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David Fengwei Xie - Xie Group - WMG, University of Warwick

David Fengwei Xie

David Fengwei Xie


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 the 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 started at the University of Warwick as an IAS WIRL-COFUND Fellow. In 2018, he was sent to the California Institute of Technology (USA) on secondment. From 2019 to 2020, he was working at WMG, University of Warwick as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow. He then continued his career at WMG as an EPSRC Fellow.


  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHEd), 2014, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • PhD in Polysaccharide Engineering, 2009, South China University of Technology, China
  • BE in Biological Engineering, 2004, South China University of Technology, China

Research experiences

  • University of Warwick, UK: Marie Skłodowska-Curie WIRL-COFUND Fellow, 10/2017–12/2018; Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, 01/2019–12/2020; EPSRC Fellow, 01/2021–Present
  • California Institute of Technology, USA: Visiting Fellow, 04/2018–06/2018
  • The University of Queensland, Australia: UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 02/2009–02/2012; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 02/2012–12/2013; Research Fellow, 01/2014–08/2017; Honorary Research Fellow, 09/2017–08/2020
  • Université de Strasbourg, France: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 09/2010 & 09/2011–10/2011
  • University of Guelph, Canada: Post Doctoral Fellow, 08/2008–11/2008


  • Dr Xie has published over a hundred research journal papers with over 5k citations. A full list of his research publications is here. His publications can be followed on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

Other highlights

  • Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) (MIMMM)
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (MRSC)
  • Member, EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Peer review of many journal submissions (Publons profile)
  • Editorial Board Member, Coatings, 2020–Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2020–Present
  • Editorial Board Member, PLOS ONE, 2018–Present