Jiaxing HUANG, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Architectonic Materials and Processing


Email: huangjiaxing@westlake.edu.cn

Website: https://www.jxhuang-lab.com/

jiaxing huang westlake university
jiaxing huang westlake university

Jiaxing HUANG, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Architectonic Materials and Processing


Email: huangjiaxing@westlake.edu.cn

Website: https://www.jxhuang-lab.com/

“Stay curious. Stay foolish.”


Jiaxing Huang received his B.S. degree in Chemical Physics from University of Science and technology (USTC) of China, Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and became a Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkeley in 2004. From 2007 to 2021, he was an assistant, associate and then full professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL USA). He joined Westlake University in August 2021 to become a chair professor of materials in the School of Engineering.

Prof. Huang enjoys integrating education and research to enhance learning experience for his students, trainees and himself. In research, they apply chemical principles and tools to discover new materials, advance materials processing and manufacturing, and use material innovations for better living. Through teaching, they aim to develop intuition, inspire creativity and bring the best out of students, trainees and themselves.

His work has been recognized by awards from the National Science Foundation (US), the Sloan Foundation (US), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Vacuum Society, and the International Aerosol Research Assembly. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship (US) in 2014, the JSPS Fellowship from Japan in 2016, and the Humboldt Research Award from Germany in 2017. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the founding Editor-in-Chief of Accounts of Materials Research.

Research interests

We employ chemical principles and tools to advance materials processing and manufacturing. We also leverage our materials discoveries to learn, address and define problems in other areas of science and engineering or in the society, aiming for transformative and enduring impacts, and by doing so, promoting the intellectual growth of our trainees and ourselves. Below are some recent research interests:

Materials concepts for personal care and public health

Additive-free solution processing of carbon nanotubes

Chemistry and processing of graphene oxide based materials

Physical functions of information-bearing surfaces

Bulk nanostructured materials from well-defined building blocks

Spatial and temporal modulation of material structures and properties: From continuum to discontinuum

Representative publications

1. Luke C.O. Prestowitz, Sahin Coskun, Xiaobing Hu, Vinayak P. Dravid, David C. Dunand and Jiaxing Huang “Bulk Nanostructured Silver from Pre-synthesized Multiply-twinned Nanowires” Nano Letters, 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01184

2. Zhilong Yu, Murat Kadir, Yihan Liu and Jiaxing Huang “Droplet-capturing Coatings on Environmental Surfaces Based on Cosmetic Ingredients” Chem, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2021.05.017

3. Haiyue Huang, Hun Park, Yihan Liu and Jiaxing Huang “On-mask Chemical Modulation of Respiratory Droplets” Matter, 2020, 3, 1791-1810

4. Haiyue Huang, Chunhai Fan, Min Li, Hua-Li Nie, Fu-Bing Wang, Hui Wang, Ruilan Wang, Jianbo Xia, Xin Zheng, Xiaolei Zuo, and Jiaxing Huang “COVID-19: A Call for Physical Scientists and Engineers” ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 3747-3754

5. Kevin Chiou and Jiaxing Huang “Cresol-carbon nanotube charge-transfer complex: Stability in common solvents and implications for solution processing” Matter, 2020, 3, 302-319

6. Yi-Ge Zhou, Yijin Kang and Jiaxing Huang “Fluidized Electrocatalysis” CCS Chemistry, 2020, 2, 31-41

7. Lily Mao, Hun Park, Rafael A. Soler-Crespo, Horacio D. Espinosa, Tae Hee Han, SonBinh T. Nguyen and Jiaxing Huang “Stiffening of Graphene Oxide Films by Soft Porous Sheets” Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 3677

8. Che-Ning Yeh, Haiyue Huang, Alane Tarianna O. Lim, Ren-Huai Jhang, Chun-Hu Chen and Jiaxing Huang “Binder-free Graphene Oxide Doughs” Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 422

