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November, 2022
Professor Hou was awarded the XPLORER Prize 2022 in Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies.
November, 2022
Professor Hou was invited by Shanghai Normal University to give an online academic lecture titled "Bioinspired Nanofluidic Iontronics".
November, 2022
Professor Hou was invited by Huazhong University of Science and Technology to give an online academic lecture titled "Bioinspired Multi-Scale Pores".
November, 2022
Congratulations on the successful holding of the CAST International Young Scientist Salon on Bioinspired Materials. The International Young Scientists Salon on Bioinspired Materials is a key project supported by the China Association for Science and Technology. It is sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology, co-organized by the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, joint-organized by the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surface (Xiamen University) and the Youth Committee of the International Bionic Engineering Society, and served as the executive chairman by Prof. Xu Hou of Xiamen University. With the theme of "bioinspired new concept materials", the salon conducts research on frontier hot issues of bioinspired structural materials, bioinspired interface materials, bioinspired functional materials, etc., building an academic exchange platform for young scientific and technological talents in the field to meet and grow.
November, 2022
Professor Hou was invited by China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing) to give an online academic lecture titled "Biomimetic Multi-Scale Pores".
November, 2022
Professor Hou was invited to participate in The Third Academic Salon for Young Scholars of Environmental Engineering.
September, 2022
Professor Hou was awarded the Top Ten Science Communicators Award of Fujian Province in 2022.
August, 2022
Professor Hou was invited to attend the 7th BRICS Young Scientists Forum and hosted the New Materials Session.
August, 2022
Professor Hou was invited by Shanghai Science and Technology Museum to give an online science popularization lecture titled "Bioinspired Science".
July, 2022
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the members born in July. Happy Birthday to them!
June, 2022
Professor Hou was recently interviewed by Xiamen Daily. See details: Click here.
June, 2022
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the members born in June. Happy Birthday to them!
June, 2022
Professor Hou was invited by China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) to give an online academic lecture.
May, 2022
On May 30, the sixth National Science and Technology Workers' Day, Fujian Association for Science and Technology paid tribute to all scientific and technological workers.See details: Click here.
May, 2022
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the members born from April to May. Happy Birthday to them!
May, 2022
Congratulations on the successful holding of the Accounts of Materials Research Symposium. The first symposium was co-hosted by ACS and Xiamen University and the chairmen were Professor Huang Jiaxing and Professor Hou Xu. See details: Click here.
May, 2022
Professor Hou was invited to give an online science popularization lecture titled "Bioinspired Science" as one of the "cloud" activities in the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week in the School of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology. This was also one of the series of activities for the 70th anniversary of East China University of Science and Technology and the 25th anniversary of the School of Chemical Engineering. See details: Click here.
May, 2022
Professor Hou was invited as a science popularization expert to participate in a series of activities of "Science Popularization Hope Trip" in Fujian Province in 2022. See details: Click here.
May, 2022
Professor Hou was invited to participate in Professor Office Time to share the experience of studying and growing for the undergraduates of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
May, 2022
Professor Hou was invited by Henan Agricultural University to give an online academic lecture.
May, 2022
'How to break through the preparation theory and technology of liquid-based materials' was selected into the 2022 Major Scientific Problems, Engineering and Technical Problems, and Industrial Technical Problems sponsored by China Association for Science and Technology.
April, 2022
Congratulations on the successful holding of the Bioinspired Science and Technology Branch of the iCANX Summit 2022.
April, 2022
Congratulations to Prof. Hou on being selected as one of the 2021 MSDE outstanding peer reviewers. Every one of the peer reviewers makes a significant contribution to great science. To celebrate those going above and beyond, each year MSDE editorial team evaluates peer reviewers based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last year. See details: Click here.
