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Xiaodan Gu

Dr. Xiaodan Gu

Associate Professor


Xiaodan Gu earned his Ph.D. from department of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, advised by Prof. Thomas P. Russell, focusing on the self-assembly of block copolymers and their lithographic applications. Subsequently, he started a post-doctoral appointment co-advised by Zhenan Bao and Michael F. Toney at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where he studied the morphology of roll-to-roll printed electronics using real time X-ray scattering techniques. His research interests revolve around various fundamental polymer physics phenomena related to conjugated polymers and their derivative devices. His group studies structure, dynamic, and morphology of conjugated polymers and aim to link their molecular structures to their macroscopic properties through advanced metrology with an emphasis on scattering techniques.

  • Polymer Science and Engineering (PHD) - University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2014)
  • MS - University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2009)

PSC 710 Polymer Physics
PSE 470 Polymer Electronics

  • The Critical Role of Electron-Donating Thiophene Groups on the Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Donor-Acceptor Semiconducting Polymers, ADVANCED ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 2019, 10.1002/aelm.201800899
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  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • The Neutron Scattering Society of America
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Polymer physics, Organic electronics, X-ray scattering, Neutron scattering, Block copolymers