9. Alane Tarianna O. Lim, Chenlong Cui, Hee Dong Jang and Jiaxing Huang “Self-healing Microcapsule-thickened Oil Barrier Coatings” Research, 2019, Article 3517816

10. Kevin Chiou, Segi Byun, Jaemyung Kim and Jiaxing Huang “Additive-free Carbon Nanotube Dispersions, Pastes, Gels and Doughs in Cresols” Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, 2018, 115, 5703-5708

11. Chong Luo, Lingye Zhou, Kevin Chiou and Jiaxing Huang “Multifunctional Graphene Hair Dye” Chem, 2018, 4, 784-794

12. Chenlong Cui, Alane T.O. Lim and Jiaxing Huang “A Cautionary Note on Graphene Anti-corrosion Coatings” Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 834-835

13. Xuan Dou, Andrew R. Koltonow, Xingliang He, Hee Dong Jang, Qian Wang, Yip-Wah Chung and Jiaxing Huang “Self-dispersed Crumpled Graphene Balls in Oil for Friction and Wear Reduction” Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, 2016, 13, 1528-1533

14. Huali Nie, Xuan Dou, Zhihong Tang, Hee Dong Jang and Jiaxing Huang “High-Yield Spreading of Water-Miscible Solvents on Water for Langmuir-Blodgett Assembly” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 10683-10688

15. Jiao-Jing Shao, Kalyan Raidongia, Andrew R. Koltonow and Jiaxing Huang “Self-assembled Two-dimensional Nanofluidic Proton Channels with High Thermal Stability” Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 7602

16. Che-Ning Yeh, Kalyan Raidongia, Jiaojing Shao, Quan-Hong Yang and Jiaxing Huang “On the Origin of the Stability of Graphene Oxide Membrane in Water” Nature Chemistry, 2015, 7, 166-170

17. Alexander J. Smith, Chen Wang, Dongning Guo, Cheng Sun, Jiaxing Huang “Repurposing Blu-ray Movie Discs as Low-cost, Quasi-random Nanoimprinting Templates for Photon Management” Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 5517

18. Kalyan Raidongia and Jiaxing Huang “Nanofluidic Ion Transport through Reconstructed Layered Materials” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 16528-16531

19. Jiayan Luo, Hee Dong Jang, Tao Sun, Li Xiao, Zhen He, Alexandros P. Katsoulidis, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, J. Murray Gibson and Jiaxing Huang “Compression and Aggregation-resistant Particles of Crumpled Soft Sheets” ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 8943-8949

20. Ken C. Pradel, Kwon Nam Sohn and Jiaxing Huang “Cross-flow Purification of Nanowires” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 3412-3416

21. Jaemyung Kim, Franklin Kim, Laura J. Cote, Wa Yuan, Kenneth R. Shull and Jiaxing Huang “Graphene Oxide Sheets at Interfaces” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 8180-8186

22. Jaemyung Kim, Laura J. Cote, Franklin Kim and Jiaxing Huang “Visualizing Graphene Based Sheets by Fluorescence Quenching Microscopy” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 260-267

23. Laura J. Cote, Rodolfo Cruz-Silva and Jiaxing Huang* “Flash Reduction and Patterning of Graphite Oxide and Its Polymer Composite” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 11027-11032

24. Yongsheng Zhao, Jinsong Wu and Jiaxing Huang “Vertical Organic Nanowire Arrays: Controlled Synthesis and Chemical Sensors” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 3158-3159

25. Kwon Nam Sohn, Franklin Kim, Ken Pradel, Jinsong Wu, Yong Peng, Feimeng Zhou and Jiaxing Huang “Construction of Evolutionary Tree for Morphological Engineering of Nanoparticles” ACS Nano, 2009, 3, 2191-2198

26. Jiaxing Huang “Syntheses and Applications of Conducting Polymer Polyaniline Nanofibers” Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2006, 78, 15-27