January, 2022
Our recent research work has been selected as the Front Cover of the Inaugural Issue of Interdisciplinary Materials. Liquid gating membrane is a new kind of structural materials, response to an applied force as a pressure-driven system. To address the long-term high consumption caused by traditional “experimental trial method”, a machine learning algorithm is trained to effectively integrate material structure, composition and performance. This cover shows machine learning technology, offers a promising approach to exchange negligible machine resources for valuable researcher time, thus accelerating and optimizing the development of liquid gating technology.See details: Click here.
January, 2022
Our recent research work has been selected as the Inside Front Cover of Advanced Materials. Liquid-gating technology is attracting increasing attention for the delivery of some brand-new properties for real-world applications. In article number 2107327, we report a self-driven smart liquid-gating system, developed by designing a liquid-gating magnetoelastic porous membrane with reversible meniscus-shaped deformations. This system provides a universal and convenient way to realize active regulation of gas/liquid release. The illustrated visible gas/liquid-mixture content monitoring showcases one example of the application of the reported material.See details: Click here.
January, 2022
The special issue Bioinspired Material Chemistry of Chinese Journal of Applied Chemistry organized by Prof. Hou was published as the first issue in 2022, which bring us a feast of frontier science research of bioinspired material chemistry.See details: Click here.
January, 2022
Congratulations to Prof. Hou on being selected as the winner of the Membranes 2021 Young Investigator Award.
December, 2021
The dinner party for the New Year 2022 of the whole group!
December, 2021
Prof. Hou was appointed as the Supervisor of the First Supervisory Committee of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology.
December, 2021
Prof. Hou was selected as one of the Citizen Star of Xiamen in 2021.See details: Click here.
November, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to attend the WLA Mobius Forum.
November, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to attend the WLA Dialogues between global scientists and Gen Zers at China Global Television Network.
November, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the 4th World Laureates Forum (WLF) and also have a interview to have a discussion about the new material development for the carbon neutrality at Shanghai First Financial Channel.
October, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to attend the 4th World Laureates Forum (WLF) and had academic exchanges with the laureates.
October, 2021
Prof. Hou organized the daily communication activities of Youth Committee of State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces.
October, 2021
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born from June to October. Happy Birthday to them!
October, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to give a report in the 8th Symposium of Electro-Membrane Association of China.
September, 2021
Congratulations to Prof. Hou, stood out from more than 350 entries from sixty-two countries, as one of the eight finalists for the 2021 Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact. Tackling climate change and humanitarian crises around the world requires global action and innovation. This year's Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact, part of the academic publisher Springer Nature, put a spotlight on those early career researchers whose critical work in climate, cities, environment, healthcare and food/water security could provide insight into future solutions. See details: Click here.
September, 2021
Prof. Hou, as a teacher representative, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of Grade 2021 freshmen in Xiamen University.
September, 2021
Prof. Hou, as a representative of excellent teachers, attended the 2021 High-level Talents Research Class of the National Academy of Education Administration.
August, 2021
Our recent perspective "Bioinspired Nanofluidic Iontronics" published on Science has been wildly reported by many media and organizations, such as China Youth Daily, International Society of Bionic Engineering, World Laureates Forum, Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Nanoer, et al.See details: Click here.
June, 2021
Professor Hou was invited by University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei to give a report in Guo Yonghuai Lecture Series.
June, 2021
Professor Hou was invited by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu to give an academic lecture.
June, 2021
Prof. Hou, as the head teacher, held a class meeting for the graduating class and wished the students a smooth graduation and a bright future.
May, 2021
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in May. Happy Birthday to them!
April, 2021
Congratulations to Prof. Hou on being appointed as a Member of the Young Scientists Committee of World Laureates Forum.
April, 2021
Congratulations to Prof. Hou on winning the 2021 annual "Wen H Ko Teaching Award" of Xiamen University.
April, 2021
Professor Hou was invited to attend in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chemical Discipline and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Chemical Engineering of Xiamen University, and gave a speech as the only teacher representative.
April, 2021
Professor Hou was invited to attend the centenary celebration of Xiamen University and gave a live broadcast interview by Xiamen Television.
March, 2021
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in January, February, and March. Happy Birthday to them!
