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Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

-- M.S. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, 9/2003-present
Advisor: Prof. Liu, Deshan; Co-advisor: Kan, Chengyou
Thesis Title: Stable Silylated Polyurethane Emulsions for Water-borne Adhesive

-- B.E. in Polymer Materials and Engineering, 9/1999-7/2003
Research Advisor: Prof. Kan, Chengyou
Senior Project: Composite Polyurethane-Acrylate Emulsions for Coatings

Research Experiences

Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, 10/2004-present
Project: Water-borne Silylated Polyurethane Emulsions for Water-borne Adhesives
-- Synthesized novel silylated polyurethane via batch polymerization and prepared stable emulsions for adhesive by means of phase inversion.
-- Designed and certified complex emulsifier system in emulsion to protect silyl groups from reacting with water molecules.
-- Investigated viscosity, particle size, storage stability, mechanical stability and freeze-thaw durability of emulsions. Studied adhesive force, solvent resistances, stiffness, mechanical properties and thermodynamic properties of plated films.

Part-time Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, 10/2003-9/2004
Project: Functional Polymeric Micro-spheres with sulfonate groups
-- Prepared a series of latex micro-spheres via semi-continuous emulsion copolymerization of styrene and sodium styrene sulfonate.
-- Studied the average diameter, polydispersity, morphology and heat endurance of latex micro-spheres, as well as the effects of the recipe and polymerizing route on them.

Research Assistant, Tsinghua University, 11/2002-6/2003
Project: Composite Polyurethane-Acrylate (PUA) Emulsions for Coatings

-- Synthesized and characterized acrylate with urethane segment and polymerized it with other unsaturated monomers via emulsion copolymerization.
-- Synthesized pre-polymer of polyurethane and dispersed it in butyl acrylate. Polymerized the butyl acrylate by virtue of in-situ emulsion polymerization.
-- Investigated the particle potential, storage stability, freeze-thaw durability and minimum film-forming temperature of emulsions as well as the adhesive force, stiffness, solvents resistances and thermodynamic properties of plated films

Technical Skills

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR)
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
Dynamic Light Scattering
Mechanical Tensile Testing
Column Chromatography

Language Skills

-- Chinese and English: fluent
-- Cantonese: listen well and speak a little
-- Japanese: can read and write simple paragraphs

Computer Skills

-- MS Office, ChemOffice, MatLab, Origin, AutoCAD, C/C++
-- Website design (Tsinghua International Forum for Doctoral Candidates, Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering)
-- Graphic design (Logo, Poster and T-shirt for campus activities)
-- Multimedia (Advertising video clip for Dept. of Chem. Eng.)

Teaching and Administrating Assistants

Dept. of Chem. Eng., Tsinghua University
-- TA for Principle and Practice of Water-borne Polymer System, 9/2005-1/2006
-- TA for Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, 2/2005-7/2005
-- Administrating assistant for Lab of Fine Polymer, 9/2005-7/2006
-- Webmaster and computer administrating assistant, 9/2003-present

Selected Leadership

-- Vice-director of Organizing Committee for Doctoral Candidates Activities, Tsinghua University, 1/2005-10/2005
Organized Tsinghua Graduate Academic Salon and collaborated on Tsinghua International Forum for Doctoral Candidates.

-- Vice-president of Graduate Student Union in the Dept. of Chem. Eng., 1/2004-1/2005
Organized Academic Festival for departmental students and Graduate Conference in department.

-- President of Association for Science and Technology in the Dept. of Chem. Eng., 9/2001-9/2002
In charge of students’ extracurricular scientific research and social practices

Selected Honors and Awards

Friends of Tsinghua Scholarship for Excellent Academic Research, 2005
Outstanding Youth League Cadre of Tsinghua University, 2005
Outstanding Youth League Member of Tsinghua University, 2004
University Scholarship for excellent social work achievements, 2002
University Excellent Thesis of Social Practice, 2001


1. Wei Xie, Chengyou Kan, Deshan Liu.Synthesis and characterization of a novel acrylate derived from 2,4-toluene diisocyanate and its copolymerization with unsaturated monomers. 231st ACS National Meeting: Division of Polymer Chemistry, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006. (Accepted)

2. Shiming Huang, Wei Xie, Chengyou Kan, et al. Sulfonate-containing copolymers prepared by semi-continuous emulsion copolymerizaiton of styrene and sodium styrene sulfonate, Journal of Fudan University, 2005, 44: 865-866.


-- Music (runner-up of Karaoke Competition in department, 2005)
-- Photography (photojournalist for Tsinghua Graduate)
-- Backpacking


-- Badminton (dept. team member)
-- Volleyball (dept. team member)
-- Bowling (runner-up in Tsinghua Graduate Bowling Competition, 2004)
-- Roller skating
-- Ballroom dancing