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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow


IINM, WMG, University of Warwick
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  • International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing More details
  • Research Interests

    Dr Fengwei Xie's research focuses on 'green'/bio-polymers for sustainability, environmental protection, people's better life and health. He works on developing 'green' processes and 'green' materials for greater resource efficiency and reduction in wastes and carbon footprints. He is particularly interested in the use of renewable, biomass resources for materials development. He also studies the functionality of biopolymers and polysaccharides as food ingredients. He investigates the mechanisms behind the relationship among processing, structure and properties/functionality of biopolymers and biocomposites, leading to advantageous materials and nutritious food.


    Dr Fengwei Xie holds a BE degree (2004) in Biological Engineering and a PhD degree (2009) in Polysaccharide Engineering from South China University of Technology (China) and a Graduate Certificate degree (2014) in Higher Education from The University of Queensland (Australia). Since 2008, he has worked as a research fellow at University of Guelph (Canada), Université de Strasbourg (France), and The University of Queensland (Australia), being involved in multiple research projects supported by governments and industry. In 2017, he moved to The University of Warwick as an IAS WIRL-COFUND Fellow. In 2018, he was sent to California Institute of Technology (USA) on secondment. Since 2019, he has been working at WMG, University of Warwick as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow.


    • Li, Ying, Liu, Peng, Ma, Cong, Zhang, Na, Shang, Xiaoqin, Wang, Liming, Xie, Fengwei, 2020. Structural disorganization and chain aggregation of high-amylose starch in different chloride salt solutions. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8 (12), pp. 4838-4847, View
    • Ren, Fei, Wang, Jinwei, Xie, Fengwei, Zan, Ke, Wang, Shuo, Wang, Shujun, 2020. Applications of ionic liquids in starch chemistry : a review. Green Chemistry, 22 (7), pp. 2162-2183, View
    • Chen, Pei, Xie, Fengwei, Tang, Fengzai, McNally, Tony, 2020. Thermomechanical-induced polyelectrolyte complexation between chitosan and carboxymethyl cellulose enabling unexpected hydrolytic stability. Composites Science and Technology, 189, View
    • Meng, Linghan, Xie, Fengwei, Zhang, Binjia, Wang, David K., Yu, Long, 2019. Natural biopolymer alloys with superior mechanical properties. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7 (2), pp. 2792-2802, View
    • Chen, Jing, Xie, Fengwei, Chen, Ling, Li, Xiaoxi, 2018. Ionic liquids for the preparation of biopolymer materials for drug/gene delivery : a review. Green Chemistry, 20, pp. 4169-4200, View
    • Zhang, Binjia, Cheng, Ling, Xie, Fengwei, Li, Xiaoxi, Truss, Rowan W., Halley, Peter J., Shamshina, Julia L., Rogers, Robin D., McNally, Tony, 2015. Understanding the structural disorganization of starch in water-ionic liquid solutions. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (21), pp. 13860-13871, View

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