March, 2021
Professor Hou was invited to be a member of Young Scientist Committee of SCIENCE CHINA Materials. See details: Click here.
March, 2021
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Xiamen University, Group Photo of the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, China.
March, 2021
Prof. Hou got a boarding pass: Future Mars Mission from NASA, USA.
March, 2021
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Xiamen University, Group Photo of the Institute of Electrochemical Science and Engineering.
January, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to attend the 23rd Trade Union Congress of Xiamen University and elected as the Vice President of the Trade Union in Science and Arts Center on January 8. See details: Click here.
January, 2021
Prof. Hou was invited to give a lecture "Learn from nature and cultivate innovative thinking" in "Xiamen University Postgraduate Innovation Education Lecture Hall"
December, 2020
IUPAC rated Professor Hou's Liquid Gating Technology as one of the 2020 Top Ten Emerging Technologies In Chemistry, and was selected into the 2020 Memorabilia of Xiamen University!See details: Click here.
December, 2020
The dinner party for New Year 2021 of the whole group!
December, 2020
Congratulations to Prof. Hou on his "Virtual Simulation Experiment of Preparation, Testing and Analysis of Flexible Nano-channel Membrane Materials" being selected as the First-class Undergraduate Course in Fujian Province in 2020!See details: Click here.
December, 2020
Prof. Hou was invited to participate and give a Keynote presentationin the Annual Meeting of Young Scholars of Materials Biology and Intelligent Diagnosis and Treatment Technology Branch of Biophysical Society of China (BSC) on December 26, 2020, in Ningbo, China.
December, 2020
Congratulations to Yinglin Zhu on winning the Excellent Master's Degree Dissertation Awarded in Fujian Province!
December, 2020
Prof. Hou will give a lecture "Learn from nature and cultivate innovative thinking" in "Xiamen University Postgraduate Innovation Education Lecture Hall" in 19:00 06/01/2010.Welcome to watch!
November, 2020
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in October and November. Happy Birthday to them!
November, 2020
Professor Hou won the 2020 International Water Association-Beijing Capital "Mercury Gold Prize" of Scientific Innovation and was invited to participate in the activities of the Young Water Professionals China Chapter Annual Meeting of International Water Association (IWA YWP-China) in Guangzhou on November 13-15.See details: Click here.
October, 2020
Welcome to watch CCTV-10, about Prof. Hou's documentary on 'People & Story' broadcast . Live broadcast time: 19:42 29/10/2020; Meanwhile, Prof. Hou will also give a lecture in "Lecture Room" broadcast (It is a successful TV program exerting strong social influence and marketing might and producing brand value of Chinese classic culture, which boasts an unprecedentedly broad market) by CCTV-10. Live broadcast time: 12:00 1/11/2020.
October, 2020
Congratulations to our leading research field "Liquid gating technology" on being selected as the 2020 Top Ten Emerging Technologies In Chemistry Announced by IUPAC! The jury identified this emerging technology as one in between a new scientific discovery and a fully-commercialized technology, and one that has the capacity to open new opportunities in chemistry and beyond. See details: Click here.
September, 2020
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in the first half of 2020. Happy Birthday to them all!
September, 2020
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being awarded as 2020 Top Ten Science Communication of Fujian Province!See details: Click here.
August, 2020
Congratulations on the successful conclusion of the first iCANX Graduate Student Academic League. Professor Hou as the captain of the Fujian and Zhejiang Team won the Excellent Organization Award. This league provides a good opportunity for students to practice and show their research work.
June, 2020
Congratulations to Prof. Hou's popular science article "Bionic Design: Bridging Biology and New Materials" on being selected as Fujian Province's outstanding popular science article.
May, 2020
Professor Hou was awarded with the 2nd "National Scientific Innovation and Advancement Award" certificate and invited to participate in the activities on the National Science and Technology Workers' Day 2020 in Beijing on May 30. "National Scientific Innovation and Advancement Award" is another important science and technology award approved by China after the "National Natural Science Award", "National Technology Invention Award" and "National Science and Technology Progress Award". It is an important part and supplement of the national science and technology award system, and effective link between the national science and technology awards and national major talent programs, which is a science and technology talent award second only to“Top Science and Technology Award of China”.
