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Xin Chen
Room B4098, Chemistry/Macromolecular Building, Department of Macromolecular Science, Jiangwan Campus of Fudan University, Shanghai 200438, CHINA
Phone: 021-31242866
Fax: 021-31242866
Email: chenx@fudan.edu.cn

Education and Working Experience


B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Fudan University, China


Lecturer, Fudan University, China


Visiting Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S.A.


Research Staff, University of Oxford, U.K.


Associate Professor, Fudan University, China

2008 till now

Professor, Fudan University, China

Research Interests

  • Conformation and Structure Analysis of Non-bioactive Proteins and Investigation on Their Relationship to the Properties of Related Materials

  • Spinning Mechanism of Silking Animals and the Biomimic Spinning of Artificial Silk Fibers

  • Design, Preparation and Application of Functional Materials Based on Natural Polymers

  • Application of Advance Infrared Spectroscopy on the Structure Determination of Polymer Materials

Representative Publications

  1. Wei YX, Yao JR, Shao ZZ, Chen X*. Water-Resistant Zein-based Adhesives, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2020, 8(20): 7668-7679.

  2. Wang HP, Dong QL, Yao JR, Shao ZZ, Ma JM*, Chen X*. Colorless Silk/Copper Sulfide Hybrid Fiber and Fabric with Spontaneous Heating Property under Sunlight. Biomacromolecules 2020, 21(4): 1596-1603.

  3. Dong QL, Cai JY, Wang HP, Chen SY, Liu YZ, Yao JR, Shao ZZ, Chen X*. Artificial Ligament Made from Silk Protein/Laponite Hybrid Fibers. Acta Biomaterialia 2020, 106: 102-113.

  4. Liu J, Su DH, Yao JR, Huang YF, Shao ZZ, Chen X*. Soy Protein-Based Polyethylenimine Hydrogel and Its High Selectivity for Copper Ions Removal in Wastewater Treatment. J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5(8): 4163-4171.

  5. Ling SJ, Liang HY, Li Z, Yao JR, Shao ZZ, Chen X*. Soy Protein-Directed One-Pot Synthesis of Gold Nanomaterials and Their Functional Conductive Devices. J. Mater. Chem. B 2016, 4(21): 3643-3650. (Front cover)

  6. Fang GQ, Zheng ZK, Yao JR, Chen M, Tang YZ, Zhong JJ, Qi ZM, Li Z, Shao ZZ, Chen X*. Tough Protein/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Fibers Comparable to Natural Spider Silks. J. Mater. Chem. B 2015, 3(19): 3940-3947. (Front cover)

  7. Fei X, Li W, Shao ZZ, Seeger S, Zhao DY, Chen X*. Protein Biomineralized Nanoporous Inorganic Mesocrystals with Tunable Hierarchical Nanostructures. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136(44): 15781-15786.

  8. Ling SJ, Li CX, Adamcik J, Shao ZZ, Chen X*, Mezzenga R*. Modulating Materials by Orthogonally Oriented β-Strands: Composites of Amyloid and Silk Fibroin Fibrils. Adv. Mater. 2014, 26(26): 4569-4574.

  9. Ling SJ, Li CX, Adamcik J, Wang SH, Shao ZZ, Chen X*, Mezzenga R*. Directed Growth of Silk Nanofibrils on Graphene and Their Hybrid Nanocomposites. ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3(2): 146-152. (Editor’s choice)

  10. Zhou GQ, Shao ZZ, Knight DP, Yan JP, Chen X*. Silk Fibers Extruded Artificially from Aqueous Solutions of Regenerated Bombyx mori Silk Fibroin are Tougher than their Natural Counterparts. Adv. Mater. 2009, 21(3): 366-370.

Honors and Awards

  • The First Class Award of Natural Science, Shanghai Municipal Government (2011)

  • Excellent Young University Teacher Award, Shanghai Municipal Government (2008)

  • New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education of China (2006)

  • The First Class Award of Natural Science, Ministry of Education of China (2004)

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