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2022

David Xie will as a Symposium Invited Speaker present at the 17th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC17), 11-14 Dec 2022, Brisbane, Australia

David Xie will as a Keynote Speaker present at the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Biomanufacturing (ICAB 2022), 10-13 Oct 2022, Nanjing, China (Hybrid event)

David Xie will as an Invited Speaker present at the 2nd International Symposium on Characterization (ISC’22), 22-25 Sep 2022, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey (Hybrid event)

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)

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)

2021

1/12/2021: The Xie Group moved to the School of Engineering, Newcastle University.

23/08/2021: Welcome 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 concludes successfully, with 8 papers published so far (Project website).

2020

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” in 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 the 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.

2019

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” in 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!

2018

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 in 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 to join the Xie Group as a visiting scholar for one year funded by CSC.

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.

Until 2017

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.

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