May, 2020
Professor Hou organized a visit to Xiamen Science & Technology Museum, and he was responsible for in-depth exchanges and cooperation with Xiamen Science & Technology Museum on future cooperation in Science Popularization.
April, 2020
Our series of research work on liquid gating membrane have been highlighted in Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin by Prof. Liangyin Chu.
April, 2020
Professor Hou was invited by Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan to give an online academic lecture. Welcome to join! (Tencent Meeting ID-823 048 279: https://meeting.tencent.com/s/5v8mWbsd494e7, Time: 2020/04/09 16:00-18:00)
December, 2019
The dinner party for New Year 2020 of the whole group!
December, 2019
Our project acceptance meeting (the Special Project of Strategic Emerging Industries from Fujian Development and Reform Commission) was held successfully at Xiamen University.
December, 2019
Prof. Toshihiko Yokoyama and Prof. Masahiro Hiramoto from IMS, Japan visited our group and had a nice talk with us.
December, 2019
Prof. Hou was invited by OCT Harbour 2019 Happy Life Festival and OCT Art & Design Gallery D-Talk Series to give Popular Science Lecture in Shenzhen.See details: Click here.
December, 2019
As an outstanding alumni, Prof. Hou was invited to attend the 90th anniversary of Chengdu ShuDe Middle School.See details: Click here.
December, 2019
Prof. Fan from Nanyang Technological University visited our group and had a nice talk with us.
November, 2019
Prof. Jager and Prof. Xu from University of Alberta visited our group and had a nice talk with us.
November, 2019
Professor Hou was invited by Cell Press to be a member of Advisory Board of Cell Reports Physical Science. See details: Click here.
October, 2019
Dr. Zhizhi Sheng gave a report at the progress meeting of the university-enterprise cooperation between our group and Runner Group on the graphene reinforced liquid composite membrane project. Prof. Hou made a summary speech and visited the production workshop of Bailin Water Purification Technology Co., Ltd.. Our group members Yunmao Zhang and Wei Lv participated in this event.
October, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being selected as a member of 2019 Class of Influential Researchers from Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research of American Chemical Society Publications. This class comprises 32 researchers from across the globe. I&EC Research has been at the forefront of chemical engineering research since 1909, and I&EC Research continue today as the largest and most-cited general chemical engineering research journal in the world. See details: Click here.
September, 2019
Prof. Hou was invited to participate in the joint 6th International Conference of Bionic Engineering (ICBE 2019) and International Symposium on Nature-Inspired Technology 2019 (ISNIT 2019) to give a Keynote presentation and chair a Session during this Symposium. Congratulations to our group members: Jing Liu, Xinwen Xie, Chunyan Wang and Dr. Shuli Wang on winning the International Bionic Innovation Competition 2019 Prize and The Excellent Poster Prize during the Symposium.
September, 2019
Prof. Zettsu from Shinshu University visited our group and had a nice talk with us.
September, 2019
Prof. Hou was recently interviewed by Chengdu Economic Daily. See details: Click here.
September, 2019
Prof. Guy Bertrand from UCSD visited our group and had a nice talk with us.
August, 2019
Prof. Weinan E visited our group and had a nice talk with us.
August, 2019
Prof. Hou had a wonderful talk with Prof. Paul S. Weiss and Prof. Lei Jiang during ChinaNANO 2019 conference.
July, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being selected to represent 100# Fm in Periodic Table of Younger Chemists of IUPAC. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of IUPAC and the International Year of the Periodic Table, IUPAC and IYCN announce the creation of a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. Beginning in July 2018 and ending in July 2019 at the World Chemistry Congress and IUPAC General Assembly, IUPAC has unveiled and honored a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world who in embody the mission and core values of IUPAC. The resulting periodic table highlights the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists leading us into the next century. Elements of the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists have been revealed over time in order of scientific discovery. See details: Click here.
July, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on winning Young Investigator Award of Colloid and Interface Chemistry of Chinese Chemical Society!
July, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on winning Microsystems & Nanoengineering Summit 2019 – Young Scientist Award!
July, 2019
Professor Hou, as the President of Youth Committee of State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, led members of the Youth Committee of State Key Laboratory to visit Shanghai University of Science and Technology.
June, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being selected to represent 33# As in Periodic Table of Younger Chemists of China.
June, 2019
Our bioinspired dynamic nanochannels work was highlighted as Cover by NEWSLETTER of International Society of Bionic Engineering. (Volume 8, Issue 2, 2019) Follow-up research is in the process of breaking through.
June, 2019
Congratulations to the graduate student Yinglin Zhu on obtaining her Master's Degree successfully. May all go beautifully in the new position for her.
May, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being engaged as Committee Member in Youth Editorial Committee of Chinese Chemical Letters!
May, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on winning the Excellent Youth Editorial Member Award for his outstanding academic contributions made to the high quality of Chinese Chemical Letters!
May, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being selected as the current Group Members of Youth Commission of International Society of Bionic Engineering! See details: Click here.
May, 2019
Prof. Jeff Dahn visited our group and had a nice talk with us. Prof. Jeff Dahn is recognized as one of the pioneering developers of the lithium-ion battery that is now used worldwide in laptop computers and cell-phones. Dahn's recent work has concentrated on increasing the energy density, improving the lifetime and lowering the cost of lithium ion batteries.
April, 2019
Prof. Zuowei Xie visited our group and had a wonderful communication with us. Prof. Zuowei Xie is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Chemistry in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
April, 2019
Prof. Zhibing Zhang visited our group and had a nice talk with us. Prof. Zhang has built an international reputation for developing original work on micromanipulation of single micro-/nanoparticles and encapsulation/bioencapsulation with applications in chemical, food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, household care and human/oral care industries.
April, 2019
Prof. Eric Borguet visited our lab and had a wonderful communication with us. Prof. Eric Borguet is a Professor of Chemistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Chemical and physical processes at surfaces and interfaces are the principal focus of his ongoing research program at Temple University.
April, 2019
Prof. M.Ya Bickbau visited our lab and had a wonderful communication with us. Marcel Ya Bickbau, physiochemist, famous scientist in materials science, author of the first discovery in physics and chemistry of silicates registered in the USSR State Register of Discoveries, Founder and Director General of Moscow Institute of Material Science and Efficient?Technologies for 26 years, Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. For his achievements M.Ya Bickbau was nominated for Nobel Prize in 2012.
March, 2019
Our recent work on liquid gating detection was reported by "Science and Technology Daily".See details: Click here.
March, 2019
Congratulations to Prof. Hou on his "Study on Intelligent Gated Multi-scale Porous Film" winning the first prize of the 13th Excellent Academic Paper of Natural Science in Fujian Province!
January, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being selected as the Standing Director of the Second Council of the National Materials and Devices Network!
January, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on winning the Young Scholar Award in Chemistry of the Chinese Chemical Society!
January, 2019
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being selected into “the 11th Batch of High-Level Talents Project of ‘Double Hundred Program’” in Xiamen!
December, 2018
The lunch party for New Year 2019 of the whole group!
November, 2018
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in November. Happy Birthday to Wei Lv, Mengchuang Zhang, and Kan Zhan!
November, 2018
Prof. Hou was invited to give a talk for the 2018 Sino-Canada Bilateral Symposium on Advanced Biomedical Material Science and Engineering on November 12, 2018, in Wuhan, China.
November, 2018
Prof. Hou was invited to give a talk for the 2018 Xiamen Soft Matter Forum on November 02-04, 2018, in Xiamen, China.
October, 2018
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in October. Happy Birthday to Yunmao Zhang, Yi Fan, Yi Lei, Yongliang Tang, Xian Yang and Jian Zhang!
