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Principal Investigator:
We are always looking for talented and motivated postdoctoral researchers and graduate students (admitted to Berkeley already) to join the group! Candidates with interests in the general areas of polymeric nanomaterials, self-assembly, and nanocomposites for various applications should feel free to contact Prof. Xu.

Our Focus
We work on the design, synthesis, and characterization of de novo designed peptides that serve as building blocks for functional biomaterials. We also seek to understand the hierarchical self-assembly of complex systems involving artificial proteins, block copolymers, and nanoparticles. In addition, we develop new functional materials at the molecular level that exhibit novel electronic, photonic, and biological properties.
Group Picture August 2017

Funding Sources
Li Ka Shing Foundation
DuPont Young Professor Grant
3M Non-tenured Faculty Grant
UC Energy Institute
Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute
News (Archive)
We have a new publication, Controlling Styrene Maleic Acid Lipid Particles through RAFT, in Biomacromolecules! (9/21/2017)
We have a new publication, Preventing Thin Film Dewetting via Graphene Capping, in Advanced Materials. Congratulations Peter and Yihan! (7/19/2017)
Check out Prof. Xu's feature in the California Academy of Sciences educational video on The Chemistry of Clothes! (7/12/2017)
The Masters of engineering 3HM commercialization team has been awarded Best Capstone Presentation Award at UC Berkeley Fung Institute's Capstone Showcase. Congratulations Erik, Justin, Mackenzie, Sam, Yikai, & Zach! (5/3/2017)
Benson has been awarded PMSE Best Poster Award at ACS San Francisco. Congratulations Benson! (4/4/2017)
Jingyu and Yihan have a new publication "Achieving 3-D Nanoparticle Assembly in Nanocomposite Thin Films via Kinetic Control" in Macromolecules! Congratulations! (3/3/2017)
We have a new publication "Kinetic Pathway of 3-Helix Micelle Formation" in Biomacromolecules! (2/6/2017)
We have a new publication "Nanorod-Based Supramolecular Nanocomposites: Effects of Nanorod Length" in Macromolecules. (8/30/2016)
Shuai's paper "Ionic Liquids Containing Block Copolymer Based Supramolecules" has been published in Macromolecules. Congratulations Shuai! (8/3/2016)
We have a new publication "Organic Semiconductor-Based Supramolecular Nanocomposites" in Macromolecules! (5/26/2016)
Aaron Hall has been awarded a Jane Lewis Fellowship! Well done Aaron! (4/13/2016)
Chris Delre has been awarded the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship. Congratulations Chris! (4/1/2016)
Benson Jung has been named a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship. Congratulations Benson! (3/29/2016)
The paper "Structural diversity in binary superlattices self-assembled from polymer-grafted nanocrystals", published in Nature Communications, was highlighted in the latest issue of Nature Materials! (1/29/2016)
The paper "Structural diversity in binary superlattices self-assembled from polymer-grafted nanocrystals" was published in Nature Communications. (12/2/2015)
Our recent paper "Self-assembled 20-nm 64Cu-micelles enhance accumulation in rat glioblastoma", published in Journal of Controlled Release, was featured on LBL news! (11/19/2015)

The Ting Xu Group | Last Updated October, 2017