Xu Hou received his B.S. degree (2006) from Sichuan University, China. His scientific interest was materials of tissue engineering. He completed his Ph.D. (2011) at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China under the direction of Prof. Lei Jiang. His scientific interests were focused on the design and fabrication of biomimetic nanochannels. He did postdoctoral research in Prof. Joanna Aizenberg’s group at Harvard University (2012–2015). Later he did the collaboration research as a visiting scientist in Prof. Ali Khademhosseini lab at Harvard Medical School. His current researches focus on bio-inspired and smart multi-scale pore/channel systems, membrane science and technology, microfluidics, interfacial science, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, nano/micro fabrication for energy-saving and biomedical applications. As a researcher, Xu has published 2 Books and 33 research papers, such as Nature, Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Chem. Commun., Adv. Funct. Mater., and Small, etc. In 2013, he published his first academic book at Springer for recognition of outstanding PhD research and got the Springer Theses Prize. In 2014, he received the Harvard Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development, in honor of excellence and achievement in academic research. He has been awarded 2014 SciFinder Future Leader in Chemistry Program of the American Chemical Society.
2014 Participant in SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Program, USA
2013 Participant at National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting, USA
2012–2013 Academic editor of Journal of Nanomaterials (SCI, Hindawi Publishing Corporation)
2009 Participant in International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme at Australia
2010-2011 Editor in Chief of Student Communication of NCNST
2004-2006 Vice President of SCU College Student Association of Science and Technology
2004-2006 Editor in Chief of Student Journal of SCU
September 2006-July 2011 Ph.D., Physical chemistry, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Advisor: Prof. Lei Jiang, Beijing, China
September 2002-July 2006 B.E., Biomedical Engineering, Sichuan University (SCU), Chengdu, China
Our research mainly focuses on bio-inspired and smart multi-scale pore/channel systems, membrane science and technology, microfluidics, interfacial science, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, nano/micro fabrication for energy-saving and biomedical applications.
Xu Hou, Zuzanna S. Siwy, Mathias Ulbricht.
"Advances in Multi‐Scale Pores and Channels Systems".
Small 2018, 14: 1800908
Guangliang Zhou, Guang Yang, Xilin Li, Baiyi Chen, Jing Fan, Xu Hou, Shaobing Zhou.
"Flexible Polymer Ultra-Fine Fiber with Extreme Toughness".
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (17): 14276–14280
Songyue Chen, Yongliang Tang, Kan Zhan, Daoheng Sun, Xu Hou.
"Chemiresistive Nanosensors with Convex/Concave Structures".
Nano Today 2018 DOI：10.1016/j.nantod.2018.04.006
Yinglin Zhu, Kan Zhan, Xu Hou.
"Interface Design of Nanochannels for Energy Utilization".
ACS Nano 2018, 12 (2): 908-911
Xu Hou, Jianyu Li, Alexander B. Tesler, Yuxing Yao, Miao Wang, Lingli Min, Zhizhi Sheng, Joanna Aizenberg.
"Dynamic Air/Liquid Pockets for Guiding Microscale Flow".
Nature Communications 2018, 9 (1): 733
Zhizhi Sheng, Honglong Wang, Yongliang Tang, Miao Wang, Lizhi Huang, Lingli Min, Haiqiang Meng, Songyue Chen, Lei Jiang, Xu Hou.
"Liquid Gating Elastomeric Porous System with Dynamically Controllable Gas/Liquid Transport".
Science Advances 2018, 4 (2): eaao6724
Kan Zhan, Xu Hou.
"Tunable Microscale Porous Systems with Dynamic Liquid Interfaces".
Small 2018, 14: 1703283
Heetak Han, Jung Seung Lee, Hyunchul Kim, Sera Shin, Jaehong Lee, Jongchan Kim, Xu Hou, Seung-Woo Cho, Jungmok Seo, Taeyoon Lee.
"Single-Droplet Multiplex Bioassay on a Robust and Stretchable Extreme Wetting Substrate through Vacuum-Based Droplet Manipulation".
ACS Nano 2018, 12 (2): 932–941
Feng Wu, Songyue Chen, Baiyi Chen, Miao Wang, Lingli Min, Jack Alvarenga, Jie Ju, Ali Khademhosseini, Yuxing Yao, Yu Shrike Zhang, Joanna Aizenberg, Xu Hou.
"Bioinspired Universal Flexible Elastomer-Based Microchannels".
Small 2018, 14: 1702170
Yijun Zheng, Xiao Liu, Jiajia Xu, Huaixia Zhao, Xinhong Xiong, Xu Hou, Jiaxi Cui.
"Thermoresponsive Mobile Interfaces with Switchable Wettability, Optical Properties, and Penetrability".
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9 (40): 35483–35491
Amir Nasajpour, Serena Mandla, Sindu Shree, Ebrahim Mostafavi, Roholah Sharifi, Akbar Khalilpour, Saghi Saghazadeh, Shabir Hassan, Michael J. Mitchell, Jeroen Leijten, Xu Hou, Alireza Moshaverinia, Nasim Annabi, Rainer Adelung, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, SuRyon Shin, Ali Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini.
"Nanostructured fibrous membranes with rose spike-like architecture".
Nano Letter 2017, 17 (10): 6235–6240
Xinwen Xie, Lizhi Huang, Songyue Chen, Xu Hou.
"Bionic Design: A bridge between creatures and new materials".
Zhangjiang Science and Technology Review 2017, 3: 35-38
Miao Wang, Lingli Min, Xu Hou .
"‘Liquid Gate’— Close the Door from a New View".
Science 2017, 69 (5): 18-20
Yinglin Zhu, Feng Wu, Lingli Min, Zhizhi Sheng, Lizhi Huang, Miao Wang, Xu Hou.
"Bio-Inspired Multi-Scale Pores and Channels".
ISBE Newsletter 2017, Issue 1, Page 12
Jie Ju, Xi Yao, Xu Hou, Qihan Liu, Yu Shrike Zhang, Ali Khademhosseini.
"A Highly Stretchable and Robust Non-fluorinated Superhydrophobic Surface".
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5: 16273–16280
Yanzhe Qin, Yongyou Hu, Stephan Koehler, Liheng Cai, Junjie Wen, Xiaojun Tan, Weiwei L. Xu, Qian Sheng, Xu Hou, Jianming Xue, Miao Yu, David Weitz.
"Ultrafast Nanofiltration through Large-scale Single-layered Graphene Membranes".
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9 (11): 9239–9244
Xu Hou, Yu Shrike Zhang, Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago, Mario Moisés Alvarez, João Ribas, Steven J. Jonas, Paul S. Weiss, Anne M. Andrews, Joanna Aizenberg, Ali Khademhosseini.
"Interplay between Materials and Microfluidics".
Nature Reviews Materials 2017, 2: 17016
Zhizhi Sheng, Xiao Liu, Linli Min, Honglong Wang, Wei Liu, Miao Wang, Lizhi Huang, Feng Wu, Xu Hou.
"Bioinspired Approaches for Medical Devices".
Chinese Chemical Letters 2017, 28: 1131-1134