Xiao Hu

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Research interests

Research Expertise:
Protein-based Biomaterials | Polymer Physics | Tissue Engineering | Controlled Drug Release and Delivery | Biosensor and Nanomedicine

My research focus is on protein or biopolymer materials, including fibrous proteins (silks, elastins, resilins, keratins, collagens), variable plant proteins (zeins, soy proteins, etc.) and other recombinant or natural polymers, and their related engineering technologies to control the self-assembly of these polymer systems into functional materials. These materials can be fabricated into tunable forms such as films, gels, particles, fibers, or composites, and can be widely used for different green or biomedical technologies, including tissue regeneration medicine, disease model, controlled drug delivery and release, antibody and vaccine storage, flexible biosensors, green plastics, biophotonics, and nano-biotechnology.

Honors and Awards:
Rising Innovator Award, Rowan University (2016)

Recent Academic Projects:
Flexible Protein Sensor Materials for Controlled Drug Delivery and Release (NJHF)
Continuous Processing for Improved Properties of Nanofibers (NSF)

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, doctorate, Tufts University

Physics, Master, Tufts University

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Silk Chemical Compounds
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Polymers Chemical Compounds
Scaffolds Chemical Compounds
Nanofibers Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2006 2019

Development of Adhesive and Conductive Resilin-Based Hydrogels for Wearable Sensors

Hu, X., Xia, X. X., Huang, S. C. & Qian, Z. G., Sep 9 2019, In : Biomacromolecules. 20, 9, p. 3283-3293 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Effects of post-draw processing on the structure and functional properties of electrospun PVDF-HFP nanofibers

Conte, A. A., Shirvani, K., Hones, H., Wildgoose, A., Ye, X., Najjar, R., Hu, X., Xue, W. & Beachley, V., May 8 2019, In : Polymer. 171, p. 192-200 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric potential
Yield stress

Morphology and ionic conductivity relationship in silk/cellulose biocomposites

Blessing, B., Trout, C., Morales, A., Rybacki, K., Love, S. A., Lamoureux, G., O'Malley, S. M., Hu, X. & Salas-de la Cruz, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Polymer International. 68, 9, p. 1580-1590 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionic conductivity
Ionic Liquids
lactic acid
Lactic acid

Thermal conductivity of protein-based materials: A review

Xue, Y., Lofland, S. & Hu, X., Mar 1 2019, In : Polymers. 11, 3, 456.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Thermal conductivity
Heat transfer