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Principal Investigator:
Associate Professor
There are two postdoc positions available in the areas of:

1. Nanocomposites

2. Peptide-Polymer Conjugate Micelles for Drug Delivery

We are currently looking for graduate students (admitted to Berkeley already) in the following areas:

Peptide-Polymer Conjugate Micelles for Drug Delivery

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 May 2016

Funding Sources
Li Ka Shing Foundation
DuPont Young Professor Grant
3M Non-tenured Faculty Grant
UC Energy Institute
News (Archive)
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 January, 2016