September, 2018
On Sept 30th 2018, the kickoff meeting of National Key R&D program “Nano Science and Technology”chaired by Prof. Xu Hou was held successfully in Xiamen University. In this meeting, the project team, school officials and invited consultant committee members including the CAS academicians Prof. Zhongqun Tian, Yong Tang, Prof Wenjie Shen etc. met for the official opening of this project and to discuss the general project structure and information. Prof Xu Hou presented technical content of the project. He outlined the main objectives of the project is to take use of the joule effect of carbon nanotubes composite membranes to create efficient, durable and energy-saving desalineation technologies. The project team believe this project would positively impact the desalineation field and provide a “tool” promoting “Blue Economy” to exploit the economic possibilities of the sea, while keeping environmental interests in balance by creating energy-efficient and durable techniques.
September, 2018
The exchanging meeting for Mid-Autumn Festival of the whole group!
September, 2018
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students and teacher born in August and September, respectively. Happy Birthday to Songyue Chen, Miao Wang, Feng Wu, Hui Xiong and Ziyi Li!
September, 2018
Prof. Hou was invited to participate in the academic activities and make the Invited Poster for the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials on September 16-18, 2018, in USTC, Hefei, China.
August, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being appointed as "The expert in the evaluation expert database for high-level talent in domestic and overseas of Shanxi Province"
July, 2018
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in June and July, respectively. Happy Birthday to Hong Pan and Linli Min!
June, 2018
Prof. Hou was invited to give a talk at Nanopore Workshop in East China University of Science and Technology.
May, 2018
Prof. Xu Hou was invited to visit the Runner Group and visited the lab and production workshop of its subsidiary Bailin Water Purification Technology Co., Ltd.
May, 2018
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in February, April and May, respectively. Happy Birthday to Zhizhi Sheng, Wei Liu and Zongsheng Li!
May, 2018
2018 Fujian Province Strategic Emerging Industries Special Project launch meeting was held at the Xiamen University. Prof. Xu Hou is the project leader and the leading scientist of this project. The project is supported by the Fujian Development and Reform Commission. Xiamen University presides the project and cooperates with the three other institutions, including the Institute of Coal Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Third Institute of Oceanography (State Oceanic Administration) and Xiamen Bailin Water Purification Technology Co., Ltd..
May, 2018
Prof. Xu Hou organized a special issue on Multi-Scale Channel Materials on Small: Advances in Multi-Scale Pores and Channels Systems.
April, 2018
Prof. Xu Hou was invited to participate in the academic activities of the 70th Anniversary of Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, and gave an invited talk on bioinspired multiscale pore and channel system! See details:   http://www.ciac.jl.cn/xwzx/xshd/201804/t20180423_5000713.html
April, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Kan Zhan on being selected in the 2017 Postdoctoral International Exchange Program!
April, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being appointed as "Advisor of Zhangzhou City Industrial Development"!
January, 2018
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in January. Happy Birthday to Baiyi Chen, Yinglin Zhu, Haiqiang Meng and Yuhang Han!
January, 2018
Congratulations to Professor Hou on winning the 2017 Active Participation Award at Engineering and Technology Department of Xiamen University!
December, 2017
The lunch party for New Year 2018 of the whole group!
December, 2017
Congratulations on the successful convening of the First Young Scholars' Symposium of Academic Exchanges on Chemistry among Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Xiamen University on December 17-19, 2017, in Beijing, China.
December, 2017
Prof. Olaf Magnussen visited our lab.
December, 2017
Prof. Pieter Stroeve and Prof. Uri Banin visited our lab and had a wonderful communication with our group members.
November, 2017
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the student born in November. Happy Birthday to Kan Zhan!
October, 2017
Prof. Hou was invited to make the Keynote Report for the 6th International Symposium on Surface and Interface of Biomaterials (ISSIB2017) on October 15-19, 2017, in Chengdu, China.
October, 2017
Our group gathered together to celebrate the Birthday for the students born in October. Happy Birthday to Yunmao Zhang, Yi Lei, Xian Yang and Yi Fan!
