cyclodextrin and Silver Nanoparticles, Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 8557-8563 (impact factor 5.825)

12. Hao Jiang, Xin Chen, Xiujuan Pan, Gang Zou, Qijin Zhang, Regulation of Supramolecular Chirality in Co-Assembled Polydiacetylene LB Films with Removable Azobenzene Derivatives, Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2012, 33, 773-778 (impact factor 4.608)

13. Xin Chen, Xiaoyu Cheng and J. Justin Gooding, Multifunctional modified silver nanoparticles as ion and pH sensors in aqueous Solution, Analyst, 2012, 137, 2338-2343 (impact factor 4.23, Hot paper)

14. Xin Chen, Erwann Luais, Nadim Darwish, Simone Ciampi, Pall Thordarson, and J. Justin Gooding, Studies on the Effect of Solvents on Self-Assembled Monolayers Formed from Organophosphonic Acids on Indium Tin Oxide, Langmuir 2012, 28, 9487-9495 (impact factor 4.457)



15. Xin Chen, Jinan Rao, Jin Wang, J. Justin Gooding, Gang Zou and Qijin Zhang, A facile enantioseparation for amino acids enantiomers using cyclodextrins functionalized Fe3O4 nanospheres, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10317-10319 (impact factor 6.834)

16. Xin Chen, Justin Gooding, Gang Zou, Wei Su and Qijin Zhang, Polydiacetylene Vesicles Containing aa-Cyclodextrin and Azobenzene as Photocontrolled Nanocarriers, ChemPhysChem 2011, 12, 2714-2718 (impact factor 3.412)

17. Xin Chen, Muthukumar Chockalingam, Guozhen Liu, Erwann Luais, Alicia L. Gui, J. Justin Gooding, A Molecule with Dual Functionality 4-Aminophenylmethylphosphonic Acid: A Comparison Between Layers Formed on Indium Tin Oxide by In Situ Generation of an Aryl Diazonium Salt or by Self-Assembly of the Phosphonic Acid, Electroanalysis 2011, 23, No. 11, 2633-2642 (impact factor 2.872)

18. Xin Chen, Jun Tao, Gang Zou, Wei Su, Qijin Zhang and Pei Wang, Optical Nonlinearity Enhancement in Cross-Linked Polydiacetylene (PDA) Supramolecules Composited with Nanometer-Size Silver, Current Nanoscience, 2011, 7, 556-562 (impact factor 1.879)

19. Xin Chen, Jun Tao, Gang Zou, Wei Su, Qijin Zhang, Shiyong Liu, PeiWang, Nonlinear optical properties of nanometer-size silver coated polydiacetylene composite vesicles and resulting Langmuir–Blodgett films, Appl Phys A, 2011, 102, 565-575 (impact factor 1.630)



20. Xin Chen, Stephen G. Parker, Gang Zou, Wei Su and Qijin Zhang, Cyclodextrin-Functionalized Silver Nanoparticles for the Naked Eye Detection of Aromatic Isomers, ACS NANO, 2010, 4, 6387-6394 (impact factor 12.881)

21. Xin Chen, Jun Tao, Gang Zou, Wei Su, Qijin Zhang, and Pei Wang, Thermosensitive Silver/Polydiacetylene Nanocrystals with Tunable Nonlinear Optical Properties, ChemPhysChem 2010, 11, 3599-3603 (impact factor 3.412)

22. Yali Wang, Xin Chen, Gang Zou, Qijin Zhang, Molecular Structure Modulated Organization and Properties of Azobenzene-Substituted Polydiacetylene Assemblies Films: Photopolymerization, Morphology, and Thermal Stability, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2010, 211, 888-896 (impact factor 2.361)

23. Xin Chen, Hao Jiang, Yali Wang, Gang Zou, Qijin Zhang, Cyclodextrin-induced fluorescence enhancement of a thermal-responsive azobenzene modified polydiacetylene vesicles for a temperature sensor, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2010, 124, 36-40 (impact factor 2.234)

24. Xin Chen, Jun Tao, Gang Zou, Qijin Zhang, PeiWang, Nonlinear optical properties of nanometer-size silver composite azobenzene containing polydiacetylene film, Appl Phys A, 2010, 100, 223-230 (impact factor 1.630)



25. Xin Chen, Lei Hong, Xian You, Yali Wang, Gang Zou, Wei Su and Qijin Zhang, Photo-controlled molecular recognition of cyclodextrin with azobenzene containing polydiacetylene vesicles, Chem. Commun., 2009, 1356-1358 (impact factor 6.834)

26. Xian You, Xin Chen, Gang Zou, Wei Su, Qijin Zhang, Pingsheng He, Colorimetric response of azobenzene-terminated polydiacetylene vesicles under thermal and photic stimuli, Chemical Physics Letters, 2009, 482, 129-133 (impact factor 2.337)



27. Xin Chen, Gang Zou, YanDeng and Qijin Zhang, Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of nanometer-size silver-coated polydiacetylene composite vesicles, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, 195703-195710 (impact factor 3.979)



Xin Chen, Gang Zou, Preparation and application of chiral recognition sensor based on silver nanoparticles, 201010221397.9, 2010

Book chapter

Xin Chen, Gang Zou, Tao Jun and Deng Yan, Applications of Silver Nanoparticles' Surface Plasmon Resonance Effect in the Field of Nonlinear Optical Materials, Chapter 7 of ‘Silver Nanoparticles Properties, Characterization and Applications’, NOVA, science publisher, Inc. New York, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-61728-878-4