Dr. Jian-Bin Xu is currently Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering, Director of Materials Science and Technology Research Center in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and is a Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK and Chang Jiang (Cheung Kong) Scholar Chair Professor by Ministry of Education of China.
Dr. Xu received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Nanjing University in 1983 and 1986, respectively, in Physics and Information Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Shu-Yi Zhang (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences). Since 1988, he was privileged to study at the University of Konstanz (an elite university), particularly under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Dransfeld (Member of German National Academy of Sciences). His doctoral dissertation was focused on the near-field sensing and nanoscopic energy transfer and heat transport associated with electronic processes. He earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1993. Afterwards, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK. He has been Professor in the department since the midst of 2002.
Dr. Xu has published extensively on advanced electronic/photonic materials and devices as well as on nanotechnology in peer-reviewed professional journals (c.a. 350) and conferences (c.a. 60), and more than 300 presentations. Meanwhile, he has secured numerous competitive research grants in total amount of c.a. 5 million US$. Also he actively participates in a myriad of professional activities. He is a recipient of The Recruitment Program of Global Experts by Chinese Government, Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), the Secretary of Hong Kong Materials Research Society, and Member of American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, Hong Kong Institution of Science, and Physical Society of Hong Kong. Since 2007, he has been Director of Materials Science and Technology Research Center in CUHK. He is a recipient of Research Excellence Award by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Xu’s research interests currently include two-dimensional layered materials, advanced solar technologies, organic semiconductors, functional oxide materials, perovskite materials,