Research Interests

​Dr. Xu's current research interests:

  • To develop novel polymers of intrinsic microporosity with membrane gas separation properties by organic synthetic methodology. 
  • To develop and optimize the synthetic procedures of polymers with membrane gas separation performance targeting at industrial application.

Selected Publications

  • Copper-based hydrogels with dicarboxylate spacer ligands for selective carbon dioxide separation applications
    M. Al-Dossary, H. Padhy, F. Xu, A.R. Behzad, O. Tall, A. Rothenberger
    New Journal of Chemistry 42 (22), 18242-18251, (2018)
  • Combination of fluoroalkylation and Kornblum–DeLaMare reaction: a new strategy for the construction of (Z)-β-perflu...
    C.-M. Liu, E.-B. Shi, F. Xu, Q. Luo, H.-X. Wang, J.-J. Chen, X.-B. Wan
    Chemical Communications 51, 1214-1217, (2014)
  • Synthesis and properties of the metallo-supramolecular polymer hydrogel poly[methyl vinyl ether-alt-mono-sodium mal...
    F. Xu, H. Padhy, M. Al-Dossary, G.-S. Zhang, A.R. Behzad, U. Stingl, A. Rothenberger
    Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2, 6406-6411, (2014)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2018.11 - Current: Research Scientist, AMPMC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014.06 - 2018.10: Research Scientist, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011.09 - 2014.05: Postdoc Fellow, Solar Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia