9/06/2023: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented at the 8th International Industrial Conference & Application Exhibition on Bio-based Materials (Bio-based 2023), 7-9 Jun 2023, Shanghai, China
4/05/2023: Welcome Dr Madesh Ramasamy to join the Xie Group as a research fellow! Madesh previously worked at Yeungnam University, South Korea.
14/04/2023: David Xie, as a Keynote Speaker, presented at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Biomanufacturing (ICAB 2022), 12-15 Apr 2023, Nanjing, China
8/03/2023: Welcome Reeba Thomas from Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand, to join the Xie Group as a visiting PhD student for one year!
2/02/2023: David Xie was successful in his application for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellows Development Network Pathway Programme. Over the next 1½ years, this programme will help David to develop leadership, build his networks, and better understand his position within the UK’s research and innovation landscape.
13/12/2022: David Xie, as a Symposium Invited Speaker, presented at the 17th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC17), 11-14 Dec 2022, Brisbane, Australia.
25/11/2022: Welcome Dr Peng Liu from Guangzhou University, China, to join the Xie Group as a visiting academic for one year!
5/11/2022: The Xie Groups exhibited at the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science Event – Assessing local knowledge about plastic waste, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne
27/10/2022: Welcome Tianli Guo from the South China University of Technology (SCUT), China, to join the Xie Group as a visiting PhD student for one year!
10/10/2022: A Royal Society Research Grant application is successful, allowing us to start research into biopolymer aerogels.
23/09/2022: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Characterization (ISC’22), 22-25 Sep 2022, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (Hybrid event).
20/09/2022: Welcome John Sanderson to the Xie Group as a PhD student funded by DTP! John was a first-class MChem graduate from the University of York.
25/08/2022: David Xie presented ”Facile preparation of starch-based renewable materials with ionic conductivity and strain-responsiveness” at ACS Fall 2022, 21–25 Aug 2022, Chicago, IL, USA (Hybrid event).
1/08/2022: We are successful in a Royal Society International Exchanges proposal to collaborate with Prof. Geoffrey Spinks (University of Wollongong, Australia) on biopolymer-based smart materials.
27/04/2022: David Xie delivered an invited lecture at Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Turkey.
21/04/2022: David Xie presented at BioLadies April Meet up (Video).
13/04/2022: David Xie became a committee member (Website) of the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS).
23/03/2022: David Xie presented ”Facile preparation of starch-based renewable materials with ionic conductivity and strain-responsiveness” at ACS Spring 2022, 20–24 Mar 2022, San Diego, CA, USA (Hybrid event).
1/12/2021: The Xie Group moved to the School of Engineering, Newcastle University.
23/08/2021: Welcome Dr Naresh Sanandiya to join the Xie Group as a research fellow! Naresh previously worked at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
19/07/2021: Welcome Andrew P. Gibson Morales to join the Xie Group as a PhD student funded by DTP! Andrew was previously an MChem student at Heriot-Watt University.
7/06/2021: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented at the International Conference on “Materials for Humanity (MH 21)”, 6-9 Jul 2021, Singapore (Online). He also talked in the panel session on the topic of “Plastics Substitution”.
1/01/2021: Happy New Year! The EPSRC fellowship officially starts! And David Xie’s Marie Curie Individual Fellowship concluded successfully, with 8 papers published so far (Project website).
15/12/2020: Fellowship funding for WMG researcher, WMG News.
9/12/2020: David Xie presented “Thermomechanically processed, polyelectrolyte complexed biopolymer nanocomposites with unexpected hydrolytic stability” at Frontiers in Green Materials 2020, 7-11 Dec 2020, London, UK (online).
1/12/2020: David Xie is awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship for 5 years.
23/06/2020: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented “How the Coronavirus may have made the future more plastic” at the Ringier Plastics Event of “Global Epidemic Control: Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Plastic Manufacturing“, 22-23 Jun 2020, Singapore (Online) [Day 1 video; Day 2 video].
9/06/2020: David Xie joins the editorial board of Coatings.
29/05/2020: David Xie was interviewed by Phoenix TV about medical waste during the COVID-19 epidemic. The program (Link 1; Link 2) was broadcasted on 30/05/2020.
24/02/2020: David Xie joins the editorial board of Carbohydrate Polymers.
9/12/2019: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented at the 16th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC16), 8-12 Dec 2019, Singapore.
26/09/2019: David Xie presented “Breaking the Wall of Plastic Pollution” in Falling Walls Lab Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Research and Innovation Days, 24-26 Sep 2019, Brussels, Belgium.
21/05/2019: David Xie presented “Plastics of the future” at the “Plastic fantastic?” event, Pint of Science Festival, 20-22 May 2019, Coventry, UK.
1/01/2019: Happy New Year! The Marie Curie Individual Fellowship officially starts!
23/10/2018: David Xie, as a Keynote Speaker, presented at the 14th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-XIV), 21-26 Oct 2018, Guangzhou, China.
16/10/2018: David Xie, as a Keynote Speaker, presented at the Scientific Meeting of Groupement De Recherches Liquides Ioniques ert PolymèreS (GDR-LIPS), 15-16 Oct 2018, Lyon, France.
1/09/2018: Welcome Dr Pei Chen from South China Agricultural University, China to join the Xie Group as a visiting academic for one year!
25/04/2018: David Xie, as a Plenary Speaker, presented in III Workshop de Polímeros Biodegradables y Biocompuestos (BioPoli 2018), 23-25 Apr 2018, Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
29/01/2018: David Xie is awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship.
16/10/2017: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented at the 13th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis (NMS-XIII), 15-20 Oct 2017, Nanjing, China.
2/10/2017: David Xie starts as a Marie Curie WIRL-COFUND Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick.
14/07/2017: David Xie is awarded a Marie Curie WIRL-COFUND Fellowship and moving to the UK.
26/08/2013: David Xie, as an Invited Speaker, presented at the 6th International Symposium on Engineering Plastics (EP’2013), 25-28 Aug 2013, Xiamen, China.