October, 2017
Our popular science article "‘Liquid Gate’— Close the Door from a New View" is published in 5th issue of Science.
September, 2017
The Folk-Custom Activity Mooncake Gambling, a traditional activity originated in Xiamen for Mid-Autumn Festival, was successfully held in September 25. Zongsheng Li won the first prize, Xinwen Xie, Yinglin Zhu and Lingli Min won the second prize.
September, 2017
Our popular science article "Bionic Design: A bridge between creatures and new materials" is selected as the cover story in 3rd issue of Zhangjiang Science and Technology Review.
August, 2017
Congratulations to Postdoc Fellow Dr. Miao Wang on getting National Natural Science Foundation of China (Young Science Foundation, 2018-2020)
July, 2017
The fifth specialist short courses " Basic Methods of Biomimetics" sponsored by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) were successfully held in July 27 -28 at the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou, China. Dr. Songyue Chen, Wei Liu, Yunmao Zhang, Xinwen Xie and Hong Pan attended the course and Dr. Songyue Chen and Yunmao Zhang gave the speeches during the course, respectively.
July, 2017
The dinner party of the whole group!
July, 2017
Prof. Hou was invited to give a presentation in Techincal Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
June, 2017
Our group is introduced by WeChat: DT New Materials Online! See details in this link.
June, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being engaged as "Minjiang Scholar for Popular Science"!
June, 2017
Our group is introduced by WeChat: Family of Microfluidics! See details in this link.
May, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being engaged as instructor in Chemistry for High School Students' Technological Innovation Reserve Talents Training Program (Talent Program) by China Association for Science and Technology and Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China!
May, 2017
Our review paper "Interplay between materials and microfluidics" is selected as the cover paper in May issue of Nature Review Materials.
May, 2017
Our group is introduced by energytoday.net! See details in this link.
May, 2017
The academic committee meeting of Industrial Biotechnology Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory was held in April 28th at Huaqiao University. Professor Xu Hou attended the meeting as the vice director of the academic board.
April, 2017
Dr. Zhizhi Sheng won the 7th place in women faculty and staff group, China University Marathon Series, Xiamen!
March, 2017
Our group is reported by ISBE Newsletter, 2017 Issure 1! See details in this link.
January, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Hou on being engaged as Vice Director in Youth Editorial Committee (Physical Chemistry) of Chinese Chemical Letters!
January, 2017
The lunch party for New Year 2017 of the whole group!
December, 2016
Congratulations to the qualified assessment on the degree-authorization of chemistry (fisrt level) in Xiamen University!
November, 2016
Congratulations! The 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS), USA Fall Meeting Chairs have selected our SEM image of Microscale Pericallis Hybrida from carbon nanotube arrays as a finalist in the "Science as Art" competition from the 168 artistic entries.
November, 2016
Professor Hou talked about his feelings and experiences about research in interview with Materials Views China: As a researcher and scientist, we must treat science and research as real interest, not only a job. Hardworking and attentive to details also helped him a lot in research. Here is the link: Interview with Professor Hou
October, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Miao Wang on the best poster award in the First Postdoc Forum of Xiamen University!
September, 2016
The dinner party for Mid-autumn festival of the whole group!
September, 2016
Our journal paper "Smart Gating Multi-Scale Pore/Channel-Based Membranes" was reported in the professional platform X-MOL. The link is http://www.x-mol.com/news/3365.
August, 2016
Our CRC Book “Design, Fabrication, Properties and Applications of Smart and Advanced Materials” was highlighted in ISBE newsletter 2016 Issue 1 (Page 121): http://www.isbe-online.org/?ui=english&mod=info&act=view&id=2586
August, 2016
Congratulations to Feng Wu on winning the Outstanding Student Award in The Summer Class of Soft Condensed Matter Physics!
June, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Zhizhi Sheng on winning the BEST POSTER AWARD in The 2nd International Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage!
June, 2016
First photo of our whole group!