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PI: Shuyi Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Educational Background

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara - 2023

Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities – 2020

B.S., Wuhan University – 2015

Research Interests

Polymer Physics

Ion-containing Polymers

Block Copolymers and Polymer Blends

Plastic Recycling and Upcycling

X-ray and Neutron Scattering

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. student Jie Xu

Jie Xu

1st year Ph.D. Student (2023-)

M.S. Materials Physics and Chemistry/ Sun Yat-Sen University (2023)

B.S. Chemical Engineering and Technology/Sun Yat-Sen University (2020)

I am from China and I have a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Sun Yat-Sen University. During my junior year, I joined the thermodynamics lab, where I focused on the kinetic and thermodynamic properties of phase change processes. I continued working in the same lab for my master's degree in Materials Physics and Chemistry. In my spare time, I enjoy doing sports, dancing, and traveling. 

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Ph.D. Student Chia-Chi Tsai

Chia-Chi Tsai 

1st year Ph.D. Student (2023-)

M.S. Chemical Engineering/Purdue University (2019)

B.S. Chemical and Materials Engineering/National Central University(2018)

I am from Taiwan. I got my bachelor's degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering at National Central University. I joined nanomaterials lab for my undergraduate research focusing on easy-cleaning, wear-resistance zirconium thin film. After that, I got my master's degree in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and worked in Nan Ya Plastics Corp, America as a Chemical Engineer in Sales for three and a half years in South Carolina. I like to play golf and travel around.

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We are excited to welcome aspiring and talented individuals to join our dynamic research group. Our goal is to design and understand advanced polymer materials that pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future.

Opportunities for PhD and Undergraduate Students:

  • PhD Candidates: Our research projects offer a unique blend of fundamental polymer physics and cutting-edge sustainable materials development. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources, as well as opportunities to present your work at leading conferences.

  • Undergraduate Students: Are you enthusiastic about conducting meaningful research as an undergraduate student? Join us as an undergraduate research assistant and get hands-on experience in various aspects of polymer science. Whether you are considering a future in academia or industry, this opportunity will equip you with valuable skills and knowledge.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by submitting their applications to Please include a CV and a brief statement of research interests.

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