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Xing Chengfen,  Ph.DProf. Chemistry



Hebei University of Technology                                                                         Tel. 0086-22-60435642

Tianjin, 300130, China                                                                                          E-mail: xingc@hebut.edu.cn




Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, China, 2008-2011, Ph.D, Organic Chemistry;


Department of Chemistry, Shandong Normal University and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), 2005-2008, M. S. , Organic Chemistry


Department of Chemistry, Shandong Normal University, 2001-2005, B. A., Chemistry


Working Experiences

Sept. 2013 - Present:  Professor of Chemistry                   

                    Institute of Biophysics
                    Hebei University of Technology

                    Field: Biosensing, 

Aug. 2012 - Dec. 2012: Post-doc researcher, with Prof. dr. Alan E. Rowan.

 Radboud University Nijmegen.

 Cluster for Molecular Chemistry

 Field: Polymer Hydrogel

Aug. 2011- July. 2012: Post-doc researcher, with Prof. dr. Jeroen J.L.M. Cornelissen.

Biomolecular Nanotechnology Group (BNT)

MESA+ Institute, University of Twente

Field: Biomolecular NanoTechnology


Research interest : Design, synthesis of conjugated polymer-based hybrid materials for biosensing and building stimuli-responsive architectures.


Research Projects

1. Stimui Responsive Conjugated Polymers for Environmental Monitoring, “100 Talents” Program of Hebei Province, China, No: E2014100004, 2015-2018

2. Water-Soluble Conjugated Polyelectrolytes for Detection and Function Regulation of Calmodulin, Scientific Innovation Grant for Excellent Young Scientists of Hebei University of Technology, No: 2013003, 2013-2015


Journal Publications:

1.       Chengfen Xing*, Hongbo Yuan, Sichuan Xu, Hailong An, Ruimin Niu, and Yong Zhan* Nucleobase-functionalized conjugated polymer for detection of copper(II). ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2014, 6, 9601–9607.

2.       Hongbo Yuan, Chengfen Xing*, Hailong An, Ruimin Niu, Ruihua Li, Wenmin Yan, and Yong Zhan* Ca2+-controlled assembly for visualized detection of conformation changes of calmodulin. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2014, 6, 14790-14794.

3.       Chengfen Xing, Gaomai Yang, Libing Liu*, Qiong Yang, Fengting Lv, Shu Wang* Conjugated polymers for light-activated antifungal activity. Small 2012, 8 525-529 (Frontispiece picture invited for TRR61 special issue).

4.       Chengfen Xing, Libing Liu*, Qiong Yang, Shu Wang*, Guillermo C. Bazan*. Design guidelines for conjugated polymers with light-activated anticancer activity Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 4058-4067.

5.       Chengfen Xing, Libing Liu, Zhiqing Shi*, Yuliang Li, Shu Wang*. Synthesis of new zwitterionic water-soluble oligofluorenes with good light-harvesting ability. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 2175-2180.

6.       Chengfen Xing, Qingling Xu, Hongwei Tang, Libing Liu*, Shu Wang*. Conjugated polymer/porphyrin complexes for efficient energy transfer and improving light-activated antibacterial activity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13117-13124.

7.       Chengfen Xing, Zhiqiang Shi*, Minghui Yu, Shu Wang*. Cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte-based fluorometric detection of copper(II) ions in aqueous solution Polymer 2008, 49, 2698-2703.

8.       Chengfen Xing, Minghui Yu, Shu Wang*, Zhiqiang Shi*, Yuliang Li, Daoben Zhu. Fluorescence turn-on detection of nitric oxide in aqueous solution using cationic conjugated polyelectrolytes. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2007, 28, 241-245.

9.       Hongwei Tang, Chengfen Xing, Libing Liu*, Qiong Yang, Shu Wang*. Synthesis of amphiphilic polythiophene for Cell imaging and monitoring cellular distribution of cisplatin anticancer drug. Small, 2011, 7, 1464-1470.

10.   Changshui Huang, Chengfen Xing, Shu Wang, Yongjun Li, Huibiao Liu, Siu-Wai Lai, Chi-Ming Che*, Yuliang Li*, Fabrication of a well ordered microspheres film for efficient antibacterial activity. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7644-7646.

11.   Hongwei Tang, Lili Chen, Chengfen Xing, Yu-Guo Guo*, Shu Wang*. DNA-templated synthesis of cationic poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) derivative for supercapacitor electrode. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, 31, 1892-1896.

12.   Xuli Feng , Fengting Lv, Libing Liu*, Hongwei Tang, Chengfen Xing, Qiong Yang, Shu Wang*. Conjugated polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2010, 2, 2429–2435.

13. Qingling Xu, Litao Zhu, Minghui Yu, Fude Feng, Lingling An, Chengfen Xing, Shu Wang*. Gadolinium(III) chelated conjugated polymer as a potential MRI contrast agent. Polymer 2010, 51, 1336-1340.


Conference Proceedings:

14.   Chengfen Xing, Libing Liu, Shu Wang. Conjugated polymer/porphyrin complexes for efficient energy transfer and improving light-activated antibacterial activity. International Workshop on Organic Photoswitchable Multifunctional Materials. October 25-27, 2009

15.   Chengfen Xing, Qingling Xu, Hui Chong, Shu Wang. A human disease-related DNA assay using light-harvesting conjugated polymers.The 8th National Symposium on Electronic Process in Organic Solids. June 14-17, 2010.

16.   Chengfen Xing, Chains chemistry as innovating science. Holland, November 28-30, 2011

17.   Chengfen Xing, Dutch Polymer Days 12. Holland, March 12-13, 2012

18.   Chengfen Xing, Wageningen Symposoium Organic Chemistry. Holland, April 12-13, 2012

19.   Chengfen Xing, FYSICA-CHEMIE 2012. Holland, May 30, 2012



20.  Shu Wang, Libing Liu, Chengfen Xing, Multifunctional polymer for resisting fungi and cancers and performing cell imaging and preparation method thereof. China patent, CN 101948566 A.