Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Xue Can
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
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Dr. Xue entered the Special Class for the Gifted Young (SCGY) at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1997 and received his B.S. degree in 2002. He then went to pursue his Ph.D. degree in chemistry with Prof. Chad A. Mirkin at Northwestern University (USA). After obtaining PhD regree, he joined School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU as a teaching fellow in January 2008. He was appointed as assistant professor in November 2009, and promoted to tenured associate professor in September 2015.
1) Synthesis of novel plasmonic nanostructures for solar energy applications (photovoltaics and photocatalysis)

2) Development of metal-semiconductor nanocomposites for light-driven chemical reactions

3) Design and fabrication of functional semiconductor nanostructures (e.g. polymeric carbon nitride) for solar-driven water splitting and CO2 reduction
  • Development of multi-layered nanoplates for photocatalytic water splitting
  • Doping-Controlled N-Vacancies for Photo-Fixation of CO2 and N2 towards Urea Production
US 2014/0162067 A1: Method For Forming A Bimetallic Core-Shell Nanostructure (2016)
Abstract: A method forms a bimetallic core-shell nanostructure. The bimetallic core-shell nanostructure comprises a core comprising silver and a shell comprising gold. The bimetallic core-shell nanostructure may be used in various technical fields, such as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), photovoltaic cells, biomedical, bioimaging and biosensing applications.