Prof. Xu Deng
Dr. Xu Deng received his PhD in 2013 from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, under the advisement of Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt. Between 2013 and 2014 he performed postdoctoral research at the same group. In 2014, Dr. Deng served as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, work with Prof. Robert O. Ritchie on the subject of innovative bioinspired materials. In 2015, He has received the Thousand Young Talents Award from the Chinese Government, which is the most prestigious Chinese National Program for recruiting global experts and Dr. Deng was appointed as a professor at Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Dr. Deng won the Chinese Government Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Award in 2012, Best Paper Award in the 25th European Colloid and Interface Society Conference (2011). In 2017, He was pointed by the president of Max Planck Institute as the head of Max Planck Partner Group at UESTC. Dr.Deng is interested understanding of wetting dynamics of structured surfaces, creating new super-wettability materials and investigate their wetting kinetics. He has published more than 23 refereed journal articles in the leading journals such as Science, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Advanced Materials, PNAS, etc.